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Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
Location: 231 Forest St. Babson Park, Massachusetts 02457
Admissions Office: 800-488-4512 or 781-239-4317
Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson
The F.W. Olin Graduate School at Babson College offers three renowned master’s degrees: MBA, MSM, and MSA. Our faculty of experienced entrepreneurs, executives, researchers, and scholars, teach across programs in Wellesley, Boston, San Francisco, and abroad. Unlike anywhere else in the world, each program balances action and experimentation with rigorous analysis and business fundamentals. It’s the methodology called Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® that you can only find at Babson, and it’s what will allow you to create economic and social value—everywhere. So no matter what degree you’re pursuing, you’ll graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset that will set you apart in any industry or job function.
The student learning goals for Babson’s MBA program are consistent with the College mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. Babson MBA graduates are competent in the following:
Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting: Babson MBA graduates create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations.
Social, Environmental, and Economic Responsibility: Babson MBA graduates make decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders, ethical considerations, and an attempt to create and sustain social, environmental, and economic value.
Self and Contextual Awareness: Babson MBA graduates understand their sense of purpose, identity, and context, and use this understanding to inform their decisions.
Functional Depth with Integrative Ability: Babson MBA graduates draw upon deep functional knowledge and multiple functional skills and perspectives concurrently to shape comprehensive responses to business challenges and opportunities.
Managing in a Global Environment: Babson MBA graduates recognize and evaluate global opportunities while incorporating cultural context and complexities associated with managing in a global environment.
Leadership and Teamwork: Babson MBA graduates exercise appropriate leadership, value diverse perspectives and skills, and work collaboratively to accomplish organizational goals in a changing environment.
Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:
U.S.News & World Report
#1 Entrepreneurship 1994–2014
#34 Part-Time MBA 2014
#65 Full-time MBA 2014
#34 Part-time (2013)
#42 Full-time (2012)
MBA: #73 (global); #38 (U.S.)
Online: #7 (global); #4 (U.S.)
Full-Time Two-Year MBA Class Size: 143
Two-Year Tuition: $102,910
Average GMAT: 630
Average GPA: 3.13
Acceptance Rate: 63%
Mean Age: 27
Full-Time One-Year MBA Class Size: 52
One-year tuition: $74,843
Mean Age: 27
Average GMAT: 601
Average GPA: 3.4
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Average 2014 Base Salary: $89,341
Percentage of Class of 2014 MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 85%
Where Babson’s Class of 2014 Went to Work:
Consumer Product/ Retail 19%
Financial Services 18%
Life Sciences/ Healthcare 7%
Real Estate 4%
Top Employers of the Class of 2014:
Liberty Mutual 6
Babson’s MBA program has been ranked number one in the country for entrepreneurship for 22 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report and ranked the number one entrepreneurship program worldwide by Financial Times. At Babson, we believe that entrepreneurship is applicable—and crucial—in organizations of all types and sizes, in established businesses as well as new ventures. Babson is the only business school that has developed and advanced an innovative teaching method, Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. Unlike most business schools that teach entrepreneurship as the process of starting a business, Babson incorporates Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® across all business disciplines and provides students a mindset that can be applied in any role, at any organization.
Building off the classroom curriculum are the Signature Learning Experiences (SLEs). SLEs at Babson are one-of-a-kind courses and educational activities that let you take what you learn in the classroom, and apply it to real business situations. Blended into the curriculum, these experiences give you the chance to practice entrepreneurial decision making. Managing Talent: Your Own and Others, one such course, develops your ability to assess and grow your own skills, as well as identify and develop talent in others.
With four programs options, the Babson MBA allows you to choose the program that best suits your lifestyle and objectives. Each program utilized the top-notch MBA curriculum – all MBA students will take their core courses and can choose from a common set of electives.
One-Year Program: Suited for those with a strong academic foundation in business and a career-track that demands an accelerated, full-time MBA experience.
Two-Year Program: Ideal for individuals who need a comprehensive business focus to redirect their careers and want a full-time campus experience.
Evening Program: Ideal for working professionals who seek a part-time MBA program that allows flexibility to accommodate professional or personal demands.
Blended Learning Program: Favorable to working professionals seeking a part-time MBA that allows for increased flexibility through a blend of online and face-to-face sessions.
Master of Science in Accounting: The program prepares graduates for public accounting careers in a dynamic global profession. Graduates gain technical accounting knowledge while developing skills immediately applicable to one’s career.
Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership: A 9-month Master’s program that prepares leaders who both assess and act their way into new opportunities that create value for themselves, their organizations, and the wider society
Eighty-three percent of alumni surveyed thought they were better prepared for their career compared with graduates of other MBA programs. Babson graduates make a difference as entrepreneurial leaders in enterprises ranging from Fortune 500 companies to a wide array of dynamic startups, pursuing career paths that they are passionate about.
Babson offers the MBA experience in two locations in Massachusetts – Wellesley and Boston, as well as San Francisco, California.
Across all locations, students are taught by the same diverse and accomplished faculty, enabling a consistent and interactive experience, regardless of where they are sitting. Whether a student is at our main campus in Wellesley, at a face-to-face session at our San Francisco campus, or attending an evening class at our Boston campus, they are provided with the skills and experience today to prepare them to be leaders tomorrow.
Real People/Real Stories
The people of Babson live Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® daily. Whether students, faculty, staff, alumni or friends of the college, Babson community members are leading the way to a more prosperous, sustainable and lively way of doing business. Discover their stories here.