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Babson Graduate Program Comparison

Babson’s unique methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® ensures that regardless of which program structure you choose, your Babson graduate experience will reflect the opportunity to gain deep functional knowledge and business skills, while developing an entrepreneurial mindset. The curriculum of all programs consists of Core courses, electives and Signature Learning Experiences.

The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business values experience in all forms and consequently, our evaluation of individual applications is holistic. We encourage prospective students who possess outstanding academic credentials and work experience gained through a variety of settings to submit an application for our programs.

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One-Year MBA

Two-Year MBA

Evening MBA

Blended Learning MBA

MS in Accounting

MS in Management

Program Structure Suited for those with a strong academic foundation in business and a career-track that demands an accelerated, full-time MBA experience. Ideal for individuals who need a comprehensive business focus to redirect their careers and want a full-time campus experience. Ideal for working professionals who seek a part-time MBA that allows flexibility to accommodate professional or personal demands. Favorable to those seeking a part-time MBA that allows for increased flexibility through a blend of Web-based and face-to-face sessions. Prepares graduates for public accounting careers in a dynamic global profession. Prepares leaders who both assess and act their way into new opportunities that create value for themselves, their organizations, and the wider society.
Program Type Full-Time Full-Time Part-Time Part-Time Full-Time Full-Time
Unique Features Requires a substantial academic background in business.
Mainstreams with second-year MBA students in fall.
Requires international component.
Summer internship opportunities.
Flexible course scheduling across spring, summer, and fall semesters.
Self-paced.
Cohort of part-time colleagues.
On-campus and distance learning.
Ability to work from home or office, and during business travel.
Requires two Residency visits on Wellesley campus.
Summer core classes. Self-paced elective curriculum.
Contributes to fulfillment of 150 credit hours towards earning of CPA exam.
Create a sustainable business initiative or social venture.
Consult for a global firm during an international experience.
Teach entrepreneurship internationally

Program Specifics

Class Begins May September May
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January
March
September
May
January
September
Class Location(s) Wellesley, MA Wellesley, MA Wellesley, MA
Boston, MA
Wellesley, MA
San Francisco, CA
Wellesley, MA Wellesley, MA
Class Schedule Days: Monday - Friday Days: Monday - Friday Evenings and weekends Intensive two day, face-to-face sessions, held Fri. - Sat. approximately every seven weeks, and distance learning Monday-Friday from last week of May-mid August. Elective credits are self paced.  
Credit Hours 40.5 required program credits 55 program credits 55 program credits 46 program credits 30 program credits 30 program credits
Time to Complete 12 months 21 months Average: 36 months 21 months Average: 6-9 months 9 months
Graduation May May May, September, or December May, September, or December May, September, or December May
Tuition One-Year Two-Year Evening Blended Learning MSA MSM
GMAT Required? Yes. The GRE is also acceptable. Yes. The GRE is also acceptable. Yes. The GRE is also acceptable. No. At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, the GMAT/GRE may be requested. Graduates and current students of Babson College are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores. Applicants from other institutions are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores if their overall GPA is 3.0 or above AND they have a GPA of 3.2 or above in their accounting classes Yes. The GRE is also acceptable.
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Student Body Profile*

Class Size 84 students 175 students 60 students 94 students 19 students 50 students
Gender Distribution 31% female 35% female 42% female 30% female 47% female N/A
Ethnic Diversity 39% of U.S. students are traditionally under-represented minorities 16% of U.S. students are traditionally under-represented minorities 20% of U.S. students are traditionally under-represented minorities 22% of U.S. students are traditionally under-represented minorities 20% of U.S. students are traditionally under-represented minorities. N/A
International Diversity 63% international 61% international 8% international 9% international 21% international N/A
Average Work Experience 5 years 5 years 6 years 9 years 0-2 years 0-2 years
Top Undergraduate Majors Represented Business
Engineering
Economics
Business
Engineering
Art and Humanities
Social Science
Business
Engineering
Art and Humanities
Social Science
Business
Art and Humanities
Engineering
Accounting
Finance
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*Most recently enrolled class.