Drexel vs. Babson (Online MBAs)


terra600a

I'm seriously considering doing an Online MBA at one of these two schools. I can't decide which one, though.

First of all, I have chosen these for three main reasons -- that they're ranked by the FT, they're based in the US, and they have excellent entrepreneurship curriculum. Although I am open to others, I do not think that there's anything else that fit these criteria.

The Babson program is a bigger investment than the Lebow program. Not only because it's more expensive (quite a bit more) but because there are on campus sessions that are required - which means travel expenses for me. I know from reading this forum that in class residencies are really good for building soft skills. But I do not know if this is worth the increased investment.

Drexel offers optional on-campus residencies, so if I did this MBA I could choose to do this.

Any feedback on these schools or my predicament? My main goal FYI is to get a good grounding in entrepreneurship / startups.

I'm seriously considering doing an Online MBA at one of these two schools. I can't decide which one, though.

First of all, I have chosen these for three main reasons -- that they're ranked by the FT, they're based in the US, and they have excellent entrepreneurship curriculum. Although I am open to others, I do not think that there's anything else that fit these criteria.

The Babson program is a bigger investment than the Lebow program. Not only because it's more expensive (quite a bit more) but because there are on campus sessions that are required - which means travel expenses for me. I know from reading this forum that in class residencies are really good for building soft skills. But I do not know if this is worth the increased investment.

Drexel offers optional on-campus residencies, so if I did this MBA I could choose to do this.

Any feedback on these schools or my predicament? My main goal FYI is to get a good grounding in entrepreneurship / startups.
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Duncan

Babson is significantly better. If your interest in entrepreneurship is professional, then the difference in investment will be much smaller than the added benefit.

Babson is significantly better. If your interest in entrepreneurship is professional, then the difference in investment will be much smaller than the added benefit.
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Ayon

Babson - without a shadow of doubt. The real difference will be the people you meet at Babson during your residency. Ideas have an amazing tendency to pop up and multiply when they are bounced around.

Go for it!

Babson - without a shadow of doubt. The real difference will be the people you meet at Babson during your residency. Ideas have an amazing tendency to pop up and multiply when they are bounced around.

Go for it!
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terra600a

Sounds like the consensus is Babson. That's what I was expecting in all honesty just wanted to have my gut feeling verified. Thanks!

Sounds like the consensus is Babson. That's what I was expecting in all honesty just wanted to have my gut feeling verified. Thanks!
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