A major in business at WPI’s Foisie Business School prepares you to be the kind of tech-savvy problem-solver that rises to leadership in technology-based organizations.

Immersion in key areas of business is a given, and you’ll learn and work alongside engineers and scientists.  Peer collaboration and close interactions with faculty will play a major role in your growth as an analytical thinker, decision-maker, and communicator.

Business students during a group meeting

Curriculum

The flexible curriculum of the BS in Business allows you to tailor a course of study based on your interests and career goals. You’ll complete basic introductory courses in math, calculus, statistics, science, and computer science. You will complete the Business core courses and six courses from an approved list. The remainder of the program consists of the project work, free electives, and Physical Education, for a total of 15 units. 

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Project-Based Learning

Project-based Learning

WPI's distinctive undergraduate education combines rigorous theory with hands-on application. Across your four years here you'll be expected to apply your knowledge in innovative ways to solve significant, real-world problems.   

From the first year option to complete a Great Problems Seminar to a required senior capstone that can lead to a job offer, WPI students find that project work transforms the way they think and helps them to tackle most any challenge systematically. 

WPI's Global Projects Program immerses students in communities as close as our home city of Worcester and at more than 40 other locations worldwide. Students work in teams with a faculty advisor and are accountable to a project sponsor on a specific problem that connects science or technology with social issues and human needs.  

As a Business major, your senior capstone project might have you assessing the economic impact of business incubators, developing a foreign market strategy for a biomedical device, or improving the production and marketing of Gompei's Goat Cheese.

Student working side-by-side with locals at a project center

Facts & Figures

#22

best value college/top return on investment 

PayScale.com (2018)

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

At WPI, you have plenty of opportunities to become an active part of the community. There are more than 200 clubs and organizations, ranging from dance ensembles to intramural sports and a student radio station. Many undergraduates within the Foisie School of Business also participate in major-related organizations including Enactus, a social entrepreneurship organization, Engineers Without Borders, Global Humanitarian Alliance, and Tech Entrepreneurs.

Build your career and support network through professional organizations like APICS (association for supply chain management), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Society of Women Engineers or honor societies such as Alpha Pi Mu (IE), Beta Gamma Sigma (for AACSB-accredited business schools), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), and Tau Beta Pi (engineering).

Students organizing project tasks with sticky notes on a whiteboard

After Graduation