Fw: Free Management Masters program at Wake Forest University
- FW: Free Management Masters program at Wake Forest UniversityThis is the second person who informed me of this opportunity; she is a former student and reliable, so this may be worth checking out for your minority students who are interested in the field.
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Subject: Fw: Free Management Masters program at Wake Forest University
Please pass on.
FREE MASTERS PROGRAM AT WAKE FOREST RECEIVES POOR RESPONSE
Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend its
MBA program for FREE, and so far, the response has been very poor. Please, pass
along this opportunity to your friends, families, and networks to see if there
is an interest. This is a great school and a tremendous opportunity to attend a
top graduate school.
See details below. The contact person information is:
Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Marketing
Room 3139 Worrell Professional Center
Babcock Graduate School of Management
Wake Forest University 1834 Wake
Forest Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27109-8758
Email: derrick.boone@ ...
Website: http://mba.wfu/ <http://mba.wfu/> . edu/
Toll-free: (866) 925-3622 (866) 925-3622 ;
Message from Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D.:
Greetings, I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity here at Wake
Forest where you can get a FREE education and get PAID while you're doing it.
Our Dean of the Schools of Business is the former CEO of PepsiCo and very
committed to diversity. He's gone around to his CEO friends, who have agreed to
donate a bunch of money to pay tuition and fees, provide a stipend, and a job,
to diverse students. The details are below. The problem is, response to the
program has been dismal! As a faculty member, I would be embarrassed for him to
have to tell his CEO friends, "thanks so much for your donation, but
unfortunately I have to give it back because we couldn't find Any students who
wanted it." So, I need your help. Please contact me if you, or ANYONE you know
is interested in the program. I want to help out as many young scholars as I
can. Don't worry about whether or not you (or they) have taken the GMAT, etc.
All you need to do at this point is JUST APPLY.
About the Program: The Master of Art in Management program is designed
specifically for liberal arts majors only. The MA degree program is a 10 month
intense study of the basic functional areas of Business. After graduation and
working for approximately two years, all MA graduates are eligible to apply to
Wake Forest as part of the MA/MBA joint degree program and get the MBA in one
year. The new Dean, Steve Reinemund, has created a new scholarship for diverse
students pursuing the MA degree called the Corporate Fellowship.
The Corporate Fellowship provides full tuition and a $21,000 stipend to cover
living expenses. Additionally, each Corporate Fellow will participate in a
practicum. The practicum has two components, educational and professional
development. Each student will be assigned a mentor that is a high level
executive with their sponsor corporation. The mentor will oversee an educational
project covering 4 of the functional areas of business using their own
corporation as the subject.
The student will visit the corporation 3-4 times during the program to present
his/her results of their research project. Additionally, the "professional
development" component of the fellowship provides career coaching and leadership
development for the students.
The goal for the corporation is to be able to groom and hopefully, hire a top
candidate from a diverse background for their organization. Of course, there is
no obligation that the students accept any offer of employment. Still, the
student benefits, even if they are not ultimately hired by their sponsor
corporation in that they have the MA degree and the type of experience that will
make them more marketable.
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