Over the years, Foisie, a self-made innovator and entrepreneur, has built a long and generous history of philanthropy at WPI, with a particular focus on scholarships. Prior to making this gift, the trustee emeritus was already the university’s largest single donor. His philanthropy to WPI includes the establishment of the Robert Foisie Scholars Fund in 2009 and 17 other undergraduate scholarships named in honor of WPI professors who influenced his life.  

“The financial assistance that I received during my time at WPI allowed me to stay in school and realize my potential as an innovator and entrepreneur," says Foisie. "This university means a great deal to me, and the knowledge that I gained here, the people I engaged with, and my experiences have been invaluable to my growth as a person and a successful businessman.”

From the Dean

Why earn a business degree at a technological university? We live in a world that depends on technology to attract customers, build businesses, and improve productivity.

As a WPI Foisie Business School graduate, you’ll build your expertise in technology as a way to solve complex human problems. Our undergraduate and graduate project- based programs are designed to develop leaders who can see opportunities, harness technology and drive change.

Armed with a unique way to think like an entrepreneur in a global world, our alumni are recruited by prestigious corporations, start-up companies and organizations. Many graduates launch their own businesses.

I encourage you to find out more by speaking with our Admissions Team today.

— Michael J. Ginzberg

Our Mission & Vision

To make a significant global impact by creating knowledge and developing innovative leaders who can see opportunity, harness technology and drive change to solve complex human problems.

To be the destination of choice for top STEM-oriented students who want to solve complex human problems.

To be globally known for our research and programs at the intersection of technology and business, and on innovation and entrepreneurship in the technology sector.

We are committed to a global perspective and are invested in multi-disciplinary, project- based education that integrates theory and practice, and builds on our relationships with technology intensive organizations in all sectors of the economy.


WPI is one of about five percent of business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Its mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. It’s regarded as the benchmark for business school quality among the academic community. WPI is amongst only 5 percent of the estimated number of schools offering business degrees worldwide.

The BS in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., (ABET). It is the recognized U.S. accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. 

Social Responsibility

The WPI Foisie Business School follows the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Read the the Foisie Business School PRME Report (PDF).