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Dennis Hanno

Message From the Provost

As Provost and Senior Vice President of Babson College, I have the privilege of overseeing the implementation of Babson’s academic programs by a highly talented group of students, faculty, and staff.

As you navigate these Web pages, you will learn more about the various units of Babson College that report to the Provost—such as the Undergraduate School, the Graduate School, the various research centers, Babson Executive Education, and the Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education. All of these units collectively do the excellent work that has made Babson College No. 1 in entrepreneurship education for 20 years.

Babson is a living learning laboratory which delivers a rigorous learning experience both in and out of the classroom. Our academic excellence is based on a curriculum, pedagogy, and cocurricular experiences that are captured in the following two concepts:

  • Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® represents the mindset and method that gives our graduates the ability to use predictive logic or creation logic as demanded by the level of uncertainty they face. Unlike other schools that rely exclusively on the scientific method to train general and functional managers, we believe that the practice of management has much to learn from the mindset and methods that entrepreneurs bring to their work. We make sure that like the best entrepreneurs, our graduates learn to reflect deeply on who they are, the context in which they are situated, and act from a set of values that recognizes the need for simultaneous consideration of social, economic, environmental responsibility, and sustainability.
  • Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™ captures the idea that regardless of their career choice—starting new businesses, leading social or nonprofit ventures, managing businesses of all sizes, working as finance professionals, lawyers or educators, growing family businesses, or leading public sector or civic organizations—Babson equips its graduates with the mindset and method that allows them to capitalize on opportunities to create value for their organizations and for the world.

When you put this altogether, it’s easy to see why Babson is recognized as one of the most innovative academic institutions in the world. Stay connected as we continue to redefine entrepreneurship education.

Sincerely,

Dennis Hanno
Provost and Senior Vice President, Babson College

Contact the Provost's Office for more information.