145x97
  • Avg. SAT Score
    1226
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $42,178
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    219
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States
Website

About School of Business

Drawing from our 149-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 in the job market, resulting in an average starting salary that far exceeds the national average for business school graduates. The WPI School of Business offers undergraduate majors in Management, Management Engineering, Management Information Systems and Industrial Engineering.

Quick Stats

  • Selectivity
    52%
  • Yield
    25%
  • Job Offers
    70%
  • Average Salary
    $59,397
  • Top Industry
    Manufacturing
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1970

Events Calendar

  • Dec 2
    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.

  • Dec 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.

  • Dec 17
    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

Admissions Selectivity
52% Worcester Polytechnic Institute 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. Secondary school record
  3. SAT/ACT scores
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
8578% 8,578
52% 52
25% 25
52% School Selectivity
25% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • Test score optional
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Transcript, pre-calculus, senior grades, recommendations from a math or science teacher and from a guidance counselor, personal essay, SAT or ACT or alternative materials. International, non-English speaking require minimum TOEFL of 79 or minimum IELTS of 6.5. Transfer students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
214% 214
49% 49
25% 25
49% Program Selectivity
25% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 98
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Manufacturing 25%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 13%
  • Other 6%
  • Consulting 6%
Avery Dennison 3
Top Employer
  • Fidelity Investments 2
  • Spirol International 2
  • Raytheon Company 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
70% School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
51% 51.2
62% 61.74527272727272
51% Receive Offers
43% 42.8
59% 59.252482758620694
43% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
19% 18.9
16% 15.83261363636364
19% Receive Offers
21% 21
17% 16.796475409836066
21% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
17% 17
9% 9.05625
17% Receive Offers
23% 23.3
9% 9.484761904761905
23% Accept Offers
83% Graduates seeking full-time employment
17% Graduates not seeking employment
90% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
12% 12
$63,000.00 Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
3% 3
$37,440.00 Data not provided
Management Information Systems
53% 53
$62,364.00
50K 89K
Marketing/Sales
9% 9
Data not provided
Operations/Production
17% 17
$58,017.00
53K 64K
Other
6% 6
$60,000.00
57K 63K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consumer Products/Retail
22% 22
$56,400.00
53K 64K
Consulting
6% 6
$76,000.00
63K 89K
Financial Services
13% 13
$59,000.00
55K 63K
Government/Education
3% 3
$31,000.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
6% 6
Data not provided
Manufacturing
25% 25
$61,000.00
60K 62K
Petroleum/Energy
3% 3
Data not provided
Technology/Science
16% 16
$56,525.00
55K 60K
Other
6% 6
$62,000.00
60K 63K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
78% 78
$59,936.00
47K 89K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
6% 6
$60,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. South
16% 16
$64,000.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • General Electric 3
  • Goldman Sachs 3
  • Avery Dennison 2
  • Fidelity Investments 2
  • Karl Storz 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 100
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 155
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 372
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Resume critiques, cover letters, mock interviews, job search strategies, career counseling, career fairs, on-campus recruiting, networking, JobFinder, GoingGlobal

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$56,860
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $42,178
  • Fees $600
  • Expenses $14,082
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$56,860
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $42,178
  • Fees $600
  • Expenses $14,082
94% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 35%
  • Merit 65%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.wpi.edu/offices/fa.html
Scholarships
$3,253,970
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$3,339,581
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
38% 35
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
43% 25
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
31 School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Technology
More Information
Business Program Classes
22% Less than 20 Students 6% More than 50 Students
72% 21 to 50 students
25 Average number of students in non-business required electives
20 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Finance, Technology & Risk Analysis
  • User Experience & Design
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2010
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Industrial Engineering
  • BS/Management
  • BS/Management Engineering
  • BS/Management Information Systems
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
31% 31
52% 52
Prominent Faculty
  • Frank Hoy

    Entrepreneurship

  • Diane M. Strong

    Management Information Systems

  • Joe Zhu

    Industrial Engineering

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Work study opportunities are available to those who qualify both within the School of Business and throughout the university. Co-ops are coordinated via WPI's Career Development Center.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    WPI's Global Perspective Program is a signature element of our academic programs. Over 50% of all WPI students complete at least one academic project off campus during their undergraduate years. At more than 25 Project Centers located worldwide, WPI students address local issues, develop an understanding of other cultures, and see firsthand how their lives and work will play out on a global stage. WPI also maintains student exchange agreements with numerous universities around the world.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    WPI encourages all of its community members to participate in volunteering and community service. The Student Activities office makes volunteering easy by maintaining an online community volunteer events calendar. WPI also has Community Service Work Study positions available for students who are looking to fulfill their entire work study allocation through community service work.

Students

27% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 61% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1410 75th Percentile Score on SAT 32 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
57% 57
Asian American
25% 25
Native American
6% 6
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
13%
0%
81%
0%
6%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
62% 62
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
31% 31
Dual Citizenship
7% 7
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
97% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
78% 78
81% 81

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 1,994
Alumni Donations
$972 Average Gift $30,000 Largest Gift

Confidential

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Jeremy Hitchcock

    CEO, Dynamic Network Services, Inc.

  • Timothy Horan

    President, National Grid USA

  • Mark O'Neil

    President, CEO & Chairman, DealerTrack, Inc.