Babson College is the educator for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™.
At Babson, we believe that entrepreneurship is applicable—and crucial—in organizations of all types and sizes, in established businesses as well as new ventures. Today, teams, divisions, and whole enterprises are striving to be more entrepreneurial. Furthermore, entrepreneurial thought and action are happening at all levels of an organization, where collaboration complements top-down leadership.
Babson College was the first to understand that thinking and acting entrepreneurially is more than just an inclination. Rather, it can be taught. And we do it better than anyone.
The Babson Experience: A Learning/Living Laboratory
Babson invented the methodology for entrepreneurship education nearly half a century ago; today, Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® is still at the center of the Babson experience. In our collaborative community, through a blend of innovative, integrated curricular and co-curricular programs, our students experience the world as it is. Gaining both functional business and foundational liberal arts knowledge, they are shaped into leaders who will reshape the world.
With an emphasis on Social, Environmental, Economic Responsibility, and Sustainability (SEERS) embedded into the experience, our students understand that economic and social value creation are not mutually exclusive, but instead integral to each other. The fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial mindset they cultivate at Babson equips them to make a difference here on campus and around the world.
As a learning/living laboratory, we evolve and renew the Babson experience on a continuous basis. Yes, despite being ranked #1 for entrepreneurship an unprecedented 20 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report, Babson College continues to look forward, to evolve our methods, to anticipate the challenges and opportunities our students will face when they graduate. The world changes too quickly for us to complacently reiterate yesterday’s knowledge that may no longer be relevant tomorrow.
Global Reach and Impact
We aren’t a big school but we do big things as a thought leader, convener, and catalyst. We share our methodology and educational model with other institutions around the world through Babson Global, and in the process bring new knowledge and opportunities back to our campus. We also lead the world’s longest-standing and influential global entrepreneurship research projects and conferences.
And, of course, our highly diverse student body, hailing from 40 U.S. states and 70 countries (non-U.S. students comprise more than 25% of undergraduates and 40% of full-time MBA students), takes the Babson experience all over the world. Our global yet closely connected alumni population stands ready to provide current students with coaching, mentoring, internships, and jobs, no matter where in the world they are studying, traveling, or working.