November 28, 2023

The Wake Forest University School of Business is launching a hybrid Master of Business Administration program based out of its Charlotte campus.
Wake Forest’s part-time MBA Charlotte Saturday program will transition to a hybrid format, designed for working professionals seeking a flexible learning environment that offers asynchronous lessons during non-classroom weeks while maintaining in-person instruction and relationships with peers.
With this new format, Wake Forest’s MBA options run the gamut from in-person in both Charlotte and Winston-Salem to online.
The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the transition to online instruction for MBA programs in the area. Wake Forest launched its online-only MBA program prior to the pandemic in early 2020 and saw a 19% increase in enrollment as a result.
Other Triad MBA programs saw increases in enrollment as well.
“Incorporating this new formant into our MBA program portfolio creates a flexible program option that allows working professionals to pursue a rigorous program while maintaining their professional and personal commitments,” said Annette Ranft, the new dean of the school of business. “The hybrid MBA will prepare students for success as leaders in any number of industries.”
The hybrid MBA program will consist of 60% in-person instruction at the Wake Forest Charlotte Center campus and 40% asynchronous learning during non-classroom weeks. Semesters are 15 weeks long and students can complete the program in 20 months.
The hybrid program will officially launch in early 2023, with classes beginning on January 14.
“Students in the hybrid program will have access to the same outstanding resources, including a personalized learning environment with world-class faculty, concierge service and one-on-one career guidance,” said Sherry Moss, associate dean for MBA programs.
Other recent additions to Wake Forest’s MBA program include concentrations in business analytics, finance and strategy and leadership. The MBA program also launched a career ambassadors initiative designed to give students access to MBA alumni and others.
Wake Forest’s MBA program has ranked highly in recent years. Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked its part-time MBA 19th in the country.
WFU’s part-time MBA program has also been ranked the state’s best by Fortune Magazine.
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