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Low-residency programs blend online, campus classes

By combining the flexibility of online learning with personal interaction of campus and classroom, these programs help working adults change or advance careers

Joe Lane, juggling a job and family, wanted to get an MBA, but didn’t like the idea of doing a program entirely online.

Then he found a solution: Babson College’s Fast Track MBA, a program combining online learning with face-to-face classes that meet for 2½ days every seven weeks at the Wellesley campus. Lane, who completed his degree in 2010 and launched his own medical device start-up, said having an MBA on top of engineering degrees made it easier to raise money for his company, giving investors confidence in his ability to lead the business.

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