A Community that Reflects a Diverse Workplace
At the Wake Forest School of Business, diversity—the mix of different perspectives and experiences that make up a healthy, stimulating classroom—is of paramount importance. Our commitment to inclusion along the lines of race, ethnicity, gender, physical capabilities, sexual orientation, age, religion and socioeconomic class creates a learning environment as rich and varied as the professional world awaiting you.
“The team approach with a diverse student body encourages cooperation and collective success among students, and promotes greater integration of aried business perspectives.”
– Lazetta Rainey Braxton, MBA ’04
Current diversity initiatives include the Accounting Diversity Consortium, which invites college juniors and seniors from historically black universities to learn about the Wake Forest Master of Science in Accounting program. The School of Business is also affiliated with several organizations that embody our commitment to diversity in the student body, including Management Leadership for Tomorrow, the National Association of Black Accountants, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Military MBA and the Forté Foundation for women.
Some recent diversity statistics for our programs include:
- MA in Management: 58% female, 28% underrepresented groups
- MS in Accountancy: 54% female, 14% underrepresented groups
- Evening MBA: 40% female, 22% underrepresented groups
For more information on our commitment to diversity and engagement opportunities, visit our section on Valuing Diversity.