Upcoming Start Dates

MSBA January 12, 2022
MSIT January 12, 2022
MBA January 12, 2022

Admissions Requirements

We are looking for determined and passionate students whom we can help reach the next level in their careers.

For all online degrees in the WPI Business School, we require:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
    • All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a recommended undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Undergraduate GPAs below 3.0 will be considered based on the strength of other aspects of your application.
  • For the MSBA, we also require:

    • A background in statistics and finance/accounting

    For the MSIT, we also require:

    • At least one computer programming course with a grade of B or better

    For the MBA, we also require:

    • A minimum of two years of post-graduate work experience

    If an applicant doesn’t meet the standard requirements, exceptions may be considered. The WPI Business School admissions committee will review all files.

    No application fee is required. We want applicants to focus solely on putting their best foot forward in their submission packet. Because of this, we don’t require any fee to apply.

    These general standards apply to all students—domestic and international. There are some additional requirements that apply to international applicants.

    If you have any questions about the application process or your materials, an enrollment representative is available to help anytime. To get in touch, email onlinebusiness@wpi.edu or call 877-974-6391.


    Application Materials

    Review the following requirements to ensure you submit a complete application:

    Application

    Start the application process here. If you don’t have all the materials prepared right now, you can save and continue working on your submission at any time.

    Resume/CV

    Showcase your current and previous professional and academic experience, including any prerequisite coursework you’ve taken, and list any relevant certifications, achievements, and/or awards you’ve earned.

    Two Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of professional recommendation are required, three are preferred. The letters should come either from individuals you have worked with who can comment on your qualifications for pursuing graduate study. Please invite your recommenders to submit their letters electronically via the online application.

    Statement of Purpose

    Our Graduate Admissions team wants to know what your short and long-term career goals are and how WPI Business School will assist you in attaining them. In no more than one to two pages, or about 800 words, tell us about your trajectory. How did you get to this point in your career? Where do you want your career to go? And how will a degree from WPI help you get there? If there is additional information you would like the committee to know, you can also upload a supplemental essay in supporting documents.

    Transcripts for All Post-Secondary Colleges or Universities

    Transcripts are accepted electronically only. When completing the application, students must upload a copy of their transcripts in order to move forward in the application process.


    Ready to Submit?

    You may submit your application anytime before the deadline. A completed submission includes all required supplemental materials. If you have any questions about application materials or how to submit, feel free to contact an enrollment representative at 877-974-6391 or by emailing onlinebusiness@wpi.edu. You can expect to receive an admissions decision within 10 business days following submission of your application and supporting documents.