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Undergraduate Business Curriculum

From day one, you’ll be fully immersed in Babson’s undergraduate business degree curriculum, which blends business classes with the liberal arts and sciences to deliver a one-of-a-kind undergraduate business program. Through your undergraduate courses, you will gain essential knowledge and tangible experiences to prepare you for the modern business world and the communication skills, leadership, teamwork, and critical-thinking abilities that will give you a leg up on the competition. 

Blaze Your Own Trail

Explore Babson’s business degree curriculum. And, discover a unique education that sets you apart from the pack—and sets you up for success.

Business Fundamentals

Our core requirements in business fundamentals combine disciplinary frameworks with experiential education to create a one-of-a-kind immersive academic experience. By the end of your Babson journey, you’ll emerge with the skills, experiences, and connections that will launch you straight into your career.

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Our core requirements in the liberal arts and sciences give students the opportunity to build critical thinking and communication skills that help them meaningfully engage with the world around them. The liberal arts and sciences curriculum is designed not only to help make Babson students better business leaders, but also holistic and well-rounded citizens of the world.

Course Balance Chart

Balance of Courses

How our undergraduate business curriculum breaks down

Our students take a blend of business classes and liberal arts and sciences courses, with six foundational classes in their first years, including FME. Their course blend then shifts depending on the concentration and electives a student chooses to pursue.

Day 1

is when you’ll begin to experience a full business school education, blended with the liberal arts and sciences


student-to-faculty ratio


core experiential learning courses in which every Babson student will participate


areas of focus to choose from to tailor your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree

Collaborative at Our Core

Babson’s unique experiential and collaborative courses are the hallmark of our undergraduate business degree curriculum. Required for every Babson student, these dynamic core courses will empower you to create lasting value for yourself, your community, and the world. Courses are integrated and complementary, building across years and exposing students to multiple perspectives on business and the world. They include classroom instruction combined with real-world experience, spanning four years and consisting of three distinct elements.

Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME)

Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME)

An award-winning core first-year course that teaches you entrepreneurial leadership from the startup perspective by creating, launching, and managing a new business venture.

Socio-Ecological Systems Core Academic Requirement

Socio-Ecological Systems

Second- or third-year coursework focused on the science behind how people and nature work together and why that matters. You’ll learn to identify and understand dynamic cultural, ecological, and economic systems.

Advanced Experiential Core Requirement

Advanced Experiential

Required in the third or fourth year, these experiential learning courses include applied projects at companies and nonprofits. You’ll gain leadership experience from inside an organization by collaborating to identify, analyze, and develop opportunities for growth.

Electives and Concentrations

Beyond our required undergraduate business school curriculum, you will take electives that reinforce your interests and aspirations. You have the option to choose from one of our 24 undergraduate business concentrations to focus your learning in a specific area. About 75% of students opt to choose a concentration within their junior or senior year.

Your Academic Pathway: Required Courses for a Business Degree at Babson

Throughout your learning journey, as you build on each course, each experience, and each opportunity to grow, you also will be required to take classes that complement, balance, and round out your course load. You will apply the knowledge, skills, and tools that you learn here after you graduate—both in the workforce and in your life.

Here is a look at how our required undergraduate courses in business fundamentals and the liberal arts and sciences work in parallel to provide you with a multidimensional undergraduate business degree, only at Babson.

  • Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME 1000 and FME 1001)
  • Financial Accounting (ACC 1000)
  • Foundations of Business Analytics (AQM 1000)
  • Business Law and Ethics (LAW 1000)
  • Predictive Business Analytics (AQM 2000)
  • Managerial Accounting (ACC 2002)
  • Operations Information Management (OIM 2001)
  • Information Technology (OIM 2000)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT 2000)
  • Principles of Finance (FIN 2000)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 2002)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECN 2000)
  • Strategic Problem Solving (STR 3000)
  • Advanced Experiential Course*
*You may select one of several courses to fulfill this requirement.
  • Writing Across Contexts (WRT 1001)
  • Foundations of Critical Inquiry (FCI 1000)
  • Natural Science and Technology (NST 10XX)*
*You may select one of several courses to fulfill this requirement.
  • Socio-Ecological Systems (SES 2000)
  • Research Writing (WRT 2000)
  • History and Society (HSS 20XX)*
  • Literature and the Arts (LTA 20XX)*
  • Cultural Studies and Philosophy (CSP 20XX)*
*You may select one of several courses to fulfill this requirement.
  • Advanced Liberal Arts Course (46XX)*
  • 3 Advanced Liberal Arts Electives*
  • Advanced Experiential Course*
*You may select one of several courses to fulfill this requirement.

Choose an Academic Path Tailored to Your Passions

At Babson, no two paths are the same. Our course requirements in business and the liberal arts and sciences serve as the foundation to your overall education. The rest of your Babson journey is up to you. Look below to explore different examples of how students can align Babson undergraduate classes to their passions and interests.

Sample Course Schedules by Concentration

An Academic Experience That Yields Results

Babson’s undergraduate business curriculum gives students the skills they need to be successful business and entrepreneurial leaders, while also providing them with the opportunity to follow their passions and interests in a range of subjects. This winning combination gives our students a springboard for success after they graduate from Babson.

Babson College Rankings


Best Undergraduate Business School by Salary Potential, 2023



#1 for Entrepreneurship
U.S. News & World Report, 27 consecutive times

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Ela Gokcigdem ’24

Presidential Scholar

“I saw how they valued corporate social responsibility and social innovation, and that really encouraged me to come to a place where I could major in business but also concentrate in environmental sustainability, and be surrounded with a lot of like-minded individuals.”

Tiffany Ramsaarran

Tiffany Ramsarran ’24

Diversity Leadership Scholar

“I had developed a venture idea to create a non-profit organization to help human-trafficking survivors incorporate into society through business. And, I really look forward to making efforts to stopping human trafficking while at Babson.”

What Will You Choose?

Anthropology of Law. Global Environmental Activism. The History and Ethics of Capitalism. Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship. Photography. Find classes that hook you just for a semester, or for a lifetime.

Go Beyond the Classroom

We know that experience is the best teacher. Here, you’ll complement your required business school curriculum, electives, and your concentration with internships, global opportunities, and real-world experiences to pressure test the lessons you’ve learned. Enrich your education by taking advantage of additional academic opportunities on and off campus to pursue your unique interests.

  • Take a short-term elective abroad led by Babson faculty.
  • Apply to be in the Honors Program, where you can take advantage of specially designed honors courses, cocurricular activities, and a yearlong capstone project.
  • Cross register for classes at F.W. Olin College of Engineering, Wellesley College, and Brandeis University.
  • Conduct a semester-long independent research project.
  • Teach a Senior-led Seminar on a subject you’re passionate about.

From Wellesley to the World

Challenge your assumptions and better understand how to succeed in the global economy through more than 100 education opportunities we offer around the world. More than half of your classmates will study away or abroad during their time at Babson through options such as:

  • Yearlong, semester-long, or summer programs
  • Short-term electives such as the International Consulting Experience
  • Service immersion trips

Undergraduate Learning Competencies

Babson College prepares undergraduates to be entrepreneurial leaders. Our curriculum is an integration of coursework in business, liberal arts, and sciences. In the classroom, across campus, and in the wider world, our students experience this within our framework of entrepreneurial thought and action.

Our graduates will apply this framework to address the greatest challenges of business and society today. They achieve this by starting new ventures or contributing to established organizations. The Babson student experience is guided by the following learning competencies (Note: learning competencies are assessed in specific courses for assurance of learning):


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


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

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Lead people to recognize and act on opportunities with consideration of context.


Identify, analyze and resolve ethical issues arising in the professional context.

Integrated Sustainability

Recognize and apply integrated systems approaches to simultaneously address social responsibility, ecological integrity, and value creation in decision-making processes.

Problem Solving

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

Educational Themes

Our student experience is enhanced by the recognition of three themes across the curriculum and student life on campus. Since these themes address some of the biggest challenges of our world, they require cross-disciplinary consideration and integration of ideas across multiple experiences. Students are introduced to these themes through coursework as well as through the living-learning communities in which they participate.

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting:

how individuals create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities with empathy in a variety of contexts and organizations;

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

how individuals identify and strive to eliminate barriers associated with bias, access, and equity related to individual and social identities in order to create a climate of belonging and respect; and

Global and Multicultural Perspectives:

how individuals understand and adapt to social, cultural, and intellectual diversity around the world.

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