Babson College Sets Down Roots for West Coast MBA Program

Babson College announced it has signed a  seven-year lease on property in San Francisco’s South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood that will give its F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business much-needed space as it expands its west coast MBA program.

This new 7,000 square-foot facility, equipped with the latest classroom technologies and tele-presence capabilities, will house Babson’s Fast Track MBA program, effective with the next class that begins in March, 2011.

The program, which launched in San Francisco in March 2010, is designed for experienced professionals with a strong business foundation and an entrepreneurial mindset. Learning is delivered via a blend of in-person and web-based learning platforms and is completed in a two-year, part-time format.

“This announcement is a strong signal of our commitment to the bay area and clearly identifies San Francisco as the hub of our Fast Track operations to serve the western United States,” says Raghu Tadepalli, Murata Dean, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

Tadepalli also notes the new location will allow Babson to grow the program by 80 students next spring and will afford the bay area community access to content generated by faculty and students who are deeply committed to advancing the school’s unique approach to entrepreneurial management education.

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In Other Babson News…

Babson College and the Business Innovation Factory have collaborated to start the Entrepreneur StoryBooth, a venue for entrepreneurs to share 20-second video stories about their business experiences. The initiative is part of the Entrepreneur Experience Laboratory, created to design and develop solutions to support entrepreneurs.

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