|By Skeewb4287 (Skeewb4287) on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 - 09:10 pm: Edit|
I just wanted to know if any of you have heard of Babson college. My friend to told me it was one fo her top choices, and I couldn't really say anything in response.
BTW, I'm not one of those students who will just apply to the flavor-of-the-month college, but it would be nice to have a conversation with her in which I knew what she is talking about.
|By Babsonstudent (Babsonstudent) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 05:41 am: Edit|
Babson College Summary:
Academics- The professors here (especially the business professors) are among the top in the nation and intereact highly w/ the students. Most of them used to work to, some in very high level positions and really know what "the business world" is like.
Student body- around 2/3 are males, 1/3 females, about 1/4 are international students, most of the students come from very wealthy backgrounds
Social life- lack of girls leads a lot of the guys to go out to boston's club scene to meet women. If your friend is a girl, she'll be happy. Otherwise it's nothing special, because most people come hear w/ the intention of getting the tools and connections neccessary to be extremely rich.
One of Seventeen's top 50 schools for girls - had some comment about how girls are likely to marry CEOs there
Newsweek- #1 for entrepreneurship, #31 in business overall
The mba and executive education are ranked among best in world by financial times, wallstreet journal, and newsweek
|By Babsonstudent (Babsonstudent) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 05:45 am: Edit|
If your friend's goal is to be filthy rich, he/she picked the right school I'd only reccomend Wharton-UPenn and NYU-Stern over Babson for business overall. In terms of connections, it's one of the best places to be, although the same size (400 people per yr, 1700 total) leads for it to be relatively unknown to most
but you have to go into business for sure, otherwise don't go there
If your friend wants to explore himself or get in touch with his/her inner nature or something along those lines, it's the wrong school, lol
|By Pghdad (Pghdad) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 03:10 am: Edit|
My son is considering Babson and Boston University for Business. Which of these schools would give him the best education, preparation for life after college and professional recruitment opportunities?
|By Babsonstudent (Babsonstudent) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 02:21 pm: Edit|
best education - Babson, he'll have a background in accounting and finance by the end of his sophmore year, in addition to a wide taste of other business areas like marketing, org behavior, etc. The professor really do know what they are talking about, and interact with students heavily in and out of class for career guidance.
preparation for life after college - Babson, I really can't imagine getting a better prepration then Babson. In terms of learning of social interactions w/ its global student base, to the education, it is superb
professional recruitment opportunities - Babson regionally in Northeast and internationally.
BU-If your son is interested in other areas in the states other then Northeast, he'll have better name recognition with BU for his first job.
Babson is a regional school with recruitment networks mostly within Boston, New York and wherever else alumni might be.
However I must admit that social life is better at BU then Babson most likely. Babson is lacking in females (60 males for every 40 females, while BU has 60-65+ girls for 30-35), and lacks the urban atmosphre of BU (being located in Boston). Your son should really visit both campuses if possible, because it can be mentally draining w/ the heavy course load for the first 2 yrs at babson.
It's opportunity cost decision, b/c babson is smaller and in a sheltered suburb. Both places are fine choices.
|By Torchi (Torchi) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:15 am: Edit|
Does anyone have any additional info about Babson? I've just recently started looking into it and it seems to be exactly what I'm looking for---a school focused entirely on business. I was wondering though... is there a Spanish program? Is the school more liberal or conservative? Any info would be awesome!!!
|By Matt_2005 (Matt_2005) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 01:34 pm: Edit|
Babson has its own forum on their website called "My Babson" I had quite a few questions which were quickly answered by a student affairs rep. Probably a better way to get specific info on Babson. Oh and by the way I believe Babson is pretty conservative and despite the cost every student receives their own computer which is a nice bonus!
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