The Business School at WPI Making STEM-Focused Graduate Programs More Accessible to Meet Market Demands


The Business School

The Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) today announced a new initiative to improve the accessibility of its graduate programs and meet growing market demands. Under the initiative, tuition for certain programs is being streamlined and reduced. These changes are being implemented as part of a larger effort under WPI’s 2021-2026 strategic plan “Lead with Purpose” which directly addresses issues of accessibility and affordability to support a thriving community of diverse learners and doers.

“In this increasingly competitive business world, there is a pressing need for STEM professionals who also have strong business acumen and management skills,” says Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson, dean of The Business School at WPI.

Data from the Future of Jobs Survey conducted by the World Economic Forum in 2020 shows that the top 20 growing job occupations require a mix of technology and business skills. These roles include data analysts and scientists, business development professionals, and FinTech engineers. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that STEM occupations will see an 11 percent increase by 2030.

“This initiative will enable a greater number of students to access our graduate programs, see a return on their investment even sooner, and be well positioned to advance their careers," adds Jackson.

Among its graduate programs, The Business School offers a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Science degrees in Business Analytics, Innovation with User Experience, Information Technology, and Operations and Supply Chain Analytics.

A leader in STEM education and research, WPI recognizes that technology and business are inextricably linked. And as the home of the business school for engineers and scientists, WPI is preparing students with the management skills needed to become leaders in their fields and take tomorrow’s innovations to market.

The new tuition rates are currently in effect and will also apply to current students.will also apply to current students.

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