Free MBA at Wake Forest for Minority Students
January 15, 2010
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 MarketingRoom 3139 Worrell Professional CenterBabcock Graduate School of ManagementWake Forest University 1834 WakeForest Drive Winston-Salem , NC 27109-8758
E-mail: derrick.boone@mba.wfu.eduWebsite: (336) 758.4475Toll-free: (866) 925-3622Fax: (336) 758.4514
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 
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