Overview

Applicants
112
Acceptance Rate
81%
Years of Work Experience
9.3
Average Age
35

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.20
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.74 - 3.73
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
0%
Average Verbal GRE Score
Average Quantitative GRE Score
Average Writing GRE Score

Deadlines

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
1 year
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$100
Out-of-State Application Fee
$100
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$100

Admissions Factors

Required

Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Interview
Other
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
GMAT or GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities

Other Factors That Influence Admission
Resume, Transcripts

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
100

Faculty Information

Students Say

Babson College is “highly regarded” for its Blended Learning MBA Program and is the “#1 school for teaching entrepreneurship.” The program specifically focuses on entrepreneurial studies in all of its classes. About half of the students are looking to start their own businesses, “while the other half is looking to expand functionally or enter into higher levels of management.” “There is a heavy focus on three areas: entrepreneurship (most importantly), group/team work, and management/organization.” For most graduate students, flexibility is crucial. Many MBA students want a program where it is possible to “balance both work and school” without giving up their current source of income. The Babson College Blended Learning MBA program offers the opportunity for students to attend classes both on campus and online. One student says, “I really enjoyed the Blended Format. Working in Corporate Finance means sometimes I cannot leave work to attend night class and my schedule is incredibly demanding. The blended program allowed me to be flexible while also getting the critical face time in class for discussions.” Babson students learn through “case studies,” “practical application,” and the implementation of “action-based learning.” Students even have the ability to execute what they have already learned by building “a mock business.” Two classes are usually taken at a time, one with more quantitative work and the other with more qualitative work. The structure of the curriculum adheres to the following layout: “core classes first, then electives, then capstone.” Students say the faculty and administration in the Blended Learning MBA Program are “OUTSTANDING.” The professors go above and beyond to engage students and facilitate learning. “I’d argue that the teaching effectiveness is higher than many Top-20 programs,” one student attests. Both the professors and the administration tend to be very open to feedback in order to ensure students’ educational experiences continue to show improvement. The students themselves are also “amazing.” Current students say they are “committed,” “energetic,” and “intense, but good intense.” One student says, “Our conversations are rich, our discussion board posts insightful, and I’ve learned so much from them!” Classmates use “WebEx study sessions” in order to help each other understand more complicated theories. The meticulous coursework is well “worth the investment.”

Total Faculty
24
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
71%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
31%

83%
Full-time
17%
Underrepresented Minorities
17%
Female

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
12

Chat rooms
Yes

Interactive transcripts
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Center for Research

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Finance
Yes

Social Entrepreneurship
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Paul Juras
Jefferson Vander Wolk Professor of Management, Accounting, and Operational Performance

Thomas Davenport
President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology Management

Phillip Kim
Lewis Distinguished Professor/Professor of Entrepreneurship

Mark Potter
Professor of Finance

Jay Rao
Professor of Operations Management

Career Services Overview

Students Say

Although entrepreneurship is the center focus in the Blended Learning program, insight on “how to apply that within established companies” is also emphasized. Babson’s “driven” and “hard-working” students gain a “breadth of knowledge” and learn how to “oversee, run, and advance all day-to-day operations in a business.” The program “caters to and develops a more inventive mindset, mostly one that has to be inventive and do more with less.” “It gives all the tools, learning, network, and motivation to go and do what you wish to do,” says a student.

Babson’s abundant networking opportunities are “unreal.” Despite the college’s small size, one student claims, “I find Babson connections everywhere.” The professors’ “real world experiences” make them passionate about their work. Their lessons are extremely relevant and center on “getting the student either promoted or finding a better paying job.”


Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
Blended Learning MBA student's need career support that changes with their working profession. With that in mind, the Graduate Center for Career Development is committed to supporting students with resume and cover letter development, career exploration, personal branding, interviewing and networking techniques, and negotiating skills. Blended Learning MBA Students may work with an Advisor of their chocie based on their industry preference and are available to meet in-person or virtually by phone, or Google Hangout.

Graduates Employed by Region

75%
Northeast
19%
West
2%
Midwest
2%
Southwest
1%
Mid-Atlantic
1%
South

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Brian MacArthur
Managing Tax Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Daniel Wackrow
CFO/COO, Harvard University Press

Hardie Marshall Stevens
CEO, Startup Rounds

Patricia Anne Gallagher
VP and CFO, Olin College of Engineering

Joanna Meiseles
Founder and Director, The Snip-its Corporation

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $45,355 $45,355
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,990 $1,990
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $90,710 $90,710

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Notification Begins
With offers of admission

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
51%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
51%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
39%

Average Aid Package
$4,696

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$4,696

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$31,059

Average Debt at Graduation
$68,249

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
162
Full-Time
4%
Part-Time
96%

In State
64.0%
Out of State
36.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

16.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
5.0%
International
36.0%
Out of State

36% female
64% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Colleen Hynes
Director of Admissions

Address
231 Forest Street
Babson Park, MA, 02457
United States

Phone
781-239-4317

Fax
781-239-4194

Email
gradadmissions@babson.edu


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