The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Business School today announced a new initiative to improve the accessibility of its graduate programs and meet growing market demand. Under this initiative, tuition fees for certain programs have been streamlined and reduced. These changes are being implemented as part of a larger effort under WPI’s 2021-2026 strategic plan, “Lead with Purpose.” It directly addresses accessibility and affordability issues to support a thriving community of diverse learners and practitioners.
“In this increasingly competitive business world, there is an urgent need for STEM professionals with strong business acumen and management skills,” said Reverend Debora Jackson, Dean of WPI’s Business School. says.
data from future work survey A study conducted by the World Economic Forum in 2020 showed that the top 20 growing occupations require a combination 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) predicts that STEM occupations will grow 11% by 2030.
“This initiative will allow more students to access graduate programs, provide an even faster return on investment, and put them in a better position to advance their careers,” Jackson adds.
Among its graduate programs, the business school offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics, User Experience Innovation, Information Technology, and Operations and Supply Chain Analytics.
As a leader in STEM education and research, WPI recognizes that technology and business go hand in hand. And as the home of a business school for engineers and scientists, WPI equips students with the management skills they need to become leaders in their fields and bring tomorrow’s innovations to market.
The new tuition fees are in effect now and apply to current students as well. Also applies to current students.
For more information about WPI’s business schools, visit https://www.wpi.edu/academics/business.