There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges, including this week’s School Spotlight, Babson College. Students who eat, sleep, and dream all things business will find a haven in Babson College. Located 30 minutes outside of Boston, Babson is completed dedicated to providing its 2,350 undergraduates a rich and varied business education, with a special emphasis on entrepreneurship. While many universities require that students first pursue a liberal arts curriculum before entering a business program in their sophomore or junior year, Babson students jump headfirst into the world of entrepreneurship, marketing, and accounting through a yearlong freshman course titled, “Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship.” With a $9,000 loan from the College, students work in teams to design and execute their own business ideas, and then donate the profits to a charity of their choice. There’s more to study at Babson than just business, however. Students with additional academic interests can take classes in everything from “Introduction to Arabic” to “Waste, Consumption and Environmental Justice.” Looking for even more hands-on opportunities? Through strategic partnerships with corporations overseas, students can participate in international consulting experiences and earn four advanced elective credits in the process. This year’s lucky cohort will be heading to Lisbon, Portugal, in spring 2020. Fun fact: The co-founders of College Coach were roommates at Babson College!
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