MBA7511: Inclusive Leadership
Inclusive Entrepreneurial Leadership will be a 3 credit graduate course delivered within the Certificate of Advanced Management (CAM) initiative at Babson College.
Rationale: The CAMs team has identified extensive interest in the marketplace for a foundational course on inclusive leadership.
This course begins with an overview of the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and the imperative for inclusive leadership practices to drive innovation and growth. Students will build requisite "inclusion acumen" through self-assessments, experiential exercises, readings, peer discussion forums, and entrepreneurial action experiments designed to enhance inclusive leadership behaviors and effectiveness. Topics explored include implicit and explicit bias; identity, power and privilege; gender and women in the work place; inclusion, bias and race; intercultural competence and work place cultures. Through increased self-awareness, expanded mindsets and refined skill sets, students will be prepared to leverage difference as a strength as they co-create reciprocal value with their colleagues, employees, and other strategic stakeholders.
Broader Perspective: If this course is successful, all or part will be available for inclusion within future DE&I focused courses within the undergraduate and graduate programs.
NOTE: This course was designed with an intentional inclusion strategy. 20+ faculty and staff members from across the campus provided input and several have agreed to host deep dive office hours on their topic of expertise.
Course Level:Graduate Elective (Grad)