100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Business School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#138 in Part-time MBA
Business School Overview
The School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, actuarial science, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, industrial management, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $1,281 per credit; part-time: $1,281 per credit; and executive: $1,281 per credit.
In the WPI School of Business, in Worcester Mass., graduate students can earn an M.B.A. or a master of science. There are three tracks for the Innovator’s M.B.A., which stresses technology-focused curriculum. WPI School of Business students with professional experience in the field can pursue the “cohort track,” which spans 32 months and meets twice a semester on campus. WPI business students can also earn an M.B.A. by taking classes on campus during weekday evenings, or by they can choose the “flex” track, which combines web-based learning with on-campus classes.
In each of the M.B.A. routes that the School of Business offers, the curriculum is the same: 10 required courses, two projects, and four electives, such as information technology or supply chain management. Technology is a major theme in the WPI School of Business M.S. degrees, which include management, information technology, marketing and technology innovation, and operations design and leadership.
Prospective WPI School of Business students can contact the roughly 10 graduate student ambassadors, who field questions and share personal insights about the WPI graduate business programs. The WPI School of Business also offers several services and opportunities to its international students, including the International Student Counsel.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||July 1|
|Application deadline (international students)||June 1|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
full-time: $1,281 per credit
|Required fees (full-time)||$70 per year|
|Required fees (part-time)||N/A|
|Required fees (executive degree program)||$15 per program|
|Average base salary||N/A|
|Full-time graduates employed at graduation||N/A|
* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data