The Babson MBA curriculum integrates deep functional knowledge across disciplines with an entrepreneurial mindset.
For students who want to further focus academic interests and career planning, the six concentrations offered reflect areas of significant importance in the 21st century global economy. Requirements for the concentrations range from 9 to 12 credits, and will be designated upon completion on your official transcript. Please note: those exploring the Blended Learning program and considering a concentration, should talk with Graduate Admissions as the program structure limits the option to pursue a concentration.
Designed to provide advanced skills and techniques that can be applied to discipline-specific and more general business problems, this concentration prepares students for careers in organizations of all types and sizes that require decision making built on an analytical foundation.
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The Entrepreneurship concentration focuses on creating, identifying, assessing, shaping, and acting on opportunities that generate economic and social value in a variety of contexts and organizations. Students in the concentration practice the necessary skills of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® including opportunity assessment, resource acquisition, building teams, and starting and managing new and growing ventures (broadly defined). Students also have the option to deeply explore various forms of entrepreneurship including startups, family business, corporate entrepreneurship, nonprofit entrepreneurship, and buying a small business. Learn more about the career paths Babson MBA students take in this field.
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This concentration is designed to develop competencies in financial tools and analysis, prepare students to lead with sound decisions, and provide the steps to making the connections students need to build a network in the financial services industry. Learn more about career paths Babson MBA students take in this field.
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Designed to encourage students to enhance their global business acumen, develop intercultural competency, and to pursue a variety of international business and area studies courses, both abroad and on campus, this concentration will broaden the understanding of global management to empower students to achieve depth in a skill area—such as marketing or finance—and acquire a global mindset.
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Life Sciences & Healthcare
This concentration is designed to prepare students to navigate critical issues in the life sciences and healthcare sector across many industries, including but not limited to: healthcare providers, medical devices and products, biopharmaceuticals and policy management in established organizations, as well as new ventures. Learn more about career paths Babson MBA students take in this field. Please note: The Life Sciences & Healthcare concentration will be changing for students admitted after fall 2015. Please contact Graduate Admissions for more information.
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Designed to help graduate students prepare for careers in marketing in organizations of all types and sizes, these courses take a deeper look at key themes such as understanding customers, building market strategy, and implementing the marketing plan. Learn more about career paths Babson MBA students take in consumer products/retail.
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