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Wake Forest - Free Grad School plus Stipend [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 09:48
Anyone else seen this email circulating? Just wondering if its legit. I am not a minority, but others could take advantage. The deal is you get paid to go to grad school for free and get an MA in Management, with option of an MBA later.


Please see the information below. If you know anyone interested in potentially going to a graduate Business Program for Free, have them contact:

*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
derrick.boone@mba.wfu.edu

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f 336.758.4514

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! It's hard for me to believe in the age of Obama, we can't pay black people to go to school? 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 know your network has a long reach, and I want to take advantage of it and 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. In business, you have to act when the opportunity is presented, and that is now.

*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
derrick.boone@mba.wfu.edu

p 336.758.4475
f 336.758.4514
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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. Ad ditionally, 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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Re: Wake Forest - Free Grad School plus Stipend [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 09:57
Is this real?
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Re: Wake Forest - Free Grad School plus Stipend [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 11:00
Quick Google search returns a link to the Wake Forest page for the program:

http://www.mba.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=1133

And it looks like there is indeed a Derrick Boone on the faculty at Wake Forest. If you're interested and fit the bill, I'd suggest sending an email to Prof. Boone and asking for further info.
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Re: Wake Forest - Free Grad School plus Stipend [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 15:03
is this only for Af-Am? just confirming
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Re: Wake Forest - Free Grad School plus Stipend [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 16:11
It's pretty clear that that's fake.

edit: http://www.mba.wfu.edu/default.aspx?id=1134 <--here's the eligibility requirements for the Corporate Fellowship. Doesn't seem to totally jive with the email. And that email just sounds horrible-"I can't believe in the age of Obama we can't pay black people to go to school." What school would ever allow that to go out?

The MA in Management is for recent liberal arts grads who want to learn business before starting their careers. It seems this fellowship allows you to get your MA, work for two years, then come back and get your MBA, somewhat similar to the Harvard 2+2 program.
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