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Graduate School Advice

You May Be Asking Yourself …

Is business school for me? Is a graduate degree really worth it? What’s an average MBA salary, and what should prospective graduate students know?

Figuring what to look for in a graduate program is a crucial part of setting yourself up for a successful 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 advice to help make the process a little easier. We take you behind the scenes, bringing you interviews and intel from across Babson College's Graduate School's many programs.

You'll find tips for graduate students and advice for business majors from experts ranging from academic deans to career counselors to admissions officers. Current students who are living their Babson experience right now offer graduate 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.

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

Masters vs MBA: How Do I Decide?

Masters vs MBA: How Do I Decide?

MS vs MBA? 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 Flex MBA

Get the experience of an in-person MBA program with online flexibility. Take classes at Babson’s Wellesley and Boston campuses, with the option to attend class online as needed. No GMAT/GRE required. 

Part-Time Online MBA

Our part-time live online MBA program gives you the freedom to learn and engage in class discussions remotely, and the flexibility to engage with your faculty and classmates from the comfort of your home. 100% online and no GMAT/GRE required. 

Master’s in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Discover Babson’s entrepreneurial leadership master program: a 9- to 16-month program best suited for early-career or recent college graduates. You’ll learn to transform roadblocks into opportunities and catalyze your career.

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

Is a Master’s in Leadership Worth It? Yes. Find Out Why.

Is a Master’s in Leadership Worth It? Yes. Find Out Why.

If career acceleration and organizational leadership are on your mind, a master’s in leadership is a smart choice.

Everything You Need to Know About an MBA Certificate

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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Preparing for the GMAT: Tips for Success

Whether you’re just starting your process or you’ve already applied to schools, read on to find some tips and information to help make your process easier to navigate.

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