U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest MBA among Top 10% in the Nation

3.13.2012 Article, General, School News

Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs offered by Wake Forest University Schools of Business are among the nation’s top 10% in the U.S. News & World Report rankings released March 13.

The Wake Forest University Schools of Business Full-time MBA program moved up three places to #44 overall out of 441 eligible programs. Employment at graduation, starting salary, recruiter assessment, and selectivity were among the categories in which Wake Forest improved in the U.S. News & World Report ranking over last year.

Within three months of graduation, 91% of the Wake Forest University Schools of Business Full-time MBA class of 2011 had accepted jobs, with an average annual salary and starting bonus of $91,504.

“We are committed to developing passionate, ethical business leaders who build meaningful careers that match their interests. Our goal is for every student to have accepted a job before graduation,” said Steve Reinemund, Dean of Wake Forest University Schools of Business. “Our students, faculty, staff and alumni should be commended for continuing to make the Wake Forest MBA a great investment.”

In addition, Wake Forest’s part-time MBA program, offered in Charlotte and Winston-Salem and exclusively designed for working professionals, again ranked #1 in North Carolina and was the only program of its kind in the state ranked in the Top 50. Overall, the Wake Forest MBA program for working professionals is ranked at #32, which also puts it in the top 10% nationally.

The 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report Graduate School Compass and Guidebook will be available on April 3. It includes detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 business, law, education, engineering and medicine graduate programs nationwide. For more information about Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad, and to learn more about the methodology and data research, visit www.usnews.com/gradmeth.

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