Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    636
  • Program Enrollment
    248
  • Yield
    80%
  • Selectivity
    80%
Contact Information
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States
Website
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School of Business

About School of Business

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.

What Recent Grads Say See All 8 Comments >

The project-based approach was one of the most rewarding and unique parts of the program. Before graduating, students are required to complete a Graduating Qualifying Project (GQP) in which the lessons learned throughout the program are used to solve a real business problem by a company who contracted WPI. During my time at WPI, I wrote three different business plans as well. WPI has a few different avenues to connect entrepreneurs with potential investors and mentors.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 97
  • Median 72
  • Middle 80% 30 to 210
Admissions Selectivity
80% School of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

636 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
74% 592
80% 636
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 50
80% 80.0
80% 80.0
Female
41% 41
International
6% 6
Wait-listed
100% 0
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • Interviews Important
Pre-MBA Careers
Operations
30% 30
Management
25% 25
General Management
20% 20
Finance / Accounting
12% 12
Marketing / Sales
5% 5
Consulting
5% 5
Human Resources
3% 3
Technology
40% 40
Pharma / Health Care
25% 25
Manufacturing
20% 20
Financial Services
10% 10
Consulting
5% 5
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
2% 2
3% 3
680 to 709
0% 0
0% 0
650 to 679
14% 14
18% 18
620 to 649
18% 18
22% 22
590 to 619
24% 24
24% 24
560 to 589
12% 12
15% 15
530 to 559
4% 4
5% 5
500 to 529
6% 6
5% 5
Under 500
20% 20
8% 8
English Language Requirements
563 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • Other

Careers: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,281
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,281
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
10% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
10% 29
4% 13
Students in Core Classes
24 School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
55% 55
Lectures
20% 20
Team project
20% 20
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Operations Management
  • Technology
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
  • Average # of months to complete program 41
  • Six-Year completion rate 93%
  • Max time allowed to complete 96
  • Separate Full-Time MBA No
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings, One weekend per month, Via the Internet (unscheduled)
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
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?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
92% 92
Asian American
4% 4
African American
4% 4
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Other
Networking Clubs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

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.