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​Core Curriculum

How do you create economic and social value in an ever-changing global economy? You balance creativity with analysis. You have an agility that enables you to pivot goals. And you have an uncanny ability to identify and create opportunities.

At Babson, you’ll develop and build on these skills throughout the MBA program.

Skills you need—and employers want

You’ll develop the lifelong skills you need to succeed throughout your professional and personal life. It’s this balance of leadership, management, team building, and people skills that will give you a career advantage in any industry or job function.

Capstone Course

The Babson MBA Capstone course is uniquely designe​d for each of the four programs. The course gives you the chance to apply everything you’ve learned throughout the core curriculum, preparing you to manage in the midst of ambiguity.

Signature Learning Experiences (SLE)

SLEs at Babson are one-of-a-kind courses and educational activities that let you take what you learn in the classroom, and apply it to real business situations.

Blended into the curriculum, these experiences give you the chance to practice entrepreneurial decision making. Managing Talent: Your Own and Others, one such course, develops your ability to assess and grow your own skills, as well as identify and develop talent in others.


 MBA Core Curriculum by Program

Our unified core curriculum is offered across all four MBA delivery models. Learn more about what the core curriculum looks like for each program.​

Course Topics

  • Accounting
  • Data Analysis and Modeling
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • IT and Social Media
  • Law
  • Managing Organizations and People
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Technology and Operations

"It was very interesting how all students we interviewed were prepared to des​cribe their strengths and weaknesses and really expressed them in an authentic way and with great examples. We learned that all students took [Managing Talent: Your Own and Others] course where they were exposed to self-assessment tools that helped them to get feedback on their performance."

– Pia Ostos M’12
Associate Manager
Global Marketing at Hasbro