FIN4510 Corporate Finance Modeling and Decision Tools
4 General Credits
This course is designed to provide a practical application of corporate finance skills to a variety of analyses commonly performed by investment bank and commercial bank financial analysts. Mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, private equity placements, senior and mezzanine debt issuances, leveraged buyouts, and other common financial transactions will be covered. We will explore the process of each transaction and place heavy emphasis on the role of the financial analyst in analyzing each situation. Students will gather source data and build and apply models typically used in practice by investment banks, commercial banks, and corporate finance consultants. The course is designed for those interested in careers in investment banking, commercial banking, corporate finance consulting, and strategic planning.

Prerequisites: SME2021 or FIN2000

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Finance
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: FIN4510
  • Number of Credits: 4

FIN4540 Corporate Financial Strategy
4 General Elective Credits
With the quickening rate of technological, demographic, institutional, and political change and globalization, managers, consultants, and investment bankers face increasingly turbulent and complex business environments. This course investigates the use of financial instruments and strategies to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage and create value. The course explores the relationships among corporate strategy, corporate finance, and financial innovation, and should be of interest to managers who aspire to use financial strategy and tools to support their strategic choices and to those who will be advising corporations on how to achieve their financial goals.

Recommended: ACC3502


Prerequisites: SME2021

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Finance
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: FIN4540
  • Number of Credits: 4

EPS9508 Corporate Innovation as a Profession: Designing Innovation Roles
1.5 Intensive Elective Credits
F2F Dates: TBD
DROP DEADLINE: TBD


Corporate Entrepreneurs get by through breaking rules and seeking protection by senior leaders. It doesn't need to be this way and, in fact, leading edge companies are working to design innovation functions that require clearly defined roles. In this course we'll examine emerging roles for the corporate innovator, possible career paths, and examine newly designed tools for their selection and development.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Entrepreneurship
  • Level: Graduate Elective (Grad)
  • Course Number: EPS9508
  • Number of Credits: 3

MBA7506 Covid Sprint
3 Elective Credits
The Covid Sprint is an intensive five week learning and problem-solving experience. Hosted by the Future Lab on Mobility at Babson College and made possible by the generous support of the Toyota Mobility Foundation, the Sprint will deploy small teams made up of graduate and undergraduate students, Babson faculty members experienced in real-world problem solving, and subject matter experts. Each team will be paired with an organization or business, and will work to develop innovative solutions to mobility related challenges in the Covid 19 pandemic and its aftermath. Because these problems are urgent and cannot wait to be solved at a more convenient time, the work of the Sprint will begin this month and run in a 5 week project "sprint". This course and the subsequent project work will be conducted remotely, but work will take place synchronously and asynchronously. A collateral benefit of these constraints is that the Covid Sprint teams will be pioneering methods of problem solving that might be needed if the pandemic is slow to abate or reappears in the "sawtooth" pattern that is expected by some epidemiologists.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Other
  • Level: Graduate Elective (Grad)
  • Course Number: MBA7506
  • Number of Credits: 3

MOB7200 Creating and Leading Effective Organizations

2 CreditsCreating and Leading Effective Organizations (CLEO) - This course studies the core issues of entrepreneurial leadership: how to get things done when you can't give orders, how to develop influence and build effective teams and organizations, and how to design and implement management structures and processes for high performance. There will be opportunity for practicing influence, stakeholder analysis and action planning skills.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Management
  • Course Number: MOB7200
  • Number of Credits: 2

MOB6110 Creating Entrepreneurial Leaders

3 CreditsCreating You is designed to prepare students for the lifelong process of building and managing their career in a global context. Becoming an entrepreneurial leader is a process of self-discovery and self-creation that is enhanced by time for active experimentation and reflection. This course will guide students through the process of developing their professional identity and foster the skills necessary to navigate the journey after graduation.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Management
  • Course Number: MOB6110
  • Number of Credits: 3

EPS7503 Creating Epic Organizations
3 Elective Credits
This course welcomes students who seek an intellectual and professional "sandbox" to pursue "EPIC" opportunities for themselves or for their companies. EPIC opportunities empower you and others to pursue big, bold initiatives, pioneer new technologies, markets, or business models, inspire new solutions to address the UN Global Goals, and require courage to tackle different problems. You will wrestle with managerial and societal issues that call for entrepreneurial leaders to take a stand and chart a new path with EPIC initiatives.


In this course, you will study historical and contemporary examples, role models, and scenarios of EPIC opportunities and pursuits. You will examine both academic research and practical resources to understand the core principles of operating with an EPIC mindset. You will learn a set of EPIC tools to apply immediately in your own ventures, workplace, or careers. You will create an action plan that outlines how you intend to pursue an EPIC opportunity - now or in the future.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Entrepreneurship
  • Level: Graduate Elective (Grad)
  • Course Number: EPS7503
  • Number of Credits: 3

***This course will take place for 4 1/2 days over Spring Break. Exact days and times TBA***

OIM3615 Creating Tech-Savvy Entrepreneurs: A Tech Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
(Formerly MIS3615)
2 Advanced Liberal Arts Credits

**Students who took this as MIS3615 cannot take this course**

The objective of this boot camp is to create an environment for entrepreneurs learn about the role of technology in entrepreneurial endeavors. The role of technology, specifically, information technology, in the context of entrepreneurship is two-fold. On one side, technology is necessary for the management and execution of the venture. On the other hand, technology may be the very focus of the entrepreneurial venture. For both cases, we believe that entrepreneurs need exposure to the foundational concepts of building a technology product. The boot camp is hence designed to cover such foundation concepts including design thinking, agile management, and code development. The boot camp will help entrepreneurs develop an appreciation for these foundational concepts as well as understand how to leverage these concepts for entrepreneurial success.

Prerequisites: None

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Operations and Information Management
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: OIM3615
  • Number of Credits: 2

SCN3689 Crime Science
4 Advanced Liberal Arts Credits
This course examines the role that the modern natural sciences play in analyzing physical evidence collected at a crime scene. It begins by defining forensic science and understanding why the government has placed special qualifiers on scientific expert witnesses and their testimony. Students will survey the sciences used in a modern crime lab to understand the principles behind the analyses. Historical and current crimes and their trials as well as a mock crime scene will highlight lecture material. Disciplines that will be covered include Toxicology, Controlled Substances, Arson, DNA, Blood Splatter, Friction Ridge, Ballistics, and Crime Scene Processing.

Prerequisites: NST1

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Mathematics Analytics Science and Technology
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: SCN3689
  • Number of Credits: 4

EPS9551 Critical Questions Facing Business Families: A Coaching Retreat
1.5 Intensive Elective Credits
How do I move from a parent-child to a professional-peer relationship with my parents?


Topics include, how to build relationship capital in the family, living with your family history, understanding the goals for effective communication, developing next stage communication skills, learning to have hard conversations, how to stop acting like a child, how to get your parents to start acting like a peer, giving and taking feedback in the family, creating a self-coaching family team, creating sibling unity, having successful family meetings, and many more.

  • Program: Graduate
  • Division: Entrepreneurship
  • Level: Graduate Elective (Grad)
  • Course Number: EPS9551
  • Number of Credits: 1.5