Blaze Your Own Trail

Babson offers a unique business school curriculum that integrates business fundamentals with the liberal arts and sciences. You will gain essential knowledge for the modern business world and the communication skills, leadership, teamwork, and critical-thinking abilities that will give you a leg up on the competition.

Explore Babson’s business degree curriculum. And, discover a one-of-a-kind education that sets you apart from the pack—and sets you up for success.

Curriculum Highlights

128

credits needed to graduate

Day 1

… experience a combination of business and liberal arts and sciences from day 1

14:1

student-to-faculty ratio

Required Core Curriculum

Our core curriculum empowers you to create lasting value for yourself, your community, and the world. Courses are integrated and complementary, building across years and exposing students to multiple perspectives on business and the world. They include classroom instruction combined with real-world experience, spanning four years and consisting of three distinct elements.

Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) »

An award-winning core first-year course that teaches you entrepreneurial leadership from the startup perspective by creating, launching, and managing a new venture.

Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME)
 

Socio-Ecological Systems »

Second- or third-year coursework focused on the science behind how people and nature work together and why that matters. You’ll learn to identify and understand dynamic cultural, ecological, and economic systems.

Socio-Ecological Systems Core Academic Requirement
 

Advanced Experiential »

Required in the third or fourth year, these courses include applied projects at companies and nonprofits. You’ll gain leadership experience from inside an organization by collaborating to identify, analyze, and develop opportunities for growth.

Advanced Experiential Core Requirement

Electives and Concentrations

Beyond the core business school curriculum, you will take electives that reinforce your interests and aspirations. If you want, you can choose from one of our 25 concentrations to focus your learning in a specific area. About two-thirds of students eventually choose a concentration, usually in their junior or senior year.

Your Academic Pathway: Required Courses

Throughout your learning journey, as you build on each course, each experience, and each opportunity to grow, you also will be required to take classes that complement, balance, and round out your course load. You will apply the knowledge, skills, and tools that you learn here after you graduate—both in the workforce and in your life.

  • Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Accounting
  • Foundations of Business Analytics
  • Writing Across Contexts
  • Foundations of Critical Inquiry
  • Natural Science and Technology
  • Research Writing
  • History and Society
  • Literary and Visual Arts
  • Culture and Values
  • Socio-Ecological Systems
  • Predictive Business Analytics
  • Business Law
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Information Management
  • Information Technology
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Strategic Problem Solving
  • Choose 1 Advanced Experiential course
  • Choose 1 Advanced Arts & Humanities or History & Society course
  • Choose 3 other Advanced Liberal Arts electives
  • Choose 5 additional electives
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Ela Gokcigdem ’24

Presidential Scholar

“I saw how they valued corporate social responsibility and social innovation, and that really encouraged me to come to a place where I could major in business but also concentrate in environmental sustainability, and be surrounded with a lot of like-minded individuals.”

Tiffany Ramsaarran

Tiffany Ramsarran ’24

Diversity Leadership Scholar

“I had developed a venture idea to create a non-profit organization to help human-trafficking survivors incorporate into society through business. And, I really look forward to making efforts to stopping human trafficking while at Babson.”

What Will You Choose?

Anthropology of Law. Global Environmental Activism. The History and Ethics of Capitalism. Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship. Photography. Find classes that hook you just for a semester, or for a lifetime.

Go Beyond the Classroom

We know that experience is the best teacher. Here, you’ll complement your required core business school curriculum, electives, and your concentration with internships, global opportunities, and real-world experiences to pressure test the lessons you’ve learned. Enrich your education by taking advantage of programs on and off campus to pursue your unique interests.

  • Take a short-term elective abroad led by Babson faculty.
  • Apply to be in the Honors Program, where you can take advantage of specially designed honors courses, cocurricular activities, and a yearlong capstone project.
  • Cross register for classes at F.W. Olin College of Engineering, Wellesley College, and Brandeis University.
  • Do your own semester-long independent research project.
  • Teach your own Senior-led Seminar on a subject you’re passionate about.
  • Choose from one of 25 concentrations your junior or senior year to align your studies with your career goals.

From Wellesley to the World

Challenge your assumptions and better understand how to succeed in the global economy through more than 100 education opportunities we offer around the world. Nearly one-half of your classmates will study abroad during their time at Babson through options such as:

  • Yearlong, semester-long, or summer programs
  • Short-term electives such as the International Consulting Experience
  • Service immersion trips

Undergraduate Learning Goals

At Babson, you’ll find entrepreneurship is in everything we do. The result? You’ll leave here with the skills, knowledge, and experience to spot opportunities and make an immediate impact. Apply our proven Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® framework to address the greatest challenges of business and society today. Tackle sustainability, inequality, and globalization with the perspective of an entrepreneurial leader.

Babson’s ET&A™ methodology teaches you to balance action, experimentation, and creativity with a deep understanding of business fundamentals and rigorous analysis as the ideal approach to creating economic and social value. By the time you complete your degree, you will have developed skills in four distinct areas.

Collaboration

Collaborate with and learn from others to accomplish a common goal or create an original work.

Communication

Develop and express ideas strategically, through written, oral, and visual formats, to a specific audience for a desired purpose.

Leadership

Lead people to work toward shared goals with consideration of the ethical implications of their actions.

Problem Solving

Analyze and assess ideas and data to make decisions and recommendations appropriate to situations and stakeholders.

Educational Themes

Our student experience is enhanced by the recognition of four themes across the curriculum and student life on campus. Since these themes address some of the biggest challenges of our world, they require cross-disciplinary consideration and integration of ideas across multiple experiences. Students are introduced to these themes through coursework as well as through the living-learning communities in which they participate.

How individuals create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations

How individuals identify and strive to eliminate barriers associated with bias, access, and equity related to individual and social identities in order to create a climate of belonging and respect

How individuals understand and adapt to social, cultural, and intellectual diversity around the world

How individuals understand and apply integrated systems approaches to address social responsibility, ecological integrity, and value creation in decision-making processes

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