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Babson Global Licenses Several Entrepreneurship Courses To Online Provider NovoEd

Babson Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babson College, has signed a licensing agreement with Stanford University-developed NovoEd to use its platform to pilot four on-line courses.

Babson Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babson College, has signed a licensing agreement with Stanford University-developed NovoEd to use its platform to pilot four on-line courses.

For this pilot effort, Babson instructors will teach the following courses:

Allan Cohen – Lead Like an Entrepreneur

Shahid Ansari and Jan Bell – Financial Management for Entrepreneurial Ideas

• Dennis Ceru– Entrepreneurship and Opportunity

Melissa Manwaring – Negotiations for Entrepreneurs

Short versions of these courses will be offered via NovoEd’s online platform, as Babson Global tests this new on-line offering vehicle. As the trial progresses, full versions of the courses may be offered as part of a fee-based certificate program. In addition, Babson Global can evaluate opportunities to license full versions of the courses to other institutions, including members of Babson Global’s Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (GCEE), for use in their degree programs.

“We are pleased to partner with NovoEd to pilot these on-line courses,” said Babson Global CEO Shahid Ansari. “The set of courses selected and licensed for this trial offers practical, hands-on learning designed to empower students who want to start their own businesses or be entrepreneurial within an existing organization. We look forward to putting this experiment into motion and learning from students and clients alike through this curriculum development and delivery experiment.”

About Babson Global

Babson Global is a wholly owned subsidiary of Babson College designed to increase the college's global reach. The mission of Babson Global is “to put the power of entrepreneurship as the greatest force for social and economic value creation, in the hands of as many people in the world as we can.” Babson Global delivers programs that extend Babson’s unique pedagogy based on Entrepreneurial Thought and Action™ to new populations beyond the audience for our current undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs. Babson Global has created the Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (GCEE) – a group of like-minded schools across the world that share a common vision about entrepreneurship education. The GCEE members collectively fund and share the development of latest research and pedagogy in the area of entrepreneurship.

About NovoEd

NovoEd’s mission is to improve student learning and engagement by making online courses more social and interactive. On NovoEd, students can connect to and work with each other for a deeply engaged, meaningful and experiential educational experience. NovoEd was cofounded by Stanford University Professor Amin Saberi and Stanford Ph.D. student Farnaz Ronaghi. More information is available at NovoEd.com 

By Hilary Katulak; hkatulak@babson.edu; 781-239-4623 | 8/21/2013 10:30 AM