The Business School

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The Business School at WPI bridges the worlds of business and technology to develop adaptive leaders who impact the world—all with a STEM focus. We are the business school for engineers, scientists, and change makers.

With a 150-year history of technological advancement, we live and breathe innovation. Guided by world-class faculty from academia and industry, you’ll graduate with the skills and real-world experience to advance your career, drive societal impacts, and enhance your organization’s goals and objectives.



Business Week 2023
Save the Date and Get Ready!

WPI Business Week 2023

October 30 - November 3, 2023 | WPI Main Campus

Hundreds of students, faculty, alumni and friends will take part in a week of events including dinners, socials, keynotes, lectures, moderated panels, and workshops that are designed to connect the classroom to the business world.

During this week, we'll welcome guest presenter/panelists in our regularly scheduled classrooms to enrich the learning experience for our students.

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Prepare for Your Next Career Move

Did you know WPI’s Business School offers several master’s degrees, varied certificates, and a STEM-focused MBA? You can even earn a PhD in business administration here. Our graduate programs offer business skills that come with an in-depth exploration and understanding of how to use technology to make business practices more relevant Your work will have greater impact than you ever thought possible.

Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase

Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase

A celebration of research, design, and creative theses—a requirement of every graduating senior through the Major Qualifying Project—takes place each spring on campus. Student teams representing all academic departments present their work to their faculty advisors, external sponsors, and the community-at-large, and the public is invited.

Want to leverage the power of business and STEM?

Whatever you decide to major in at WPI, taking advantage of all The Business School has to offer will only add to your skills and your relevance in the job market. We offer bachelor's degrees in business and also areas including industrial engineering and management engineering. Our graduates frequently move right into leadership programs upon graduation.

Ready to amplify your career options and impact?

A business education makes you a sought-after professional. Whether you're starting your undergraduate studies, earning a graduate degree, or seeking to improve your business skills, The Business School offers courses, minors, majors, certificates, and advanced degree programs that will make you more valuable in the job market.

Want to study with thought leaders?

Our faculty are on the cutting edge of industry practice and leadership and deliver an unsurpassed business education. Students gain advanced knowledge and are able to put what they learn into practice right away. With their mentorship, you'll have rapid career growth in areas where you'll make meaningful impact.

Want to make a meaningful impact?

Research at The Business School incorporates the valuable scientific and technological perspective the world needs right now. With this understanding business professionals like you make more informed decisions that have greater impact.

Meet Our Students

Samantha Arroyas ‘25
Samantha Arroyas ‘25
BS in Industrial Engineering

Samantha appreciates the challenges, opportunities, and growth that comes from being a student athlete on campus. [...]

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Alexse LaGuerre ‘25
Alexse LaGuerre ‘25
BS in Management Information Systems

Alexse’s work within the WPI and greater Worcester communities makes an impact for all. [...]

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Katelyn Tropeano ’24
Katelyn Tropeano ’24
BS in Business, MS in Business Management

Katelyn appreciates all the ways she can get involved with the WPI community.  [...]

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Brianna Ankstitus ‘23
Brianna Ankstitus ‘23
BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Management

Brianna combines her love of music with pursuing her career goals in engineering and business. [...]

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Zoe Januszewski '22
Zoe Januszewski '22
BS, Industrial Engineering

When COVID-19 hit, Zoe Januszewski put her WPI education to work—that is, by quick-thinking, adapting, collaborating, and problem-solving.  [...]

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Celina Perino '22 (MS)
Celina Perino '22 (MS)
MS, Management

Celina is combining her engineering background with a love of business for a degree that allows her to merge both interests[...]

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Joseph Sarkis

Faculty Snapshot

Find out what this professor of management in The Business School keeps in his office. 

In the Business of Healthcare Solutions

As part of her Major Qualifying Project, Kaija Gisolfi-McCready helped develop a solution to bring blood pressure monitors to pregnant women in Ghana.

Alumni Feature: A Hunger Satisfied

Once an underprivileged teenager with audacious dreams, Misael Diaz defines his own destiny and finds success as an entrepreneur and leadership coach.

Faculty Snapshot: Professor Kenny Ching

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship of The Business School

From WPI's University Magazine


ChatGPT: Revolutionary Tech or Pandora’s Box?

WPI experts weigh in on what should excite and alarm us about large-language models.

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Tackling FinTech Projects on Wall Street—and Everywhere Else

The Wall Street/FinTech Project Center uses technology that improves the delivery and use of financial services for companies, business owners, and consumers. 


Q&A: Rosanna Garcia, Paul R. Beswick Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Professor Garcia answers questions about the entrepreneurial culture of WPI.

Donor Profile

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Catherine Culnane '84 and Patrick Torosian

Scholarship addresses barriers to women in technical careers

Inaugural FFEA US Conference

Fintech for Inclusivity, Growth, and the Future

Future Finance and Economics Association & Worcester Polytechnic Institute

October 19 - 21, 2023

WPI Campus

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA, USA

Click here to learn more about and register for this conference 

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