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Mathematical Business, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #380 (QS) Winston-Salem, NC, United States
The Mathematical Business (MBU) major at the Wake Forest University School of Business is offered jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. This unique major prepares students for careers in business and government that require sophisticated, model-based, advanced quantitative approaches to problem solving.
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Key Features

The major is extremely useful in today’s complex global environment, where problems in business administration and public policy require intricate mathematical analyses.

This interdisciplinary major draws from the strengths of various fields of study, allowing students to gain a wider range of expertise and experience from these two academic areas. The Mathematical Business program at Wake Forest University consists of approximately one-half business and one-half mathematics courses through which the students acquire both theoretical mathematics and its applications in business problem solving. In addition, there is a required seminar, jointly taught by business and mathematics professors. 

The seminar offers a forum where students can explore, through studies of actual cases from the business world, how mathematical, statistical and computer techniques can be brought to bear on many business problems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Prepares students for careers that require data analyticsbased, advanced quantitative approaches to problem solving.
  • Equips students with the methodology skills at the intersection of business and statistics.
  • This major is a STEM-designated (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree program for international student OPT application purposes.
  • Offered jointly with the Department of Mathematics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • International student applicants are required to submit a $65 application fee.
  • Certified transcripts are required from each secondary school, college or university attended. A record of at least four years of schooling is needed in order to evaluate the application. 
  • All international students whose first language is not English are required to submit either a TOEFL or an IELTS score. The official score reports should be sent directly to Wake Forest from the testing institutions.
  • Wake Forest does not require applicants to submit an SAT or ACT score in the admissions application. If submitting scores, score reports must be sent directly from the testing organizations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Winston-Salem

  • 864 - 1410 USD/month
    Living Costs

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