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Babson Olin Business School

Essay Questions for 2020-2021 / Class of 2023

Application Deadline     Decision Available

October 16                          Mid-December

January 7                             Mid-February

March 3                                Mid-April

April 14                                 Mid-May

June 22                                 Rolling Admissions


Previous Year's Essay Questions (current year not yet released):

Choose from one from the two prompts listed below.

Essay Option A:

Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. Using Babson’s mission, describe your short-term and long-term goals and how your goal(s) align with this mission. We encourage you to highlight your strengths, any recent accomplishments, or future ambitions. (500 words or less)

Essay Option B:

Babson educates entrepreneurs of all kinds. Some students will seek to start businesses, others will seek to grow an established business with innovative approaches and solutions. What kind of entrepreneur will you be? How do you intend to leverage Babson’s resources to support your ambitions? (500 words or less)

Optional Essay:

Please use this space (150 words max) if you would like to voluntarily share with the admissions committee any extenuating circumstances that have impacted an aspect of your application (e.g. your undergraduate GPA, a gap in your work experience, etc.). 

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.  Photo by Paulo Fassina.

Visit the admissions website for more application information.