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Beth Goldstein

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
In addition to teaching entrepreneurship at Babson, Beth is the Director of Strategy and Experiential Learning for the Youth Impact Lab at Babson. Beth has more than 30 years of experience helping entrepreneurs, executives, educators, and students worldwide launch and grow their organizations and careers, and holds a doctorate in education from Johns Hopkins University. Deep in the practice of living and teaching entrepreneurship, Beth is driven to support adult learning, viewing this as the cornerstone of success and change.

Deeply committed to social justice and equity issues, Beth specializes in delivering experiential training programs that cultivate entrepreneurial thinkers with the confidence needed to lead courageously and build innovative and purpose-driven organizations. Her training programs range from online seminars and 1-day workshops to intensive 9-month programs for large and small companies, universities, government agencies, and NGOs. Beth is passionate about education and has taught in the U.S. and abroad, including China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Beth is also a member of the editorial board of the Arab Economic Business Journal (AEBJ).

Beth has authored three books on entrepreneurship and marketing, including Entrepreneurial Marketing: A Blueprint for Customer Engagement (2020), Lucky By Design (2011), and The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Toolkit (2007). She holds a doctorate in education from Johns Hopkins University where she researched the role entrepreneurship educators play in helping their students develop confidence, a growth mindset, and entrepreneurial grit. She currently teaches at Babson College and is a business coach for Babson's Summer Venture/Catalyst Program. Beth was an advisor for Harvard's Global Alumni Accelerator, LLX GEO, and previously taught at Boston University (BU), Brandeis University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, and the Isenberg School at UMass, Amherst. She spent ten years as the Faculty Director for BU's Online Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and ran their Business Venture Competition.

Beth developed business courses for the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission's Social Equity Program, designed to help individuals disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition become successful cannabis entrepreneurs. Beth conducts business growth workshops throughout the US for organizations ranging from publicly funded groups like the MA Supplier Diversity Office to Fortune 500 companies like Fidelity Investments and Carrier Corporation. She served as the Lead Instructor for Interise's nationwide training program, run in conjunction with the US SBA: Small Business Association's Emerging Leaders (e200) Initiative, providing training to hundreds of business owners throughout the U.S. She was the Managing Director for the BU Urban Business Accelerator Program, an educational program that brought students to economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston with the goal of improving financial capacity & business.

Beth holds an EdD in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from Boston University, and a BA in economics and sociology from Brandeis University.

Academic Degrees

  • EDD, Johns Hopkins University
  • MBA, Boston University
  • BA, Brandeis University


  • Degree Courses 2024

  • Degree Courses 2023




  • Goldstein, B.L. (2020). Entrepreneurial Marketing: A Blueprint for Customer Engagement .
  • Goldstein, B.L. (2012). Lucky By Design .
  • Goldstein, B.L. (2005). The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Toolkit.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Ceru, D.J., Goldstein, B.L. (2016). Chocolate Remedies: A Healthy Twist. Page: 12. Babson College.
  • Ceru, D.J., Goldstein, B.L. (2016). Chocolate Remedies: A Healthy Twist - Teaching Note. Page: 6. Babson College.

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