Babson launches Fast Track MBA in San Francisco

January 7, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

Babson Fast Track MBABabson College, an institution well known in Boston for its entrepreneurship programs, is launching a new fast-track executive MBA program in San Francisco. Babson has signed a seven-year lease on a 7,000-square-foot building in San Francisco’s South of Market. This new location will house Babson’s new Fast Track MBA program. This program is a two-year part-time program designed for experienced professionals. It combines online and in-person learning. The Fast Track program started in 2003 and has graduated 750 students.

Babson Fast Track Program Overview

In just 24 months-considerably less than traditional part-time MBA programs-you can earn an MBA from one of the nation’s most respected business schools. At Babson, our world-renowned MBA curriculum teaches students to think holistically as they address the complexities and ambiguities of business.

Fast Track combines in-person and Web-based learning by pairing the most up-to-date virtual learning technologies with our highly innovative approach to business education. Fast Track also emphasizes team-based learning. You’ll learn not only from top educators and business leaders, but also from peers and teammates. Since most of your classmates are mid- to senior-level managers, you’ll greatly expand your network of contacts and sources of information-important as you build your career.

The Fast Track’s central, unifying theme is entrepreneurial leadership in a changing global environment. The program teaches the essential skills that every manager needs to know. The technology-based distance learning components reinforce the program’s dynamic focus. Professors quickly disseminate course material, permit effective course discussions, and facilitate robust student-to-student collaboration. Faculty and students communicate more flexibly and immediately in this real-time learning environment.

Babson Fast Track Curriculum Overview

The Fast Track program’s curriculum includes:

  • Fast Track Kick-off Residency (on Babson Campus): A five-day program introduction, focusing on creativity, innovation, and teamwork
  • Building Business Insight: Eight, 1.5-credit courses that cover business foundations
  • Advanced Business Leadership: An integrated and applied holistic management perspective
  • Electives: Deep exploration into general business management areas
  • Capstone Project: Work-related or company-sponsored real-world application of knowledge gained throughout the MBA experience

Babson Fast Track Class Format

The Fast Track program is delivered through:

  • 18 face-to-face meetings, approximately every six weeks at the BART-accessible Mission Bay Conference Center
  • Action Learning Projects (short, highly focused assignments)
  • Distance-learning components built into the Blackboard learning management system (wikis, blogs, synchronous classroom) accessible at your convenience

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