The Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers the unique advantage of providing an excellent analytical business education integrated with innovative technology and data-driven concepts. With a focus on the societal transformation that technology brings, Lally creates an environment that values impact, possibility, intellect, novelty, relevance, engagement, and support that gives graduates a competitive edge in leading global organizations. The AACSB accredits all business programs.
Undergraduates can obtain a Bachelors in Business Analytics, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, or Supply Chain Management. Graduate students can choose from various Masters programs, including Management, Technology Commercialization & Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management, Quantitative Finance & Risk Analytics, Business Analytics, and a Masters in Business Administration in Management. The MBA areas of concentration are Finance, Marketing – New Product Development, Technological Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, Management Information Systems, and Supply Chain Management. Accelerated combined programs include the B.S. + M.S., B.S. + MBA, B.S. + Juris Doctor, EngMBA (Engineering + MBA), and the new SciMBA (Science + MBA). To take it a step further, the Ph.D. in Management includes focused areas of research in Information Systems, Strategic Management, Operations Management, Finance & Accounting, Organization Behavior, and Marketing.
Many scholarships exist through the Institute for all business students, and MBA students can apply for Tau Beta Pi, women in entrepreneurship, management & technology, and financial technology fellowships. For an international immersion experience, students can study business all over the world in places like New South Wales, Copenhagen, Finland, France, Germany, Barcelona, and the United Kingdom.
A plethora of educational opportunities exist beyond the classroom that students must take full advantage of to prepare themselves for success in the marketplace. Lally works hard to connect students with exceptional faculty members and industry partners where they can conduct research and collaborate on projects. Internships and co-ops exist with companies like Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Proctor & Gamble, Bloomberg, and Oracle, and can lead to future employment.
Rensselaer supports entrepreneurship and provides business students the opportunity to create, develop, and implement new ideas through the Emerging Ventures Ecosystem and the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship. The Center provides mentorship, guidance, resources, programs, community connections, and an incubator for entrepreneurial ventures. It also supports competitions for students, including the Problem Pitch, Change the World Challenge, and the New York State Business Plan Competitions. Other Centers of Excellence provided by Rensselaer that benefit the professional development of business students are the Center for Financial Studies, Ethics in the Management of Emerging Technologies, and the Center for Supply Networks & Analytics.
Lally students benefit from participating in clubs like the Confucius Business Club, APICS Student Chapter, Lally Management Student Association, Investment Research Challenge Team, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Buttonwood Club, Women in Business Club, and the Masters’ Scholars Research Program. These groups help build leadership and relational skills, professional development, and community outreach opportunities.