You’ll find the Foisie Business School MBA program student-centered, inquiry-driven, and problem-oriented from start to finish. We believe the best teaching modality is one that combines online learning with robust face-to-face interaction as it provides the greatest level of student participation, integration, and flexibility that your life and the world demands. For working professionals this format best emulates the real world as we form teams and coordinate action across geographic distances, time zones, cultural perspectives, and languages.
The rigorous and nationally acclaimed WPI MBA program draws on the university’s strengths in technology, engineering, and science to prepare innovative and well-rounded leaders ready to make an impact in a complex business world. The required ten courses provide a solid foundation in the major functional areas of business. The graduate qualifying project (GQP) experience will allow you to apply the skills, methods, and knowledge gained to solve a significant problem for a real client. Many students later receive job offers from the companies that sponsored their projects.
My classroom is a living-learning lab where students develop the capacity to analyze and navigate a complex and messy web of often hidden interpersonal, group, and organizational dynamics and paradoxes. I regularly stretch students out of their comfort zone, offering immersive, hands-on experiences in which students put analytical frameworks to the test and see what works best for them--given their unique personal and cultural experience.
As one of my students once said, the only people who do not use accounting are people who are no longer alive. Yet, few people understand accounting well enough to use it to make informed decisions.
Resources for International Students
The International House provides ongoing programs and essential services to assist, guide, and support international students and scholars in their transition to U.S. society and academic culture.