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Where Will Babson College Lead You? Our graduates are changing the world with their startups, family businesses, and in the corporate world. Their ideas and impact are as diverse as the individuals themselves, yet because of Babson, they share a common make-it-happen mindset.


Entrepreneurial Leaders

ARE THE FUTURE In a world filled with uncertainty and ambiguity, entrepreneurial leadership is essential. At Babson College, we know first-hand that entrepreneurial leaders are the problem solvers our world needs now. There has never been a more crucial time to develop the skills to turn problems into opportunities, upgrade the status quo, and take action. This make-it-happen mindset means you’ll be able to push forward while others are still processing.

#1

IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR 27 CONSECUTIVE YEARS – U.S. News & World Report

$50M

THE BLANK FAMILY FOUNDATION’S $50 million gift established Babson College’s new Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership


IGNITE YOUR INNER ENTREPRENEUR

Want to start a business? Transform your corporate team? Influence social change? HOW ABOUT ALL OF THE ABOVE. Immerse Yourself

Optimize Your Potential

T  ake on a student consulting project, lead one

L  ean on our network of 43,000 alumni in 125

of our student-run forums, and pitch your ideas

countries and every industry as you chart your

to investors. Here, you’ll roll up your sleeves

professional course.

and learn by doing.

Learn from Faculty Who Invest in Your Success

Become Part of a Community with a Worldview

E  qual parts mentors, friends, and teachers, Babson

Find your niche with more than 20 clubs,

faculty serve as startup advisors for students and

signature events, and leadership opportunities

alumni, make introductions within their professional

for graduate students.

networks, and more.


OUR STUDENTS SAY IT BEST

“I wasn’t just trying to get

an MBA, I specifically came to Babson to launch my company.”

JOANNA GEISINGER MBA’17 Founder & CEO, TORq Interface

After a six-year career in the healthcare industry, Joanna arrived at Babson with the idea for her company, a HIPAA-compliant platform that would streamline surgical scheduling. She launched TORq Interface while earning her MBA, and four years later the platform is live in 17 U.S. hospitals. In 2019, Joanna returned for Babson ePitch, our biggest business competition yet, and went home with $100,000, the winning title, and

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several investment offers to consider. READ JOANNA’S FULL STORY

A CLOSER LOOK

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The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship is the nerve center for entrepreneurial activity at Babson. Joanna took advantage of The Blank Center’s programs and resources as she launched her startup, including the Summer Venture Program, B.E.T.A. Challenge, and ePitch.


OUR STUDENTS SAY IT BEST

“At work, I treat every

project like a startup.”

Going to school at night and leading a student organization, while also holding

RYAN ROSS MBA’20 Program Manager, Networking and Cyber Technology, Raytheon BBN Technologies

down a full-time job and being a parent, makes for a full, busy life. Ryan chose Babson because he wanted a program that could give him real-world skills and an entrepreneurial mindset as he advances in his career. Motivated by a desire to make a positive impact on the world for his young son, Ryan got involved

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with the Babson Sustainability and Energy Club. READ RYAN’S FULL STORY

A CLOSER LOOK

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Every year, student groups organize daylong conferences that bring big-name speakers and hundreds of attendees to campus. These can’t-miss events include the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum, Babson Latin American Forum, Babson Sustainability Forum, Babson India Symposium, TEDx Babson College, the Babson Black Affinity Conference, and more.


OUR STUDENTS SAY IT BEST

“Come to Babson if you want

to be a leader. Use your entrepreneurial mindset to take risks and drive change.”

MELISSA CASTRO MBA’19 Director of Business Development, CommonWealth Kitchen Founder & CEO, La Conexión

Believing in the power of community, Melissa thoroughly immersed herself in all that Babson offers. She built a leadership program for students as a Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership fellow, matching more than 160 female mentors. She started CWEL circles roundtables as well as the graduate student sales workshop series. Melissa’s passion for creating also extends to her venture, La Conexión, a Latino marketplace that celebrates and builds community. She brought La Conexión to life after initially launching it as a pop-up experience in Babson’s Weissman Foundry. READ MELISSA’S FULL STORY

A CLOSER LOOK

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If you can dream it, Babson can help you do it. To create La Conexión, Melissa tapped into mentors and resources from the Butler Launch Pad, Food Sol, the WIN Lab, and Babson’s Association of Women MBAs (BAWMBA).


OUR STUDENTS SAY IT BEST

“From the leadership skills I

used, to the agile frameworks to identify problems and drive solutions, I owe it all to Babson.”

MATTHEW MOTTOLA MSEL’17 Founder in Residence, Sg7

The Leading Entrepreneurial Action Project (LEAP) is a yearlong experiential course required for all MSEL students. For Matthew, it was the springboard to his career. He used LEAP to launch his business idea—a platform connecting student freelancers to businesses through project-based work. After graduating Matthew joined Microsoft, where he led a cross-functional team that developed the Microsoft 365 Freelance Toolkit, making his idea a reality. READ MATTHEW’S FULL STORY

A CLOSER LOOK

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At Babson, Matthew was involved in the Graduate Student Council, which coordinates more than 35 student-run organizations and serves as the eyes, ears, and voice of the graduate student body.


OUR STUDENTS SAY IT BEST

“I’d like to learn how to inspire my

employees and how I can best relate to them. There are so many things I want to know but first I need to learn. The best place to learn these things? Babson College.”

CONNIE BLACKMAN MSAEL’22 Principal, Decidedly Different Events

Connie chose Babson’s Master in Advanced Entrepreneurial Leadership program because, in her words, she was ready “to launch and lead”. A member of the inaugural class, Connie looks to the entrepreneurial leadership mindset to learn how to inspire and relate to her employees. The global nature of the program, and her cohort, provides her with the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by others by sharing experiences.

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Connie chose to enroll at Babson after the pandemic struck, leading her to new ideas and a different trajectory for her company.


OUR STUDENTS SAY IT BEST

“The impact on my everyday thought process and decision making has been transformed from assumptions and speculation to evidence-based decisions and actions.”

HECTOR MANUEL ALCARAZ MSBA’20 Founder, Imagene Health

Hector chose Babson because it is a different kind of business school, one that challenges its community to change the world for the better. He brought with him goals to create social impact, and found the tools he needed to accomplish this valuable work. Hector’s experience was most influenced by his professors. He was impressed by how much they care, how frequently they ask for feedback, and how they continuously learn from their students.

A CLOSER LOOK

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For incoming students, he recommends the Business Analytics Club, CODE (short for Community Of Developers & Entrepreneurs), the Babson Healthcare and Life Sciences Club, Babson Investment Management Association, and Babson Finance Association.


OUR STUDENTS SAY IT BEST

“Babson consistently graduates industry leaders in their respective fields of study.”

CLAYTON PINTO MSF’19 Chief Operating Officer, Seven Islands Shipping

Clayton started at Babson with a clear goal in mind: to return home to India, take over his family business, and eventually lead its IPO. Throughout his Master of Science in Finance program, the class discussions, connections with professors, and Babson alumni network exposed Clayton to a wealth of experience and opinions, deepening his financial knowledge. Students like Clayton also can take advantage of the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance for finance programming, competitions, and state-of-the-art industry tools, and the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, which hosts programming, resources, research, and classes for entrepreneurial students and their families. READ CLAYTON’S FULL STORY

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Clayton’s favorite part of his Babson experience was making new friends and growing his network. From study groups in Horn Library and socializing with friends at Roger’s Pub & Grille, to enjoying Babson’s annual International Dinner and graduate student ski trip, there are countless ways for students to connect.


OUR STUDENTS SAY IT BEST

“ I don’t come from a traditional finance background, so I knew Babson, with its highly experienced professors and entrepreneurial focus, would be the right place for me to take this next step in my journey.”

DRISHTEE GUPTA MSF’20 Financial Analyst, Calyx Containers

Drishtee came to Babson from the fashion industry with plans to establish a more financial focus and prepare herself for a managerial role. She did just that, graduating with an understanding of how to read and forecast financial statements, valuation modeling (DCF, LBO, Comps), and the programming language Python. But, while at Babson, her direction changed after an introduction to alternate investments at the WAVE (Women’s Association of Venture & Equity) conference in New York City, leading to a Private Equity internship and plans to work in this new industry she found passion for.

A CLOSER LOOK

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Drishtee found a mentor for life through CWEL, and credits her introduction to the WAVE organization for completely changing her career path. While at Babson, she also found the opportunity to build up her resume at the Cutler Center, working on Bloomberg and learning how to create asset portfolios on Python.


ENTREPRENEURS OF ALL KINDS.

Every student has unique personal and professional goals and commitments. That’s why we offer six different graduate business programs at the master’s and certificate levels, both full-time and part-time. Babson Full-Time MBA Build a business foundation and customize your path with full-time and part-time options, different intensity tracks, concentrations, and experiential learning opportunities. U se your electives—a full two thirds of the program—to pursue intensity tracks, concentrate in specific academic areas, or take part in experiential learning opportunities. C hoose between the one-year or two-year cohort to earn your degree.

Master of Science in Finance G ain the financial modeling and coding skills employers want in this full-time, STEMdesignated program.

Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership L earn how to innovate early in your career in this full-time, nine month program.

Certificate in Advanced Management D evelop new skills, pivot your career, or take a step toward an MBA with graduate courses you choose.

Part-Time MBA W  ork toward your MBA part-time with classes offered 100% online, in the evening, on weekends, hybrid classes, or mix and match as you go.

Master of Science in Management in Advanced Entrepreneurial Leadership L earn to think and act like an entrepreneur in this part-time, 100% online program.

Master of Science in Business Analytics T ransform information into innovation with a full-time, STEM-designated degree.

For more information on our programs visit babson.edu/graduate


INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE

Supercharge your salary

$154,546 Average salary of full-time MBAs three years after graduation – Financial Times, 2021

$167,386 Average salary of online MBAs three years after graduation – Financial Times, 2018

Land that dream job

94%

of Master of Science in Finance graduates had accepted a job offer*

82%

of Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership graduates had accepted a job offer* *SIX MONTHS AFTER GRADUATING IN 2020 AND OF THOSE SEEKING

Gain an empowering global network

43,000 ALUMNI

125 400 #3

COUNTRIES

EVENTS PER YEAR

MBA GLOBALLY FOR CAREER PROGRESS – Financial Times, 2021


MEET YOUR NETWORK

Babson alumni are the entrepreneurial leaders today’s world needs. Together, they make up a diverse network, with unique perspectives and each with their own definition of entrepreneurship. They learn from each other, and use what they learned at Babson to make an impact all over the world. Our graduates apply their entrepreneurial leadership skills to make an impact at organizations of all kinds

They are more than business owners

70% of graduate school alumni see themselves as entrepreneurs

46%

of those who see themselves as entrepreneurs have never owned or operated a business

Those who do own businesses took it to the next level at Babson

54%

have owned or operated one or more business

74% of those identified themself as a founder, co-founder, or self-employed

71%

They care about more than business, and invest in the communities around them

have reached the level of director or above in their career

37%

of respondents were a manager or below prior to applying to graduate school

52%

were a director or below prior to applying to graduate school

65%

have been involved in social, environmental, or community service activities in the last 12 months

Graduating from Babson is just the beginning

75% of respondents’ first career activity was working in a corporate setting, or for someone other than themselves. That percentage shifts to more and more new ventures, franchise ownership, and non-profit organization launches as Babson alumni move forward in their careers.


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