School of Business at Wake Forest University

Why you should consider this program

The 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed for recent college graduates from non-business majors with little or no significant work experience (excluding Peace Corps service). Students receive the training needed to succeed in business through hands-on and experiential learning, including a team consulting project with an actual business or non-profit organization.

RPCVs come home from the Peace Corps with outstanding project management and adaptability skills. When Fellows combine those skills with the technical business acumen they gain in the MA program, they become strong candidates for great jobs in the business, non-profit, and government sectors. In 2016 99% of our graduates found employment within six months of graduation at an average starting salary of $57,997 with 53 unique organizations.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 46,587 $ 23,293 $ 23,294
Out of state $ 46,587 $ 23,293 $ 23,294
* 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 2 50% scholarships, will consider 1 full tuition scholarship for a candidate of extraordinary merit

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 22,858

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.

Additionally, RPCVs have an opportunity to work with a non-profit through our Action Learning Project experience during the spring semester.

  •         Project Nicaragua
  •         Forsyth Backpack Program
  •         Pro Humanitate Committee, MA in Management Program
  •         Community Care Center
  •         Financial Pathways of the Piedmont
  •         Habitat for Humanity
  •         The Arc of Davidson County

Jobs for program alumni

  • Charles Kramer, Syngenta, Financial Management Associate
  • Rachel Connor, Self-Help Credit Union, Bi-Lingual Mortgage Credit Analyst

Other details

Program length

10 months

Application requirements

Online Application; Resume; Transcript; GRE or GMAT score, no preference; Admissions Interview

Admissions process

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

Program begins

July 10th


John Montana, Sr. Associate Director Enrollment, MA in Management Program

PO Box 7897
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109