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A degree in business at WPI’s 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.

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Curriculum for Degree in Business

The flexible curriculum of the degree 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

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

More Value

Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internshipearning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four or five years through the BS/MS program, or integrating your coursework with your extracurricular interests through Major and a Mission, there are many ways you can make the most out of your time at WPI.

Exploring WPI’s Business School

What are the benefits of a bachelor’s degree in business? With a starting salary of nearly $75,000 as well as the opportunity to gain the skills and experience needed to branch out and build upon your professional career, the options are endless. There’s also the chance to work with and contribute to the research of professors who are disrupting wildlife trafficking, studying human-robot interaction in the workplace, protecting the power grid from cyber attacks—check out these and other stories to see why business school could be the perfect place for you to achieve your goals.

Earn a Degree in Industrial Engineering

Are you interested in analyzing and adapting processes, or even creating new ones? Consider our degree in industrial engineering, where you’ll bridge engineering and management while tackling current and future organizational problems. WPI’s industrial engineering bachelor’s degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Explore a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Engineering

With a degree in management engineering, you’ll learn management principles and gain knowledge needed to deliver solutions for the fields of manufacturing, product development, and service. Management engineering is often part of a double major, and our curriculum allows you to tailor a course of study based on your career goals and interests.

Consider a Degree in Management Information Systems

Do you want to work on the management side of business applications and information technologies? Be at the intersection of business and technology with our degree in management information systems. This program will give you the skills to use computer technology in solving problems and meeting business needs.