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 Graduate Course Catalog





Capstone: The CEO (MBA7201) Complementing the Strategy course and integrated with it, the Evening MBA capstone course is focused on the job, perspective, and agenda of the CEO because the CEO is ultimately responsible for a company’s strategy and its overall performance. It is also an occasion for students to draw upon the knowledge gained from other core and elective courses taken in the program. MBA7201 has 7 face-to-face sessions and a Saturday session held on Saturday, TBA 9:00AM-12:00PM. MBA7201 is part of Cluster F and must be taken with MOB7202 during the same semester unless otherwise waived from the course through completion of MOB8400. All of the courses in Cluster F must be taken at the same location. The integrated session will take place on Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 AM to Noon. The prerequisites for MBA7201 are MOB7200, EPS7200, ACC7200, ECN7200, MKT7200, QTM7200, OPS7200, ACC7201, ECN7201, MIS7200, MOB7201, LAW7200, and FIN7200 or ACC7000 & FIN7000 & ACC7010 & OPS7000 & ECN7000 & MKT7000 & MOB7010 & MIS7500 & EPS8150 & QTM7010 & QTM8200 & ECN8200 & LAW8200 & MOB8100 or MBA8500 & MBA8510 & MBA8520 & MBA8530 & QTM8400 & LAW8200 & ECN8200 & EPS8150 & MOB8100. MBA7201 is equivalent to MOB8400 Competitive Environment and Strategy.


Babson Consulting Alliance Program One of Babson's signature learning experiences is the Babson Consulting Alliance Program (BCAP). BCAP plays an integral role in helping students integrate their classroom knowledge into sound business practices. First-year MBA candidates are matched with alliance companies from industries in which they have expressed a career interest. Guided by an advisor, BCAP teams work directly with company representatives to complete a project. The BCAP project is designed to address specific alliance company needs and will focus on solutions to real business problems. Past projects have focused on topics such as market segmentation, organizational design, performance measurement, activity analysis, and costing skills that are developed in the MBA curriculum. Typically the project concludes with a written report and a presentation with recommendations from the team to company executives. Babson's context of experiential learning involves a three part accountability structure: Peer group learning, an academic advisor and curriculum, and a client sponsor.


MFE 7500 Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) *****THIS COURSE REQUIRES ACCEPTANCE INTO THE MCFE PROGRAM, Registration is Manual for students who have been accepted into the program****** Course description: The MCFE Program is designed to link the business and investment community with Babson College students through a consulting team project. Graduate Students work in teams of three to five people, supported by a faculty advisor with the objective of examining an actual business or investment situation. The assignments take place in a variety of business environments which have included Fortune 500 companies, growth companies, venture capital firms, hedge funds and large and small investment companies. The team projects cover approximately 14 weeks during the fall or spring semester, with students earning three credits. At the conclusion of the project, the MCFE team's findings and recommendations are presented to the sponsoring company in a detailed, written report and oral presentation. The program provides students with an opportunity to apply their classroom-based learning to real-world business issues and investment situations where they and their partnering companies gain value as well as exposure to new opportunities, innovative solutions and resources. It also provides a unique perspective for anyone interested in either the investment (investment banking, traditional asset management or hedge fund, venture capital/private equity and private wealth management), corporate finance or consulting area. Prerequisite: Permission from the Graduate Office of Experiential Learning


MFE7510 Managing the Consulting Experience *****THIS COURSE REQUIRES ACCEPTANCE INTO THE Project Management/MCFE PROGRAM, Registration is Manual for students who have been accepted into the program***************** The course integrates class work as a Project Manager and hands-on management experience at the same time. As a project manager you will be in charge of a team of three to five undergraduate students working on a Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) project for a local not-for-profit organization. Students will be responsible for managing the entire consulting experience, which will require them to use a variety of skill sets (e.g. project management, team building, performance management, planning) that will vary based on your team's needs and the deliverables required by the company. While you will not be an active team member performing the day-to-day tasks, your responsibility will be to manage the team towards final delivery of the project to the client. This course will provide valuable hands-on management experience that cannot be acquired in a classroom setting alone. Prerequisite: Permission of Experiential Learning Programs Assistant Director


EPS7565 - BABSON-OLIN SCOPE This course permits students to conduct a business analysis for an engineering design project. Babson graduate students work with Olin College of Engineering students who are assigned to Senior Consulting Program for Engineering (SCOPE) projects. SCOPE projects are year long engineering design team projects sponsored by companies, government or the community. Design teams work to solve a current problem of significant interest (See SCOPE Handbook for details).