Wake Forest Master’s in Management Program

WFUSB Master’s in Management Program

Arts and entertainment is a global, multi-billion-dollar industry. At UNCSA, we teach you to be entrepreneurial and innovative in order to meet the needs of this rapidly-changing industry. As “artpreneurs,” you must be business savvy as well as technologically adept and creatively inspired.

Announcing a new partnership between UNCSA and the Wake Forest University School of Business (WFUSB) that will help you meet the demands of today’s creative economy.

The partnership will support opportunities for upcoming and recent UNCSA graduates (B.F.A. or B.M.) to pursue graduate studies at the Wake Forest University School of Business in its nationally-recognized Master’s in Management program.

The collaboration offers UNCSA students an accelerated application process and special scholarship awards for qualified students.     

Join us for an Information Session!

Update: The March 21 information session is canceled and will be rescheduled.

Where: 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 21.
Location: the open space at the end of the Library’s fourth floor on our campus

WFUSB participants will include John White, executive director of Enrollment Management for the Master’s in Management Program, and Tyler Burrows.

UNCSA participants will include Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs Karen Beres, School of Drama faculty member Krisha Marcano and Division of Liberal Arts faculty member Dave Olson.

Program Details

The 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management degree program is designed for non-business majors who have little to no full-time work experience. It transforms critical thinkers into business professionals who are ready to contribute to their organizations from day one. Coursework focuses on core business functions and skills through experiential learning that is practical and collaborative.  

The program starts in July with a rigorous six-week session to prepare you for graduate-level business courses. During the fall and spring semesters, the program will provide you with a strong foundation in finance, marketing, operations, business analytics, accounting, economics, information technology, ethics, organizational behavior and leadership.

Graduates move forward with a skill set aligned with the talent needs of the marketplace. 

Admissions Criteria

Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above through your junior year and/or up to the time of application to the MA program

A letter grade (s) of B or better in two courses: MAT 1300, MAT 2300, or an equivalent-based social science or advanced quantitative methods course. The intent of this criterion is for WFUSB to assess a student’s quantitative ability due to MA course curriculum rigor.

GRE or GMAT standardized test score with a GRE score of 300 (Minimum 145 Quant) or GMAT score of 600. A test waiver may be requested (and granted) by any student who can demonstrate quantitative ability via their transcript/prior coursework.


International Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

U.S. Application Deadline: May 1, 2018. Final deadline may be extended as space and scholarship funding availability allows.

Note: Program open to U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents

We are in the process of scheduling information sessions to give interested students an opportunity to meet with admission representatives from Wake Forest; details forthcoming shortly. 

For more information, visit the WFUSB Master’s in Management website.

Accelerated Application Process for UNCSA students


  • Application fee waiver - UNCSA students will bypass the $100 application fee via the customized partner school code "ARTS"
  • Elimination of application essay (questions will be covered during applicant interview)
  • Interviews can be held on UNCSA campus in partnership with UNCSA administration 

Scholarship Awards 

UNCSA students admitted to the MA program through the UNCSA-Wake Forest Partner Program will be eligible for scholarship awards based on cumulative GPA at the time of admission:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3-3.399: $5,000
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.4-3.599: $10,000
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher: $15,000

Scholarship awards may be shifted based on a student’s demonstrated leadership ability, internships, extracurricular activities, standardized test score (if applicable), and other examples indicative of potential future academic and professional success. Financial need may also be considered.

Estimated tuition before scholarships: $45,678


Official Student Contact for the UNCSA-WFUSB partnership
Dave Olson
Faculty, Division of Liberal Arts
336-631-1245 (office)