Last week, I was fortunate to attend a luncheon co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Lewis Institute featuring Nate Garvis, Babson Social Innovation Fellow and author of the just released book “Naked Civics.”  The conversation was far-ranging, as convos at Babson always are, stopping to look at definitions of a healthy community, the production of value, and how diversity and inclusion accelerate relevancy for a person, an organization, or an institution.

One strong point I came away with and have not stopped thinking about is this: how can you make the world better through venturing?  I can’t do Nate justice in recreating how he approached this idea (and I have not read his book yet–can’t wait) but I’m taking that idea and posing it to you: why not make the Babson MBA your next venture?

Top reasons you should:

  1. Babson is the #1 school for entrepreneurship
  2. ETA™ (Entrepreneurial Thought and Action)
  3. SEERS (Social, Environmental, Economic Responsibility and Sustainability)
  4. #28 top B-School for MBA pay
  5. Invest in yourself
  6. Learn to make a difference-everywhere

Why do I have 6 reasons instead of 10?  These are the six top-of-mind for me right now.

We in Admissions are about to start our Committee meetings for our Round 1 applicants to the Full-time MBA programs. Just as a reminder, here are some important upcoming application deadlines for the Full-time programs: January 15, 2013 and February 15, 2013.  We encourage you to come visit our website or connect with our talented full-time team: Olivia Cabrera Kelley, Domenic Lomanno, Petia Whitmore, and Danielle Yetman.

The Part-Time programs are also in the middle of their admissions cycle. The Fast Track MBA has an upcoming deadline of December 15, 2012. We have four highly qualified and very personable staff members who work with Fast Track candidates: Karen Peters and James Garvin for the Wellesley program, and Laura Hunter and Kim Michaels for the San Francisco program.  The Evening MBA program just passed its last posted deadline of December 1; going forward, we are now accepting applications on a rolling decision basis.  Feel free to connect with Laurel Aroian, Associate Director for the Evening program, if you have questions about the Evening application process.  She will be delighted to speak with you.

Let the Babson MBA be your new venture for the new year. Change yourself. Change the world.

Good luck.  Think Big.

Best,

Barbara