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March 10, 2020

Wake Forest Announces New Online MBA Degree Program Through Partnership With Kaplan

Gregory Ten Eyck


WINSTON-SALEM, NC, March 10, 2020 — The Wake Forest University School of Business and Kaplan, Inc. today announced a partnership to add a new online MBA program designed to provide flexibility and convenience for working professionals to obtain market-relevant business skills and accelerate their careers.

The MBA program will be offered fully online with curriculum designed and implemented by Wake Forest’s School of Business faculty and leadership. Kaplan will provide online and technological enablement and analytics to support enrollment and student success.

This online program will build on the continued success of Wake Forest’s part-time MBA program for working professionals, ranked the No. 1 part-time MBA program in North Carolina and No. 30 nationally by U.S. News & World Report (March 2019). Wake Forest is No. 27 among national universities, and has ranked in the top thirty for over twenty years.

“By leveraging the latest in digital education tools and techniques, the online learning experiences delivered by our faculty will achieve an industry-leading level of student engagement and learning. This will allow us to uphold our commitment to the highest levels of teaching and faculty-student relationships that continue to be essential elements of our on-campus MBA programs, and are the hallmarks of our School,” said Charles Iacovou, Sisel Distinguished Dean of the Wake Forest School of Business.

Online students can customize their MBA to match their career plans with optional concentrations that offer highly marketable, in-demand skills in business analytics, finance, and strategy and leadership. Additionally, Wake Forest School of Business faculty will continually enhance and enrich the MBA curriculum, utilizing real-world scenarios to develop market-ready leaders.

“We’re excited to evolve and expand the opportunity for business professionals to reach their educational goals with the kind of scheduling flexibility designed to help them balance work, life, and school,” said Mark Johnson, Assistant Dean of MBA Programs at Wake Forest. “We partnered with Kaplan because they have the online expertise to help us provide our students with an outstanding learning experience.”

In Wake Forest’s current two-year, on-campus MBA programs, students can opt between taking classes evenings in Winston-Salem or evenings or Saturdays in Charlotte, NC. The new online program provides the flexibility for students to begin classes at multiple times during the year, with terms starting in September, January, and May, and offer working professionals a chance to study from anywhere at times best suited to their schedules. The first cohort will begin in September 2020.

Gregory Marino, CEO of Kaplan Higher Education, said, “We’re proud to partner with Wake Forest to provide an online option for its distinguished MBA program that has a record of innovation and achievement. Our teams are excited to engage our best-in-class capabilities to advance the University’s mission and support the delivery of a world-class online educational experience for working professionals.”

Those interested in Wake Forest’s online MBA program can find details and enrollment information at

About Wake Forest

The Wake Forest University School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science degree, with majors in accounting, business and enterprise management, finance and mathematical business. Graduate degrees include a Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Accounting, and Master of Business Administration. Our programs consistently rank among the world’s best in surveys by U.S. News & World Report, the Economist, Forbes, Poets & Quants, and the Financial Times.

About Kaplan Higher Education

Kaplan Higher Education (KHE) is a leading Managed Services Provider in the higher education industry. A pioneer in delivering online educational solutions focused on student success and outcomes, KHE provides innovative education services and online program enablement, including strategy, marketing, course design, technology, professional development, and advanced analytics.

A team of 1,500 dedicated employees support students pursuing associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees as well as employer-tailored talent development and training solutions and credentials.


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