Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business celebrates a quarter century in the top spot

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U.S. News & World Report has recognized Babson’s MBA as the No. 1 program in entre­preneurship for the 25th consecutive year as part of its Best Graduate Schools ranking.

Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business is followed by Stanford University (No. 2), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 3), Harvard University (No. 4), and University of California—Berkeley (No. 5).

“Babson is thrilled to celebrate 25 consecutive years as the recognized leader in entrepreneurship education,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “All over the world, Babson’s incredible network of alumni and friends is transforming lives, businesses, and communities for the better. As we approach our Centennial in 2019, this acknowledgement by U.S. News & World Report is an extraordinary milestone and a moment of great pride for our global Babson community.”

Babson offers its full-time and part-time MBA programs in WellesleyBoston, and most recently, Miami. Babson’s MBA experience is uniquely designed to prepare entrepreneurs of all kinds, in any industry and role, to make an impact in today’s business world.

“At Babson, we teach Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® not just as a means for new business creation, but also as a core competency for succeeding in any endeavor. As we strive to advance the role of entrepreneurship globally, we are incredibly proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the leader in entrepreneurship education for 25 years,” added Mark Potter, associate dean of Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Also, Babson’s Blended Learning MBA was ranked recently by Financial Times as the No. 3 Online MBA program in the U.S. and No. 6 worldwide. As one of Babson’s flexible, working professionals programs, the Blended Learning MBA combines online classes, face-to-face sessions, and virtual collaboration so students can make the most of their time, their learning, and their investment.

In addition to the MBA, Babson also offers specialized Master’s degrees, including its newest Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA). Unlike other graduate analytics programs, Babson’s MSBA goes beyond IT and statistics, helping students develop critical technical knowledge while also learning how to apply their expertise to creatively solve broader business and social problems.

Entrepreneurship at Babson

Babson College is home to the largest dedicated entrepreneurship faculty in the world. With more than 50 faculty members, including 30 adjunct entrepreneurs, Babson’s Entrepreneurship Division brings to the classroom a carefully coordinated balance of academic philosophy and practical real life experience.

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson accelerates the practice of entrepreneurship by providing Babson’s emerging entrepreneurs with access to mentoring, competitions, events, workshops, and other resources. The Blank Center’s John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad is the hub of this entrepreneurial ecosystem, hosting two of Babson’s signature events—Rocket Pitch and the B.E.T.A Challenge, as well as the highly regarded Summer Venture Program that accelerates the top 15 student ventures at Babson each year.

Babson College also is the first private college to offer a Global Entrepreneur in Residence program. This innovative program gives international entrepreneurs access to premier co-working space at Babson’s downtown Boston campus, and resources to help accelerate their business, while also enabling them to qualify for an H-1B visa*. The program is open to recent graduates of all Massachusetts colleges and universities who have companies well underway, and are planning to seek H-1B status.

Learn more about Babson’s long history of entrepreneurship education »

*United States Citizenship and Immigration Services makes all final determinations regarding visa eligibility.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for​ Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action​® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Brianna Radicioni,, (781) 239-4548 | 03/20/2018 04:00

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