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Visiting Student Programs

Accelerate Your Dreams

Get ahead, try something new, or stay on track by taking a Babson College course.

Babson’s Visiting Student Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to accelerate their degree and their career. Visiting students can be exposed to a wealth of courses taught by our world-class faculty to further develop your academic foundation, from economics and strategy to history and gender studies.

Take up to 12 credits—both business and liberal arts courses are offered during our summer sessions.

  • The Undergraduate School Summer Session will run over 10 weeks, from May 10–July 16, 2021.
  • The Graduate School has two Summer Sessions: session 1 runs from May 16–July 2, 2021, and session 2 runs from July 6–August 21, 2021.

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

Why Online Visiting Programs @ Babson?

  • Get a head start, catch up, or stay on track. Electives and required courses are offered online, day and evening.
  • Accessible around the world. Babson College’s expansive list of online courses allows you to learn on your schedule, from anywhere in the world.
  • Further develop your academic foundation. Learn from world-renowned faculty at the #1 college for entrepreneurship in the U.S.
  • Resources at your fingertips. Peer tutoring and accessibility services also are available to ensure successful academic progress.

Are you a High School student?

Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students allows high school students to use the summer to advance their knowledge of business and entrepreneurship and understand how to make a difference in the world. 

Foundations for the Future is a transformational, weeklong summer program that allows parents and their teenager to build their relationship while experiencing Babson together.

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. You can view all Summer Session course offerings here.

Undergraduate Courses Spotlight

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.

Business Storytelling

COM3500

In this course students research and explore areas of business interest by engaging with and re-telling the stories of entrepreneurs. Through immersive guest lectures, one-on-one interviews, and secondary research, students will learn about an area of entrepreneurial interest directly from entrepreneurs while developing skills in project planning, interview technique, recording/transcribing, and the ethical and legal considerations of presenting the stories and ideas of others.

Strategic Problem Solving

ASM3300

The course develops skills in critical and integrative thinking with a focus on strategic problem solving. After introducing foundational concepts and frameworks of strategic management, the course will introduce issue-based problem solving. In addition, students work in teams and practice problem solving by identifying, analyzing, and proposing solutions to a strategic problem faced by a company of their choice.

Graduate Courses Spotlight

Leading Innovation at Gorillas, Chimps & Monkeys

MBA9525

Growth is the only common thing that all types of firms—startups, small, medium, and large, family businesses, non-profits—have in common. However, how they go about achieving growth could be very different. This course focuses on how innovation is a mechanism for growth in a variety of firms and situations.

International Entrepreneurship

EPS7504

Generating economic growth, fueling social development, and increasing individual wealth in developed and emerging economies around the world, entrepreneurship has drawn the attention of a wide range of stakeholders. International entrepreneurial opportunities abound as a result of technological advances, environmental challenges, and increased market access. This course explores and analyzes these opportunities and the challenges of launching and leading ventures in an international context.

M & A for Entrepreneurs

EPS7530

This course focuses on the strategies and process entrepreneurs and business leaders employ in various types of acquisitions or divestitures. The course is centered around $10 million to $500 million revenue companies, and its content is applicable for students pursuing either entrepreneurial opportunities or corporate positions, where they may be called upon to acquire or divest a division or product line.

Academic Information

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, but visiting students should consider applying before April 1, 2021, to ensure course availability

Undergraduate and graduate summer session courses are open to visiting students actively pursuing a degree at another accredited academic institution and who have the academic experience required to meet any course prerequisites. With questions related to prerequisites, contact glavinoffice@babson.edu.

Applicants must be in good standing and have the necessary academic record to succeed in Babson courses.

Important information for international applicants:

  • Babson College is not able to issue immigration documents for the visiting student program in summer 2021 as it is 100% online.
  • International students are advised to have a minimum score of 90 on the internet-based TOEFL test or a 7 on the IELTS in order to have the necessary English language skills to succeed while studying at Babson. If you do not currently meet this level of proficiency, your home school coordinator may submit, on your behalf, an official letter attesting to your English language proficiency.

 Undergraduate registration dates are as follows:

  • Round one registration opens on Monday, February 22, 2021, through Monday, March 29, 2021.
  • Round two registration starts on Friday, April 9, 2021. All classes begin Monday, May 10, 2021.

Graduate registration dates are as follows:

  • Registration opens on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 8 a.m. ET.

Important information for international applicants:

  • Babson College is not able to issue immigration documents for the visiting student program in summer 2021 as it is 100% online.
  • International students are advised to have a minimum score of 90 on the internet-based TOEFL test or a 7 on the IELTS in order to have the necessary English language skills to succeed while studying at Babson. If you do not currently meet this level of proficiency, your home school coordinator may submit, on your behalf, an official letter attesting to your English language proficiency.

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.

Visiting students are required to pay tuition and all associated fees prior to the start of courses.

Important Information

  • Completing a registration form does not necessarily confirm registration.
  • No registrations or changes will be accepted after the add/drop deadline, which is before the start of the second class.
  • Visiting students may be asked to provide documentation, such as transcripts, to demonstrate that they have the academic experience required to meet the course prerequisites.
  • Students are advised to have a minimum score of 90 on the internet-based TOEFL test or a 7 on the IELTS in order to have the necessary English language skills to succeed while studying at Babson. If you do not currently meet this level of proficiency, your home school coordinator may submit, on your behalf, an official letter attesting to your English language proficiency to the Glavin Office: glavinoffice@babson.edu

For more information on how to apply, visit the Registration section.

Students may register for up to 12 credits in the summer session and are encouraged to consult with an advisor in the Glavin Office to meet your academic goals.

Visiting 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.

We are excited to offer a 10% Tuition Reduction to students at our international partner universities as an incentive to participate in this exciting program. For more information, contact glavinoffice@babson.edu.

Undergraduate ​2021 Tuition Rate ​$1,692 per credit
Graduate 2021 Tuition Rate $1,990 per credit
Payment Process and Deadline

​Visiting students: Prior to registration

After registering, you will receive an email notification, to your Babson email address, that your invoice is ready to review on the Babson Hub. Payment must be made in full prior to the start of the term, or you will be dropped from all courses. Payments can be made via check, wire or online, view your Payment Options.

 

Housing is not available for visiting students in summer 2021.