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Experiential Education

As the leading educator in Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™, we shape the leaders our world needs most through real world business experience and action based learning.

HubspotLeveraging Babson’s extensive global network of employers, educators, friends, and alumni, Babson students engage in business opportunities that strengthen their abilities to envision and navigate change, understand global perspectives, and motivate teams in common purpose to create economic and social value.

Our robust and innovative experiential education programs are designed to support all students, regardless of where they land in the career development spectrum. Whether you have a clear vision for your professional life or whether you are just starting to explore career possibilities, experiential education gives you the opportunity to explore interests, strengthen skills and experiences, make professional connections, and sometimes even land an internship or full-time position!​


The Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation provided an endowment to Babson College to encourage the application of entrepreneurship to nonprofit organizations. The foundation, established in 1962, is named for the late Shelby Cullom Davis, former United States ambassador to Switzerland, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and chairman of the oldest and largest company specializing in insurance securities. 

The endowment funds the Shelby Cullom Davis Entrepreneurship Prizes. Cash awards are presented annually at Babson’s Family and Friends Weekend to the top undergraduate student teams that complete the most successful Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) for a non-profit organization. The MCFE program provides an opportunity for students to implement business practices learned in the classroom in challenging, real-world consulting projects for a sponsor company. MCFE projects involve teams of three to five student consultants who are led and managed by an MBA student who serves as the project manager. Student winners are selected based on their entrepreneurial thinking, teamwork, creativity, business skills, and dedication. ​