Two Year MBA

Babson College

Program Description
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AACSB Accredited

Two Year MBA

Babson College

The Babson Two-Year MBA program is designed to redirect your career by providing a strong foundation of business knowledge rooted in an entrepre​neurial mindset.​​​​

Classes begin in August, and you’ll complete your degree requirements 21 months later in May. You’ll also have the opportunity to directly apply your coursework to your career aspirations via a su​mmer internship–97% of Two-Year MBA students seeking internships were able to secure an internship last summer.

A typical day for Two-Year MBA students will include attending classes, meeting with groups to work on projects, participating in clubs and organizations you are part of, and connecting with other MBA students through elective courses that can be taken at n​ight. Programs like BCAP​ and Managing Talent: Your Own and Others​ provide additional opportunities to build your problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as you gain valuable experience.

Students who complete the Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM) receive a GMAT waiver for the Two-Year MBA and may also be eligible to apply CAM credits toward their Babson MBA degree in the future. Contact Graduate Admissions for more information.

Focus Your Learning

For students who want to further focus academic interests and career planning, the concentrations and intensity tracks offered reflect areas of significant importance in the 21st century global economy.

Concentrations

Requirements for the concentrations range from 9 to 12 credits, and will be designated upon completion on your official transcript. Please note: those exploring the Blended Learning program and considering a concentration, should talk with Graduate Admissions as the program structure limits the option to pursue a concentration.

Business Analytics

Designed to provide advanced skills and techniques that can be applied to discipline-specific and more general business problems, this concentration prepares students for careers in organizations of all types and sizes that require decision making built on an analytical foundation.

Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship concentration focuses on creating, identifying, assessing, shaping, and acting on opportunities that generate economic and social value in a variety of contexts and organizations. Students in the concentration practice the necessary skills of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® including opportunity assessment, resource acquisition, building teams, and starting and managing new and growing ventures (broadly defined). Students also have the option to deeply explore various forms of entrepreneurship including startups, family business, corporate entrepreneurship, nonprofit entrepreneurship, and buying a small business.

Finance

This concentration is designed to develop competencies in financial tools and analysis, prepare students to lead with sound decisions, and provide the steps to making the connections students need to build a network in the financial services industry.

Global Management

Designed to encourage students to enhance their global business acumen, develop intercultural competency, and to pursue a variety of international business and area studies courses, both abroad and on campus, this concentration will broaden the understanding of global management to empower students to achieve depth in a skill area—such as marketing or finance—and acquire a global mindset.

Marketing

Designed to help graduate students prepare for careers in marketing in organizations of all types and sizes, these courses take a deeper look at key themes such as understanding customers, building market strategy, and implementing the marketing plan.

Intensity Tracks

Intensity Tracks are a series of courses combined with a signature experience. While an Intensity Track does not appear on your transcript, it provides the opportunity to deepen knowledge of a topic and build your resume.

Babson College Fund

An academic program in which specially selected students from both the Undergraduate and Graduate schools manage a portion of the Babson College endowment. The program builds students’ investment research and portfolio management skills, and offers practical experience.

Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track

This intensity track focuses on developing the mindset, skills and competencies around creating economic and social value simultaneously not sequentially. The Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track requires a rich combination of course work and entrepreneurial experiences to practice the concepts of social innovation, as well as a two-hour MBA Impact Hour on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Social Innovation Experiences can be an Inventureship, Approved Independent Study, or the Babson Board Fellows Program.

Entrepreneurship Intensity Track (EIT)

A specialized two-course elective series for students who are pursuing a venture they hope to launch shortly after graduation. Due to the structure of the class, it does follow its own application process and not all students are guaranteed acceptance in to the program. The class is designed to provide mentors, resources and leadership as students prepare to launch a business upon graduation. This class is generally taken in the spring semester of the student’s graduating year.

Managing the Technology-intensive Enterprise (MTIE)

A track that comprises Managing Technological Innovations, Marketing High-Tech Products, and a semester-long seminar, taken as a cohort by students drawn from all four MBA programs. Related elective topics cover technology law, biotechnology, telecommunications, and pricing high-tech products.

Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Intensity Track

The WIN Lab® intensity track offers MBA students the opportunity to gain course credit for the intensive women’s accelerator experience offered by the WIN Lab®. Women entrepreneurs are transformed into CEOs through rigorous entrepreneurship coursework, applied experiences, mentoring, and milestone achievements designed to move early-stage ventures from prototype to successful launch and growth. This track experience combines an 8-month, 3-credit lab experience with a series of entrepreneurship electives and comprises a minimum of 9 credits, including: the pre-requisite EPS7500, the 3-credit WIN Lab which is a two-semester experience, and 3 credits of electives. Graduates of the WIN Lab Intensity Track will receive a special designation at commencement.

Build Your Knowledge

How do you create economic and social value in an ever-changing global economy? You balance creativity with analysis. You have an agility that enables you to pivot goals. And you have an uncanny ability to identify and create opportunities.

At Babson, you’ll develop and build on these skills throughout the MBA program.

Skills you need—and employers want

You’ll develop the lifelong skills you need to succeed throughout your professional and personal life. It’s this balance of leadership, management, team building, and people skills that will give you a career advantage in any industry or job function.

Capstone Course

The Babson MBA Capstone course is uniquely designed for each of the four programs. The course gives you the chance to apply everything you’ve learned throughout the core curriculum, preparing you to manage in the midst of ambiguity.

Signature Learning Experiences (SLE)

SLEs at Babson are one-of-a-kind courses and educational activities that let you take what you learn in the classroom, and apply it to real business situations.

Blended into the curriculum, these experiences give you the chance to practice entrepreneurial decision making. Managing Talent: Your Own and Others, one such course, develops your ability to assess and grow your own skills, as well as identify and develop talent in others.

Course Topics

  • Accounting
  • Data Analysis and Modeling
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • IT and Social Media
  • Law
  • Managing Organizations and People
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Technology and Operations
MBA Core Curriculum by Program

Our unified core curriculum is offered across all four MBA delivery models. Learn more about what the core curriculum looks like for each program.

Two-Year Program Curriculum

Elective Curriculum

Babson’s MBA elective curriculum provides an opportunity for students to build on the foundational knowledge learned during the required core curriculum, and to align educational goals with post-graduation plans. The elective courses also provide a cross-program networking opportunity, as they are offered to students in full-time and part-time MBA programs.

In-Classroom Electives

In-classroom electives are offered in the following disciplines: Accounting & Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Technology, Operations and Information Management, Management and Marketing. To enhance scheduling opportunities for both part-time and full-time students, intensive electives are offered in these disciplines allowing students to earn credit in a condensed time period.

Outside the Classroom Electives

Babson MBA students have several credit-earning opportunities that will help enhance their application of what they learned in the classroom. These opportunities include electives abroad, independent research and working with global and domestic organizations to help solve their business challenges.

Due to different schedules for our different MBA delivery models, One-Year, Two-Year, Evening, and Blended Learning, the elective offerings will vary. To learn more about how an elective schedule might look for you through a particular delivery model, please connect with Graduate Admissions.

If a student chooses to focus their electives in a particular area, there might be an opportunity to declare a concentration.

MBA Learning Goals

The student learning goals for Babson’s MBA program are consistent with the College mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. Babson regularly assesses these learning goals as part of its commitment to continuous program improvement.

Babson MBA graduates are competent in the following:

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting

Babson MBA graduates create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations.

Social, Environmental, and Economic Responsibility

Babson MBA graduates make decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders, ethical considerations, and an attempt to create and sustain social, environmental, and economic value.

Self and Contextual Awareness

Babson MBA graduates understand their sense of purpose, identity, and context, and use this understanding to inform their decisions.

Functional Depth with Integrative Ability

Babson MBA graduates draw upon deep functional knowledge and multiple functional skills and perspectives concurrently to shape comprehensive responses to business challenges and opportunities.

Managing in a Global Environment

Babson MBA graduates recognize and evaluate global opportunities while incorporating cultural context and complexities associated with managing in a global environment.

Leadership and Teamwork

Babson MBA graduates exercise appropriate leadership, value diverse perspectives and skills, and work collaboratively to accomplish organizational goals in a changing environment.

Advance Your Career

Babson graduates make a difference as entrepreneurial leaders in enterprises ranging from Fortune 500 companies—including Fidelity Investments, Amazon.com, CVS Health, Walmart, and Boston Scientific—to a wide array of dynamic startups.

Every Babson graduate is welcomed into a vibrant alumni community—more than 40,000 people in more than 115 countries and all 50 U.S. states—that provides ample opportunities to tap into a professional global network, make ongoing career connections, advance in your industry, switch to another one, or partner on new business ventures.

Sampling of Class of 2016 Full-Time MBA Employers

AMAZON / APPLE / ATHENAHEALTH / BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON / BRIGHT HORIZONS / CITIGROUP / CVS HEALTH / DEPUY SYNTHES / EF (EDUCATION FIRST) / EMD SERONO / EY / FACEBOOK / FIDELITY INVESTMENTS / GE VENTURES / GOOGLE / HASBRO / INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORY / LEANBOX / MERCER CONSULTING / NORTHERN POWER SYSTEMS / OCEAN SPRAY / ORACLE CORPORATION / PA CONSULTING GROUP / PWC / SANTANDER BANK / STAX / UNITEDHEALTH GROUP / VAYNERMEDIA / WALMART MÉXICO Y CENTROAMÉRICA / WORLDBUSINESS CAPITAL

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Last updated October 23, 2017
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Aug. 2018
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21 months
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67,562 USD
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