Overview

Applicants
201
Acceptance Rate
83%
Years of Work Experience
9.3
Average Age
33

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.20
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.65 - 3.68
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
3%
Average Verbal GRE Score
160
Average Quantitative GRE Score
155
Average Writing GRE Score
4.5
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
159 - 161
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
152 - 159
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
4.5 - 5

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.”

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
25
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
72%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
37%

80%
Full-time
24%
Female
4%
Underrepresented Minorities

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

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


Allan Cohen
Professor of Organizational Behavior

Thomas Davenport
President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology Management

Phillip Kim
Lewis Distinguished Professor/Professor of Entrepreneurship

Mark Potter
Professor of Finance

U. Srini Rangan
Luksic Professor of Global Studies

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. There is an online site available where internships, managerial development programs, and full-time opportunities are posted. Additionally, online resources provide 24-hour access to job search assistance. On campus events include career-related programming for students including alumni panels, networking nights, company information sessions, industry executive panels, seminars and webinars on career education topics, and career expos. Blended Learning MBA students are eligable to participate in all recruiting efforts at Babson. Students also have access to Babson's Online Alumni Directory and the Graduate Center for Career Development's Facebook Page and Twitter Account.

Graduates Employed by Region

76%
Northeast
14%
West
3%
Midwest
2%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
South
1%
International
1%
Southwest

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
53%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
53%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
47%

Average Aid Package
$14,305

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$14,305

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$33,104

Average Debt at Graduation
$65,478

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
260
Full-Time
8%
Part-Time
92%

In State
72.0%
Out of State
28.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
4

Demographics

19.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
5.0%
International
28.0%
Out of State

44% female
56% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Courtney Minden
Dean 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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