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Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

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Academic Programs
The Babson MBA is grounded in our unique application of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action across business disciplines and tailored to meet the educational, professional, and personal needs of our diverse students. Babson serves as a living/learning laboratory, where curricular and cocurricular opportuniti...
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Consistently known as one of the most entrepreneurially-focused business programs in the country, the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College in Wellesley, MA offers students the “knowledge, support, flexibility and mentorship to enable students to exercise entrepreneurial thought and action.” The word “action” in the Entrepreneuria...

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Olin Hall

Babson Park (Wellesley), MA 02457-0310

United States

Phone: 781-239-4317

Fax: 781-239-4194

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Degrees / Programs
Academic Experience Rating: 84
Concentrations: Healthcare Administration, Finance, International Business, Investment Banking, Marketing
Centers of Research: Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Glavin Center for Global Management, Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson Global; Cutler Center for Investments and Finance; Babson Faculty Research Fund; Center for Information Management Studies
Part Time Program: Yes
Evening Program: Yes
Executive MBA Program Offered: No
Other Advanced Degrees Offered: Two-year MBA Program, 21 months; One-year MBA Program, 12 months; Evening MBA Program, 42 months average; Blended Learning MBA Program, 21 months; MS in Accounting, 12 months; MSM in Entrepreneurial Leadership, 9 months.
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: N/A
Study Abroad Options: Semester abroad is offered in conjunction with the following partner schools: ESADE Business School - Barcelona, Spain; ESCP Europe - Paris, France; HEC School of Management - Jouy-en-Josas, France; IE Business School - Madrid, Spain; Louvain School of Management ,Université Catholique de Louvain - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University - Beijing, China; SDA Bocconi School of Management - Milan, Italy; University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Other Programs: Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership http://www.babson.edu/admission/graduate/programs/Pages/msm-in-entrepreneurial-leadership.aspx Master of Science in Accounting http://www.babson.edu/admission/graduate/programs/Pages/msa-program.aspx Experiential Learning Programs including Global Management Program, Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE), Babson Consulting Alliance Program: http://www.babson.edu/graduate/academics/mba/experiential-learning/Pages/default.aspx International Study Programs, International Independent Study, Electives Abroad: http://educationabroad.babson.edu/ Babson Executive Education offers non-degree open enrollment and custom programs: http://www.babson.edu/bee
Academic Calendar: Semester
Online Course Catalog: http://www.babson.edu/graduate/academics/classes-and-registration/Pages/course-catalog.aspx
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Faculty
Total Faculty: 60.96%
Full-Time Faculty: 60.96%
Part-Time Faculty: 39.04%
Female Faculty: 21.9%
Minority Faculty: 5.7%
Entrepreneurship: www.babson.edu/graduate/academics/pages/entrepreneurship-opportunities.aspx
Global Management: www.babson.edu/graduate/academics/mba/concentrations/Pages/Global-Management-Concentration.aspx
Women's Leadership: www.babson.edu/academics/centers/cwel/pages/home.aspx
Investments and Finance: www.babson.edu/academics/centers/cutler-center
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Academic Services Offered
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:Group peer tutoring is available to Full time students in their core at no cost. We also facilitate private peer tutoring (tutors approved by faculty) which is available upon request to any student; however students must pay for these private tutoring services themselves.
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:Council for Inclusiveness and Community http://www.babson.edu/about-babson/diversity/Pages/council-for-inclusiveness-and-community.aspx; LGBTQ Action Group http://www.babson.edu/about-babson/diversity/lgbtq/Pages/home.aspx; https://life.babson.edu/organization/alpfaMBA; https://life.babson.edu/organization/asianbusinessforum; https://life.babson.edu/organization/womenmba; https://life.babson.edu/organization/blackmba; https://life.babson.edu/organization/BabsonLatinAmerica; https://life.babson.edu/organization/MENA; https://life.babson.edu/organization/OutNetwork; https://life.babson.edu/organization/jewcrew;
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College provides educational programs for undergraduate, graduate, and Babson Executive Education students to help develop leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. CWEL also supports and widely disseminates research into the unique skills and experiences of women entrepreneurial leaders, and advances gender equality as a growth strategy for individuals and for organizations of all sizes, everywhere in the world. The Center, founded in 1999, was the first major comprehensive academic center focused on women’s leadership at a premier school of business. From its inception and throughout its 14-year history, the Center has remained committed to providing opportunities for its graduate women that fall into the following key categories: • Access to Near-Peer Role Models • Skill Building • Expanding Professional Networks • Providing a Gender Lens to Organization Culture and Individual Career Management • Building a Gender Balanced campus • Research and Thought Leadership • Collaborations with Women’s Organizations CWEL accomplishes these goals through innovative campus programming and initiatives, including: The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab The WIN Lab is a year-long residency program for women students at Babson College that accelerates the entrepreneurial path from ideation to launch. It provides women entrepreneurs with the road map, expertise, inspiration, and community needed to successfully launch ventures. Currently, there are 18 women participating in the 2013-2014 WIN Lab. http://www.babson.edu/winlab http://www.flickr.com/photos/babson_college/sets/72157636093221793/ Mentoring Programs The CWEL MBA Mentor Program connects women graduate students to senior-level women leaders to build strategic relationships that support leadership development and career advancement. The program is built on three essential pillars: Expertise - designed and led by a faculty mentoring expert; Theory and Practice - offers the latest research on mentoring and entrepreneurial leadership development; Custom Matching - Students and mentors are strategically matched to provide a successful foundation for the mentoring experience of both parties. Additionally, CWEL provides a blended mentoring format combining virtual and on-campus programming to better meet the needs of non-residential students and geographically dispersed mentors. >>> In the current academic year, 20 MBA students have been paired with mentors. Additionally, 48 undergraduate and graduate students were paired for peer mentoring. http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/cwel/educational-programs/Pages/graduate-programs.aspx Conference Scholarships CWEL offers financial support for graduate students to attend business conferences in order to build networks and access role models in the greater Boston business ecosystem. >>> In the current academic year, CWEL’s conference fund has provided tuition for 55 Babson students to attend business and leadership events. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence: Gail Simmons and Sophia Chang CWEL names leading entrepreneurs in their fields as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) to coach and guide MBA students. This year’s EIRs are Gail Simmons: Food & Wine Special Projects Director and judge on the hit TV show “Top Chef”; and Sophia Chang: fashion show producer for Bravo’s “Project Runway All Stars” and co-founder of Science Genius, a program that uses rap as a tool to get New York City high school students excited about science. As powerful role models, these women help Babson’s MBA women build self-efficacy as they demonstrate the thinking and action of entrepreneurial leadership. In-Residence collaborations have two parts: a standard set of CWEL-related activities and a customized set of activities based on the interests of the participant. http://entrepreneurshipofallkinds.org/2013/10/17/hanging-in-the-balance-with-sophia-chang/ “Women In …” Networking Events CWEL sponsors “Women in Finance,” “Women in Marketing,” and “Women in Entrepreneurship” dinners, organized and hosted by the Babson Association of Women MBAs. These events engage successful women leaders from each discipline in an evening of networking and career insight exchange with Babson women graduate students. Gender Balanced Entrepreneurship Forum In order to build entrepreneurial self-efficacy—the belief that a student’s ability to be successful is enhanced by watching and learning from role models—in the current 2012-2013 academic year, CWEL co-sponsored the first-ever, gender-balanced Babson Entrepreneurship Forum, featuring 18 women entrepreneur presenters. Executive-in-Residence Coaching Hours with Roslyn G. Daum Roslyn G. Daum, a former Partner of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP specializing in providing counsel to venture capital firms regarding investments and buy-out transactions, regularly meets with MBA students to share her expertise and experience. >>> In the current academic year, Daum has conducted personal coaching sessions with 10 students. Fast Track MBA Program Learning Community The Fast Track Learning Community convenes women students with faculty senior staff and business experts for women-focused receptions, panels, other programs. The program also provides coaching for its Fast Track MBA students. Alumni Connections: “Onboarding Allies” program CWEL sponsors a program that connects incoming women students with a recent program alumna who can share insights about her own experiences. The program consists of three email connections over 90 days. Beyond the 90-day formal program participants are encouraged to “stay in touch” for ongoing support and feedback. Research / Thought Leadership We are proud to report that over 22 faculty members are involved with gender-related research at Babson College, and have inspired a Gender Resource Task Force convening faculty, staff and students to discuss gender issues on campus and develop recommendations for action. Additionally, Babson initiated the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Women research Reports, as well as the DIANA Project: research reports on women’s approaches to acquiring financial and other resources as well as an information source for resource providers and policy-makers about the importance and advantages of support and investment in women-owned businesses. The Center has also completed projects regarding women in family business, women’s business centers, and women of color entrepreneurs; projects supported by the Babson Faculty Research Fund; and many more. http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/cwel/thought-leadership/Pages/home.aspx Collaborations The list of Center collaborations and partnerships extends far beyond the following: AAUW (formerly the American Association of University Women), Catalyst, Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE), Center for Women’s Business Research (CWBR), Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program, Forte Foundation, Global Banking Alliance for Women, National Council for Research on Women (NCRW), WAGE, Wellesley Centers for Women, and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/cwel/about/Pages/collaborations.aspx For additional information about Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership: Web: http://www.babson.edu/cwel/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CWELBabson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/babsoncwel
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:Our week long MBA Orientation is designed help orient international students to the U.S. and to Babson. We also have a Partner's Program that supports the spouses of students. Many international students arriving with families make use of this program. http://www.babson.edu/graduate/student-life/living-and-learning/pages/partners-program.aspx
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:We have student lead LGBTQ Organization: https://life.babson.edu/organization/OutNetwork. We have the LGBTQ Action Group who focus on making sure we have apropriate resources and events to support our LGBTQ and Ally community year round http://www.babson.edu/about-babson/diversity/lgbtq/Pages/home.aspx. We also have an active Safe Zone Training program (offered 4 times a semester) for staff, faculty, and students.
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Key Statistics

Degrees / Programs

  • Academic Experience Rating:
    84
  • Part Time Program:
    Yes
  • Evening Program:
    Yes
  • Executive MBA:
    No
  • Online MBA:
    No

Faculty

  • Total Faculty:
    105
  • Full-Time Faculty:
    60.96%
  • Part-Time Faculty:
    39.04%
  • Female Faculty:
    21.9%
  • Minority Faculty:
    5.7%

Academic Services Offered

  • Academic Prep Programs:
    Yes
  • Peer Tutoring:
    Yes
  • Minority Support Groups:
    Yes
  • Women Support Groups:
    Yes
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