Graduate School Advice from Babson and Beyond

Graduate School Advice from Babson and Beyond

You May Be Asking Yourself …

Is business school for me? Is a graduate degree really worth it? What’s the best business school advice to help me decide between programs? 

Figuring out the answers to questions like these is a crucial part of setting yourself up for a successful graduate school experience. Across the United States, more than 3 million graduate students are enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs, putting you in good company.   

Here, we’ve collected our best graduate school advice to help make the process a little easier. We take you behind the scenes, bringing you interviews and intel from across the Graduate School’s many programs. You’ll find business school tips from experts ranging from academic deans to career counselors to admissions officers. Current students who are living their Babson experience right now offer grad school advice and insider stories. Plus, learn more about Babson’s many graduate programs—you just might find the one that will help make your dreams reality.

My Babson Moment: A Seat at the Table

Rachel Zelcer MBA’21 reflects on meeting Arthur M. Blank ’63, H’98 and moderating a panel discussion between Blank and his leadership team. “I had the opportunity to sit on that stage, to hold my own, to sit in that room at that table, and have conversations about leadership. This will be something that sticks with me forever.”

How to Choose an MBA Program That’s Right for You

Masters vs MBA: How Do I Decide?

It all depends on how many years of work experience you have, how specialized you wish to be in your career, and your professional goals.

The Big Question: Is a MBA Worth It?

An MBA from Babson is more than knowledge, a credential, and a network. You’ll also gain entrepreneurial skills and a unique, make-it-happen mindset.

Acheampong Johnson
Diverse backgrounds make Babson special. I am in the same company as students working on different ventures, from corporate positions, and even those with law or medical degrees. It creates an environment for diverse thinking.”
Acheampong N. Johnson MSAEL’22
Business and Data Analyst, General Motors

Entrepreneurial Leadership Master’s Programs

Discover Babson’s two entrepreneurial leadership master’s programs: a 100% online, 2-year master’s program for experienced professionals, and a 9- to 16-month program best suited for early-career or recent college graduates. No matter your program, you’ll learn to transform roadblocks into opportunities and catalyze your career.

STEM-Designated Master’s Programs

Rigorous, quantitative STEM training (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Babson’s unique entrepreneurial mindset are a powerful combination, giving graduates of our STEM Master’s programs a competitive edge. Learn more about Babson’s four STEM masters programs.

The Babson MBA

Throughout the Babson MBA, you’ll discover when to experiment and when to draw on your deepening understanding of business fundamentals. With full time, part time, on-campus, or 100% online options, there are multiple ways to earn a master of business degree from the world’s top entrepreneurship school.

Brady Quinn

Why Is the NFL’s Brady Quinn Earning a Babson MBA?

“The world is changing and moving as fast as it ever has,” says Brady Quinn MBA’22. To ensure he stays ready for his next opportunity, Quinn is pursuing his MBA while continuing to juggle his career as a college football and NFL analyst.

Read His Graduate School Advice

Where Will a Babson Graduate Degree Take You?

Get to Know Some of the Grad School’s Star Professors

Employers continually tell us that Babson graduate students are scrappy and can deal well with ambiguity.”
Cheri Paulson P’19
Senior Director, Graduate Center for Career Development

Explore a World of Possibilities with Babson Graduate Programs

Babson graduate programs offer something for everyone. No matter whether you pick full time vs. part time, or plan to finish in one year or at a slower pace, you’ll gain a powerful, make-it-happen mindset and leave Babson armed with a sharpened entrepreneurial skillset.

Full Time MBA

Choose between one- and two-year tracks to earn the #1 MBA for entrepreneurship. Take advantage of STEM-designated concentrations, intensity tracks, and campus organizations.

Part Time MBA

Pick and choose from courses offered 100% online, face to face, or in a hybrid format to tailor your MBA to fit your life. Use your work experience to your advantage and waive the GMAT/GRE.

Master’s in Advanced Entrepreneurial Leadership

Designed for experienced professionals, this 100% online, part time program equips you with the network and skills to lead in times of uncertainty, and manage disruptive change amid ambiguity.

Master’s in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Learn how to innovate and inspire early on in your career as you launch a venture, study abroad, and consult for a real organization. Grow your network in this 9- to 16-month program with a diverse, tight-knit community of peers.

Master’s in Business Analytics

Learn how to innovate and inspire early on in your career as you launch a venture, study abroad, and consult for a real organization. Grow your network in this 9- to 16-month program with a diverse, tight-knit community of peers.

Master’s in Finance

Take your finance skills to the next level with a STEM-designated degree designed to advance your career in as little as 9 months. Master professional-grade tools and learn financial modeling and coding skills.

Blended Learning MBA – Miami

Earn your MBA from the #1 graduate program for entrepreneurship, without ever leaving Miami. Attend class, contribute to discussions, and collaborate with peers online, and enjoy regular face-to-face learning opportunities.

Certificate in Advanced Management

Whether you’re developing new skills, pivoting your career, or on the path to an MBA, an entrepreneurial mindset can open doors. Take graduate school business courses that align with your interests and goals.

A Final Word of Graduate School Advice

Entrepreneurial Leadership Masters vs. MBA in Leadership: Which is Right for You?

Most would-be graduate students know about the MBA, but many are surprised by the different specialized master’s degrees business schools offer.

MBA Certificate: Everything You Need to Know

If a full MBA is more than you need right now, consider alternatives like an MBA certificate and get started one course at a time.

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