Babson College

Business school in Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Babson College is a private business school in Wellesley, Massachusetts. It was established in 1919 by Roger W. Babson as an all-male business institute and became coeducational in 1970.

History

20th century

On September 3, 1919, with an enrollment of twenty-seven students, the Babson Institute held its first classes in the former home of Roger and Grace Babson on Abbott Road in Wellesley Hills.[citation needed] The Institute provided intensive training in the fundamentals of production, finance and distribution in one academic year.

The institute's curriculum focused on practical experience. Students worked on group projects and class presentations, observed manufacturing processes during field trips to area factories and businesses, met with managers and executives, and viewed industrial films on Saturday mornings.

The institute also maintained a business environment as part of the students' everyday life. The students, required to wear professional attire, kept regular business hours and were monitored by punching in and out on a time clock. They were also assigned an office desk equipped with machiners standard at the time. Personal secretaries typed the students' assignments and correspondence in an effort to accurately reflect the business world. Roger Babson aimed to "prepare his students to enter their chosen careers as executives, not anonymous members of the work force."[4]

In 1969, Babson converted its three-year Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree into a four-year Bachelor of Science degree. That same year, the institute became a college, and women were admitted for the first time.[5]

21st century

Babson is involved in a three-college collaboration with Olin College and Wellesley College (a collaboration often referred to as BOW).[6][7]

Campuses

Wellesley Main Campus

The main residential campus of Babson College is 350 acres (1.4 km2) and located in the "Babson Park" section of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just fifteen miles west of Boston.[8]

Academics

Undergraduate program

Babson College offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Students can choose from 24 concentrations in business and other fields during their junior and senior years.[9] Programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)[10] and the college itself has been institutionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education or its predecessor since 1950.[11]

Graduate program

The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College offers a One-Year MBA Program, a Two-Year MBA Program, a 42-month Evening MBA Program and a Blended Learning MBA Program with campuses located in Boston, San Francisco and Miami.[12] It also offers a Master's of Science in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Business Analytics, Finance, and a Certificate of Advanced Management.[13]

Rankings and reputation

Business School
International Rankings
U.S. MBA Ranking
Bloomberg (2024)[14]56
U.S. News & World Report (2024)[15]72
Global MBA Ranking
Financial Times (2024)[16]60

Babson's undergraduate school and MBA program have ranked #1 by the U.S. News & World Report for entrepreneurship[17]

In 2024, Babson ranked tenth on The Wall Street Journal's best colleges, ranking first for career preparedness.[18] Because Babson solely offers programs in business administration, many publications do not include the college in their overall rankings.[19]

Student life

Arthur M. Blank Center
The Babson Globe

Student publications include a literary magazine[20] and the Babson Built Podcast.[21] There are several fraternities and sororities on campus. Babson College Radio was started in 1998.[22]

Athletics

Babson's teams are known as the "Beavers" and its colors are green and white. The school has 23 varsity sports teams, the majority of which compete in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) of the NCAA Division III.[23]Babson's Baseball team has won 7 Conference Championships and been to 5 NCAA Tournaments, including the 2019 College World Series. Additionally, the men's soccer team have won 3 NCAA National Championships, 27 NCAA tournaments wins and 12 conference championships. The men's and women's alpine ski teams compete in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA)[24] and the men's lacrosse team competes in the Pilgrim League. Babson College's men's hockey team competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and has won (1) NCAA D3 National title, (1) ECAC D2 title, six ECAC East Championships, appearing in the championship game in 9 of the last 12 seasons as of 2015[update].[25] Babson College's men's golf team competes in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) and won the title in 2011. Babson United Rugby Club won Northeast region of NSCRO 7's in 2016. In March 2017, Babson's basketball team won the Division III National Championship.[26]

Notable alumni

Business and athletics

Food and entertainment

Government, education, and other

Fashion and fitness

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