BABSON COLLEGE AND ILUMNO COLLABORATE TO BRING ONLINE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSES TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDENTS
Babson College, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education, and ILUMNO, a technology company specialized in higher education in Latin America, have announced the launch of three online entrepreneurship certificate programs, to be delivered in Spanish and Portuguese. The programs will become available in March 2018 across Latin America and are non-credit bearing.
“At Babson College, we are on a mission to make entrepreneurship education accessible to everyone, everywhere,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “An impressive 27 percent of Babson’s international alumni come from Latin America, making up a vibrant local network of more than 1,200 Babson community members. Thanks to our collaboration with ILUMNO, we will now have the opportunity to impact that many more entrepreneurial-minded people within the region in a new and creative way.”
“It is an honor for ILUMNO to work with Babson College, one of the best entrepreneurship institutions in the U.S.,” said Pete Pizarro, ILUMNO CEO and Chairman. “A great deal of students in the Ilumno network become entrepreneurs after graduation, and this is the reality throughout Latin America. At ILUMNO, and together with Babson, we want to support their dreams and ambitions, and to promote social transformation in each of the countries we are in.”
According to the 2017/18 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, sponsored by Babson College, Latin America maintains the highest regional rate of Total early-stage Entrepreneurial Activity, where just under one-fifth of adults are engaged in nascent entrepreneurship. This region also demonstrates the highest rates of women and youth entrepreneurship worldwide—both at 17 percent.
Non-credit bearing, advanced certificates in Modern Entrepreneurship Principles, Finance for Today’s Entrepreneurs, and Marketing Strategies for Today’s Entrepreneurs will be obtained after the successful completion of two Babson College courses per certificate.
Each course will be offered on a virtual platform using state-of-the-art technologies from ILUMNO, and supported by 11 Latin American universities in the ILUMNO network.
Modern Entrepreneurship Principles
- The Entrepreneurial Mindset—led by Babson Adjunct Professor Dennis Ceru
- Analytics for Decision Making—led by Babson College Faculty Richard Cleary, Nathaniel Karst, Davit Khachatryan, Babak Zafari, and George Recck
Finance for Today’s Entrepreneurs
- Financial Accounting Made Fun: Eliminating Your Fears— led by Babson Lecturer Peter Wilson and recently named one of the best online courses by Poets & Quants
- Financial Analysis for Decision Making—led by Babson Professor Mark Potter
Marketing Strategies for Today’s Entrepreneurs
- Marketing Fundamentals: Who is Your Customer? —led by Babson Faculty Gary Ottley and Anjali Bal
- Digital Strategy and Action—led by Babson Lecturer Peter Cohan
At the end of each program, students will have gained a broad entrepreneurial knowledge and skillset necessary to further develop their entrepreneurial projects.
This initiative is based on the shared vision of Babson College and ILUMNO to foster equality, promote sustainable social and economic development through entrepreneurship, and to support the training and growth of small and medium enterprises.
ILUMNO is a cutting-edge company, specialized in higher education and working with institutions that seek sustainable expansion and modernization.
With its own technology, called the ILUMNO Cube, ILUMNO integrates the best practices, processes and technologies to offer a ready-to-use platform, completely integrated, and in continuous evolution to support growth, academic quality, resource optimization and internationalization of the educational institutions that are part of the ILUMNO network.
Headquartered in Miami, USA, ILUMNO has presence in 10 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Puerto Rico), impacting more than 254,000 students, 12,000 professors and staff members, at 75 university campuses, and around 625 University Service Centers.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.