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Location: United States of America
Type of program: MBA
Study pace: Part-time

Program description

WPI

Technology MBA


The WPI curriculum merges theory and practice. It's progressive, transformative, and shaped by the new economy. Understanding management principles within the technological environment is at the core of everything we teach and all of our research. Our faculty bring a wealth of academic and professional experience to the classroom, while our students come with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of knowledge. It's a unique learning environment that gives WPI Technology MBA students an edge in a fast-changing world. Our graduates aren't just studying the future of business-they're defining it.

At the center of this 49-credit hour program is a curriculum foundation in fundamental business disciplines, a core that integrates these principles, and the freedom to choose electives that further your own goals in the management of technology. Every course in the Technology MBA program is taught from a technological perspective.

In keeping with our history as a technological university, WPI offers MBA specialization areas that allow students to focus in the most challenging areas of business today. By choosing sets of electives to round out their foundation and core courses, Technology MBA students can concentrate in the following areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Security Management
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Process Design
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technological Innovation
  • Technology Marketing

In addition to these specialization areas, Technology MBA students are free to choose from over 100 graduate electives each semester from other departments. It is possible, for example, to include courses from Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or many other departments, if students feel such courses would contribute to their goals. Thesis and directed study options are also available for students to pursue research interests with faculty members.

Learning is a hands-on experience at WPI. That's why all Technology MBA students undertake a Graduate Qualifying Project (GQP), where students analyze real problems for real organizations, and come up with practical solutions that make a real difference. Decision-making impacts many different business areas; the GQP gives students an opportunity to use all the skills developed throughout their MBA program.

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Admissions

In keeping with our focus on the Management of Technology, we look for candidates that have a high likelihood of success in a challenging, technology-focused management program, based on their academic and professional records. We also look for candidates whose aspirations are in line with the focus of the specific program to which they are applying.

Applicants should have the analytic aptitude and academic preparation necessary to complete a technology-oriented management program. This includes a minimum of three semesters of college-level math or two semesters of college-level calculus. Applicants are also required to have an understanding of computer systems.

Expenses / Tuition Fees

Graduate studies tuition at WPI is assessed per credit hour. Tuition due each semester is based on the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled. The current rate of tuition for the 2008-09 academic year is $1089 per credit hour. At this rate, the total tuition for each of our graduate management programs is as follows:

MBA (49 credit hours): $53,361

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Founded in 1865, WPI is the third-oldest technological university in the United States and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the country by U.S.News & World Report. Our 80-acre, picturesque New England campus is located in the heart...


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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

100 Institute Road
MA 01609 Worcester

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