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​Social Innovation In The Classroom

Babson’s mission is to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere. This section includes courses that focus on social value creation and social entrepreneurship.

Business & Social Innovation Intensity Track

Applications are now 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, including May 2017 grads, are eligible for this designation which combines a rich combination of required course work and entrepreneurial experiences. Learn more.

Food Entrepreneurship MBA Course

Babson’s new graduate school offering, Food Entrepreneurship, 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.

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.

From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Innovation

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.

Social Innovation Cases

Studying real-life examples of social innovation help students see how the principles they’re learning in the classroom are put into practice. The Lewis Institute funds the development of Social Innovation Teaching Cases exploring the challenges of developing and running a social impact business. This section includes summaries of available cases.

Certificate of Advanced Management in Business & Social Impact

Check back soon for more information.