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Welcome from the Dean

Raghu Tadepalli

In our fast-paced, global economy, where 40% of the Fortune 500 companies in 2000 were gone just 10 years later, it’s clear that the traditional graduate business degree is no longer enough to solve real-world challenges. Today, more than ever, the ability to think and act entrepreneurially is essential for success.

That is the hallmark of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

In our collaborative community, through a blend of innovative curricular and co-curricular programs, our MBA students experience the world as it is; in the process they become leaders who will reshape the world according to their unique vision. They are quick to identify and capitalize on opportunities, and are committed to creating economic, social, and personal value—benefitting themselves, their organizations, their communities, and, ultimately, the world at large.

Even with our extraordinary track record of being ranked the #1 school for Entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report for 18 years in a row, we recently revamped our curriculum in light of the evolving demands of our ever-changing world. Where once we offered four distinct MBA programs (one-year, two-year, evening, and a blended online/onsite program), each with its own curriculum, we now offer a single MBA program delivered four ways, with a unified curriculum based on Babson’s proven combination of deep functional business knowledge and our methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action.®

The new Babson MBA program is consistent across the four delivery options. Students take the same core courses with the same faculty and can choose from a common set of electives. As a result, all Babson MBA graduates emerge with the same extraordinary skills and experiences with which to launch or propel their career.

Our world demands Entrepreneurship of All Kinds.™ If you aspire to be among tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders, we welcome you to our community.

Dennis Hanno, Ph.D.
Murata Dean and Vice Provost
F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business