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.

MBA students talking

Curriculum

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.

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Student Profiles

Emma Palmacci
Emma P.
MBA, Business Administration

A career-changer MBA student shows that not being afraid of doing something totally different can make all the difference in life.

Kelly R.
MBA, Business Administration

An mechanical engineering undergraduate returns to WPI for her MBA because of the project-based curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities.

Marc Dinio portrait
Marc D.
MBA, Business Administration

A WPI computer science undergraduate and MBA student who’s thought of WPI as “home” for 15 years finds the encouragement to pursue a lifelong dream.

“I know the value I bring…”

The entrepreneurial spirit of the WPI MBA program has helped Leslie build skills and gain the confidence that make her more marketable to any organization. 

Leslie, WPI MBA Foisie School of Business

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Long Lingo

Assistant Professor
Foisie Business School
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.
Fabienne Miller

Associate Professor
Foisie Business School
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.
WPI offered the opportunity to focus intensely on entrepreneurship and innovation within a like-minded cohort of similarly accomplished classmates.
Elizabeth Helenius, MBA ‘14
Vice President, Emerging Markets and Key Accounts
Fallon Community Health Plan

After Graduation

Foisie Business School MBA graduates are employed in some of the best high-profile positions in world-renowned companies such as EMC, Walt Disney Company, Genzyme, ExxonMobil, Intel, and GE. Hundreds of other corporations employ WPI MBA graduates; and many management alumni have started and grown their own business ventures.