No. 5 in the Northeast, with an A+ for teaching quality and curriculum

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Babson College today announced that it has been recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the No. 5 part-time MBA program in the Northeast, ahead of Boston University at No. 6. Nationally, Babson is ranked No. 34.

Within this ranking, recent graduates also gave Babson a grade of A+ for teaching quality and a grade of A+ for curriculum.

“These well-earned accolades are testament to the outcomes, both personally and professionally, that our students have experienced as a result of the Babson MBA evening program,” said Babson Provost and Senior Vice President Dennis Hanno. “This ranking in particular reflects feedback from alumni of the program, and we are proud that they have leveraged their Babson MBA experience to advance their career path.”

Continuous improvement is a driver in keeping the Babson MBA part-time program competitive and relevant for today’s students. Babson recently added a capstone experience for evening students that enhances the culmination of the curriculum through a two-course focus on the perspective, roles, and work of the CEO.

Additionally, in the Bloomberg Businessweek 2013 biannual rankings, Babson Executive and Enterprise Education(BEEE) moved up two spots to No. 11 in the world for its Custom Programs. This also marks a move up to No. 5 in the U.S. for Custom Programs. BEEE also went from unranked to No. 17 in the world No. 11 in the U.S. for its Open Enrollment Programs. The rankings are based on a survey of corporate clients that enroll executives in the programs. “We are proud of this great recognition of the dedication and talent of our faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to exceed the expectations of a diverse set of clients around the world,” said Dean Elaine Eisenman.

About Bloomberg Businessweek and the MBA Rankings

Based on surveys sent to alumni (70% weight) and data supplied by schools pertaining to academic quality (30% weight), Bloomberg Businessweek compiles the ranking to highlight the top part-time programs in the United States. The part-time ranking is done every other year. The part-time MBA program lists are posted on the Bloomberg Businessweek website.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For more information, visit

By Hilary Katulak,, 781-239-4623 | 11/07/2013 07:00