Babson College (Olin)




Three required essays and one optional essay

Required Essay 1

Please describe in detail your short-term (immediately after graduation from Babson) and long-term career plans, detailing in which industry you would like to work, which function or role would you ideally hold, and how do you intend to secure that position? If your plans entail a career transition, what challenges do you anticipate facing in securing your ideal position, and how will you address those challenges? Your answer should show how your past professional experiences, background, and interests combined with a Babson graduate degree will position you for success in attaining these goals.

Required Essay 2

Babson defines entrepreneurship as “thinking or acting in a manner that is opportunity obsessed, holistic in approach, and leadership balanced.” Please describe how, in your own experiences, you have met some or all of that definition.

Required Essay 3

What unique contributions will you bring to the Babson community that will enhance the value of the classroom experience for your classmates?

Optional Essay

Is there anything else that you think we should know as we evaluate your application? If you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you should not feel obligated to answer this question.

Optional Essay (For Two-Year MBA Applicants Only)

Frederic C. Hamilton Entrepreneurial Scholarship (a merit-based award) and Price-Babson Fellowship (a need-based award) Essay. Write a 250-word essay that answers the following question: What are your specific entrepreneurial accomplishments, and how will these accomplishments add value to the Babson MBA program?


Two letters of recommendation



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

Graduate Admissions/Lunder Admission Center

231 Forest Street, Babson Park, MA 02457-0310

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