Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    644
  • Program Cost
    $82,632
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    39%
  • Selectivity
    42%
  • Job Offers
    90%
  • Average Salary
    $86,699
  • Top Industry
    Consumer Products
Contact Information
1834 Wake Forest Dr
Farrell Hall
Winston-salem, North Carolina 27106, United States
Website
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School of Business

About School of Business

The Wake Forest University Schools of Business offer undergraduate programs in finance, accounting, mathematical business, and business and enterprise management; and graduate programs including a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Arts in Management. Business students have access to state-of-the art facilities. The Wake Forest Charlotte Center opened in the city's financial district in January of 2012; and Farrell Hall, a business school building designed for collaborative learning and faculty-student interaction, opens on the Winston-Salem campus in fall of 2013.

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About Wake Forest University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.12 GPA of All Applicants 3.12 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 56
  • Median 51
  • Middle 80% 24 to 96
Admissions Selectivity
42% School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

644 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
79% 628
81% 644
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 0
42% 42.0
39% 39.0
Female
27% 27
International
47% 47
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Business
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Other Business
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • Wake Forest
  • US Military Academy
  • UNC Wilmington
  • Washington & Lee, Clemson, Virgina Tech (tie)
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
$48,607 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • US Army
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • IBM
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
3% 3
4% 4
710 to 739
9% 9
8% 8
680 to 709
17% 17
13% 13
650 to 679
18% 18
21% 21
620 to 649
19% 19
25% 25
590 to 619
13% 13
19% 19
560 to 589
8% 8
8% 8
530 to 559
6% 6
2% 2
500 to 529
2% 2
0% 0
Under 500
5% 5
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Financial Services 20%
Top Industry
  • Consumer Products 20%
  • Consulting 16%
  • Other 13%
Ernst & young 3
Top Employer
  • Hanesbrands 3
  • EXL Services 2
  • Inmar 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
67% 67
64% 63.699022556390986
67% Receive Offers
65% 65
58% 57.85206896551723
65% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
23% 23
21% 21.110859375
23% Receive Offers
23% 23
25% 24.93132867132867
23% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
88% Graduates seeking full-time employment
12% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Ernst & young 3
  • Hanesbrands 3
  • EXL Services 2
  • Inmar 2
  • Liberty Hardware 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
22% 22
$87,150.00
62K 110K
Finance/Accounting
16% 16
$88,333.00
70K 110K
General Management
13% 13
$91,000.00
75K 125K
Human Resources
2% 2
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
24% 24
$89,778.00
73K 112K
Information Technology
4% 4
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
11% 11
$82,151.00
75K 97K
Other
7% 7
$80,875.00
75K 85K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
16% 16
$84,143.00
62K 110K
Consumer Products
20% 20
$85,714.00
70K 95K
Financial Services
20% 20
$98,571.00
85K 125K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
9% 9
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-profit
2% 2
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
4% 4
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
7% 7
$86,500.00
81K 112K
Real Estate
2% 2
Data not provided
Technology
7% 7
$77,500.00
70K 88K
Other
13% 13
$78,438.00
75K 85K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
4% 4
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
20% 20
$84,125.00
62K 105K
More than five years
22% 22
$92,045.00
70K 112K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
2% 2
Data not provided
North America
98% 98
$86,699.00
62K 125K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
7% 7
$100,667.00
85K 125K
U.S. South
76% 76
$87,073.00
62K 112K
U.S. Southwest
7% 7
$80,000.00
75K 90K
U.S. Midwest
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. West
4% 4
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Hanesbrands 4
  • Bank of America 3
  • PepsiCo 3
  • Inmar 2
  • Ernst & Young 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 100
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs
  • Net Impact
  • National Association of Women MBAs
  • Wake On Wall Street

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$196,074
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $82,632
  • Budget $63,435
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$196,074
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $82,632
  • Budget $63,435
13 Full Tuition Scholarships
$19,430 Average Scholarship Amount 90% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
90% 90
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$1,809,068
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
80%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $43,577
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
28 School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
Experiential learning
20% 20
Team project
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Management
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • Farrell Hall, the new business school building, opened in July 2013 with 18 technology-rich classrooms, 53 collaborative locations, a 400 seat auditorium, a 16 display video wall Colloquium and 11 locations with full videoconferencing capabilities. Camtasia Relay was purchased to assist Faculty in creating more interactive time in the classrooms by producing lecture materials that can be viewed offline. The satellite school in uptown Charlotte, NC won the 2012 AMX Connected Campus Award.

Students: Who are my classmates?

25% Married Students 12% International Students
25% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
72% 72
African American
9% 9
Asian American
7% 7
Student Citizenship
North America
88% 88
Asia
10% 10
Europe Free Trade Zone
2% 2
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Law
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

7,278 Living MBA Alumni 3 Countries where alumni clubs exist
35 Active alumni clubs
14% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.