Course Description:MBA7506 COVID Sprint 3 Graduate elective credits The Covid Sprint is an intensive five week learning and problem solving experience. Hosted by the Future Lab on Mobility at Babson College and made possible by the generous support of the Toyota Mobility Foundation, the Sprint will deploy small teams made up of graduate and undergraduate students, Babson faculty members experienced in real-world problem solving, and subject matter experts. Each team will be paired with an organization or business, and will work to develop innovative solutions to mobility related challenges in the Covid 19 pandemic and its aftermath. Because these problems are urgent and cannot wait to be solved at a more convenient time, the work of the Sprint will begin this month and run in a 5 week project "sprint". This course and the subsequent project work will be conducted remotely, but work will take place synchronously and asynchronously. A collateral benefit of these constraints is that the Covid Sprint teams will be pioneering methods of problem solving that might be needed if the pandemic is slow to abate or reappears in the "sawtooth" pattern that is expected by some epidemiologists.
Course Level:Graduate Elective (Grad)