Program in Management (MBA) Lally School of Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program in Management (MBA) Lally School of Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
3 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lally School of Management & Technology

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

Lally MBA 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 MBA program unique in the management of technology and the technologies of management. Building on Rensselaer's leadership in science and engineering, Lally's MBA 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 MBA 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.

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 MBA 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 MBA 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 MBA courses is real-world and project based, enabling students to apply classroom learning immediately.

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 160 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 Program, and the founder of NVIDIA. Recent research achievements include research in several nanoscale areas, infrastructure interdependence, and lighting research.

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.

A Unique, Intensive MBA Program

The Lally School offers a streamlined, full-time MBA program that allows students to earn their MBAs in one year. This intensive, accelerated program will stretch participant's 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 School MBA program emphasizes a partnership that will truly transform student and corporate leaders. The program offers 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.

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 US 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 a unique MBA experience, the Lally School of Management &Technology at Rensselaer is the perfect place.

Location & Contact

Program in Management (MBA)

Lally School of Management
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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

Dr. Gina O'Connor

Associate Dean, Lally School of Management

Phone: 518-276-6842

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 518-276-6216

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Management Of Technology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 63
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • 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? No
    • 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


42% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 240
    • Accepted 102
    • Acceptance Rate 42
    • Enrolled 28
  • 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, TOEFL (minimum score 600 paper-based; 100 iBT), IELTS (minimum score 7.0), or PTE (minimum score 68) for PhD

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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 Students65
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students65
    • Part-time Percentage15%
    • Full-time Percentage85%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American13%
    • White / Caucasian53%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian20%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races7%
    • Unknown7%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty79
    • Full-time Percentage87%
    • Part-time Percentage13%
    • Female Percentage23%
    • Male Percentage77%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBusiness analytics; finance, financial engineering and risk analytics; innovation and technological entrepreneurship; management; management of information systems; new product development and marketing; supply chain management; technology commercialization and entrepreneurship; accounting; information systems; marketing; operations management; organization behavior; strategic management
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$863,236