The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership
The world needs more entrepreneurial leaders.
We’re creating those entrepreneurial leaders at Babson. At the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership, we'll teach the entire Babson College community to lead change, solve global problems, and create sustainable value across business and society through learning, teaching, research, and engagement in entrepreneurial practice.
Made possible thanks to a $50 million gift by Arthur M. Blank ’63, H’98 and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Blank School builds entrepreneurial leaders with empathy, morality, compassion, and drive to produce scalable solutions that can benefit individuals, communities, and the world.
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Values
Six core leadership principles guide the Blank Family of Businesses. These values are the founding principles of the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Listen and Respond
Lead by Example
Give Back to Others
Programs and Resources for Entrepreneurial Leaders
In times of uncertainty, entrepreneurial leaders know how to make an impact, take action, and innovate. Babson’s Master’s in Advanced Entrepreneurial Leadership is a 100% online master’s degree in leadership. This collaborative and experiential program empowers learners to mobilize others and drive organizational growth.
The Blank School is home to Babson’s entrepreneurial centers and institutes, where learners gain real-life experience to put into practice what they learn in the classroom.
The centerpiece of the new Blank School ecosystem—virtually and in person—is the Entrepreneurial Leadership Village (ELV). An innovative living and learning facility, the ELV brings the entire Babson community together to create solutions and growth opportunities through collaborative learning and experimentation. In addition, we're designing and piloting virtual aspects of the ELV to extend its reach around the world.
Plans are underway to create a dedicated space for the ELV on campus. As the hub for entrepreneurial activity at Babson, the ELV will feature an array of co-working, team collaboration, teaching/instructional, and student development spaces.
This summer, The Blank School awarded its first certificate, “Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Social Sector," delivered virtually as a result of the pandemic.
The program, typically held on location at the West Creek Ranch, uses entrepreneurial leadership principles to develop real-world solutions to important social issues. The shifting global circumstances present new problems to be solved, and the program provides opportunities to impact the most pressing current concerns.
Entrepreneurial Leaders In Action
Meet the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholars, undergraduates who embody Blank’s leadership qualities and the foundational values of the school.
As Babson marks its No. 1 ranking, the College accelerates its leadership with major appointments at The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
A new scholarship program, established by Babson’s Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership, embodies the school’s defining values.
A $50 million grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation established the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College.