Santander Universities and Babson College
A Partnership that Promotes Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®
Babson College truly values its partnership with Banco Santander and Santander Universities. With its generous commitment to higher education and research as an investment in the development and prosperity of society, Santander’s values are well aligned with Babson’s mission. As the No. 1 institution in the world for entrepreneurship education, Babson College is moving entrepreneurship from a discipline to a way of thinking and acting, embedded in everything we do. In today’s environment of uncertainty, the world needs entrepreneurial solutions and leaders who create economic and social value everywhere.
The programs the Santander-Babson partnership currently sponsors for students and professors include:
The Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators—Santander Universities
An intensive, one-week program during which Babson faculty members train faculty from around the world in the art and craft of teaching and learning entrepreneurship.
Participants of the program have commented:
“It’s great to see different faculty with interesting styles and approaches. They all have passion for what they do.”
“The way this program opens our minds and pushes our boundaries is excellent.”
“Entrepreneurship changes minds and lives!”
Learn more about the Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators.
The Santander Universities Babson Entrepreneurship Program
Consisting of two weeks of immersion in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, teams of five students prepare a business plan and present it to their classmates at the end of the program. Students are exposed to real world cases by Babson professors who have experience not only as professors, but as entrepreneurs.
“I am very grateful to Banco Santander for this opportunity and experience. The Entrepreneurship Workshop has been very interesting because it has changed some of my ideas and helped me discover lots of new ones. To have the opportunity to study at Babson College, the best among all business schools for entrepreneurship has been a great opportunity. I think this kind of program can help to get a better preparation for students like me. Thank you!” — Program Participant
Advancing our shared goals
The partnership between Santander and Babson has made and continues to make great strides toward advancing our shared goals. With Santander Universities, about 75 faculty members and 80 students from around the world have been exposed to the principles and practices of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® for the past three years.