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Learning Goals

Knowing and understanding everything you possibly can about business isn’t enough, at least not for a Babson graduate.

In talking with business leaders around the world, we found that they considered certain abilities vital for the success of their employees. We have incorporated these abilities into our curriculum, and, as you progress through the Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, you will continually refine these skills.

Babson embraces the principle that students learn and develop through their experiences across their undergraduate years, both in the classroom and throughout the community. This learning outcomes approach is focused on developing specific skills and abilities that will prepare students for their professional lives; equally important, it aims to challenge and influence students’ personal growth, understanding of themselves and their responsibility to the community, and appreciation for diverse and divergent viewpoints. Through this approach Babson strives to create a learning and living environment that encourages students to become mature and well-grounded individuals and successful leaders in both business and the community.

Rhetoric – You will explore, reflect, analyze, and communicate critically and effectively.

Quantitative and Information Analysis – You will think logically; reason quantitatively; develop and modify models inductively; utilize technology to access, synthesize, and analyze data; and communicate your conclusions accurately and effectively.

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting – You will create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations.

Global and Multicultural Perspectives – You will know the historical and cultural contexts in which you live and operate, and meet the challenges presented by a world characterized by diverse cultures and ways of knowing.

Ethics and Social, Environmental, and Economic Responsibility – You are committed to continually developing ethical and professional character and abilities and make decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders and an attempt to create and sustain social, environmental, and economic value.

Leadership and Teamwork – You understand your sense of purpose and identity and are adept at leading and functioning effectively in teams.

Critical and Integrative Thinking – Although you are exceptionally competent in your chosen field, you understand the limiting nature of the artificial barriers between disciplines, and utilize an integrated, holistic approach to learning and decision making.