School of Business at Wake Forest University
Why you should consider this program
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 12 months and include professional experiences as part of their curriculums. 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 is 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||$ 47,524||$ 23,762||$ 23,762|
|Out of state||$ 47,524||$ 23,762||$ 23,762|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
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)
Application fee waived?Yes
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
11-18 months (depending on degree area)
- Online Application
- Admissions Interview
- GRE or GMAT score (no preference)
For the application fee waiver, the applicant should use the promo code: ‘RPCV’