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Babson Blended Learning: Test It Out is for prospective students interested in experiencing Babson’s MBA firsthand, through a gr​aduate-level, blended learning course.

Babson Blended Learning: Test It Out is open to students interested in the Blended Learning MBA or the Certificate in Advanced Management. On-campus classes for the May session of Test It Out will take place at Babson's San Francisco campus and all interested students must be willing to come to this location for these sessions.

This cohort of prospective students will be taught by Senior Lecturer in Management Dwight Gertz.

On April 26,, Professor​ Gertz hosted a ​#BabsonChat​ about his course. View the recap »​​​

The course, Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: How Managers Make Good and Bad Choices will be taught in the blended learning format with both online learning and collaboration as well as on-campus classes. The course will start with an online session on Sunday, May 1, 2016 and run through Friday, June 17, 2016.

Sunday, May 1Online session, 5-6 p.m. PT
Friday, May 20On-campus classes, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PT
Friday, June 17On-campus classes, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PT

Successful completion of the course will allow students who subsequently enter an MBA part-time program or the Certificate in Advanced Management program to earn 3 advanced standing credits.* 

*Advanced standing credits are guaranteed for one year after completion of Test-It-Out program.

Blended Learning Ranked #1 in U.S. For Salary

"The Test-It-Out Program not only helped clinch my decision that the Babson Blended Learning MBA was right for me, but also provided thorough knowledge of the business strategy concepts in the course. I strongly recommend it to those interested in the Babson MBA."
​—Dan Huelsman
Lieutenant Commander,
U.S. Coast Guard

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Students must have at least 2 years of full-time work experience and a bachelor’s degree. Email Alex Trempus with any questions.

If qualifications are met, a $500 nonrefundable registration fee is required. Books and transportation are not included in fee.

Course Description

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: How Managers Make Good and Bad Choices

MBA students are exposed to a wide variety of concepts and tools which should enable them to make intelligent decisions. However, the decision making performance of corporate managers, most of them trained in these concepts and tools, is very uneven. This course will seek to enable a student to understand some key factors that can influence the quality of decision making. Using case examples from both business and government, the course will build on a basic understanding of analysis and decision making to expose participants to the circumstances that can limit the effectiveness of the techniques they have learned and help them understand the challenges they will face as members of leadership teams making complex choices throughout their careers. Students will also learn about the factors involved in providing information for decision-making, and the roles that information technology plays in decision situations.

At the conclusion of the course, students will have an appreciation for the factors they will encounter in leadership roles and the methods they can employ to ensure that they contribute to the making of good decisions. Their exposure to the broad topics presented should also acquaint them with areas which may draw their interest for more intensive study in specific academic disciplines.