What Happens at Babson in the Summer?

2019 Babson Summer Study students

An entrepreneur never stops. Neither does Babson.

From teaching high school entrepreneurs and MBA students, to hosting summer camps, startup accelerators, and Pan-Mass Challenge racers, the summer months at Babson are anything but slow.

Babson Summer Study

For four weeks, more than 90 rising high school juniors and seniors from 13 states and 25 countries have the opportunity to be immersed in the College’s entrepreneurial experience through Babson Summer Study. Students are able to earn four college credits in Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Experience, a course that combines classroom learning with workshops and the opportunity to learn from innovative leaders. Students also create a venture idea, which is pitched at the end of the course.

The program runs from July 6 to August 3.

Babson Build

An experiential learning program for undergraduate and graduate students alike, Babson Build is designed to help entrepreneurs think and act through the Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® methodology. This summer, more than 400 students from 20 countries have the chance to build their network and test their insights in business simulations and pitch competitions. The program runs for between one and two weeks, and there are a number of social opportunities both on and off campus available for participants throughout their stay.

MBA Programs

The Babson MBA is offered year-round for aspiring entrepreneurs in Wellesley, Boston, and Miami. The 45-credit program features two-thirds of electives and helps students develop leadership, teamwork, and innovation skills through experiential learning and the entrepreneurial mindset. The one-year MBA program is currently in full swing as about 40 students are working toward the completion of their core courses.

Students can pursue a Babson MBA in full-time or part-time programs, and admission events will be held throughout the summer.

Summer Session

For students seeking to graduate early or accelerate the completion of their required courses, Babson’s Summer Session offers the same opportunities as fall and spring classes with added flexibility. Students can catch up or get ahead with course offerings during both morning and evening hours.

Accelerated degrees can be completed in as few as three years. About 10 percent of Babson students graduate early, allowing them to start their careers earlier, reduce college expenses, or pursue an entrepreneurial venture.

Summer Camps

Babson hosts 10 youth athletic camps during the summer. The camps are catered to all ability levels of boys and girls ages 6 through 16, and are supervised by dedicated, experienced staff at the College’s state-of-the-art facilities. Sportsmanship, fundamentals, and the improvement of individual skills are taught, and a low camper-to-counselor ratio helps youth athletes reach their goals.

Camps are offered in baseball, hockey, soccer, and more sports through August 9.

Summer Venture Program

This year’s Summer Venture Program features 26 full-time Babson graduate and undergraduate students. They represent 13 businesses that are working out of the Babson Boston campus and WeWork Boston through July 26. Nineteen of the entrepreneurs are living on campus.

The 10-week intensive experience builds participants’ entrepreneurial skills and accelerates the growth of their ventures. In addition to free housing and a 24/7 workspace, teams receive dedicated advisors, expert mentorship, and access to the resources of the Blank Center. At the end of their program, teams present in the Summer Venture Showcase to more than 400 members of the Babson and local startup community.

Pan-Mass Challenge

More than 3,000 riders and 400 volunteers will use the Babson campus in August to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge.

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