Knowing and understanding everything you possibly can about business is not enough, at least not for a Babson graduate.
In talking with business leaders around the world we found that they considered certain abilities vital for the success of their employees. We have incorporated these abilities into our curriculum and as you progress through Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced courses, you will continually refine these skills.
Babson embraces the principle that students learn and develop through their experiences across the campus, both in the classroom and throughout the community. This learning outcomes approach is focused on developing specific skills and abilities that will prepare students for their professional lives; equally important, it aims to challenge and influence students’ personal growth, understanding of themselves and their responsibility to the community, and appreciation for diverse and divergent viewpoints. Through this approach Babson strives to create a learning and living environment which encourages students to become mature and well-grounded individuals and successful leaders in both business and the community.
Rhetoric – You will formulate, explore, reflect, analyze, and communicate critically and effectively.
Quantitative and Information Analysis – You will think logically; reason quantitatively; develop and modify models inductively; utilize technology to access, synthesize, and analyze data; and communicate your conclusions accurately and effectively.
Entrepreneurial and Creative Thinking – You will identify, assess, and shape opportunities in a variety of contexts. You will use creative and innovative approaches to develop and act on opportunities to create value for stakeholders and society.
Global and Multicultural Perspectives – You will know the historical and cultural contexts in which you live and operate. You will meet the challenges presented by a world characterized by diverse cultures and ways of knowing.
Ethics and Social Responsibility – You will be prepared and willing to be responsible members of society. You will be committed to continually develop intellectual, ethical, social, and professional abilities.
Leadership and Teamwork – You will be adept at leading and functioning effectively in teams.
Critical and Integrative Thinking – While you are exceptionally competent in your chosen field, you will understand the limiting nature of the artificial barriers between disciplines and utilize an integrated, holistic approach to learning and decision making.