Master's in Management

Master of Science

Value Proposition Description

Degree Note: The Master's of Science in Management from The Business School is only offered to students who pursue WPI's BS/MS Program.

Learn to lead at the intersection of business and technology with a master's 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.


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. MS in Management students participate in integrated core classes that combine principles of finance, business law, marketing, IT, operations, and leadership.

Plan of Study

Master of Science in management students complete the following eight core courses:

  • BUS 500 Business Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • ETR 593 Tech Commercialization; Theory, Strategy, and Practice
  • FIN 500 Financial Management
  • MIS 584 Business Intelligence
  • MKT 500 Marketing Management
  • OBC 505 Teaming and Organizing for Innovation 
  • OBC 506 Leadership
  • OIE 501 Operations Management

Students round out their program with two graduate electives which may come either from inside or outside the Business School. 


Graduate Studies Series

Team members from Graduate & Professional Studies host quick and convenient webinars designed to highlight popular topics when starting grad school. Take a deep dive into specific areas of interest such as how to secure funding, how to ace your application, an overview of student services, and more!

Featured Faculty

Michael Elmes
Professor, The Business School

Phone: +1 (508) 8315182

Since arriving at WPI in 1990, I have had the great pleasure of teaching a variety of organization studies undergraduate and graduate courses, engaging in organization studies research and theory development, and offering service to the university, the Business School, and my field. With respect to teaching, I have framed my role in the classroom as helping technically-minded students become more cognizant and mindful of themselves and of the human and behavioral dimensions of organization life. I engage students via experiential methods including digital storytelling, ...

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Student Spotlight

Elitumaini Swai '23, MS
Elitumaini Swai '23, MS
BS Chemical Engineering, MS Management

Elitumaini is looking to make a difference in her home country - inspiring the next generation of STEM students. [...]

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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 and supply chain analytics 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? The program 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.

Looking for All Our Undergrad Offerings? Let Us Point You in the Right Direction

Are you interested in business management, but you’re looking for something a little different? Check out our additional BS programs. Do you have a particular fascination with information technology including 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!