Babson College MSF Student Reviews

The Babson College MSF program includes a number of student comments and reviews of the program. While I prefer when I have one person provide a comprehensive write up on their experience during the program, there short snippets provide context. I will see if I can find a recent alumni to write something for all of you. Until then, hope this helps.

What interested you about your current or future role? How did your partnership with Babson’s Graduate Center for Career Development (CCD) help your job search?

Lee Sipes ’21, MSF’22, incoming consulting associate, Mergers and Acquisitions Delivering Deal Value team, PwC: “I will be responsible for advising clients across the deal life cycle. I have always enjoyed seeing how business works and solving complex problems. I was lucky enough to find my passion working on deals through internship opportunities at private equity firms. I accepted PwC’s offer because of a strong cultural fit and the opportunity to learn from an experienced, prestigious team early on in my career. I could not be more grateful for Margaret Jones and the rest of the Babson CCD team. Margaret understood my background and had great advice on how to differentiate myself from other candidates. In all honesty, I would not have found this job if not for Margaret and the CCD team.”

Caleb Giess MSF’22, incoming analyst, Crescent Capital Group: “I will be working in direct lending at Crescent Capital, an alternative asset manager. I am excited to begin my career on the buy side at a firm with many opportunities for professional development. The biggest takeaway from my search process was the importance of networking and leveraging the resources of the Babson community. CCD was also an invaluable resource throughout the job-search process, from alerting me to potential opportunities to discussing networking strategies.”

Was there a particular class or experience at Babson that had a significant impact on your career path?

Caleb Giess MSF’22: “The Babson College Fund had an impact on my career path. Gaining hands-on investment management experience as a graduate student increased my confidence when interviewing for roles at investment firms. Professor Glenn Migliozzi’s Fixed Income course also influenced my career search by sparking an interest in credit investing strategies. I knew I wanted to work in the alternative investment industry and after taking Fixed Income, I decided to explore more opportunities in private credit.”

Lee Sipes ’21, MSF’22: “I cannot stress enough the value of the friends you make at Babson and the alumni network. Thanks to help from a Babson classmate, I learned how to really use LinkedIn and grew my network tenfold. I reached out to alumni and found that they wanted to help, wanted to have conversations with me over the phone, and wanted to work with fellow Babson graduates. The Babson network is tight, and Babson brand recognition in New England is among the strongest in the business community. A Babson degree carries a lot of weight.”

Something else I want to bring attention to that I saw from the website is the increase in average starting salary seen by the MSF program.

  • The average starting salary for Master of Science in Finance (MSF) graduates increased 32% from 2020, and 95% of graduates had secured employment within six months.

From reading the above reviews, looking at the placement data from my previous post and seeing the salary growth the program has had, I am very impressed with what Babson College has been able to do. Definitely an active and growing MSF and one to consider.


Here is a link to the Babson College MSF Program


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