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Petia Whitmore

Summer Friday mornings in Olin are definitely not quiet!

I often get asked if I have summer off or people just assume I do. On the contrary, summer is a very busy time for the Graduate Admissions team – we just welcomed the One-Year MBA class of 2016 a few weeks ago. They are an impressive group of students and they are busy! This…

Petia Whitmore

The Babson MSM and how you become a consultant for a week!

What is Babson’s Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSM)? Quite simply, it’s a graduate program for those of you who are only getting ready to start their career and feel they need a stronger foundational business knowledge and leadership skills. What happens to you as an MSM student? Now, that would take…

Petia Whitmore

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

As managers, we are asked to do many things – develop employees, create new products, generate revenue, build strong brands. I would argue that one of the most important factors that determines our ability to do all this well is sound decision making. Why do smart people make bad decisions?  Have you (or your boss)…

Petia Whitmore

Round 2 decisions are ready to go out!

Round 2 decisions for the One-Year MBA, Two-Year MBA and MSM are ready to go out! Today is a very big day for all Round 2 applicants – we will be releasing admissions decisions at midnight. The Graduate Admissions Committee spent a tremendous amount of time working with this very large and exceptionally qualified pool…

Petia Whitmore

Three Quick Updates

Greetings from the snow-covered Babson Wellesley campus! I thought I’d take a small break from shoveling and provide you with three quick but important updates: 1) We are in rolling admission for our Spring 2015 Blended Learning MBA start. If your New Year’s resolution includes building yourself as a stronger, more versatile and better equipped…

Petia Whitmore

Four Interview Tips

This week the Graduate Admissions suite in Olin Hall has been such a busy place! Every day we have dozens of Round 2 candidates coming for their admissions interview. This interview intense period will continue over the next couple of weeks so I thought I would offer 4 quick tips to anyone who is unsure…

Petia Whitmore

A big day for Round 1 applicants!

Today is a very important day for all Round 1 applicants – we will be releasing admissions decisions at midnight! The Round 1 pool of candidates was large and exceptionally strong this year and the admissions committee spent a tremendous number of hours discussing the candidates and their fit for Babson. So here is what…

Petia Whitmore

What’s new at Babson San Francisco?

Last week, I was fortunate to spend a couple of days at Babson’s San Francisco campus! There was a lot going on at 135 Main Street this week. The San Francisco alumni holiday party took place on Wednesday. We hosted 60 alumni and some current students from our undergraduate and MBA programs. On Friday and Saturday,…