Founded in 1919, Babson College is a private business school that offers bachelor’s degrees through its undergraduate program, as well as MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Both programs are accredited by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. With small class sizes and a student to faculty ratio of just 14:1, the college also offers unique executive education programs that are designed to help companies through custom degree and credit programs, consortium programs, and open-enrollment programs. The most popular area of study at this college is Business/Management. Students are required to take half liberal arts courses and half business courses.
Although all undergraduate students graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree, most incorporate one or more of the following fields in their studies: economics, accounting, entrepreneurship, international business, finance, management information systems, investment banking, management, marketing and quantitative methods. Students also have the option of planning their studies around one of twenty-five optional concentrations in both business and the liberal arts.
The college’s flagship Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship course was recognized as the country’s most innovative entrepreneurship education course by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Babson has also received the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for its “Reinvention of Undergraduate Business Education.” U.S. News & World Report has ranked the MBA program #1 in entrepreneurship for 18 consecutive years, and the Executive Education program has been ranked one of the top executive education schools worldwide by BusinessWeek and the Financial Times.