Overview

Applicants
217
Acceptance Rate
94%
Years of Work Experience
9.9
Average Age

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.03
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.74 - 3.3
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
1%
Average Verbal GRE Score
Average Quantitative GRE Score
137
Average Writing GRE Score
3

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
State Residency

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's "fantastic reputation" and "laser focus" on entrepreneurship are widely cited by students as their reasons for choosing this Blended Learning MBA program, and the school lives up to the hype. "The quality of the classes and especially of the professors has far exceeded my expectations," one student reports, while another tells us, "This experience has been top flight, [and] the staff continue to impress on a large scale." The Blended Learning MBA program includes a combination of online classes, face-to-face sessions every seven weeks (at their Boston-area or San Francisco campus locations), and virtual collaboration within student cohorts. Students are able to complete their MBA within 21 months. The flexibility of an online program combined with the enrichment of in-person experiences is a big draw here. "We started the program with a full week of immersion and being on campus. This really helped get me comfortable in the platform and begin to build relationships." "The face to face sessions make this more than an online degree. You get to know your classmates and professors on a personal level." Babson Blended Learning MBA students tend to be "mid-career professionals" who are "hard workers" and "contribute to the program in a way that benefits everyone." While the student body includes a diverse range of backgrounds and professional experiences, "everyone is motivated…excited…[and] everyone approaches the program as an opportunity." Across the board, these students praise their academic experience: "Professors are highly involved. They make themselves available through multiple means, and are more than willing to conduct additional class sessions for further clarification and class preparation." The Blended Learning program uses Blackboard and WebEx platforms, and cohort members use WhatsApp and Google apps to communicate with each other. "The use of technology is very in-depth and creates a very connected environment with other students and the professor." Blackboard gets a few mixed reviews from Babson students (some say it's "great," others that it's "clunky" or "not intuitive"), though critics are quick to share that "The program administration is very involved in ensuring the program is running as seamlessly and efficiently as possible, while simultaneously taking feedback and working on program improvement as well."

Student/Faculty
4:1
Total Faculty
54
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
76%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
35%

78%
Full-time
26%
Female
17%
Minority

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
36

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

Leadership/Management
Yes

Social Entrepreneurship
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Allan Cohen
Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership

Thomas Davenport
President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology Management

Salvatore Parise
Professor of Technology Operations & Information Management

Mark Potter
Professor of Finance / Investments and Portfolio Performance

Miguel Rivra-Santos
Associate Professor of Management / Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, International Business Law

Career Services Overview

Students Say

Overall, Babson Blended Learning MBA students are excited about their career prospects—more than one reported receiving a major salary increase before completing their degree. "The career support services is also excellent at opening doors and making personal connections. They will be as involved in the process as you want them to be from scheduling practice interviews designed for a specific job by people from that industry." Some said they felt limited being unable to attend on-campus career center activities due to distance or work hours, but it's clear that these students believe in the value of their degree: "I have more confidence. More skills. I am more efficient with my time and my network has grown immensely."

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
27

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. A dedicated staff member works with Blended Learning MBA Students and is available to meet in-person or virtually by phone, Skype, 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. Specifically, Career Beam provides a wealth of resources including ways to assess yourself, tips on resume writing, interviewing, networking, negotiating, and compensation sites to determine your worth in the marketplace. 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. 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

66%
Northeast
17%
West
6%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
South
3%
Southwest
2%
International
2%
Midwest

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Brian MacArthur
Managing Tax Partner, Deloitte & Touchee LLP

Nichols Herz
Managing Director & Partner, Boston Realty Investors

Hardie Marshall Stevens
CEO, Startup Rounds

Patricia Anne Gallagher
VP and CEO, Olin College

Shawn Utke
VP Brand Insight & Research, Panera Bread

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $43,500 $43,500
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,853 $1,853
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $87,000 $87,000

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Notification Begins
With offers of admission

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
23%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
23%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
52%

Average Aid Package
$5,232

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$5,232

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$31,377

Average Debt at Graduation
$69,400

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
311
Full-Time
23%
Part-Time
77%

In State
78.0%
Out of State
22.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

31.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
7.0%
International
22.0%
Out of State

40% female
60% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Colleen Hynes
Senior Associate Director, Graduate 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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