The Business School at WPI: For Engineers, Scientists, and Changemakers
The WPI Business School is a STEM-focused school that bridges the worlds of business and technology to develop adaptive leaders who impact the world. We are the business school for engineers, scientists, and changemakers.
WPI: A Global Education Leader
WPI was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. Today, WPI holds firm to its founding mission to provide an education that balances theory with practice. Among our alumni are the inventors of technologies such as liquid-fueled rockets, stainless steel, and Siri.
The university’s curriculum features a flexible, rigorous program that is project-based and globally engaged, aimed at quality experience and a positive impact for the communities it partners with. WPI faculty members work with students on interdisciplinary research seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems, both on campus and at more than 50 project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
WPI transforms lives, turns knowledge into action to confront global challenges, and revolutionizes STEM through distinctive and inclusive education, projects, and research.
Respect: We treat others with dignity at all times. We embrace expertise, including that earned through both education and lived experience. As global citizens, we respect our natural environment and acknowledge the responsibility we all have to develop and disseminate sustainable stewardship practices for our planet. We are committed to building a workplace and a campus where all can contribute, where all voices are valued, and where we engage and communicate with care and professionalism.
Community: We work from a collective vision and purpose to break down barriers to advancing our mission. We embrace opportunities to work collaboratively across disciplines, backgrounds, and organizations to craft better solutions to global and local challenges. We engage diverse perspectives to advance the university to greater heights. We embrace a true spirit of partnership to advance our shared mission, actively seeking partners across our campus and beyond as we commit to elevating our impact.
Inclusion: We seek a campus where everyone feels a sense of belonging and all can thrive. We respect the differences and the complex identities of each member of our community. We are courageous in our efforts to reduce systemic barriers to success for minoritized groups. We promote and support diversity while actively working to advance equity on our campus and beyond.
Innovation: We commit to creating value in all that we do. We approach challenges with the creativity and resilience to make change where it is needed. We act as catalysts to make the world better. We embrace and celebrate learning for all. We act ethically, recognizing how innovation affects different populations by creating learning environments that reflect a broad diversity of experiences, perspectives, and identities.
Achievement: We are intentional in creating great experiences and results for all students while embracing the importance of balance and well-being. We are outcomes-focused and are committed to creating positive social change through our work. We tackle the world's great problems with innovative solutions born from diverse perspectives. We recognize and celebrate successes and proudly learn from failures.