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Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business


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School Data

Annual Tuition: $One Year: $89,550 | Two Year: $115,244 total (for both years) | Year 1: $71,564 | Year 2: $43,680

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $One Year: $89,550 | Two Year: $115,244 total (for both years) | Year 1: $71,564 | Year 2: $43,680

Acceptance Rate: 63%

Full-Time Enrollment: 321

Average GPA: 3.27

Median GMAT: 650

International: 85%

Minority: 43%

Female: 33%

Male: 67%

Application Deadlines: One Year MBA (Summer Enrollment): 9/7, 10/26, 1/11, Rolling Admissions* | Two Year MBA (Fall Enrollment): 10/26, 1/11, 3/16, 4/20, Rolling Admissions* | *Will continue to accept and review applications until the program is filled to capacity

The F.W. Olin MBA: What You Need To Know

The F.W. Olin Graduate School at Babson College is known for its entrepreneurial drive and consistent ranking as the #1 MBA program for entrepreneurship in, U.S. News & World Report. Their faculty of experienced entrepreneurs, executives, researchers, and scholars, teach across programs in Wellesley, Boston, and Miami. Unlike anywhere else in the world, each program balances creativity, 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.

Babson’s full-time MBA program offers 12- and 21- month options. Either option requires 45 credits, 15 of which are earned through the Core. The other 30 credits can be used to explore personal and professional interests. So what’s the difference? Babson’s one year program requires students to take electives over the course of two-and-a-half semesters, whereas their two-year program over five. During summer students taking the two-year program are offered added benefits such as the opportunity to land internships, take more classes, or participate in Babson’s startup accelerators. 

In both MBA programs, the core of what Babson has to offer as a major entrepreneurial school is embedded into its core courses. The Babson Consulting Alliance Program is a 14-week project where teams of students work in collaboration with an organization to “analyze real-time organizational opportunity and create value-added solutions.” This core, paired with other core courses focused on opportunity and design, and innovation and growth, prepares students with an entrepreneurial mindset as well as the tools for success.

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Contact Information

231 Forest Street
Olin Hall Suite 140
Babson Park, MA 02457
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From Babson:

Redefine your career and discover how to thrive in a changing international business landscape at the MBA program ranked #1 for entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report). At the heart of Babson’s MBA, you’ll find real-world experiential learning that teaches you how to balance experimentation and analysis in order to solve complex problems. Put your education into action during class consulting projects and summer internships, where you’ll be uniquely prepared to make an impact in the business world from day one.  

As a full-time student, you will be immersed in an environment where your professors are experts in their fields and where international peers add global perspectives to every discussion. Some want to start a new venture. Others want to switch careers entirely. Regardless of the path you take, Babson offers a supportive global community that prepares MBA students for success.

Fast Facts

  • Two full-time formats: Access the same courses, experiential learning opportunities, intensity tracks, concentrations, and academic centers whether you choose the One-Year or Two-Year format.
  • Tailor your experience: 2/3 of your courses are electives and special topics you choose to align with your career goals and ambitions.
  • Focus on your interests: Specialize with 7 MBA concentrations, including 2 STEM-designated concentrations in Quantitative Finance and Business Analytics & Machine Learning.
  • Tight-knit cohort: Take your core courses with your cohort, allowing you and your classmates to form strong, lifelong connections.
  • Get involved: Entirely student-run forums and conferences bring world-class speakers and events to campus.

Babson also offers full-time specialized master’s programs in finance, business analytics, and entrepreneurial leadership. Discover an education built on action and a dynamic, global community of innovators.

  • Master of Science in Finance: Leverage professional-grade tools and resources and master the financial modeling and coding skills employers are seeking. This STEM-designated degree is offered in 9 and 16-month tracks.
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