Babson’s mission is to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere. This section includes courses and experiential learning around social innovation.
Applications are open for the new Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track for MBAs focused on developing the mindset, skills, and competencies needed to create economic and social value simultaneously. MBAs are eligible for this designation which combines a rich combination of required course work and entrepreneurial experiences.
Leading for Social Value MBA Course
This course builds on some of the most current thinking around the design, execution and assessment of "triple bottom line" leadership strategies and explores the opportunities available to enhance and expand social value creation in a world where the lines between business and society have significantly shifted. Read more in this blog post about the kickoff class with Entrepreneur in Residence Dave Stangis.
Food Entrepreneurship MBA Course
The Food Entrepreneurship course is a highly experiential intensive MBA elective that focuses on the anatomy of the food entrepreneur’s journey from initial idea and course-setting through to meaningful survey of market landscapes and new venture strategy. Read more in this blog post about this course's launch.
This self-paced edX course combines learnings from the real-world experience of business leaders with analysis and practical applications. These leaders, who have developed and led social innovation efforts, share the theories, strategies, and management frameworks that are driving new models for business engagement in society. Taught by Cheryl Kiser and Ken Freitas.
This course is also part of a 4-course
Entrepreneurial Mindset and Leadership professional certification.
Learning in Practice Opportunities
Babson Board Fellows places Babson MBA students and alumni as non-voting members of nonprofit boards. The program supports local nonprofits, builds a culture of service into the MBA community, and gives students another opportunity to put their MBA skills into practice.
The first of its kind fellowship is unique to Babson, where students apply to use our methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® to work at a strategic level with social enterprises or companies seeking to have greater social impact.