U.S. News & World Report ranks WFU School of Business #13
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Wake Forest part-time MBA program #13 in the nation, our highest placement to date. The School of Busi-
ness MBA program also continues to hold the #1 spot among North Carolina business schools for the 8th consecutive year. In total, 360 programs were
surveyed for the 2018 Best Graduate Schools Guide. Read more and watch the celebration video.
Wake Forest students achieve #1 CPA pass rate in the nation
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy has reported Wake Forest University School of Business students in the Master of Science in
Accountancy (MSA) program have once again achieved the #1 pass rate in the nation on the Certified Public Accounting exam, among all U.S. universi-
ties with accounting programs. Read more and see the celebration video.
Hooding speaker selected
The School of Business is excited to welcome back Anil Rai Gupta (MBA ’92) as the 2017 graduate hooding ceremony keynote speaker. Gupta is the
chairman and managing director of Havells India, one of the largest makers of industrial and household electrical products in India. He took the compa-
ny global in 2007 when Havells purchased Sylvania in Europe and South America, one of the biggest overseas acquisitions by an Indian company.
Gupta, who says he is a firm believer in the transformative power of education, feels that liberal arts studies are essential to shape future leaders. He is
one of the founding members of India’s first liberal arts institute, Ashoka University. Learn more.
More than 400 guests gathered at the Westin in Uptown Charlotte for an evening of celebration with hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and dancing. The event
provided attendees with a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with fellow classmates, faculty, and staff members. Check out the photo gallery.
Cutter Davis (MBA '99) joined the program shortly after it opened in the South Park area. “I selected the Wake Forest MBA program because it was a
nationally recognized program, and it was local,” said Davis. He is executive vice president/director of commercial banking at South State Bank in Char-
lotte. “Being able to immediately apply my classroom learning in the workplace was one of the most rewarding parts of the program."
Wake Forest School of Business MBA Team Takes First Place in 27th Marketing Analytics Summit
For the second consecutive year, a Wake Forest University School of Business MBA team won first place in the Marketing Analytics Summit, hosted by
the School’s Center for Retail Innovation. Eight graduate and six undergraduate teams from around the globe competed in a case competition for total
prizes of $56,000. The event was held at the School of Business April 7-8, 2017. The longest-running student-led event at the School of Business, the
Summit is in its
year. Learn more.
Poets & Quants features two senior School business majors as ‘best and brightest’
Poets & Quants for Undergrads has featured two WFU School of Business seniors in its feature “The Best and Brightest Business Majors — Class of
2017.” Barrett Redmond (’17), a business and enterprise management major, concentrating in Nonprofit Management and Jake Teitelbaum (’17), a
business and enterprise management major were among a select group recognized from across top business schools in the nation. Learn more.
Packing meals to feed hungry schoolchildren
A chilly 32-degree morning didn’t slow down our dedicated staff, faculty, and students who packed meals at Farrell Hall on the Reynolds American Ter-
race on March 16. Together, we packed and delivered 3,232 meals to hungry school children as part of the Forsyth Backpack Program. The Backpack
Program aims to feed chronically hungry school children in the local school system so they can grow physically and mentally. One in four children in
North Carolina live in poverty and North Carolina's rate of child food insecurity is almost twice the national rate.
Call for Faculty applications for
Global Village Living & Learning Community, spring 2018
The Center for Global Programs & Studies is seeking an interested
faculty member to teach the companion course to the Global Village
Living & Learning Community cohort of 24 students during spring se-
mester 2018. The selected faculty member will develop a curriculum
aligned with the Global Village course description, the student learn-
ing outcomes, and the goals of the Living & Learning Community. INS
130 (1.5 hr) will not be a part of the faculty member’s course load;
instead, compensation will be in the form of a stipend. Enrollment in
this course is limited to residents of the Global Village Living & Learn-
ing Community (LLC).
Instructions and how to apply: Global Village Call for Faculty Applica-
tions. Deadline to apply is May 22, 2017
Program Directors Selected for WFU Programs Abroad
Applications were recently solicited for the positions of pro-
gram director at the Flow House in Vienna and the Salamanca
program in Spain. In each case, candidates were sought who
previously served as a resident professor at the respective
locations, have achieved tenure, are proficient in the host
language, and have administrative and budgetary experience.
Based on the applications received, Kathryn Mayers was se-
lected for the Salamanca program and Rebecca Thomas for
the Flow House, both commencing their terms in Fall 2018.
Events honoring the outstanding service of Candelas Gala and
David Levy, who currently serve as program directors for the
Salamanca and Flow House programs respectively, will occur
next academic year.
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