Blaze Your Own Trail

From day one, you’ll be fully immersed in Babson’s business school curriculum, which blends business fundamentals with the liberal arts and sciences to deliver a one-of-a-kind undergraduate experience. You will gain essential knowledge and tangible experiences to prepare you 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 unique education that sets you apart from the pack—and sets you up for success.

Business Fundamentals

Our core requirements in business fundamentals combine disciplinary frameworks with hands-on learning to create a one-of-a-kind immersive academic experience. By the end of your Babson journey, you’ll emerge with the skills, experiences, and connections that will launch you straight into your career.

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Our core requirements in the liberal arts and sciences give students the opportunity to build critical thinking and communication skills that help them meaningfully engage with the world around them. The liberal arts and sciences curriculum is designed not only to help make Babson students better business leaders, but also holistic and well-rounded citizens of the world.

Course Balance Chart

Balance of Courses

How our curriculum breaks down

Our students take a blend of business and liberal arts and sciences courses, with six foundational classes in their first years, including FME. Their course blend then shifts depending on the concentration and electives a student chooses to pursue.

Curriculum Highlights

Day 1

is when you’ll begin to experience a full business school education, blended with the liberal arts and sciences

14:1

student-to-faculty ratio

3+

core experiential learning courses every Babson student will participate in

25

areas of focus to choose from to tailor your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree

Collaborative at Our Core

Babson’s unique experiential and collaborative courses are the hallmark of our core curriculum. Required for every Babson student, these dynamic core courses will empower 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 business 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 our required business school curriculum, you will take electives that reinforce your interests and aspirations. You have the option to choose from one of our 25 concentrations to focus your learning in a specific area. About 75% of students opt to choose a concentration within 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.

Here is a look at how our required courses in business fundamentals and the liberal arts and sciences work in parallel to provide you with a multidimensional business school experience, only at Babson.

  • Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME 1000 and FME 1001)
  • Financial Accounting (ACC 1000)
  • Foundations of Business Analytics (AQM 1000)
  • Business Law and Ethics (LAW 1000)
  • Predictive Business Analytics (AQM 2000)
  • Managerial Accounting (ACC 2002)
  • Operations Information Management (OIM 2001)
  • Information Technology (OIM 2000)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT 2000)
  • Principles of Finance (FIN 2000)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 2002)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECN 2000)
  • Strategic Problem Solving (STR 3000)
  • Advanced Experiential Course*
*You may select one of several courses to fulfill this requirement.
  • Writing Across Contexts (WRT 1001)
  • Foundations of Critical Inquiry (FCI 1000)
  • Natural Science and Technology (NST 10XX)*
*You may select one of several courses to fulfill this requirement.
  • Socio-Ecological Systems (SES 2000)
  • Research Writing (WRT 2000)
  • History and Society (HSS 20XX)*
  • Literature and the Arts (LVA 20XX)*
  • Cultural Studies and Philosophy (CVA 20XX)*
*You may select one of several courses to fulfill this requirement.
  • Advanced Liberal Arts Course (46XX)*
  • 3 Advanced Liberal Arts Electives*
  • Advanced Experiential Course*
*You may select one of several courses to fulfill this requirement.

Choose an Academic Path Tailored to Your Passions

At Babson, no two paths are the same. Our course requirements in business and the liberal arts and sciences serve as the foundation to your overall education. The rest of your Babson journey is up to you. Look below to explore different examples of how students can align Babson courses to their passions and interests.

Sample Course Schedules by Concentration

An Academic Experience That Yields Results

Babson’s curriculum gives students the skills they need to be successful business and entrepreneurial leaders, while also providing them with the opportunity to follow their passions and interests in a range of subjects. This winning combination gives our students a springboard for success after they graduate from Babson.

Babson College Rankings

#1

Business School for Salary Potential
– PayScale

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#1

for Undergraduate School for Entrepreneurship
U.S. News & World Report

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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 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 additional academic opportunities on and off campus to pursue your unique interests.

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. More than half of your classmates will study away or 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

Babson College prepares undergraduates to be entrepreneurial leaders. Our curriculum is an integration of coursework in business and liberal arts. In the classroom, across campus, and in the wider world, our students experience this within our framework of entrepreneurial thought and action.

Our graduates will apply this framework to address the greatest challenges of business and society today such as sustainability, inequality, and globalization. They achieve this by starting new ventures or contributing to established organizations. The Babson student experience is guided by learning goals.

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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