Babson's Response to COVID-19

Strategic Planning

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.

Babson’s purpose—which emerged in the strategic planning process—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 Ecosystems Everywhere. 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:

One Babson Wheel

Babson will expand its focus to define, 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, to support entrepreneurial leaders how and when they want it as they seek to build a variety of skills and credentials.

Engaging ecosystems to enable us to continuously learn from the edge, while scaling our impact globally.

Delivering on this promise as One Babson—a community committed to living its renewed values and working collaboratively, inclusively, and adaptively to fulfill its critically important purpose.

Move through the presentation below by clicking on topics of interest and then using the forward/backward arrows, the scroll bar or the +/- symbols to move ahead and go deeper into the initiatives, key tactics and projected outcomes of the strategy.

An exciting outcome of the strategic planning process was an assertion of our shared beliefs and aspirations as we worked to define Babson’s purpose.

We Are 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 this 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 and 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.