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Profile Data from 2014

Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    652
  • Program Cost
    $83,984
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    47%
  • Selectivity
    37%
  • Job Offers
    93%
  • Average Salary
    $84,911
  • Top Industry
    Consumer Products
Contact Information
Farrell Hall
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106, United States of America
Website
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School of Business

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About Wake Forest University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.15 GPA of All Applicants 3.33 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 61
  • Median 55
  • Middle 80% 28 to 103
Admissions Selectivity
37% School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

652 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
78% 624
82% 652
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 0
37% 37.0
47% 47.0
Female
30% 30
International
45% 45
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • Accepted
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Brigham Young University
  • Duke University
  • Wake Forest
  • University of Notre Dame
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
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
$48,375 Applicant Average Base Salary
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
2% 2
5% 5
710 to 739
7% 7
11% 11
680 to 709
14% 14
8% 8
650 to 679
15% 15
22% 22
620 to 649
21% 21
32% 32
590 to 619
19% 19
22% 22
560 to 589
10% 10
0% 0
530 to 559
6% 6
0% 0
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 Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consumer Products 41%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 27%
  • Petroleum/Energy 10%
  • Other 8%
Hanesbrands 5
Top Employer
  • Pepsi-Co 4
  • Bank of America 3
  • EY 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
93% School of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
74% 74
61% 60.97325153374234
74% Receive Offers
74% 74
56% 55.69710982658959
74% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
19% 19
22% 21.9117610062893
19% Receive Offers
19% 19
25% 25.424767441860464
19% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
83% Graduates seeking full-time employment
17% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Hanesbrands 5
  • Pepsi-Co 4
  • Bank of America 3
  • EY 2
  • Lowe's Companies 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
4% 4
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
29% 29
$79,834.00
40K 109K
General Management
16% 16
$90,143.00
70K 105K
Human Resources
2% 2
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
31% 31
$89,262.00
49K 115K
Information Technology
4% 4
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
12% 12
$81,000.00
60K 95K
Other
2% 2
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
8% 8
$87,000.00
65K 105K
Consumer Products
41% 41
$85,843.00
65K 109K
Financial Services
27% 27
$85,385.00
40K 115K
Non-profit
2% 2
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
10% 10
$81,380.00
49K 95K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
2% 2
Data not provided
Technology
2% 2
Data not provided
Other
8% 8
Data not provided
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
26% 26
$81,234.00
49K 109K
More than five years
31% 31
$92,250.00
70K 115K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
2% 2
Data not provided
North America
98% 98
$84,911.00
40K 115K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
12% 12
$89,100.00 Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. South
58% 58
$80,308.00
40K 105K
U.S. Southwest
12% 12
$90,650.00
49K 105K
U.S. Midwest
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. West
12% 12
$92,000.00
70K 115K
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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10-20 years post-graduation
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10-20 years post-graduation
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10-20 years post-graduation
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10-20 years post-graduation
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Inmar 3
  • Arch Insurance 3
  • Pepsi-Co 3
  • Bank of America 2
  • Johnson & Johnson 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
  • NSHMBA - San Antonio, TX
  • Net Impact - Portland, OR
  • Reaching Out - New Orleans, LA
  • MBA Veterans - Chicago, IL

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$194,147
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $83,984
  • Budget $62,566
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$194,147
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $83,984
  • Budget $62,566
17 Full Tuition Scholarships
$18,329 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
$ $ $ $ $
$1,906,249
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
82%
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
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
29 School of Business 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
Lectures
40% 40
Team project
10% 10
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Other
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • 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
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Farrell Hall, the new business school building of Wake Forest University, 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. Farrell Hall was a finalist for the 2014 AMX Classroom Automaton award. The satellite school in uptown Charlotte, NC won the 2012 AMX Connected Campus Award. Mobile printing will be available at the end of the calendar year.

Students: Who are my classmates?

28% International Students
23% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
76% 76
African American
15% 15
Asian American
6% 6
Student Citizenship
North America
72% 72
Asia
26% 26
Europe Free Trade Zone
2% 2
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Law
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

7,523 Living MBA Alumni 3 Countries where alumni clubs exist
56 Active alumni clubs
11% 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.