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The MBA for Engineers, Scientists, & Changemakers 

The Business School at WPI offers a fully online, two-year, tech-focused Master of Business Administration program. In this program, you’ll learn the core principles of business and how to effectively lead at the intersection of business, technology, and people. Featuring 7 focus areas and 18 specializations, across analytics, finance, marketing, operations, and more, WPI’s MBA can be customized to help you advance your unique career goals. 

 

By the Numbers

#9

Best MBA for Management

The Princeton Review (2020)
7

focus areas across analytics, finance, operations, and more

$119,061

median salary of WPI MBA graduates

WSJ, Education Department
Top 25

online MBA business schools

Poets&Quants (2022)

 

 

  • Develop the analytical, operational, and marketing skills needed to oversee successful, competitive, and sustainable business enterprises 

  • Build valuable leadership and communication skills  

  • Choose from 18 specializations to customize your program—or create your own! 

  • Collaborate and network with a cohort of business professionals  

  • Apply the business knowledge gained in classroom to real-world projects with prominent companies 

  • Learn from world-class faculty who are industry and scholarly leaders 

  • No GRE or GMAT required 

  • Try before you apply

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Application Information
  • Next Start: January 10, 2023
  • Deadline: Apply anytime!

Curriculum for Masters in Business Administration

The Business School’s rigorous and nationally recognized MBA draws on WPI’s legacy as a STEM university to prepare students to become leaders in a business world driven by digital transformation. Through a series of project-based courses, you’ll learn to empower your teams, make data-driven decisions, and achieve impactful business results. Importantly, our curriculum is designed to ensure you’re ready for your next role on day one. 

  • Core business foundation courses 

  • An integrative business foundation course 

  • Three-course specialization 

  • Two elective courses with an option to declare a second specialization 

  • Capstone project

Make WPI’s MBA Your Own!

MBA Courses

  • Business Foundation

    Note: Those with sufficient coursework or expertise in these areas may petition to take a more advanced course.

    • MIS 584 Business Intelligence ​
    • FIN 500 Financial Management
    • OBC 506 Leadership
    • MKT 500 Marketing Strategy
    • OIE 501 Operations Management 

    Integrative Business Foundation 

    • BUS 590 Strategic Management
    • MBA Courses by Specialization

    Complete three courses from WPI Business School to solidify a specialty. Students may also petition for a custom specialty. If an MBA foundation course is listed as a required course within the specialty, students can choose another course from the list. The specialization options and the courses required to fulfill them include: 

  • Advanced Business Analytics Methods
    • MIS 587 Business Applications in Machine Learning 

    • OIE 559 Optimization for Business Analytics 

    • MKT 562 Marketing Research 

  • Advanced Operations Methods

    Select one of the following: 

    • MIS 587 Business Applications in Machine Learning 

    • MKT 568 Data Mining Business Applications

    • MKT 562 Marketing Research  

     

    Select two of the following: 

    • OIE 559 Advanced Prescriptive Analytics: From Data to Impact 

    • OIE 548 Performance Analytics 

    • OIE 542 Risk Management and Decision Analysis

  • Applied Analytics
    • DS 501 Introduction to Data Science 

    • DS 502 Statistical Methods for Data Science or MA 511/543  

    • MIS 587 Business Applications in Machine Learning  

    • MIS 584 Business Intelligence  

    • MIS 502 Data Management for Analytics 

    • MKT 568 Data Mining Business Applications  

    • OIE 559 Optimization for Business Analytics 

  • Brands, Products, & Consumers
    • MKT 569 Brand and Product Management  

    • MKT 561 Consumer Behavior and Analytics 

    • MKT 568 Data Mining Business Applications  

    • MKT 565 Digital Marketing  

    • MKT 562 Marketing Research 

    • MKT 500 Marketing Strategy 

  • Business Analytics
    • MIS 584 Business Intelligence  

    • MIS 502 Data Management for Analytics 

    • OIE 552 Modeling and Optimizing Processes 

  • Data Analytics
    • MIS 587 Business Applications in Machine Learning 

    • MKT 568 Data Mining Business Applications 

    • Choose one of the following: 

      • MKT 565 Digital Marketing  

      • MKT 562 Marketing Research  

  • Digital Transformation
    • MIS 500 Innovating with Information Systems 

    • Choose one of the following: 

      • OIE 558 Designing and Managing Lean Six Sigma Processes  

      • OIE 501 Designing Operations for Competitive Advantage  

      • OIE 544 Supply Chain Analysis and Design 

    • Choose one of the following: 

      • MIS 576 Project Management  

      • OBC 537 Change Management  

      • OBC 533 Negotiations  

  • Entrepreneurship
    • ETR 500 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

    • Any two from the following courses: 

      • BUS 500 Business Law, Ethics, and Social Responsibility  

      • BUS 546 Managing Technological Innovation  

      • ETR 596 Selling and Sales  

      • ETR 593 Technology Commercialization: Theory, Strategy, and Practice 

  • Information Systems Design
    • MIS 571 Database Applications Design and Development 

    • MIS 582 Information Security Management 

    • MIS 585 User Experience Design 

  • Information Technology
    • MIS 584 Business Intelligence  

    • MIS 502 Data Management for Analytics 

    • MIS 581 Policy & Strategy for IT and Analytics 

  • Innovation with User Experience (IUX Core)
    • MIS 583 UX Applications 

    • MIS 585 UX Design 

    • MIS 586 UX Methods 

  • IT User Experience
    • MIS 583 User Experience Applications 

    • MIS 586 User Experience Research Methods  

    • MKT 561 Consumer Behavior and Analytics 

  • Marketing Analytics
    • Select one of the following: 

      • MKT 561 Consumer Behavior and Analytics  

      • MKT 565 Digital Marketing 

      • MKT 568 Data Mining Business Applications 

      • MKT 500 Marketing Strategy 

  • Operations Excellence

    Select one of the following: 

    • OIE 558 Designing and Managing Lean Six Sigma Processes  

    • OIE 554 Global Operations Strategy 

    Select two of the following: 

    • BUS 546 Managing Technological Innovation  

    • FIN 500 Financial Management 

    • MIS 576 Project Management 

    • OIE 558 Designing and Managing Lean Six Sigma Processes  

    • OIE 554 Global Operations Strategy  

    • OBC 537 Leading Change 

  • Operations Analytics

    Choose one of the following five courses: 

    • OIE 558 Designing and Managing Lean Six Sigma Processes  

    • OIE 501 Operations Management 

    • OIE 548 Performance Analytics  

    • OIE 542 Risk Management and Decision Analysis 

    • OIE 544 Supply Chain Analysis and Design 

  • Organizing & Managing Innovation
    • BUS 546 Managing Technological Innovation  

    • ETR 500 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

    • ETR 593 Technology Commercialization: Theory, Strategy, and Practice 

    • FIN 500 Financial Management 

    • MIS 576 Project Management 

    • OBC 537 Leading Change  

    • OBC 533 Negotiations  

    • OBC 505 Teaming and Organizing for Innovation 

  • Product Management
    • MKT 569 Product Management 

    • Select two of the following: 

    • BUS 546 Managing Technological Innovation  

    • ETR 593 Technology Commercialization: Theory, Strategy, and Practice 

    • MIS 576 Project Management 

    • MIS 583 User Experience Applications 

    • MIS 585 User Experience Design 

    • MKT 565 Digital Marketing 

    • OBC 535 Managing Creativity in Knowledge Intensive Organizations  

    • OBC 533 Negotiations  

    • OBC 505 Teaming and Organizing for Innovation 

  • Project Management
    • MIS 576 Project Management 

    • Select two of the following: 

    • BUS 546 Managing Technological Innovation  

    • OBC 537 Leading Change  

    • OBC 535 Managing Creativity in Knowledge Intensive Organizations  

    • OBC 533 Negotiations  

    • OBC 505 Teaming and Organizing for Innovation 

  • Supply Chain Management

    Select one of the following: 

    • OIE 553 Global Purchasing and Logistics  

    • OIE 549 Sustainable Supply Chain and Operations Management 

     

    Select two of the following: 

    • MKT 561 Consumer Behavior and Analytics 

    • OBC 533 Negotiations 

    • OIE 533 Global Purchasing and Logistics  

    • OIE 548 Performance Analytics 

    • OIE 549 Sustainable Supply Chain and Operations Management 

  • Create Your Own Specialization!

    9 credits; requires approval from the program director 

  • MBA Electives

    Students must complete two elective courses offered by The WPI Business School. There are over 50 elective options that cover a wide array of in-demand business skills and applications for MBA students to specifically tailor their degree to fit their career goals. Any specialty course can be counted as either a specialty or elective course, but not both.  

     

    Capstone 

    Students must complete a capstone project experience as follows: 

     

    • BUS 599 MBA Capstone Project 

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Meet Our Renowned Faculty

Rosanna  Garcia

Rosanna Garcia

Beswick Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

I love teaching entrepreneurship because of the amazing innovations that students ideate and then create businesses around. I like the quote attributed to both Homer (the philosopher, not the father of Bart) and Steve Jobs, "The journey is the reward." I'm honored to be able to guide the WPI students through their journeys of not only learning about business ownership, but also actually building something - whether it’s a prototype, a minimally viable product (MVP) or a company. Being in a university setting provides students with a safety net to fail fast and pivo

Sharon  Johnson

Sharon Johnson

Professor

I enjoy teaching at WPI because students bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to their learning, and I am often inspired by their optimism. My teaching also reflects topics that motivate me:  detailed process design in our Industrial Engineering program, improving healthcare delivery as part of the Health Systems Innovation certificate, and exploring the implications of operational excellence in our MBA program.

Purvi  Shah

Purvi Shah

Associate Professor-Business

Professor Shah has 'done' marketing and now she 'teaches' marketing at the WPI Business School. She has a diverse industry experience in the marketing/brand management function of mid-size to large corporations across consumer goods, retail, and real estate verticals. In academics, she aspires to play her role as a researcher (knowledge creation) and teacher (knowledge dissemination). Her research questions, in the context of discovery, attempt to explain and understand interesting and challenging marketing phenomena that have not received much research attention.

Diane M. Strong

Diane M Strong

Professor & Department Head

WPI provides an environment that values both teaching and research, which is ideal for me. I enjoy teaching at WPI because students are interested in learning and willing to work hard. My teaching focuses on how business, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations can best use computing technologies, such as database systems, electronic health records systems, and mobile apps. Students in my classes learn to design computing applications that meet the needs of organizations.