Profile Data from 2012
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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    616
  • 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
    33%
  • Selectivity
    30%
  • Job Offers
    100%
  • Average Salary
    $82,500.00
  • Top Industry
    Consulting

Events Calendar

  • Oct 1
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Virtual Free Lunch Information Session

    Online

    Have lunch on us while you learn about what the Foisie School of Business has to offer. We'll begin at 12:30pm, and arrange for take-out so you can eat at a convenient location while learning about WPI at the same time. This session will be tailored to those interested in our various MBA and MS programs. We'll discuss what brings you to be interested in earning a business degree, share a little about our programs and learning formats, and tell the story of what makes earning a graduate degree at WPI a uniquely powerful experience.

  • Oct 9
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Virtual Free Lunch Information Session

    Online

    Have lunch on us while you learn about what the Foisie School of Business has to offer. We'll begin at 12:30pm, and arrange for take-out so you can eat at a convenient location while learning about WPI at the same time. This session will be tailored to those interested in our various MBA and MS programs. We'll discuss what brings you to be interested in earning a business degree, share a little about our programs and learning formats, and tell the story of what makes earning a graduate degree at WPI a uniquely powerful experience.

  • Oct 14
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Virtual Free Lunch Information Session

    Online

    Have lunch on us while you learn about what the Foisie School of Business has to offer. We'll begin at 12:30pm, and arrange for take-out so you can eat at a convenient location while learning about WPI at the same time. This session will be tailored to those interested in our various MBA and MS programs. We'll discuss what brings you to be interested in earning a business degree, share a little about our programs and learning formats, and tell the story of what makes earning a graduate degree at WPI a uniquely powerful experience.

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About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.19 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 50
  • Median 42
  • Middle 80% 24 to 99
Admissions Selectivity
30% School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

616 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
71% 567
77% 616
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 30
30% 30.0
33% 33.0
Female
60% 60
International
100% 100
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Accepted
  • Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Finance
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Shanghai University of Finance & Economics
  • American University In Kosovo
  • King Abdul Aziz University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Beijing University
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
4% 4
0% 0
680 to 709
4% 4
20% 20
650 to 679
12% 12
0% 0
620 to 649
15% 15
40% 40
590 to 619
12% 12
0% 0
560 to 589
8% 8
20% 20
530 to 559
23% 23
20% 20
500 to 529
8% 8
0% 0
Under 500
15% 15
0% 0
English Language Requirements
563 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Manufacturing 25%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 25%
United Technologies Corp. 1
Top Employer
  • EMC Corp. 1
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
100% 100
64% 63.699022556390986
100% Receive Offers
100% 100
58% 57.85206896551723
100% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
21% 21.110859375
0%
25% 24.93132867132867
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
4% Graduates seeking full-time employment
1% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • United Technologies Corp. 1
  • EMC Corp. 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
25% 25
$85,000.00 Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
25% 25
$80,000.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
25% 25
$85,000.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
25% 25
$80,000.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
25% 25
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
25% 25
Data not provided
North America
50% 50
$82,500.00
80K 85K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
100% 100
$82,500.00
80K 85K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • EMC Corp 1
  • United Technologies Corp 1
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 100
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 170
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 95
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Wall Street, NY, NY
  • Career Fair, Worcester, MA
  • Summer Opportunities Fair, Worcester, MA

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $59,472
  • Budget $36,000
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $59,472
  • Budget $36,000
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$5,000 Average Scholarship Amount 90% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
90% 90
90% 90
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
80%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
27 School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
55% 55
Lectures
20% 20
Team project
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Operations Management
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology
Master Degree Programs
  • Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
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 complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
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?

100% International Students
67% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
Asia
67% 67
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
33% 33
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology
  • Other
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.