As originally intended, Babson College has continuously been providing an educational environment that is distinct from that of other business schools. Babson College was established in June 1919 as the Babson Institute and was only renamed in 1969. Named after its founder, Roger Babson, the school was a pioneer in making possible a simulated business environment consisting of a curriculum that combines class work and actual business training while maintaining a faculty composed of mostly seasoned businessmen rather than career academicians.
The Babson campus stands on a 370-acre of picturesque land located at Wellesley, Massachusetts. From an initial correspondence course about selling bonds, Babson College has long widened its educational program to include undergraduate studies, graduate programs and executive education. The last academic year saw at least 1,800 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students attending Babson College, a substantial percentage of which are foreign students not originally from the United States.
A typical undergraduate program costs about $50,000.00 including the tuition, average-priced lodging and platinum meal plan. Variations in the cost may result from approved credit-load adjustments. Financial aid is provided mostly to deserving undergraduate students.
Although entrepreneurship education remains the main offering of the school, there are at least 24 other concentrations to choose from such as American Studies, Applied Statistics and Literary and Visual Arts, among many. The school’s Foundation Program on an undergraduate’s first year of study provides for the creation of the very foundation on which a true Babson education shall be built. Important additional learning opportunities are showcased by the various leadership programs which make up the essence of comprehensive and functional education.
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