Why Choose an MBA?
Sebastian Fixson, Babson’s Associate Dean of Innovation, has described the MBA degree as a comprehensive education in business administration.
“As a result,” he says, “an MBA requires taking classes in all business disciplines, collectively called the core.” At Babson, the MBA core forms one third of the program, and includes classes in entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, accounting, finance, strategy, marketing, business analytics, and operations and information management.
All Babson MBA students complete significant group project work prior to graduation, including a capstone project. According to The Princeton Review, 71% of MBA students envision themselves in leadership roles as their career progresses. Group work throughout the MBA provides leadership opportunities, real-time feedback on project management skills, and resume points.
Of course, electives, concentrations, intensity tracks, and other options abound for putting your own spin on this generalist’s degree. Though there is no formal MBA in leadership at Babson, there are many opportunities to lead ventures, serve as leaders on non-profit boards, and take the lead in student organizations.