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Full Time MBA

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

#1

#1 for entrepreneurship for 29 consecutive years
U.S. News & World Report

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#1 for entrepreneurship Northeast Graduate Program
Entrepreneur Magazine, The Princeton Review, 2022

“Business as Usual” Has No Business Here

At many top institutions, lectures don’t move past the lectern. But at Babson, our professors are practitioners. Each year, more than 80 partner organizations bring their real-world challenges to class, giving you consulting opportunities. You’ll meet with business leaders locally and abroad and workshop 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. 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.

2 STEM MBA Concentrations

Quantitative Finance and Business Analytics and Machine Learning

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. Learn more about Babson’s STEM Master’s programs.

Babson MBA Curriculum

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

The rest of your MBA consists of electives. Choose from seven concentrations, or seven intensity tracks, in addition to experiential learning opportunities, that 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.

Seven concentrations allow you to specialize in specific academic areas, including:

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.

One Year MBA vs. Two Year MBA

The main differences between the one and two year MBA programs are:

  • Duration: 12 months (one year) or 21 months (two year)
  • Pace: Take electives over 2½ semesters (one year) or four semesters (two year)
  • Summer: Take a full course load (one year) or land internships, take classes, and participate in Babson’s startup accelerators (two year)

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 43,000+ alumni across 129 countries will have your back throughout your career.

One Year MBA 

46%

Women

61%

International

 

27%

Domestic students of Color

5

Average years of work experience

Two Year MBA 

37%

Women

81%

International

 

56%

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 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

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#3

MBA Globally for Career Progress
-Financial Times, 2022

$147,595

Average salary 3 years after graduation
-Financial Times, 2022

 

87%

Students who accepted a job offer 3 months after graduation, 2021

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

The Big Question: Is an MBA Worth It?

In a word: yes. But ultimately, the decision is a personal one. See what Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, and others have to say about the value of this degree.

Master’s vs MBA: How Do I Decide?

Pursue the right advanced business degree for your career goals. The decision often depends on years of professional experience, if you want to change career paths, and more.

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