Learn to lead at the intersection of business and technology with a Master of Science in Management degree 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 program offers you the flexibility to tailor a course of study to your interests and career objectives. The 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. While many students find the MS 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.
This program is designed for students who are looking for ultimate flexibility. MSMG students must complete at least four of the following required courses:
- Financial Intelligence for Strategic Decision Making
- Business Law, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Financial Information and Management
- Economics for Managers
- Innovating with Information Systems
- Marketing Management
- Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in Complex Organizations
- Analyzing and Designing Operations to Create Value
- Interpersonal and Leadership Skills
Students round out their program with electives to total ten courses for the degree. For electives, refer to the Graduate Catalog.
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.
My courses aim to develop expertise in financial decision-making by focusing on frequently used financial accounting information and the conceptual framework for managing financial problems. Students are introduced to the accounting and financial concepts, and principles and methods for preparing, analyzing and evaluating financial information. The overall objectives are to manage financial resources of a business enterprise and to make investment decisions.
Upon completion of my undergraduate studies, I worked in the health insurance industry in the United States. I was fortunate to later study and teach in the United Kingdom at leading research institutions; my PhD was awarded by Durham University and I taught at the University of Leeds. A recurring theme in my research is the identification and plausible quantification of forces that drive fluctuations in asset prices. One of the nodes in this research is deciphering whether a trade-off between risk and return manifests in the movement of asset prices.
The MS in Management prepares you to deliver solutions in ever-changing business environments. Visit WPI’s Career Development Center.