Babson College, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

  • MA

About Us

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. As the only school to teach Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®, Babson shapes the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose. Every day, Babson students, faculty, alumni, and staff address real-world business and societal problems, creating sustainable economic and social value in today’s fast-paced global economy.

Babson is offering a Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSM) for those who have just completed or recently earned their Bachelor’s degree in Business or Liberal Arts and have little or no business experience. Babson’s MSM curriculum provides a seamless combination of foundational business knowledge and entrepreneurial leadership skills, enhanced by experiential learning with a diverse peer group. It will take place during two, 14-week semesters at Babson’s main campus in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The program will also offer students two international experiences to supplement and build upon the classroom and campus experiences.

The Babson MSA program is designed for students who have an undergraduate or graduate degree in business and a traditional major in accounting. Graduates gain further technical accounting knowledge while also developing skills immediately applicable to their career - written and oral communication skills, entrepreneurial thinking, ethics and professional responsibilities, and global and multicultural issues. Most of the entering students have been employed by accounting firms and are seeking further accounting education in order to fulfill their 150-credit-hour requirement, thus enabling them to pursue the CPA designation. The integrated curriculum is a 30 credit hour program. Students are enrolled full-time during the summer in an 18 credit hour core of coursework. The remaining 12 credit hours of elective coursework can be taken on a full-time or a part-time basis at the student’s own pace. The electives are usually taken following the summer core, but many students take one or more in the semester preceding the summer.