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# bu vs babson

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bu vs babson [#permalink]  12 Jun 2011, 09:39
I have to choose between BU and Babson for my evening mba. I am from biotech/bioinformatics background.
babson has a reputation for entrepreneurship program but no-one candidly discusses about any other side (may be the program is so perfect that there is no other side).
also, which school is more reputed or recognized within new england/usa/world?

any suggestions?

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Re: bu vs babson [#permalink]  15 Jun 2011, 09:49
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makmba wrote:
I have to choose between BU and Babson for my evening mba. I am from biotech/bioinformatics background.
babson has a reputation for entrepreneurship program but no-one candidly discusses about any other side (may be the program is so perfect that there is no other side).
also, which school is more reputed or recognized within new england/usa/world?

any suggestions?

- samak

I think more ppl knows BU than Babson internationally. But again, the preception is formed by its UG institute. Of course, if you pick babson, why do you care the preception since you are suppose to start a business afterward - what the school will train you for.
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Re: bu vs babson [#permalink]  15 Jun 2011, 10:17

I'll not necessarily be starting business right after school. entrepreneurship (ES) mindset can help in small start-ups (certainly) but even in big companies.

I'm not sure whether too much focus on one thing actually makes babson program too narrow and might fail to give me the broader look necessary to explore multiple areas. sometimes PR for program goes to the point that it looks an oversell because it doesn't get reflected in their recruiting or reputation records (as it is still a tier 2 school like BU compared to tier 1 schools like mit, harvard in the boston area). Still they have a formidable ranking 1 in ES for more than 15 yrs which means something.

on the other hand, bu has more advantage in terms of diversity, reputation and still a more broader program with lots of concentrations to choose from. it is possible that i will find my area-of-real-interest after finishing my core courses and need to have that option of choosing detailed focus area at that time instead of choosing ES and later realizing that is not what i want to pursue.

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Re: bu vs babson [#permalink]  15 Jun 2011, 23:06
makmba wrote:

I'll not necessarily be starting business right after school. entrepreneurship (ES) mindset can help in small start-ups (certainly) but even in big companies.

I'm not sure whether too much focus on one thing actually makes babson program too narrow and might fail to give me the broader look necessary to explore multiple areas. sometimes PR for program goes to the point that it looks an oversell because it doesn't get reflected in their recruiting or reputation records (as it is still a tier 2 school like BU compared to tier 1 schools like mit, harvard in the boston area). Still they have a formidable ranking 1 in ES for more than 15 yrs which means something.

on the other hand, bu has more advantage in terms of diversity, reputation and still a more broader program with lots of concentrations to choose from. it is possible that i will find my area-of-real-interest after finishing my core courses and need to have that option of choosing detailed focus area at that time instead of choosing ES and later realizing that is not what i want to pursue.

- samak

welcome.

try to find out what area you feel to be interested in upon graduation (even broad one) and analyze that field in terms of those two schools.

Anyway, your choice will be the best
Re: bu vs babson   [#permalink] 15 Jun 2011, 23:06
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