Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
M.B.A.
M.S. in Information Technology
M.S. in Marketing & Technological Innovation
M.S. in Management
M.S. in Operations Design & Leadership
School awards MBAs Yes
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

WPI's focus is on integrating business and technology to develop innovative and entrepreneurial leaders for a global, technological world. Students can pursue their degree through a variety of class formats: blended classes, face to face and a blended cohort.

School type Private
Terms Semester
AACSB accredited Yes
ACBSP accredited No
IACBE accredited No

Program Offerings

Online master's in business degree programs 5
Concentrations offered
E-commerce Marketing
Entrepreneurship Management Information Systems
Finance Production/Operations Management
General Management Supply Chain Management/Logistics
Industrial Management Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research
Leadership Technology
Manufacturing and Technology Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 23
International business courses paired with residencies outside U.S. Yes

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11 full-time; 11 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 82% full-time; 55% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 5
Average experience teaching online courses 10 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 10 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 19
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All
Dedicated business school career center No
Access to same career services as on-campus business students Yes

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 4.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3.5 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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