Babson students come from more than 80 countries around the world.
In an increasingly global business world, Babson believes it is important to have a student population that reflects international diversity. Babson values the individual cultural perspectives and experiences international students bring to the classroom and the community. With several academic concentrations and many student organizations that focus on multicultural and international perspectives, the academic and student life at Babson is one of a kind.
You also will be supported as you adjust to life in the United States. International Student and Scholar Services and the Centers for Career Development are two examples of offices that offer extensive resources and workshops for international students.
Applying to Babson
Prospective international undergraduate students interested in applying to Babson go through the same application process as domestic students with the added requirement of the TOEFL or IELTS exam for applicants whose native language is not English. As an alternative to scheduling an interview through the Office of Undergraduate Admission, applicants from China also may choose to do so through InitialView.com.
Candidates for graduate admission whose native language is not English and who have not earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S., U.K., Canadian, Australian, or New Zealand institution also must submit a TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE test scores and official English translations of all required academic documents.
The Blended Learning MBA program in Wellesley and San Francisco is considered to be a part-time program. International applicants who are currently in nonimmigrant status (H-1B, B-1/B-2, L, TN, etc.), or who are currently outside of the U.S. seeking entry to attend the Blended Learning program in Wellesley or San Francisco are not eligible for F-1/J-1 student status. International applicants may be able to attend the Blended Learning program in Wellesley or San Francisco in another nonimmigrant status depending on the status and the situation. The Blended Learning MBA program in Miami is considered to be a full-time program, and International applicants to the Blended Learning program in Miami are eligible for F-1/J-1 student status.
If your host institution is a partner organization of Babson’s you may be nominated to attend Babson. Exchange students are admitted as nondegree students and are eligible to take courses in all disciplines, including Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Arts and Humanities, and Technology. Learn more about the process to attend Babson as an exchange student.
““I love the global diversity of the Babson student body! There is definitely nothing cookie cutter about Babson students. I am from Jamaica, and it is not unusual to have a number of students from the Caribbean in my class. Often every part of the globe is represented: Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe. Having this broad student perspective makes for a very rich classroom experience.”
— Jennifer Bailey, Assistant Professor, Technology and Operations Management