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Why an MBA and why Babson College?

Olin Hall
F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

In Graduate Admissions, we have conversations with prospective students around these questions every single day. Each person’s decision to return to school for their MBA is personal and unique. And so is what they hope to gain from their graduate business school experience. Some students want to stay in their path, but advance from their current role, while others want to change careers entirely. Others want to gain the knowledge necessary to start their own venture and leave corporate life behind.

At Babson, we provide the knowledge, support, and resources for all students to pursue their goals through Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. Here are just a few reasons why Babson is the right place for you, no matter what your goals are.

  • Our strength in Entrepreneurship: Even if you don’t want to start your own business, at Babson you’ll gain an entrepreneurial mindset. This means being able to take action and solve problems, identify opportunities where others may not, and manage ambiguity and uncertainty – all skills that employers are actively seeking in new hires today.
  • Top-notch faculty practitioners: Our faculty are not only up-to-date on the latest research and trends in their field, but most have extensive industry experience. Their examples aren’t from text books, they’re from their own business experiences.
  • Dedicated Career Advisors: Babson’s career advisors focus on an industry and provide both advising to students and engagement with companies in their assigned vertical – a unique model that ensures they have the insight into your desired professional field.
  • Resources to explore your interests: Babson’s Academic Centers like the Lewis Institute, Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, or Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership offer many opportunities to pursue your passions outside the classroom. Or you can join a student organization, help plan one of the student led forums, or do an internship. The possibilities are endless.

Learn more about the One-Year MBA program and apply by the upcoming January 4 deadline.

Learn more about the Two-Year MBA program and apply by the upcoming January 4 deadline.