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About Wake Forest University

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a total student population of more than 8,000 students.

Our academic community is vibrant and diverse, blending the sense of community of a liberal arts college with the academic rigor of a research university.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wake Forest as one of the top 30 national universities for more than 20 years.¹ In addition to the overall standing of 28th place, Wake Forest stands 24th for Best Value.²

About the Wake Forest School of Business

Developing Leaders Who Achieve Results with Integrity

At the School of Business, our mission is to shape the whole person. We help organizations build a better future by creating passionate, ethical leaders who make a strong impact in the world of business and beyond. We are dedicated to preparing our students for what’s coming next—for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow—by focusing on the in-demand skills and attributes that employers, the economy, and our communities need most.

Innovative, Market-Driven Programs

At the heart of the School of Business is a commitment to innovation in business education. We listen to the voice of the market to transform the way we develop business leaders. Our programs evolve to meet the growing needs of a dynamic global economy, and of hardworking professionals who are balancing school with career and life responsibilities.

We develop and support principled professionals who lead by making thoughtful, strategic decisions of the highest possible quality about their people, products, services, organizations, and contributions to our society.

Wake Forest Accreditation

Wake Forest is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate degrees. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions.

AACSB Accredited

The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

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A Collective Commitment to Equity

At the Wake Forest School of Business, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential for developing graduates with the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that they will need to be effective leaders in organizations.

We have three principles that guide this commitment:

  • Our student body should be representative of the marketplace.
  • Our students should graduate with a global mindset.
  • Faculty, staff, and students should be equipped with the skills to leverage diversity effectively.

The Wake Network

The Wake Forest University network includes more than 65,000 alumni, of which over 15,000 are School of Business graduates. Become part of an esteemed, interconnected global community of business alumni who are principled leaders exerting influence far beyond campus and the corporate world. This robust and diverse network helps you stay connected with other professionals in your field, enhance your ability to lead, and continue growing your career.

What Our Students Are Saying

Wake Forest MSBA Student Fahad Taimur

 I was impressed by the welcoming culture at Wake Forest and found that the professors had a genuine interest in helping to make sure I understood important concepts. 

Fahad Taimur, MSBA Student
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