Wake Forest University - School of Business

Why you should consider this program

Because Pro Humanitate is in our DNA!

The School of Business at Wake Forest University consistently ranks among the top Business Schools in the U.S. and offers three accelerated master’s degree programs designed for recent graduates or early-career professionals. Our Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Business Analytics, and Master of Science in Accountancy can all be completed in as few as 10 months and include professional experiences as part of their curricula. Attending graduate school should not come at the expense of continued professional experience on your resume. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer the combination of the accelerated nature of each degree and the continued professional experience serves as an excellent way for you to launch your career without a multi-year commitment to your education.

RPCVs come home from the Peace Corps with incredible essential skills including leadership, project management, and problem-solving abilities. When Fellows combine those skills with the technical business acumen, they gain through our accelerated graduate programs, they become strong candidates for great jobs in the business, non-profit, and government sectors. Each of our programs garner accolades for their career preparation, each program seeing employment results of 95-100% employment of its graduates within 6 months of graduation. Beyond the academic and career benefits, we make a commitment to affordability extending a combination of both need and merit-based financial aid.

Note: The full tuition/fees listed below is for the MS in Management. The full tuition/fees for the MS in Business Analytics and MS in Accountancy are different; however, the Fellows tuition scholarship benefit listed is the same - two 50% tuition scholarships and consideration for one full tuition scholarship for a candidate of extraordinary merit.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 51,278 $ 25,639 $ 25,639
Out of state $ 51,278 $ 25,639 $ 25,639
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Tuition Waiver

Fellowships awarded per year (average)

Minimum of two 50% tuition scholarships; The School of Business will consider 1 full tuition scholarship for a candidate of extraordinary merit

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 28,310

Application fee waived?



RPCVs are expected to complete a 144-hour internship in the Winston-Salem community. We have more than 60 non-profit organizations that support our community, with ample opportunity to apply your experience and business school experience to support those efforts.

Jobs for program alumni

RPCV Employment Outcomes

  • Charles Kramer (MSM), Syngenta, Financial Management Associate
  • Rachel Connor (MSM), Self-Help Credit Union, Bi-Lingual Mortgage Credit Analyst
  • Blair Thompson (MSM), Manager, Client Solutions, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)
  • Sydney Shapiro (MSM), Facebook, Business Integrity Associate
  • Cara McGrath (MSM), Program Management Coordinator, USAID/OFDA
  • Scott Coldagelli (MBA), Marketing Director, Verdesian Life Sciences

Other details

Program length

10-18 months (depending on degree area)

Application requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Admissions Interview
  • GRE or GMAT Score ( waivers are available for qualified candidates)

Admissions process

For the application fee waiver, applicants should use the promo code: ‘RPCV’

Program begins

MSM & MSBA: Early July; MSA: Mid-August


Claire Dockery, Senior Associate Director, Enrollment Management

PO Box 7897
Winston-Salem, NC 27109