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|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
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)
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.
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
For the application fee waiver, the applicant should use the promo code: ‘RPCV’