Graduate Student Consulting Opportunities

Experiential learning through consulting projects has been an integral part of the Babson experience for more than four decades and is built upon deep relationships with leading companies and organizations in the Boston region and around the world. By participating in one of these four consulting programs, managed by the Office of Experiential Learning, you will gain practical, hands-on experience to build and test your leadership, teamwork, and client project management skills in a real world environment. 

Four Consulting Programs

Under the direction of a Babson faculty advisor, teams of three to seven s​t​udents use Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork skills to tackle ​​​an organization’s challenges in real tim​e while creating innovative solutions.

A signature learning experience for all MBA formats, the Babson Consulting Experience (BCE) gives students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of conceptual and developmental tools learned in the classroom through hands-on applications in real-world contexts. BCE brings together and underscores Babson’s unique approach to Entrepreneurial Thought & Action.®


students per team


partner organizations per academic year

7 and 14-week

project timeline

The Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) is an elective course open to students in the MBA program. The structure of the course allows students to work in a team outside of the classroom on real-world challenges. Partner organizations submit an organizational challenge, and are selected by students based on their matching interests.


students per team


partner organizations per academic year

7 and 14-week

project timelines

This nine-week project offering is specific to our Master of Science in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSEL) core curriculum. While engaged in the spring semester Strategy course, student teams will work in collaboration with a partner organization and an assigned faculty advisor to analyze a real-time organizational opportunity and create value-added solutions.​


students per team


partner organizations per academic year


project timeline

A graduate elective course that offers the unique opportunity to manage and coach a team consisting of four to six undergraduate students who are working on an undergraduate Managing the Consulting Experience (MCFE) consulting project. The program is designed for MBA students to obtain tangible management and leadership experience as a project leader while providing the tools to assist in the development of that process.

Please contact Arline MacCormack for additional informationat 781-239-4003 or​.


See Babson Graduate Students in Action

Babson graduate students have made substantial contributions to partner company growth and innovation. Here’s a sample of recent work.

One of the most valuable parts was the time (our client) gave us, to pinpoint ideas and work through them together. They were just as engaged and open to sharing insights into their corporate strategy, which helped us structure the project.
Andrea Roig

Analog Devices



Cengage Learning

Consigli Construction Company

Dow Chemical

Endurance International Group

Essex Investments

Fidelity Investments

Grupo Bancolombia


John Hancock Lab of Forward Thinking

Johnson & Johnson

Liberty Mutual


Sallie Mae



State Street Corporation

The Red Sox



Meet the Team

The Office of Experiential Learning is ready to connect you with the consulting experience that’s right for you.

John Rehm Director of Experiential Learning


Senior Relationship Manager


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