BabsonX designed to spark entrepreneurial thinking and key decision making among online learners from around the world

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Babson College, the world leader in entrepreneurship education, has partnered with edX, a leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, to launch Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought, a new online course series.

A distinguished team of Babson College professors will explore topics such as startup analytics, financial accounting, customer behavior, and strategy—all through the lens of an entrepreneur who has to make critical decisions for the success of his or her business.

The edX program is designed for entrepreneurs of all kinds—both those who are seeking to apply Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® within existing organizations, and those who are developing and launching their own ventures. Interested learners are looking to take action, contribute to the decisions of an organization, and are ready to move forward with their ideas.

“At Babson, we believe that entrepreneurial ways of thinking can make a transformative difference in any organization,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “We are so pleased to be partnering with edX, and to introduce Entrepreneurial Thought & Action to learners around the world.”


Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought will be offered beginning in early 2017 as an XSeries program, a sequence of online courses designed to provide learners with a rich understanding of a specific area of study. XSeries programs are available for free to all learners. Additionally, learners can also pay to earn an XSeries verified certificate to demonstrate competency and knowledge in a specific field.

“We are honored to welcome Babson to edX. As a leading institution in entrepreneurship education, Babson brings extensive experience in the field of business strategy and entrepreneurial thinking to the edX global community of more than 9 million learners,” said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT professor. “We are excited to mark the beginning of our partnership by announcing an XSeries that truly showcases Babson’s business expertise and provides learners with the knowledge necessary to launch successful and meaningful careers.”

Sign up now for Babson’s XSeries: Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought »

Babson XSeries: Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought


The Entrepreneurial Mindset (Begins January 10)
Taught by Adjunct Professor Dennis Ceru


Financial Accounting Made Fun: Eliminating Your Fears
Taught by Lecturer Peter Wilson

Analytics for Decision Making
Taught by Professor Richard Cleary, Assistant Professors Nathaniel KarstDavit Khachatryan, and Babak Zafari, and Lecturer George Recck

Marketing Fundamentals: Who Is Your Customer?
Taught by Assistant Professor Anjali Bal and Lecturer Gary Ottley

Financial Analysis for Decision Making: Funding Your Business
Taught by Professor Mark Potter

Strategy and Business Models in a Digital World
Taught by Adjunct Lecturer Christopher Sprague


About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds​​​​​​®. The top-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® ​​​​​​​​as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


By Brianna Radicioni,, (781) 239-4548 | 11/01/2016 05:00