Babson College

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Wellesley, MA 02457

Babson College defines entrepreneurship education for the world. Babson educates business leaders through a unique hands-on, integrated curriculum that balances business and liberal arts. Students are immersed in an enriching environment that fosters entrepreneurial thinking, leadership, teamwork, creativity, communication, and diversity. The flagship of the first year is the award-winning Foundations in Management and Entrepreneurship, a year-long course in which all students start and operate their own businesses. Located just 14 miles from Boston, students have the best of both worlds: a beautiful, residential campus with access to all of the cultural and recreational opportunities a large city has to offer. This intimate New England school, the nation’s top ranked small business college, enrolls about 470 students each year into its freshman class, keeping the student population around 1900. Set in beautiful Wellesley, Massachusetts, Babson’s 370 acre residential campus is alive with intellectual, cultural, athletic, and social activities. Babson College offers a strong business curriculum with a liberal arts foundation. Students are immersed in an enriching environment that fosters leadership, teamwork, creativity, communication, and diversity. About 22 percent of undergraduates are international students who represent 66 countries; students of color comprise more 27 percent; and 3 percent of the Babson undergraduates are women. Babson College operates on the semester system with thirteen-week spring and fall semesters, one two-week winter session and two six-week summer sessions. Students are required to take 50 percent liberal arts courses and 50 percent business courses. Babson offers unique programs including First-Year Seminar, field-based learning programs, independent study, and an honors program. All students start and operate their own businesses with money loaned by Babson during their first year as part of Foundations in Management and Entrepreneurship. Students also have the opportunity to work as consultants to organizations as part of the Management Consulting Field Experience. All students are encouraged to self-design their course of study. Rarely do students’ goals exactly parallel a pre-designed major. This unique opportunity allows students to cultivate their own course of study to best prepare them to meet their immediate career goals upon graduation. Although all students will graduate Babson College with a Bachelor of Science Degree, most courses of study incorporate one or more of the following fields: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, investment banking, management, management information systems, marketing and quantitative methods. In addition, students may choose to plan their course of study around one of twenty-five optional concentrations in both business and liberal arts disciplines. Babson offers students an extensive variety of student activities. These extracurriculars include 22 NCAA Division III (11 men’s and 11 women’s) intercollegiate athletic teams. Intramural sports are also popular student activities. More than 90 student-run clubs, organizations, and publishing opportunities are available across every interest spectrum. Some of these activities include: Dance Groups, Theater, Literary Magazine, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Radio Station, Student Government, Student Newspaper, the Yearbook and much, much more. The school also has four fraternities and three sororities. Approximately 10 percent of students are involved in Greek life. Our approach is unique. Our learning concepts provide students the ability to adapt to ever-changing business environments, the experience to hit the ground running upon graduation, and the know-how to discover opportunities that will create economic and social value-everywhere.

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