Advance Your Career with a Top-Ranked MBA

The two-year Wake Forest Working Professionals MBA program is the #1 part-time MBA program for working professionals in North Carolina. Our nationally recognized program gives you a strategic, global perspective on business, honing your ability to approach challenges from a wide range of perspectives.


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Highlights include:

  • A personalized learning environment with small classes of working professional peers
  • Hands-on learning and practical education allow you to immediately apply concepts you learn in the classroom to your business or workplace
  • Engaging courses taught by experienced, highly-respected faculty supplemented with opportunities to learn from other leading business executives
  • One-to-one career guidance to best leverage your MBA education, skills and experience, while accessing our extensive alumni network
WFU Evening MBA program head shots. 8-22-13“The Working Professionals MBA program put me on the right track by delivering the technical concepts and overall degree knowledge that is needed today to advance through the ranks.”
– Aaron Filipponi, MBA ’15


WFU Charlotte MBA head shots. 8/22/14“The MBA course studies are very relevant to my daily business practices. It’s exciting and fulfilling to be able to apply new concepts immediately in my career.”
– Melissa Martin, MBA ’16




Classes begin in late August and span over six semesters, meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The program is lockstep: you will progress with your classmates and graduate as a cohort. The curriculum allows you to delve deeply into finance, operations, marketing, entrepreneurship and information technology, while honing your understanding of the vital links among those disciplines. Electives allow you to tailor your interests and goals. As well, optional concentrations are available in Business Analytics, Strategy & Leadership, and Finance.  Learn More.

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Eligible applicants to the Working Professionals MBA program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have at least three years of post-graduate work experience. We work with traditional and nontraditional students – intentionally seeking out diverse work experiences, realizing that each individual’s strengths heighten the learning experience for everyone. The 60 members of the 2020 class represent 44 different companies in the profit and nonprofit sectors.


Program Overview

Program Length Two years (six semesters) – classes begin in late August
Format Fall and spring classes meet Tuesday and Thursday nights each week from 6:00-9:00 pm

Summer classes meet Tuesday and Thursday nights each week from 6:00-9:30 pm

International Component Optional two-week international study tour available (additional fee applies)
Lifelong Learning Alumni may enroll in graduate business elective courses for a reduced rate on a space-available basis