From the School

The Lally School of Management was founded in 1963 as an integral part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Building on Rensselaer's heritage of more than 190 years of leadership in science and engineering, the Lally School develops technologically-savvy, entrepreneurial business leaders who can initiate and guide innovation for commercial success. All programs enable the next generation of business leaders to combine their passion for technology with the management ability to succeed in today's challenging global marketplace.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
36
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.35
Years Work Experience
3
Average Age
24

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
538 - 615
GPA
3.24 - 3.53

Deadlines


Round 1
November 15

Round 2
January 1

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Other Factors

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
41

76
Full-time
29
Female
24
Part-time
8
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management and Technology offers numerous graduate business programs with a strong focus on technology and close ties to the Northeast business community. For hard-working students, Lally’s MBA is fast-paced and efficient: taking a full course load, required credit hours can be completed in a mere twelve months. Those who want to tailor their degree or make a career change can pursue a specialization module in addition to core courses, but they’ll still have a diploma within seventeen to twenty-four months. (Currently, the school offers optional specializations in entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, marketing, and new product development, business analytics, and supply chain management.) For local professionals, Lally also offers a flexible full-time MBA. In addition, the school operates numerous master ’s programs in related business fields, such as an MS in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics, an MS in Business Analyltics, an MS in Supply Chain, and an MS in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. These specialized programs “raise the level of the MBA program by exposing MBA students to other advanced disciplines and specializations so that MBA students, upon graduation, are already familiar with working with field specialists such as financial engineers.”“The faculty is fantastic” at Rensselaer, and “small class sizes help [students] take advantage of their experience and research.” While “professors and classes get an A-plus,” students say Rensselaer ’s “administration gets a C-plus.” Overseen by “a multi-layer bureaucracy,” there can be plenty of red tape. Fortunately, the personnel at the business school are approachable and friendly. “The administrators understand the issues that students have and are very patient and understanding, and go above and beyond to help students.”

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
Product Management
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Supply Chain Management

Specialities of Faculty


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
1. MGMT 6060 - Business Implications of Emerging Technologies I ________________________________________ This course investigates the business dimensions of major technological advances, highlighting how industry structures and organization, the dynamics of competition, patterns of innovation, operational decisions, and financial investment are all influenced by various types of technical breakthrough. Students also get to explore the interplay between emerging technology development and commercialization. The challenges associated with intellectual property protection and utilization, as well as the socio-economic and ethical dimensions of new technology adoption, are explored. Each year, a different set of key technologies will be examined and analyzed. 2. MGMT 7750 - Global Business and Social Responsibility ________________________________________ The course examines different responses of American, European and Asian firms to a global economy, within an historic and evolving context. Models of economic, social, political, technological, and national development will be introduced. Various conflicting demands of national governments, interest groups, corporations, unions, NGOs and consumers are often expressed in terms of ethical and social responsibility. Cases will be analyzed in terms of models of global business practices and conflicting claims will be critically evaluated.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
All managers must confront an economic environment that was unthinkable a few years ago. There are a significant number of system- level complex societal problems (such as climate change, scarcity of water, health care, international financial infrastructure issues, and energy dependence and poverty) that require an entrepreneurial mindset capable of managing with an orientation towards long-term quality of life and concern about the life cycle of a company?s product or service and how it contributes to value for the company?s customers, employees, and community as well as to its own success. The MS/MBA sustainability concentration aims to equip students to balance business and economic considerations with environmental resource issues, including ever-changing laws and regulations and apply an entrepreneurial business mindset to complex social and economic problems.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Within the MBA program, which has 4 electives, students are able to take advantage of this flexibility and take courses outside the business school, given the appropriate background, in areas such as environmental engineering, environmental economics, and others.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Every member of the Rensselaer community has an opportunity to actively participate in environmental initiatives and education.

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$73,571
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
82%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
56%
Graduate Facilitated
44%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

67%
Other
22%
Consulting
11%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

67%
Northeast
11%
International
11%
Southwest
11%
West

Students Say

Lally’s Career Services Team manages a comprehensive suite of workshops, professional development tools, and a portfolio of employment opportunities. The Career Team also oversees employer information sessions, MBA career panels, and trips to New York City and Boston to meet with alumni and provide career shadowing opportunities. Lally has a strong reputation in the local region, and students find that the “alumni [were] extremely helpful during my career search!”

Companies that have recently recruited at Lally include Accenture, American Express, Albany Molecular Research Corporation, Bank of America, Blue Slate Solutions, Boeing, Citigroup, Clorox, Deloitte, ECG Consulting Group, Foster Miller, General Electric, Honeywell, IBM, Microsoft, Mimeo.com, Phillips, Proctor & Gamble, United Technologies, and Xerox. More than 40 percent of graduates stay in the Northeast region.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 67% $73,500 $78,250 $65,000 $101,000
Consulting 22% $72,000 $72,000 $49,000 $95,000
General Management 11%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 23%
Manufacturing 22% $73,500 $73,500 $70,000 $77,000
Consulting 11%
Consumer Products 11%
Financial Services 11%
Petroleum / Energy 11%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 11%

Prominent Alumni

George M. Low '48
NASA administrator who headed the Apollo program

James Q. Crowe '72
Founder and Builder of telecom industry companies

Denis Tito '64
Founder of Wilshire Associates

Ray Tomlinson '63
Inventor of email in 1971

Marcian E. "Ted" Hoff
Inventor of microprocessor

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
May 15

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$54,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$54,000
Fees (In-State)
$2,694
Fees (Out-State)
$2,694

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$2,250
Tuition (Out-State)
$2,250

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$14,662
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$14,662
Academic Expenses
$2,950

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
31
Part Time
3%

Foreign Countries Represented
3

Demographics

14.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
9.00%
International

42% female
58% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

The full-time MBA program at Lally comprises “roughly fifteen hours per week in class,” plus another twenty to twenty-five hours per week doing homework, projects, and readings. Stimulated by the team-oriented curriculum, “study groups emerge between students, and project teams learn to work with each other and spend time together outside of the classroom.” Beyond academics, students also might get together for mingling and career development opportunities. In particular, “The Graduate Management Student Association does a great job organizing social and networking events.”

The MBA program is targeted at those with work experience, but also considers those coming direct from RPI or other undergraduate programs. It is easy to participate in the multitude of activities on the larger Rensselaer campus. For example, a current MBA can- didate tells us, “I am involved in multiple performing arts groups, including Sheer Idiocy, the improvisational comedy troupe; WRPI, the college radio station; and The Players, the traditional theater organization. I am also the Student Outreach Coordinator for the Admissions Office.” Not everyone, however, gets so involved in campus life. At Lally, “some students are detached from the program, but others are very engaged and make the experience very good.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Charlieann Chacon
Associate Director, Graduate Admissions

Address
110 Eighth St.
Troy, NY 12180-3590
United States

Phone
518-276-6565

Fax
518-276-4072

Email
lallygrad@rpi.edu


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