Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College
The Fast Track program is offered through the Babson campuses in San Francisco and Wellesley. Due to the flexible structure of the program, cohorts include students who travel from surrounding areas, even several hours away. The application process, curriculum, and program services are the same — Babson faculty travel to the West Coast to conduct their face to face sessions at the San Francisco campus.
Cohorts start in March and September. The program begins with an intensive five-day (1 credit) session at the Wellesley campus which introduces students to the program structure and curriculum, to faculty and staff, and to each other. The class begins working in teams through a series of exercises, including a dynamic business simulation which incorporates key concepts and skills they will build upon in the months ahead.
Students spend an average of 20 hours per week devoted to online learning: readings, case preparation, contributing to asynchronous and real-time discussions, and active participation in team-based exercises and projects. The web-based elements are delivered via state-of-the-art distance learning tools. The cohort comes together for a total of 14 face-to-face classroom sessions; approximately every seven weeks for 2 1/2 days (Thursday afternoon – Saturday).
The school says that elective courses are satisfied in two sets, two electives per set, seven weeks per set. In addition to the Elective Curriculum, Fast Track students are offered the opportunity to participate in select Babson Executive Education courses. Students also form teams and develop a business plan based either on a project identified within their companies or a “greenfield” project.
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions with final deadline of Jan. 15 for March intake and with final deadline of Aug 1 for September intake
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Application Fee: $100
2012 Tuition & Fees: $77,000
Average Months of Work Experience: 96
GMAT Required: No.
Class Enrollment: 98
Mean Age: 32
Classes Meet: Thursday-Saturdays every seven weeks in Wellesley and San Francisco, with web sessions
Length of Program: 21 months
Start Dates: March and September