Graduate Education Abroad
Babson’s integrated approach to management education incorporates international issues and perspectives in the classroom. The College’s international focus across the curriculum helps Babson graduate students develop their ability to work globally, negotiate cross-culturally, and lead strategically in the global marketplace. In addition to curricular design, Babson students find that their classroom experience provides them with significant intercultural experience, considering that 50% of the MBA population is international.
Beyond the classroom, the Office of Multicultural & International Education offers experiential opportunities to allow students to put theories and concepts in practice, and to experience first-hand the impact of different cultures from a personal and professional perspective. Students can choose to participate in electives abroad taught by Babson faculty, to study abroad at a top-rated business school or university outside the United States, or to consult for an international company through the Joint Management Consulting Field Experience.
Please check with your Program Director to see if your program allows you to participate in the below opportunities:
Through Babson’s semester education abroad programs, students can participate in business education from a global perspective. We have built strategic relationships with leading universities in Europe, Asia, and beyond so that students can learn about business issues in an academic and cultural context.
Electives abroad are short-term, education abroad electives that combine classroom instruction with company site visits and cultural excursions. Led by Babson faculty, these courses also include in-country lectures given by partner school faculty and distinguished guest speakers. Programs are offered to students during academic breaks in January, March and May.
Joint Management Consulting Field Experience
The Joint Management Consulting Field Experience (JMCFE) takes the consulting experience global through project assignments with international corporate sponsors. In the JMCFE program, teams comprised of Babson graduate students partner with graduate students from an institution outside of the United States (in some instances, the team may be solely Babson students working directly with an international corporate sponsor) to identify a problem and develop a corresponding solution. Projects are conducted during both fall and spring semesters – a period of approximately 13-15 weeks. Each project begins with travel to the partner institution and/or company site,during which students will begin the engagement process.