Babson MBA Ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship by Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine

Sep 23, 2011, 13:00 ET from Babson College

WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have ranked Babson College MBA #1 for entrepreneurship.  Babson Undergraduate is ranked #2 for Entrepreneurship.

"Congratulations to faculty in all our academic disciplines for bringing their exceptional teaching and to our staff who do a great job working with our students.  We remain firmly committed to this institution's leadership in entrepreneurial education as measured by our own internal standards, as well as survey results -- and we will continue to prepare Babson's undergraduate and MBA students to create economic and social value everywhere," said Babson President Len Schlesinger.

In releasing the rankings, Princeton Review's Senior Vice President Robert Franek said of the undergraduate rankings, "Schools like Babson, that require students to have at least 50 percent of their course work focused on the liberal arts, are breaking the mold when it comes to preparing future entrepreneurs."

"His comment underscores the importance of all Babson faculty in teaching the mindset and skills that are critical to educate entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds," said President Schlesinger.

For more information and a complete listing of the schools, go to www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges or visit princetonreview.com/entrepreneur.  Full details are in the October issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands.

Faculty & Students

Entrepreneur magazine also profiles Professor and Entrepreneurship Chair Candida Brush in the story "Babson's Candida Brush: Professor and Team Leader".  Highlighted in the story are her former students and current entrepreneurs Jill Cartwright (Go GaGa), Candice Cabe (Day2Night) and Caitlin Fenn (MySuperMe).

New MBA Curriculum
Beginning  this semester, Babson College will offer a single MBA program (The Babson MBA) - with a curriculum based on Babson's proven combination of deep functional business knowledge and our philosophy of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action(r) - that will be delivered four ways.

The new Babson MBA program will be consistent across the 12-month, 24-month, evening, or blended onsite/online options. Students will take the same core courses with the same faculty and can choose from a common set of electives. As a result, all Babson MBA graduates will emerge with the same extraordinary skills and experiences with which to launch or propel their career.

In addition to developing a common core curriculum, Babson has revised the structure and operations of the overall program in consultation with students, faculty, recruiters and staff to ensure maximum efficiency, efficacy, and satisfaction.

Most significantly, the goal of the new MBA program remains unchanged: To offer a transformative, hands-on experience that produces entrepreneurial leaders with a global mindset who are adept at identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to create economic and social value.

About Babson
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(r). The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape 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 to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit www.babson.edu.

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