“Entrepreneurial leaders make an enormous impact inside our company and within our communities. As the leaders in entrepreneurship education, Babson Executive Education ​partners with us to continually reshape and refine opportunities to address our business objectives. This includes strategy sessions for the senior management team, as well as programs that we sponsor for shareholders, educators, and students from around the world.

“Babson is playing an important role in helping us to develop, promote, and advance an entrepreneurial mindset that is creating significant and lasting value at Santander and around the world.”


Santander Group is a network of diversified global retail and commercial banks offering a wide range of financial products. Founded in 1857, Santander Group has more than 102 million customers, approximately 14,600 branches—more than any other bank—and nearly 190,000 employees. The Santander Universities program supports the higher education sector in such areas as teaching and research, international cooperation, knowledge and technology transfer, entrepreneurial initiatives, student mobility, and innovation.

Babson’s partnership with Santander Bank and Santander Universities advances our shared goals. It has exposed more than 75 faculty members and 80 students from around the world to the method of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. Through one- and two-week programs, students, educators, and shareholders are immersed in entrepreneurship, working alongside academic and industry leaders, and presenting business plans to their classmates and colleagues. Executive sessions help company leaders to think and act in ways that create new opportunities for the organization.

This partnership continuously promotes the benefit of developing an entrepreneurial mindset within all aspects and levels of the company and the community at large.​​​​​