Babson College Online Master of Business Administration

Why Babson College? 

Babson College recruits applicants for its online Master of Business Administration program. This private business college in Wellesley, Massachusetts, administers the program through its F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Even though applicants’ work experience and business success potential will be taken into account, there is no specific work experience requirement to get in. Along with the rest of your application, you should send in the results of the Graduate Record Examination or the Graduate Management Admissions Test. Applicants are assessed on a holistic basis. No minimum GPA is required for admission, but academic potential and prior achievement will be considered as part of the admissions process.

Program Snapshot

University Name Babson College
Location Wellesley
State MA Grade A+
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
Credits 45
Cost per credit $1,990.00
Tuition for Entire Program $89,550.00
Test Requirements GRE or GMAT
Minimum GPA none
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 18 months – 4 years
When Can Students Start the Program? March
Program Concentrations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
Synchronous classes Yes
Required Courses
  • Leading through Opportunity and Design (8 credits)
  • Leading through Innovation and Growth (8 credits)
  • Babson Consulting Experience (2 credits)
Does the Program Include a Capstone? No
Does the program include a practicum or internship? Yes
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Action-based learning; numerous electives aligned with market; consult directly with companies during coursework; emphasis on building family and career while working on MBA;  elective courses offered are aligned with needs of market; Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® methodology teaches students to entrepreneurial leaders through increased self-awareness, expanded mindset, and refined skill set
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Collaborate with and learn from others to accomplish a common goal or create an original work
  • Lead people to work toward shared goals with consideration of the ethical implications of their actions
  • Develop and express ideas strategically, through written, oral, and visual formats, to a specific audience for a desired purpose
  • Analyze and assess ideas and data to make decisions and recommendations appropriate to situations and stakeholders
Program Description The MBA at this dedicated business college requires 45 credits of coursework including a required internship. No capstone experience is required within a program that takes between 18 months and 4 years depending on pace. The curriculum highlights entrepreneurial thought and leadership. 


What will I Learn?

The Babson curriculum is designed around two mega-courses, each worth eight credits. These are entitled Leading through Opportunity and Design and Leading through Innovation and Growth.

Students will become skilled at cooperating with and learning from others in order to achieve a common objective or generate creative work. They develop entrepreneurial abilities in order to lead others in working toward common goals while keeping the ethical consequences of their activities in mind. Graduates can generate and present ideas strategically to a specified audience for a desired goal in written, oral, and visual media, and they can also evaluate and appraise ideas and data to make judgments and recommendations suited to situations and stakeholders.

All students complete a required internship entitled the Babson Consulting Experience.

Students may choose from concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance, or Marketing. 

How much will the program cost?

The program costs $1,990.00 per credit, and 45 credits are required. The total cost of the degree is just under $90,000.00 for the entire degree. Most students take 18 months – 4 years to finish their studies.

How does the program fit into my life?

Participants in this program are not required to visit campus. Students can start the program in March of each year. All classes are synchronous. Classes are scheduled at set times each week and students attend via video conferencing. This approach keeps students accountable and builds connections between peers and instructor.

Students complete the program within 18 months – 4 years. The degree pathway is designed to be completed on a part-time schedule. Most participants are employed full-time while they complete coursework.


With a premium price tag, small class sizes, and specialized faculty, the Babson MBA experience is designed to create value for the student through the college’s unique Entrepreneurial Thought and Action approach to curriculum design.  Students will gain self-awareness, drive and specialized skills needed to take on business challenges. The program can be customized to meet their needs, especially since Babson offers a large number of specialized electives.