Like the organizations they work for, individuals who succeed in today’s business world are the ones who never stop learning. At the Wake Forest University Institute for Executive Education, we offer open enrollment, certificate programs and customized learning programs that can sharpen your talents as a business leader and improve your company’s competitive advantage. Our programs are specifically designed to address the latest evolutions in business in order to provide highly personal education experiences that address real-world issues.
Our overarching mission is to form deep synergistic relationships with organizations that embrace and believe in the value of executive education. Our goal is to build “practical competence” in applying new knowledge and leadership skills to specific business issues and challenges. Success in business requires practical wisdom to perceive changing circumstances, identify opportunities, and the ability to act quickly in synthesizing solutions to achieve results. There is a strong link between education and markets, and we are committed to giving leaders the knowledge and tools to drive extraordinary results.
Executive Education Financial Planning
Wake Forest University, in conjunction with Dalton Education, a leading provider of financial planning education materials, is proud to offer two Financial Planning programs designed to fulfill the education requirement to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.
- Online Executive CFP® Certification Education is a self-paced program intended to be completed in nine months or less. Designed by former members of the CFP Board of Examiners, the programs offers customized learning based on existing knowledge of topics.
- Web Delivered (Live-Online) Certificate in Financial Planning is a live online course you can attend from home or work. The instructor led program offers a Guarantee To Pass™ package, in which students are guaranteed to pass the CFP Exam or receive a 100% refund.
Visit the Executive Education Financial Planning webpage for more information and to enroll in either program.
The Institute of Executive Education offers a number of options for delivery of open enrollment and custom programs. We can deliver content at company specific sites, or at Wake Forest facilities in four convenient locations – Farrell Hall, Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, Graylyn Conference Center, and Wake Downtown.
Farrell Hall on the Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus
The home of the Wake Forest University School of Business, Farrell Hall, is designed to streamline and inspire scholarly work, collaboration and faculty-student interaction. The $55 million, 130,000 square foot building, occupying four floors and surrounded by landscaped grounds, integrates state-of-the-art technology, flexible meeting and class rooms and dedicated social spaces. Elegant Georgian architecture encloses a stunning modern interior, connecting Wake Forest’s rich history to its cutting-edge future.
Wake Forest University Charlotte Center
In early 2012, in response to a tripling of its MBA student population since 1995, the Wake Forest University Charlotte campus relocated to 30,000 square feet of space in the former International Trade Center Building at 200 North College Street. Residing near some of the city’s most influential businesses and corporations, steps away from the diverse shopping and dining options of vibrant uptown Charlotte, the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center provides urban convenience and state-of-the-art technology to the busy working professionals enrolled in our programs. The unique features and communal spaces of the Charlotte Center make it a perfect setting for the School of Business to host guest lectures, workshops, lunch & learns, and networking events.
Graylyn International Conference Center
Graylyn International Conference Center, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, offers guests a private estate of their very own. Built in the 1920s by one of America’s original captains of industry, Graylyn’s heritage is inextricably tied to business success. Just minutes from downtown, Graylyn’s vast 55-acre property allows visitors to experience a world away from the bustle of city streets. A perfect combination of a modern, sophisticated conference facility and an enchanting, historic residence. Graylyn is the ideal setting for inspired meetings. And, with magnificent architecture, carefully manicured lawns and gardens, and world-class service, busy executives can get away from it all and get down to business.
Located in an old Reynolds Tobacco building (Building 60) in Downtown Winston-Salem, Wake Downtown is the locus of Wake Forest University’s three new undergraduate academic programs in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB), Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery, and Engineering. In addition to the three anchor programs, Wake Downtown also serves as an interdisciplinary hub, hosting courses from academic departments in the arts and humanities that benefit from the building’s innovative teaching spaces and urban setting. Offerings over past semesters include: Social Entrepreneurship, Playwriting, Literacy in the 21st Century, The Analytical Methods of Sherlock Holmes, and many more.