Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wake Forest Evening Program Shines in Report

Wake Forest University’s part-time MBA program, exclusively designed for working professionals, ranked in the top 10% in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings released March 15.

Overall, the part-time program placed #29, up two spots from last year, and is the only program of its kind in North Carolina ranked in the top 50. Wake Forest offers MBA for Working Professionals programs in Winston-Salem and Charlotte.

The full-time MBA program placed in the top 15% in its category, with a ranking of #47 out of 437 eligible programs.

Efforts focusing on corporate relationships and career planning are paying off as Wake Forest moved up to #11 for job placement among top U.S. business programs. Within three months of graduation, 92% of the program’s full-time MBA 2010 graduates secured employment. 

“Our students are successfully finding careers that allow them to pursue their personal passions while making a positive impact on the world,” said Dean of Wake Forest University Schools of Business, Steve Reinemund. “The dedicated students, faculty, career management center staff, and alumni network should be commended for their efforts.” 

“Our MBA for Working Professionals programs provide a rigorous learning experience in a supportive team environment,” said Bill Davis, the associate dean of Wake Forest University Schools of Business Working Professionals Programs. “Our graduates have found that the degree has helped them advance their careers and grow both personally and professionally.”

The 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Graduate Schools book will be available on April 5.  It includes detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 business, law, education, engineering and medicine graduate programs nationwide. For more information about Best Graduate Schools, visit here, and to learn more about the methodology and data research, click here.

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