Learning at IFE

Learning at the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (IFE) recognizes that Family Entrepreneurship is much more than just a family business. It may include multiple businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. By preparing the next generation and helping them understand their family entrepreneurship legacy, IFE helps strengthen and grow family businesses around the world.

Through insightful research and innovative courses and co-curricular activities, students explore ways to:

  • Engage with their families and take on their family entrepreneurial legacy;
  • Solve challenges at the nexus of personal, family and business; and
  • Form impactful value-added curated connectivity with the Babson community, including peer networks and experience sharing.

Amplifier Program

Amplifier Course in Babson Magazine Spring 2019
The Amplifier is an immersive program that engages families during the student’s entire Babson experience.

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Family Entrepreneurial Leadership Forum

Peer Forum Alpha 8 Group
A unique platform for students to share their concerns and challenges in the zone of personal-family-business.

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Live Case Study

Live Case Study Nick Ragland
In a highly interactive format, students get an insider perspective of what it is like to be a family entrepreneur.

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Learning Community

FELC 2019-2020
A unique opportunity for first year students to connect with each other.

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Mentorship Program

Connects students with mentors from a family business background.

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Networking by Industry

Networking by Industry Sept 2019
Students can network with other family entrepreneurs in the Babson community.

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The Intensity Track is designed for MBA students from entrepreneurial families to have a structured pathway, combining academic and co-curricular programming, that enables them to leverage their family entrepreneurship legacy to chart their own path. 


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