The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
Babson’s purpose is to empower learners anywhere to create lasting economic and social value for themselves, their communities, and the world. We do this through a market-driven, community-developed strategy: One Babson Delivering Entrepreneurial Leadership Anywhere, Impacting Communities Everywhere.
Acting on the Strategic Vision
Our strategy is focused on educating and advancing entrepreneurial leaders. On creating new learning pathways and engaging ecosystems to enable entrepreneurial leadership without boundaries.
We will deliver on this promise as One Babson—a community committed to our values and working collaboratively and inclusively to fulfill our purpose. Together, we are charting a bold course forward for continued leadership at the forefront of entrepreneurship education.
We accomplish our strategy through four highly integrated initiatives.
Expanding our focus to own and innovate the field of Entrepreneurial Leadership. We will introduce innovative new programming, thought leadership, and networking opportunities designed to propel entrepreneurial leaders through the new Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Creating an “Everywhere Platform” through which online, hybrid, and customized learning pathways are available anywhere, on demand. The platform will support entrepreneurial leaders how and when they need it as they seek to build a variety of skills and credentials.
Engaging communities to enable us to continuously learn from the edge, while scaling our impact globally.
Delivering on the One Babson promise—a community committed to living its renewed values and working collaboratively, inclusively, and adaptively to fulfill its critically important purpose.
Our shared beliefs and aspirations help us define Babson’s purpose. At Babson, we believe:
Entrepreneurship Is Core To Humanity
We each carry within us vast potential to create new solutions, act on our values, and impact the world in positive and powerful ways.
Babson Can Unleash And Amplify The Potential To Have Impact
With a developed entrepreneurial mindset, training, and inspiration, people everywhere can create lasting value for ourselves, our communities, and the world.
How We Learn, Teach, And Operate Must Evolve
We each must continually reinvent ourselves by acquiring new skills and knowledge. Colleges and universities also must reinvent themselves, engaging learners more deeply, co-creating relevant, experiential learning and real problem-solving opportunities.
Entrepreneurship Is The Most Powerful Driver Of Positive Change
Entrepreneurship is the most powerful tool there is to confront and overcome today’s challenges and find opportunity in change.
We Are Stronger Together
We can achieve more when we move powerfully together, respecting and trusting each other, developing and strengthening networks, and connecting with diverse, multiple, even unlikely partners in order to accomplish shared goals.
We Must Break Barriers To Access An Opportunity
We can create value for everyone, everywhere. There can be no edge. Everyone should have access to opportunities, and to the tools for learning and untethered self-determination.
We Can Have Impact Everywhere
We can educate and act across geography, across politics, across demographics, and across the lifespan.
There Is No Choice Between Societal And Economic Value
We must have both. Each creates and strengthens the other. Finding, developing, and scaling opportunities that do both, simultaneously, is the ultimate challenge of our time.
The Strategic Planning Process
The Babson community co-created a strategic plan for the College to thrive in a changing environment. Our comprehensive planning effort was informed by thousands of community ideas and insights—coupled with external data—and refined and articulated by hundreds of dedicated Task Force and Synthesis Team members.
Originally begun in summer 2019, the strategic planning process allowed for a real-time market test of our strategy. COVID-19 has validated the areas of strength identified through strategic planning, and accelerated our strategy to expand our focus to include Entrepreneurial Leadership, to deliver education where and when learners demand it, and to engage in ecosystems and networks that enable us to scale our impact globally.
We will continue to accelerate and evolve our strategy as opportunities arise.
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