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Learn to lead at the intersection of business and technology with a masters in management from WPI. Whether you are an early career professional seeking to enhance your undergraduate education, or an established specialist in your field, you will find that our master of science in management program offers you the flexibility to tailor a course of study to your interests and career objectives. The MS in management program will prepare you to innovate products and services within technology-based enterprises, leveraging a solid and practical understanding of all major functional business areas, from financial management to complex group dynamics and organizational design.


Curriculum for Master of Science in Management

Our curriculum draws from WPI’s strengths in science and engineering to bring innovations into the classroom and give graduates an edge in an increasingly technology-driven and globally competitive business world. While many students find the master of science in management degree gives them just the edge they need, you may also choose an alternative track that leads to an MBA (PDF). Both online and in the classroom, MS in Management and MBA students participate in integrated core classes that combine principles of finance, business law, economics, marketing, and management.

  • Plan of Study

    This masters in management program is designed for students who are looking for ultimate flexibility.  MSMG students must complete at least four of the following required courses:

    • ACC 500 Accounting and Finance Fundamentals (1 credit) AND
    • ACC 502 Financial Intelligence and Strategic Decision Making (2 credits)
    • BUS 500 Business Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility
    • ETR 500 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • FIN 503 Financial Decision Making for Value Creation
    • MIS 500 Innovating with Information Systems
    • MKT 500 Marketing Management
    • OBC 505 Teaming and Organizing for Innovation 
    • OBC 506 The Heart of Leadership: Power, Reflection, and Interpersonal Skills
    • OIE 501 Designing Operations for Competitive Analysis

    Students round out their program with electives to total ten courses for the degree, but no more than two electives outside of the Foisie Business School.  For electives, refer to the Graduate Catalog.

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Financial Information for Masters in Management

Tuition is based on the current curriculum for the masters in management program which is 30 credits. The current price of tuition is $1,610 per credit making the total cost for the program $48,300 in tuition only. For more detailed information on tuition – including fees – please visit the complete breakdown of costs on the Financial Aid page.

A Community that Cares—and Educates at WPI

Understanding the Technology and the People in Management at WPI

Faculty Profiles

Featured Faculty

Michael B. Elmes

Michael B. Elmes


Since arriving at WPI in 1990, I have framed my role in the classroom as helping technically-minded students to become more cognizant and mindful of the complex human and behavioral dimensions of life in organizations. I have done this in a variety of ways from experiential exercises to digital storytelling to classroom-as-organization designs.

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Interested in a More Specialized MS in Management?

Maybe you’re early on in your business career and are looking to gain knowledge in a niche area like operations analytics or supply chain? Our operations analytics management masters is geared toward those who have an innovative, analytical mindset that can be used to guide businesses through operations. Do you have a particular interest in what’s required to manage the distribution of goods and services? Check out our masters in supply chain management which prepares students for a career in managing global demands and participating in hands-on project management. Maybe you’re interested in how technical and business issues are related? A master’s degree in business administration will provide you the expertise in management, leadership, and organization as you solve real-world business problems.

Just Beginning Your College Search? Explore Our BS Options!

If you’re just starting to think about the ideal career and you have an interest in business management, our BS programs may be a good fit. Maybe you have a particular fascination with information technology as it pertains to computer tech, analyzing trends, and installing hardware and software. Our management information systems BS will immerse you in courses that explore business applications and information tech. Do you have an interest in technology, but are looking to combine business management and engineering to steer manufacturing, product development, and service delivery? Explore our BS in management engineering which provides undergraduates with in-depth knowledge of management principles. Maybe you’re a problem solver looking to grow as an analytical thinker and decision-maker. Our bachelor’s in business will prepare you to rise as a leader in tech-based organizations.

Already Pursuing a Major in Another Area of Study? Consider a Minor!

Whether you’re pursuing a bachelor’s in business and want to gain information technology skills with our minor in management information systems or you’re majoring in robotics engineering and want a business background with our business minor, you have the flexibility to choose the path that fits your interests. Our minors typically entail six courses and completion of a capstone project. Choose the business minor that best matches your career goals – it doesn’t have to directly relate to your major!