Entrepreneurial Mindshift

Being entrepreneurial is a way of thinking and acting that combines the ability to find or create new opportunities with the courage to act on them. This course helps students shift their exisiting mindset to a more entrepreneurial one so that they are better able to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity, while also embracing opportunities that arise under such conditions. A mindshift requires practice, so this course encourages action, learning, and building in order to begin developing the courage to act on entrepreneurial opportunities in the future.   

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between entrepreneurial and managerial thinking
  • Explore Babson's signature Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ET&A™) methodology
  • Practice shaping ideas into bold opportunities
  • Develop the confidence and courage to act outside your comfort zone

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for bachelor degree students from all disciplines who want to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and learn how to create and identify new business opportunities. 

Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of participation from the Babson Academy. 


This interactive online course includes live webinars, independent exercises, simulations and videos. 


This course consists of two, live 90-minute sessions 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (EDT), and 4 hours per week of independent assigned work through Babson's Canvas platform. 


This program is led by Mathew Allen, PhD, Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurship Division, Faculty Director for the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, and Academic Director for the Global Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project. His expertise is in the effective management of human capital within entrepreneurial environments, especially family enterprises. He teaches entrepreneurship and family entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, Professor Allen has been involved in executive education programs across the world with a special interest in Latin America. In addition to programs in the U.S., he has worked with executive students from Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.


  • Currently enrolled in a program of study at a university
  • Access to high-speed internet and a laptop
  • Ability to converse in English


Registration deadline for course: July 12, 2021*

*Unless program reaches capacity before this date.

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