Wake Forest University Charlotte Center to Offer MBA Career Tracks

10.3.2011 Careers, News Release, School News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Working Professionals will soon have the option of earning an MBA with specialization in one of three areas from Wake Forest University Schools of Business in Charlotte. The University’s Saturday MBA program will begin offering tracks in Healthcare Administration, Financial Services and General Management.

“Two of the largest employer industries in Charlotte are healthcare and financial services. There is a demand for a defined series of MBA electives in these areas, so we are moving to meet the needs of the market with specialized, quality educational offerings,” said Yvonne Hinson, Dean of Wake Forest University Charlotte Programs. “Industry experts will collaborate with faculty members to provide guidance for learning objectives and goals for each MBA track.”

“I am very excited to see that Wake Forest is taking on the challenge of preparing working professional MBA students to step into leadership roles in Healthcare Administration,” said Jonathan Phillips (MBA ’11), application specialist at Carolinas Healthcare System. “By offering an MBA program with a healthcare track Wake Forest can better prepare students like myself for these leadership roles and will give us the tools to drive value and transform the Healthcare industry from within.”

Wake Forest University will leverage its world class medical school, finance, accounting, and general management programs and faculty to provide the MBA career tracks in Charlotte.

The MBA tracks will be offered to the Saturday MBA class of 2013 that begins in January 2012. Students in this program will also be the first to start and finish in the new Wake Forest University Charlotte Center in Uptown, located at the intersection of College and 5th Streets.

Wake Forest’s Saturday MBA class meets 37 Saturdays per year for two years. It is popular with working professionals who travel during the week or cannot attend evening classes because of scheduling conflicts.

Applications are still being accepted for the Wake Forest Schools of Business Saturday MBA program that begins this upcoming January. Wake Forest also offers an Evening MBA program which begins in August. For more information, visit business.wfu.edu/charlotte or call 1.888.WAKE.MBA.