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Summer Session

Accelerate Your Dreams

Spend the summer getting ahead by taking a Babson College course.

Summer courses are some of the first steps you can take on a path to accelerate your degree and your career. Babson’s 2021 Summer Session will run over 10 weeks, from May 10–July 16, 2021, with the opportunity to earn up to 12 credits. 

Course offerings are viewable now! For registration information and other details, please view the academic information sections below.

Why Summer @ Babson?

  • Catch up or get ahead. Electives and required courses are offered in-person and online, day and evening.
  • Accessible around the world. Babson College’s expansive list of online and hybrid in-person courses allow you to learn on your schedule, from anywhere in the world.
  • The classes you need to succeed. Course options feature foundation and intermediate requirements including: Financial Accounting, Business Law, Macroeconomics, Quantitative Methods for Business Analytics I and II, All Sophomore Management Experience courses, and courses in the intermediate and advanced liberal arts and sciences.
  • Resources at your fingertips. Student Success Advisors support students throughout the summer session. Peer tutoring and accessibility services also are available to ensure a successful summer.

Summer Courses Spotlight

Courses offered during Babson’s Summer Session cover a wide array of academic areas of interest. Below are just a sampling of some of the courses available during Summer Session 2021. You can view all Summer Session course offerings here.

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Business Storytelling

COM3500

Led by Kristen Getchell and Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD, the course will immerse students in the stories of entrepreneurs and provide them with the business communication competence to retell these stories to a wider business audience. Getchell teaches management and business communication courses at Babson. Stephen Spinelli Jr. is the 14th president of Babson College. A successful entrepreneur, academic leader, and scholar.

Building Your Career: Internship Experience Lab

Building Your Career: Internship Experience Lab

MOB3531

The course offers a unique opportunity for students to explore their roles in organizations, while simultaneously building and enhancing their professional competencies. The curriculum is structured to work in lockstep with the students’ work experience, providing guidance and mentorship to succeed at their internship.

SPOTLIGHT: MOB3540 The Israel Startup Ecosystem

Crowdfunding

EPS3518

Online crowdfunding builds community around innovative projects by organizing stakeholders and leveraging in-person and online social networks. Integrating emerging research on crowdfunding and ongoing developments in the industry, this hands-on workshop gives students the opportunity to plan a crowdfunding campaign for a creative project or entrepreneurial venture.

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Gender and Environment

ENV4602

Understand, explore, and analyze the linkages between gender and the environment. Through case studies in the areas of fashion, food, waste, illegal wildlife trade, climate change etc. this course will focus on foundational concepts and theories of gender and the environment and encourage critical thinking that will challenge current understanding about complex, global environmental challenges, the meaning of gender, and why it matters today and in the future.

Meet Your Faculty

Your world-renowned Babson professors are more than just experts in their fields. They’re accessible mentors and advisors who collaborate with you to form meaningful connections and further prepare our students for personal and professional success.

Elizabeth Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson was named one of the top 50 U.S. Business Professors of 2020 by Poets & Quants. This summer, she is teaching her advanced liberal arts course, “Interdisciplinary Approach to Human Rights.”

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Bojan Amovic

Bojan Amovic teaches courses within Technology, Innovation & Operations Management and Mathematics and Science Departments. This summer, he’ll be on campus teaching “Simulation Modeling in Operations Management.”

Jerome Taillard

Jerome Taillard

Jerome Taillard is an Associate Professor at Babson College, and the first recipient of the Professor George Troughton Term Chair in Finance. He was voted Best 40 Under 40 and Best Professor the Class of 2019 by Poets & Quants. He taught at the Wharton School in 2018.

Anjali Ball

Anjali Bal

Anjali S. Bal is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Babson, with special interest and expertise in the areas of Marketing Strategy, Art and Marketing, and Political Marketing. She is the Managing Director of Balbro Inc. a family business based out of Tucson, Arizona.

Salma Tazi-Naim

Salma Tazi-Naim

Salma Tazi-Naim lectures on Mathematics, Statistics, Business, Finance, and Math in Babson’s Math and Science department. She received her MS from Boston University, and her MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Academic Information

Summer course offerings will be viewable starting on Monday, February 15, 2021, 7:30 a.m. ET. Summer registration opens on Monday, February 22, 2021, 7:30 a.m. ET and will close to all for fall registration beginning on Monday, March 29, 2021, 4:30 p.m. ET. Summer registration will reopen on Friday, April 9, 2021, 8:30 a.m. ET. All classes begin Monday, May 10, 2021.

Undergraduate summer session courses are open to current Babson undergraduate students, as well as to visiting students, with the academic experience required to meet any course prerequisites. For more information about our Visiting Student Program can be found here.

Students interested in a virtual elective abroad will need to apply through the Glavin Office of International Education. For more information, see the "Global Learning Opportunities" section below.

The Glavin Office of International Education will be offering two virtual electives abroad and three virtual international consulting projects for undergraduate students in summer 2021:

  • EPS3509 Entrepreneurship New Ventures in Global Fashion
  • MFE3509 International Consulting Experience

Students must apply for these programs outside of summer registration.

  • Virtual Elective Abroad applications close on March 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Available spaces will be filled during the rolling application period: March 8 - March 24 (11:59 p.m. ET).
  • International Consulting applications open on March 15 and close on March 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET. A rolling application will open on March 29 and close on April 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Students are encouraged to apply early as spots are limited! For more information about these programs and how to apply, visit the Short-Term Programs Course Offerings page.

Babson students can register for summer courses online. Full payment must be made to Student Financial Services by May 3, 2021.

Important Information

  • Students must satisfy all prerequisites to register for a course.
  • Completing a registration form does not necessarily confirm registration.
  • Students who have a hold on their account will not be able to register. Please download the Registration Hold Information (pdf) and contact the appropriate office.
  • No registrations or changes will be accepted after the add/drop deadline, Friday, May 14, 2021, 7:30 a.m. ET
  • The Registrar’s Office will manually register students into courses that require special permission.
  • Students who receive a prerequisite waiver for a course need to have the professor of the course email the Registrar’s Office to confirm.

 

Students have a number of options in the summer session. From enrolling in the 2-credit internship lab, to enrolling in two or three 4-credit courses.

Students may register for up to 12 credits in the summer session and are encouraged to consult with their Student Success Advisor to learn how their summer enrollment will impact their progress toward their degree.

Students may add and drop courses throughout the registration period in accordance with registration and add/drop dates. From May 10 through May 14, 7:30 a.m. ET, add/drop requests are prcoessed via email to registrar@babson.edu.

For all add/drop requests, additional payment (if applicable) must be made and received prior to registration. All registration and add/drop requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For courses taught entirely online or via WebEx, dropping the course by Friday, May 14, 2021, 7:30 a.m. ET carries no academic or financial penalty. Dropping the course before the add/drop deadline carries no academic or financial penalty. After that, if the course withdrawal occurs after the add/drop deadine and the 60 percent point of the academic period, the student will receive a grade of “W” for the course in progress at the time of withdrawal.

For withdrawals from summer term courses, tuition and fees will be refunded on a prorated scale based upon the date of the withdrawal, with no refund to be awarded after the 60 percent point in the academic period.

Students may withdraw from a summer session course after the drop deadline but before the withdrawal deadline. Students will receive a final grade of “W” for withdrawing from a course. Students should meet with their Student Success Advisor to withdraw from a course. Students who do not officially withdraw will receive a final grade for each applicable course and will be responsible for all applicable tuition and fee charges.



Summer session tuition is based on the number of credits of each course.

​2021 Tuition Rate ​$1,692 per credit
Payment Deadline ​Babson students: Monday, May 3, 2021
Visiting students: Prior to registration
​Financial Aid 2021 Summer Session Financial Aid Application (pdf)
​Application
Due Thursday, April 1, 2021

For more information about tuition, financial aid, payment, and payment options, please contact Student Financial Services. Students receive billing notification to their Babson email address. Students may view their Account Online or through the Babson Hub (Student Financial Services > View Bill).

For students who matriculated at Babson prior to September 2021, course credit earned during the summer session at Babson can be considered in requesting a tuition adjustment from the flat-rate tuition charge in a student’s senior year. Seniors who need less than a full course load to complete their degree requirements, and have completed previous summer credits at Babson, can request to reduce their course load and receive a tuition adjustment (up to a maximum of 8 credits, 4 credits per semester) in their seventh and/or eighth semester. Note this policy only applies to Babson students.

On campus undergraduate housing will not be offered for summer 2021. Students seeking off campus accommodations in the Boston area this summer are encouraged to review Babson’s Living Off Campus Resources.

While housing is not available, students enrolled in summer courses (hybrid or 100% online) or approved in-person programs will have access to campus facilities including BRAC, Horn Library, dining, etc. 

Health and safety remains our top priority, and anyone joining us on campus this summer — student, faculty, staff, camper or visitor — must continue to comply with Babson’s health guidelines and safety protocols. Testing and symptom monitoring will continue to be required for anyone planning to come to campus, including those who are vaccinated.

Additional information about summer hours and options will be posted on the Babson Together website in the coming weeks.