MBA

Full Time MBA Program

Whether you want to start a new venture, switch careers, or advance in your current organization, Babson’s one- or two-year MBA program will help you get there. Both options feature MBA classes that will arm you with the #1 ranked MBA for entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial leadership skills needed to make an impact in business, in your community, and around the world.

#1

MBA in entrepreneurship for 30 consecutive years
U.S. News & World Report

#1

for entrepreneurship Northeast Graduate Program
Entrepreneur Magazine, The Princeton Review, 2023

“Business as Usual” Has No Business Here

At many top institutions, lectures don’t move past the lectern. But, at Babson, the leading entrepreneurship college, our professors are practitioners. Each year, more than 80 partner organizations bring their real-world challenges to class, providing you with a wide range of consulting opportunities. You’ll meet with established business leaders locally and abroad, all while workshoping your startups in the classroom. 

When you graduate, you not only have an expanded network of high-performing peers from around the world, but you also have tangible examples of problems you’ve solved for real organizations thanks to our MBA classes and Babson’s top-ranked entrepreneurial curriculum. Whether you want to launch a startup, take a family business into the next generation, or innovate within the world’s largest companies, you can apply your entrepreneurial mindset to manage risk, navigate uncertainty, and explore ambiguity. 

No GMAT/GRE? No problem. There is no GMAT/GRE requirement for 2024 entry.

At A Glance

Duration
12 and 21 Month Options
Next App Deadline
1 Year: March 20
2 Year: March 20
Location
Wellesley, MA
Test Requirement
No GRE/GMAT Required
Visa Eligibility
Yes
Avg Work Experience
6–8 Years

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Babson College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
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Earn a STEM-Designated MBA

Quantitative Finance MBA and Business Analytics and Machine Learning MBA

Two STEM-designated concentrations allow international students to apply for 36 months of OPT vs. 12 months of OPT for students in non-STEM programs.

Babson MBA Curriculum

The Babson MBA is 45 credits whether you opt to complete it in one or two years. All full time MBA students earn their first 15 credits via the nine core courses, including real-world learning. One-year MBA students complete the program in 12 months, while two-year MBA students earn their MBA in 21 months.

The rest of your full time Boston MBA program consists of electives. Choose the MBA classes that appeal to you, or select your MBA classes from seven concentrations and intensity tracks, with additional experiential learning opportunities, all to enable you to focus on areas of interest. Our small size means that students, faculty, and career advisors co-create a tailored experience that helps each student achieve their professional goals. 

Leading Through Opportunity and Design

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Financial and Sustainability Reporting
  • Managing People and Organizations

Leading Through Innovation and Growth

  • Business Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Information Management
  • Finance

Babson Consulting Experience

  • Active, project-based work with a client partner

Specialize and build skills in a variety of areas, including:

  • Machine Learning Methods for Business
  • Business Strategy and Game Theory
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business Decisions
  • Disruptive Change and Enterprise Transformation
  • Food Entrepreneurship
  • Leading Business Turnarounds
  • Leading for Social Value
  • Negotiations
  • New Venture Creation
  • Real Estate Investment Fundamentals

Experiential learning is part of Babson’s DNA: More than 80 partner organizations bring their real-world challenges to class. Students consult with client companies, meet with business leaders locally and abroad, and workshop their startups in the classroom. Here are some of the signature experiences you can look forward to during the Babson MBA:

Combine learning inside and outside the classroom. Intensity tracks, typically a series of courses, provide additional opportunities for experiential learning.

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One Year MBA vs. Two Year MBA

With Babson’s Full-Time MBA, you have the flexibility to pick and choose from more than just electives, concentrations, and intensity tracks. You’re also able to select the pacing that works best for you and your schedule. Discover the main differences between Babson’s one and two year MBA programs:

  One Year Two Year
Duration 12 months 21 months
Pace Take electives over 2½ semesters Take electives over four semesters
Summer Take a full course load Land internships, take classes, and participate in Babson’s startup accelerators 
Start Date May Late August
JerDrema Virginia Flynt
Babson’s MBA program provided me with new lenses, frameworks, and practical applications to look at problems from a variety of perspectives and a constant reminder that solutions are forever evolving.
JerDrema Virginia Flynt M.Ed, MBA’22

Four Learning Goals

Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® methodology prepares you to become an entrepreneurial leader so you can address the greatest challenges of business and society, including innovation, growth, integrated sustainability, and globalization. Whether you’re making an impact within an established organization or starting your own venture, your increased self-awareness, expanded mindset, and refined skill set will allow you to create both economic and social value.

This experience is guided by four learning goals.

Collaboration

Collaborate with and learn from others to accomplish a common goal or create an original work.

Leadership

Lead people to work toward shared goals with consideration of the ethical implications of their actions.

Communication

Develop and express ideas strategically, through written, oral, and visual formats, to a specific audience for a desired purpose.

Problem solving

Analyze and assess ideas and data to make decisions and recommendations appropriate to situations and stakeholders.

Varied Perspectives Drive Your Success

Diverse backgrounds and experiences make our environment richer and help us acquire new ways of working. Learning alongside students from all over the world, you’ll gain exposure to unique perspectives that strengthen your own. And, because you take your core courses with your cohort, you and your classmates form strong, lifelong connections. 

After Babson, the global network of 44,000+ alumni across 128 countries will have your back throughout your career.

One Year MBA 

38%

Women

67%

International

 

38%

Domestic students of Color

6

Average years of work experience

Two Year MBA 

33%

Women

82%

International

 

41%

Domestic students of Color

 

6

Average years of work experience

Full Time MBA Career Outcomes

Whether it's launching a venture, changing industries, or accelerating your career, a Babson degree will help you move from where you are to where you want to be.  

Full Time MBA alumni are making an impact across organizations and industries, earning an average of $147,595 three years after graduation. Employers hiring full time MBA program graduates include Accenture, Boston Children’s Hospital, CVS Health, Deloitte, Examity, Huntington National Bank, Ocean Spray, Partners Healthcare Innovation, PwC, Sensata Technologies, Staples, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and more. 

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$142,871

Average salary 3 years after graduation
-Financial Times, 2022

 

76%

MBA Students who accepted a job offer 3 months after graduation, 2023

Students in front of Babson signage

Flex Your Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills

Professional growth happens just as much outside the classroom at Babson as it does inside. Join one of 25+ student-run organizations—hold a leadership role or join as a member. Pitch your business idea (with $100K on the line) during ePitch, help organize signature Babson events that bring world-class speakers to campus, or get involved with Babson’s renowned centers and institutes.

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Sarah Stefanon

Initially I sought Babson because of its highly regarded reputation in entrepreneurship. What sold me was the community. I came for a visit, sat in on a class, had lunch with professors and students, and immediately realized that they were the kindest, most diverse group of people and personalities I had ever been around. I wanted to experience more of that and get a phenomenal education on top of it.

Sarah Stefanon MBA’21

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Act on Your Ambitions

With small class sizes, hands-on learning opportunities and customizable degrees, you’ll be able to get from where you are to where you want to be. Start or continue your application at Babson today.

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