The Economist ranked the Wake Forest University School of Business Master of Science in Management (MSM) program #3 in the U.S. and #22 in the world in its 2019 global ranking of Masters in Management programs.
The School also placed #1 in the U.S. and #12 globally for Career Opportunities, a category which factors in the diversity and balance of industries that hire Wake Forest MSM talent, employment success among graduates, and alumni satisfaction with career services.
“We are proud to be distinguished by The Economist as one of the top programs in the world. This recognition is a testament to the outstanding quality of our talented students, faculty, staff, and the leading business organizations that hire our graduates,” said Associate Dean Norma Montague. “Our MS in Management program enables liberal arts, science, and engineering majors to earn a master’s degree in business immediately following their undergraduate studies. The program builds upon their strong undergraduate foundation to give students the business knowledge and expertise they need to turn their passions into productive professional careers and gives them a head start as they prepare to join the workforce.
Students and Alumni were surveyed as part of the ranking, and they showed particular appreciation for the program’s career services, world-class faculty, and state-of-the art facilities.
“A hallmark of the Wake Forest MSM experience is our connection to the market which enables us to maximize student career preparation and achieve successful employment outcomes post-graduation. It is very rewarding to see that effort recognized through the program’s #1 ranking for Career Opportunities,” said Mercy Eyadiel, Chief Corporate Engagement Officer. “Because of this commitment, our graduates enter the world of work with essential critical thinking and communication skills, and a global mindset that enables them to make an impact from day one at their organizations.”
The most recent class of 108 MSM graduates represented 60 colleges and universities from across the globe, with 50 liberal arts, science, and engineering majors in the mix. Historically, over 50% of students in our MS in Management program are female, more than 30% of students come from underrepresented groups, and close to 20% of the students are from countries outside the U.S.
The full rankings methodology can be found here and includes factors such as faculty quality, student diversity, educational experience, employment success, salary, and networking potential.
The Class of 2020 will start July 8, 2019. Applications for admission are still being reviewed and limited scholarships are still available. Program applicants must hold or be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, sciences, or engineering from an accredited school and must have limited post-graduate work experience.