Worcester Polytechnic Institute

School of Business

Profile Data from 2012
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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    610
  • Program Cost
    $59,472
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States
Website

Drawing from our 147 year history as one of the U.S.'s leading technological universities, WPI’s School of Business creates innovative and entrepreneurial leaders for a global, technological world. We offer hands-on, project-based, technology-oriented business programs that give our students a distinct edge. The B-School offers a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a number of leading-edge Master’s degrees including the Innovator’s MBA and M.S. programs in Information Technology, Management, Operations Design & Leadership, and Technology Marketing.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    90%
  • Selectivity
    100%

Events Calendar

  • Sep 9
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    School of Business Cohort/MBA Online Session

    Online

    This information session will be specifically tailored to those interested in our MBA and Cohort Track curriculum, and we'll discuss our MBA and Cohort Track delivery options as well as what makes earning your MBA at WPI a uniquely powerful experience.

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About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 169
  • Median 176
  • Middle 80% 55 to 300
Admissions Selectivity
100% School of Business 70% Average Across All Schools

610 Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 20
100% 100
90% 90
563 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
11% 11
Consulting
6% 6
Pharma / Health Care
27% 27
Manufacturing
17% 17
Technology
16% 16
Other
11% 11
Non-Profit
6% 6
Government
6% 6
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Munters
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Saint Gobain
  • Ambient Corporation
  • US Air Force

Tuition: Can I get in?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$59,472
Total Program Cost
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$59,472
Total Program Cost
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
5% 5
100% 100
Types of Aid Distributed
Loans (private and government)
100% 100
Assistantships
0% 0
Institutional Scholarships
0% 0
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Part-Time Faculty
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
100% 100
10% 10
40% 40
Students in Core Classes
18 School of Business 30 Average Across All Schools

Teaching Methods
  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Chat Rooms
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Operations Management
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/MCS (Computer Science)
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/Meng (Engineering - Manufacturing Management)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
  • MBA/MSEE (Electrical Engineering)
  • MBA/MSM (Management)
  • MBA/MSME (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MBA/PhD
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 48
  • Program length (in months) 32
  • Average # of months to complete program 32
  • Six-Year completion rate %
  • Max time allowed to complete 32
  • Time limit for online courses Yes
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Occasional week-long sessions, Via the Internet (unscheduled)
Technology Improvements
  • All new state-of-the-art computers in B-School computer lab. Upgrades in B-School Oracle-Lean lab. Major network upgrades. Server infrastructure upgrades. PC upgrades.

Students: Who are my classmates?

Ethnicity of Students
White
88% 88
Hispanic
6% 6
Asian American
6% 6
Student Citizenship
North America
76% 76
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
6% 6
Europe Free Trade Zone
6% 6
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology
Active Networking Clubs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • International Club
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

1,248 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
35% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.