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Babson College One-Year MBA Program Structure

Students in the Babson College One-Year MBA program at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business must have completed an undergraduate degree in business or economics, or have completed prerequisite business courses. Candidates with extensive relevant work experience and quantitative skills may also be considered for admission into this 12-month program, which places students in classes with second-year MBA students in the two-year MBA program each fall.


Students begin the program in May. The core curriculum consists of three modules. The first two modules are based on 10 academic streams and focus on entrepreneurship strategy, leadership and decision-making. Students also participate in a Signature Learning Experiences dealing with the integration of business strategy and corporate social responsibility between each module. A three-credit capstone course is also required. After the three modules, students are required to complete 24 credits worth of elective courses. Babson College One-Year MBA students may also pursue a concentration, each of which comprises 9-12 elective credits in a particular area of study. There are five available concentrations including business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, global management and marketing.

Class Profile

There are 49 students enrolled in Babson’s One-Year MBA in, 33 percent of which identified as women. Roughly 69 percent of the class was international.

Students entered in the One-Year program with an average GMAT score of 589, a GPA of 3.31 and 4.5 of professional work experience.

Careers Statistics

About 82 percent of the Class of 2016 were employed within three months of graduation from the Babson College Two-Year Full-Time MBA. The average base salary posted by 2016 graduates was $85,000. The top industries for graduates were Financial Services at 19 percent, Technology at 12 percent, Consulting at 12 percent and Healthcare/Life Sciences at 10 percent.

Tuition & Financial Aid

For 2018-19, tuition for the Babson College One-Year MBA program is $82,489. Housing costs average $16,860 per student while food expenses average $7,487, books and supplies average $2,856, transportation expenses average $2,507, and personal expenses at $3,534. Students who take nine or more credit hours are required by Massachusetts law to have health insurance. Babson contracts with University Health Plans to provide coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield. The cost for the 2017-18 academic year is $2,900. Including any Federal Direct loan fees, which average $436, the total estimated cost of the One-Year MBA program is $116,747. Payments are due before the start of each semester. Merit scholarships are available to the most highly qualified full-time students. Otherwise, Babson does not operate its own loan program and encourages U.S. applicants to apply for federal loans by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Admissions Procedures

In addition to an online form, applicants should submit their official academic transcripts, a $100 application fee, two letters of reference, a current résumé, GMAT or GRE scores, two essays and, in the case of international candidates whose native language is not English, TOEFL iBT or IELTS test scores. Interviews are by invitation only.

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One-Year MBA Class Profile

Class Size49
Average Work Exp.4.5 years
GMAT Average589
Tuition (Domestic)$82,496

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One-Year MBA

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The Babson One-Year MBA program is designed to allow you to leverage your existing academic foundation to complete your MBA in an accelerated format.

Program Details:

  • Complete the program in 12 months.
  • Offered at Babson’s Wellesley campus.
  • Access to the same courses, experiential learning, and academic centers as the Two-Year MBA.

One-Year MBA students take their core courses as a cohort, allowing you and your classmates to form strong bonds and lifelong connections. In addition, you will further expand your network through electives taken with Two-Year MBA and Evening MBA students.

You will also participate in Signature Learning Experiences, one-of-a-kind courses that include simulations, action-learning projects, and self-reflection, letting you hone your entrepreneurial decision-making skills in real business situations.

Students who complete the Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM) receive a GMAT waiver for the One-Year MBA and may also be eligible to apply CAM credits toward their Babson MBA degree in the future. Contact Graduate Admissions for more information.

Focus Your Learning

For students who want to further focus academic interests and career planning, the concentrations and intensity track offered to reflect areas of significant importance in the 21st-century global economy.


Requirements for the concentrations range from 9 to 12 credits and will be designated upon completion on your official transcript. Please note: those exploring the Blended Learning program and considering a concentration, should talk with Graduate Admissions as the program structure limits the option to pursue a concentration.

Business Analytics

Designed to provide advanced skills and techniques that can be applied to discipline-specific and more general business problems, this concentration prepares students for careers in organizations of all types and sizes that require decision making built on an analytical foundation.


The Entrepreneurship concentration focuses on creating, identifying, assessing, shaping, and acting on opportunities that generate economic and social value in a variety of contexts and organizations. Students in the concentration practice the necessary skills of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® including opportunity assessment, resource acquisition, building teams, and starting and managing new and growing ventures (broadly defined). Students also have the option to deeply explore various forms of entrepreneurship including startups, family business, corporate entrepreneurship, nonprofit entrepreneurship, and buying a small business.


This concentration is designed to develop competencies in financial tools and analysis, prepare students to lead with sound decisions, and provide the steps to making the connections students need to build a network in the financial services industry.

Global Management

Designed to encourage students to enhance their global business acumen, develop intercultural competency, and to pursue a variety of international business and area studies courses, both abroad and on campus, this concentration will broaden the understanding of global management to empower students to achieve depth in a skill area—such as marketing or finance—and acquire a global mindset.


Designed to help graduate students prepare for careers in marketing in organizations of all types and sizes, these courses take a deeper look at key themes such as understanding customers, building market strategy, and implementing the marketing plan.

Intensity Tracks

Intensity Tracks are a series of courses combined with a signature experience. While an Intensity Track does not appear on your transcript, it provides the opportunity to deepen knowledge of a topic and build your resume.

Babson College Fund

An academic program in which specially selected students from both the Undergraduate and Graduate schools manage a portion of the Babson College endowment. The program builds students’ investment research and portfolio management skills and offers practical experience.

Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track

This intensity track focuses on developing the mindset, skills, and competencies around creating economic and social value simultaneously not sequentially. The Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track requires a rich combination of coursework and entrepreneurial experiences to practice the concepts of social innovation, as well as a two-hour MBA Impact Hour on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Social Innovation Experiences can be an Inventorship, Approved Independent Study, or the Babson Board Fellows Program.

Entrepreneurship Intensity Track (EIT)

A specialized two-course elective series for students who are pursuing a venture they hope to launch shortly after graduation. Due to the structure of the class, it does follow its own application process and not all students are guaranteed acceptance into the program. The class is designed to provide mentors, resources, and leadership as students prepare to launch a business upon graduation. This class is generally taken in the spring semester of the student’s graduating year.

Managing the Technology-intensive Enterprise (MTIE)

A track that comprises Managing Technological Innovations, Marketing High-Tech Products, and a semester-long seminar, taken as a cohort by students drawn from all four MBA programs. Related elective topics cover technology law, biotechnology, telecommunications, and pricing high-tech products.

Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Intensity Track

The WIN Lab® intensity track offers MBA students the opportunity to gain course credit for the intensive women’s accelerator experience offered by the WIN Lab®. Women entrepreneurs are transformed into CEOs through rigorous entrepreneurship coursework, applied experiences, mentoring, and milestone achievements designed to move early-stage ventures from prototype to successful launch and growth. This track experience combines an 8-month, 3-credit lab experience with a series of entrepreneurship electives and comprises a minimum of 9 credits, including the pre-requisite EPS7500, the 3-credit WIN Lab which is a two-semester experience, and 3 credits of electives. Graduates of the WIN Lab Intensity Track will receive a special designation at commencement.

Build Your Knowledge

How do you create economic and social value in an ever-changing global economy? You balance creativity with analysis. You have an agility that enables you to pivot goals. And you have an uncanny ability to identify and create opportunities.

At Babson, you’ll develop and build on these skills throughout the MBA program.

Skills you need—and employers want

You’ll develop the lifelong skills you need to succeed throughout your professional and personal life. It’s this balance of leadership, management, team building, and people skills that will give you a career advantage in any industry or job function.

Capstone Course

The Babson MBA Capstone course is uniquely designed for each of the four programs. The course gives you the chance to apply everything you’ve learned throughout the core curriculum, preparing you to manage in the midst of ambiguity.

Signature Learning Experiences (SLE)

SLEs at Babson are one-of-a-kind courses and educational activities that let you take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real business situations.

Blended into the curriculum, these experiences give you the chance to practice entrepreneurial decision making. Managing Talent: Your Own and Others, one such course, develops your ability to assess and grow your own skills, as well as identify and develop talent in others.

Course Topics

  • Accounting
  • Data Analysis and Modeling
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • IT and Social Media
  • Law
  • Managing Organizations and People
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Technology and Operations

MBA Core Curriculum by Program

Our unified core curriculum is offered across all four MBA delivery models. Learn more about what the core curriculum looks like for each program.

One-Year Program Curriculum

Elective Curriculum

Babson’s MBA elective curriculum provides an opportunity for students to build on the foundational knowledge learned during the required core curriculum, and to align educational goals with post-graduation plans. The elective courses also provide a cross-program networking opportunity, as they are offered to students in full-time and part-time MBA programs.

In-Classroom Electives

In-classroom electives are offered in the following disciplines: Accounting & Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Technology, Operations and Information Management, Management and Marketing. To enhance scheduling opportunities for both part-time and full-time students, intensive electives are offered in these disciplines allowing students to earn credit in a condensed time period.

Outside the Classroom Electives

Babson MBA students have several credit-earning opportunities that will help enhance their application of what they learned in the classroom. These opportunities include electives abroad, independent research and working with global and domestic organizations to help solve their business challenges.

Due to different schedules for our different MBA delivery models, One-Year, Two-Year, Evening, and Blended Learning, the elective offerings will vary. To learn more about how an elective schedule might look for you through a particular delivery model, please connect with Graduate Admissions.

If a student chooses to focus their electives in a particular area, there might be an opportunity to declare a concentration.

MBA Learning Goals

The student learning goals for Babson’s MBA program are consistent with the College mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. Babson regularly assesses these learning goals as part of its commitment to continuous program improvement.

Babson MBA graduates are competent in the following:

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting

Babson MBA graduates create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations.

Social, Environmental, and Economic Responsibility

Babson MBA graduates make decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders, ethical considerations, and an attempt to create and sustain social, environmental, and economic value.

Self and Contextual Awareness

Babson MBA graduates understand their sense of purpose, identity, and context, and use this understanding to inform their decisions.

Functional Depth of Integrative Ability

Babson MBA graduates draw upon deep functional knowledge and multiple functional skills and perspectives concurrently to shape comprehensive responses to business challenges and opportunities.

Managing in a Global Environment

Babson MBA graduates recognize and evaluate global opportunities while incorporating cultural context and complexities associated with managing in a global environment.

Leadership and Teamwork

Babson MBA graduates exercise appropriate leadership, value diverse perspectives and skills, and work collaboratively to accomplish organizational goals in a changing environment.

Advance Your Career

Babson graduates make a difference as entrepreneurial leaders in enterprises ranging from Fortune 500 companies—including Fidelity Investments,, CVS Health, Walmart, and Boston Scientific—to a wide array of dynamic startups.

Every Babson graduate is welcomed into a vibrant alumni community—more than 40,000 people in more than 115 countries and all 50 U.S. states—that provides ample opportunities to tap into a professional global network, make ongoing career connections, advance in your industry, switch to another one, or partner on new business ventures.

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