The Robert A. Foisie Business School at WPI integrates science, technology, engineering, and math into all of our graduate programs. Consistent with WPI's mission of theory and practice, a project-based approach to learning and doing is ever-present in the Foisie Business School's curriculum led by our astounding faculty. 

Over the years, Mr. Foisie, a self-made innovator and entrepreneur, 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," said Mr. 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.”

In addition to our undergraduate business program, the Foisie Business School also offers a world-class MBA as well as specialized master's programs.  Merit-based scholarships are available for all graduate business programs.


Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission: INSPIRE

Inspiring leaders at the
Nexus of
Science, Engineering, and Business with
Project-based, purpose-driven learning and
Innovative research to achieve impactful
Results and to pursue
Excellence that drives progress.

Our Vision:
The leading business school focused on research and education at the intersections of STEM, business, and human behavior to solve global problems.


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).

WPI Impact Report 

The WPI Impact Report for 2018 is available here as a PDF