Joined: Jun 14, 2013
This review is for Babson
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2018
This school really caters to a niche segment of students. You really learn to live and breathe entrepreneurial principles at Babson. Whether it is a finance subject or a strategy one, every class finds a way to incorporate an entrepreneur's perspective into it. The student population that it attracts is largely international (majorly Indian and Latin). Most students tend to come from Family business backgrounds and either want to go back and help scale their businesses or start something of their own. In fact, a lot of my classmates are starting things of their own.
The atmosphere in the school is extremely collaborative and supportive. I remember people helping each other write cover letters for the same positions! You won't find too many Type A candidates here.
In terms of resources to help you launch businesses, there are plenty. You just have to know what and where to tap into.
What I was most impressed with ( this is something you don't find in most other B-schools) is how personally invested Professors are in their student's lives. I could literally walk up to any of my Professors (and these are people who consult for Fortune 100s) for advice about my business etc. and they always made time for me.
I will say I was not too happy about Career opportunities. That may also be because Boston has SO MANY good schools, its difficult to find opportunities fast. Also, I come from a country where campus placements are just handed to you on a silver plate, so the "American way" of networking and finding an opportunity for yourself was very alien to me! The Career Center will absolutely go out of their way to help you, I had a lot of help with practicing case studies, reviewing cover letters and all of that to assist me in my search but ultimately you still have to search for opportunities yourself!
Overall, I'm pretty happy with my experience so far and have learned a lot. Look forward to the second year!
Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)
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Career opportunities provided by school
Anish - Thanks for sharing your experience. I completely agree with your assessment of Babson. In USA, you do look for a job yourself, though I am sure other schools have a much better Center for Career development. As a Babson alumnus, I would say that if you do lots of internships, and network with the start ups in the Boston area, there is a good chance that you will have multiple job offers by the time your graduate. On the other hand, you will be in for a shock of you expect the job to be handed to you on a platter. Overall, the school imparts an amazing education!!
Thank you Anish for your review. I'm eager to apply to Babson but I'm so concerned that I might not find a good job in product management or marketing field with its MBA. A lot of people told me the school brand is not popular in the startup cities so investors won't be eager to invest with you. What do you think?
Thanks for sharing your review!
I am Ruhi Chopra, age 22, I am working as a Fashion Stylist since 3 years. I am planning to apply to Babson for MBA and select entrepreneurship as my elective.
Actually my GMAT is quite low 510 (Q-42, V-19), do you think I stand a chance to get an admit in Babson?