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Lally School of Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Troy, NY
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 50%50%
    student ratio
  • 218
    total students
  • $45,100 | $45,100
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lally School of Management

The Lally School of Management is the business school of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a top-ranked science and engineering school, and the first technological university in the United States.

The Lally M.B.A.

Lally M.B.A. program students share a passion for technology and are looking to integrate management skills into their already strong skill sets.

Lally's connection to Rensselaer's world-class technological heritage makes its M.B.A. program unique in the management of technology and the technologies of management. Building on Rensselaer's leadership in science and engineering, Lally's M.B.A. program focuses on the strategic management of technology, on leveraging technology for improved managerial decision making, and on creating value through innovation and entrepreneurship. A Lally M.B.A. provides not only a strong business foundation, but also offers much more -- a mindset of how to think in innovative ways and create value for the marketplace.

The streamlined, full-time M.B.A. program allows students to earn their M.B.A. degrees in 1 year. This intensive, accelerated program will stretch participants' imaginations and creativity, and prepare them to lead in tomorrow's business world.

Based on experiential learning, a project-based curriculum, and community and industry interaction, the Lally M.B.A. program emphasizes a partnership that will truly transform student and corporate leaders. The program offers students the opportunity to receive personalized attention while developing relevant skills such as business communication, negotiation, and team building. Students have the ability to tailor their career plans through Lally's career support services and mentoring network of community members and alumni. The strong emphasis on technology management and entrepreneurship enables students to become creative, strategic thinkers who are well-equipped to contribute to the world of business and technology.

Lally's M.S. in Management Degree Program and Concentrations

Lally offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Management degree program to students who may have technical backgrounds and are seeking to build a foundational understanding of the world of business. Students with little to no work experience will benefit highly from this degree. As they prepare to enter the workforce in a technical field, understanding the organizational and competitive context in which they are operating will provide them with a grounded perspective to help make relevant, smart decisions, and to operate as influential contributors to their employers.

The M.S. in Management degree program is structured as 6 core courses and 4 elective courses. Electives can be grouped to form concentrations, or can be mixed across concentrations. Seven concentration areas are offered, including:

- Business analytics

- Finance

- International business

- Management information systems

- Marketing and new product development

- Supply chain management

- Technological entrepreneurship

The M.S. in Management degree program prepares students to enter the business world in which technology of any kind (eg. life sciences, material sciences, information technology, or engineering) drives competition.

What makes Lally Different?

Lally's curriculum provides its graduates not only with relevant business skills, but also with critical expertise in launching, running, and growing successful businesses. Lally's integrative coursework reflects how businesses manage their innovation processes. This knowledge is applied to industry-focused classroom projects in courses such as: "Creating and Managing an Enterprise"; "Business Implications of Emerging Technologies"; "Networks, Innovation, and Value Creation"; "Design, Manufacturing, and Marketing"; "Commercializing Advanced Technology"; "Corporate Entrepreneurship"; and "Strategy, Technology and Competition." In addition, Lally offers a number of concentrations in which analytical technics are used to inform strategy and decision making.

Small Classes Offer Personalized Learning

At Lally, students can get the best of both worlds. In Lally's M.B.A. program classes, surrounded by the labs of a world-class research university, students are immersed in an environment that is challenging and technical, but that is also remarkably diverse and collaborative. Lally's M.B.A. program offers personal attention. Students get to know their professors and their classmates well, and through those relationships they develop teamwork and mentoring skills. Much of the work in the M.B.A. and M.S. programs is real-world and project based, enabling students to apply classroom learning immediately.

The "Innovation Ecosystem"

At Lally, there is an environment where ideas thrive, and where students can experiment, learn, and develop new ventures. Lally students can explore new technologies, create businesses, and commercialize new products and technologies while earning their degrees. Lally offers a network of support and mentoring at every step of the business innovation. Its specialized programs include a concentration in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship, Idea2Business, and the TechLaunch Pad. The Emerging Ventures Ecosystem (EVE) accelerates the growth of new businesses and boosts the transfer of scientific and technology breakthroughs from the laboratory and classroom to the marketplace, for social and economic impact.

Links with a World-Class Technology and Innovation University

Lally connects students to the Rensselaer 'powerhouse' of innovation -- a university with a track record of over 180 years of invention, and a well-established tradition of commercializing technology. Rensselaer boasts a long history of educating science and engineering pioneers, including the inventor of the Ferris Wheel, the builder of the Brooklyn Bridge, the manager of NASA's Apollo Space Program, and the founder of NVIDIA. Recent research achievements include research in several nanoscale areas, infrastructure interdependence, and lighting research.

Connection to a Global Network

Lally welcomes a truly international student body. Upon graduation, Lally graduates become part of the network of more than 95,000 successful Rensselaer alumni worldwide.

A Variety of Financial Aid Programs

Lally offers competitive financial aid packages to all applicants. Lally also has special scholarships and competitions such as the Herman Fellowship for Women in Entrepreneurship, and the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Programs for qualified U.S. Military personnel.

Lally is looking for professionals with technology backgrounds or working in technical professions who want to take their careers to the next level. Many of Lally's students have backgrounds in engineering, IT, or the sciences; others are experienced users and marketers of technology applied to diverse fields such as finance, marketing, media, manufacturing or construction.

For students who are technically savvy, strategic problem solvers who are seeking unique M.B.A. or M.S. Management degree experiences, the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer is the perfect place.

Location & Contact

Lally School of Management

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
United States

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 518-276-6216

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Business Administration And Management Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 114
    • Doctoral Degrees 8
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 744
    • Accepted 300
    • Acceptance Rate 40
    • Enrolled 140
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or GRE
    • Doctoral's DegreesGMAT or GRE
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 570 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$45,100
    • Out-of-state tuition *$45,100
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,983.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 1
    • Types of financial support availableScholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students218
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students218
    • Part-time Percentage14%
    • Full-time Percentage86%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian75%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian9%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races5%
    • Unknown5%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty57
    • Full-time Percentage93%
    • Part-time Percentage7%
    • Female Percentage23%
    • Male Percentage77%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBusiness analytics; quantitative finance and risk analytics ; management; supply chain management; technology commercialization and entrepreneurship
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$727,740





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