​Business & Social Innovation Intensity Track

The Graduate School has launched a 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. The role of business in society has significantly shifted, and business leaders are increasingly challenged with the complexities of "doing well" (economic value), while at the same time "doing good" (social value). This Intensity Track begins to connect students to expanded resources and networks that are valuable in leading social value creation whether inside of business or in any other domain.

Students who have successfully completed the Track requirements, including MBAs who are graduating this May, can use the "Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track" qualification on their resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and other personal and professional documents, and can work with Grad CCD and The Lewis Institute to communicate this intentional focus more broadly. In addition, any MBAs eligible for this Track will receive a special designation at Commencement. The Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track requires a rich combination of course work and entrepreneurial experiences to practice the concepts of social innovation, as well as a two-hour MBA Impact Hour on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Apply for the Business & Social Innovation Intensity Track

Track Requirements:

  • Approved application and confirmation from The Lewis Institute
  • Complete a Social Innovation Experience as described below
  • A total of 6 course credits completed, between the academic approved course list and the Social Innovation Experience (3 credits)
  • Attend an MBA Impact Hour
  • Required readings in addition to the course

Social Innovation Experience (required, choose at least one from the following list):

  • Social Innovation Inventureships
  • Approved Independent Study or MCFE
  • Babson Board Fellows Program: Give Back, Gain Experience

Approved Academic Courses List (as of February 2017):

MOB 7522: Leading and Managing Sustainability (3 credits)
MFE: 7500: Lewis Institute MCFE (1.5 or 3 credits)
EPS 9555: Public Policy Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
MOB 7548: Leading for Social Value (1.5 credits)
MOB 9540: Extended Enterprise Management Practicum (1.5 credits)
FIN 7517: Financing and Valuing Sustainability (3 credits)
MBA 7541: Conscious Capitalism (3 credits)
EPS7539: Future Trends in EPS Ventures (1.5 credits)
EPS7532: The Principle of Objectivity (1.5 credits)
EPS7538: Japan: Institutions and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
MSM6110: Global Entrepreneurship Experience (3 credits)
EPS7543: Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design in Sweden (3 credits)

Please note: other courses may be considered for inclusion in the Intensity Track. If you have taken a course and/or credit-bearing experience that you believe will fit with this designation, please indicate that with a description on your application.

Required Readings and Impact Hour:

Those interested in applying for this designation should submit an application here. All applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and students may be contacted for follow up information. If you have questions about the status of your application or need more information, please contact Jennifer MacDonald.