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BEE7580 - BIO PHARMA

BIO PHARMA

3 credits

BEE7584 - COACHING

COACHING

6 credits

EXC7500 - SEMESTER ABROAD

SEMESTER ABROAD

12 credits

EXP7501 - INVENTING YOUR CAREER

INVENTING YOUR CAREER

EXP7501: Inventing your Career
(Wholly online)

Non-linear careers are the new normal. Does this mean that the days of professional advancement are over? It is said that those with a plan will succeed. As freshly hired graduate interns, you have an opportunity to test your chosen field of work and apply what you've learned from the first year of your Babson program, all while inventing your career. In this course, you will make informed career decisions by taking the time to mindfully reflect on your internship experiences. You will become equipped with the strategies needed to take ownership of your career development and choices. Assigned readings, on-line discussions and reflection pieces will get you to think critically about your individual career goals. By the end of the semester you will gain expertise in an important lifelong skill: self-managed career development.

0 credits

EXP7502 - INVENTING YOUR CAREER II

INVENTING YOUR CAREER II

EXP7502: Inventing Your Career II

In this second iteration of Inventing Your Career you will be given a space to conduct comparisons between your summer internship and fall internship experiences. By now you have acquired the foundational skills for self-managed career development, a lifelong skill. During the fall internship you will be asked to intentionally apply this framework in order to navigate the final year of your MBA and beyond.

0 credits

EXP7503 - INVENTING YOUR CAREER III

INVENTING YOUR CAREER III

EXP7503: Inventing Your Career III

Congratulations on completing EXP7501 and EXP7502 and for starting your third internship experience. Similar to EXP7502, you will be required to conduct weekly reflections through a digital journal. Journaling helps track accomplishments, learn from failures, and serves as a log for professional stories that can be used during job interviews. Through the process of journaling you will become a "STAR" job candidate! STAR candidates are those who take the time to reflect and assess their career using the STAR framework you employed in your reflections during EXP7502. By the end of the course you will be able to articulate professional successes, failures, challenges and opportunities to differentiate yourself as you embark on your post-MBA career.

0 credits

FTR7401 - BLENDED LEARNING BUSINESS ETHICS PREWORK

BLENDED LEARNING BUSINESS ETHICS PREWORK

0 credits

IND7580 - Independent Study

Independent Study

0 credits

MBA6390 - MSBA START UP

MSBA START UP

0 credits

MBA7150 - CAPSTONE: SIMULATION EXPERIENCE

CAPSTONE: SIMULATION EXPERIENCE

MBA7150 CAPSTONE: SIMULATION EXPERIENCE In Mod III One-Year students will engage in a cross-functional business simulation that focuses on strategic and operational decision making. The simulation will test the ability to make decisions, take calculated risks, and effectively work with others in uncertain circumstances. Students will work with a new team of classmates to grow your business during several simulated years in the life of your company.

0.5 credits

MBA7201 - CAPSTONE: THE CEO

CAPSTONE: THE CEO

MBA7201 Capstone: The CEO Complementing the Strategy course and integrated with it, the Evening MBA capstone course is focused on the job, perspective, and agenda of the CEO because the CEO is ultimately responsible for a company's strategy and its overall performance. It is also an occasion for students to draw upon the knowledge gained from other core and elective courses taken in the program.

2 credits

MBA7350 - CAPSTONE: BABSON CONSULTING ALLIANCE PROGRAM

CAPSTONE: BABSON CONSULTING ALLIANCE PROGRAM

Babson Consulting Alliance Program One of Babson's signature learning experiences is the Babson Consulting Alliance Program (BCAP). BCAP plays an integral role in helping students integrate their classroom knowledge into sound business practices. First-year MBA candidates are matched with alliance companies from industries in which they have expressed a career interest. Guided by an advisor, BCAP teams work directly with company representatives to complete a project. The BCAP project is designed to address specific alliance company needs and will focus on solutions to real business problems. Past projects have focused on topics such as market segmentation, organizational design, performance measurement, activity analysis, and costing skills that are developed in the MBA curriculum. Typically the project concludes with a written report and a presentation with recommendations from the team to company executives. Babson's context of experiential learning involves a three part accountability structure: Peer group learning, an academic advisor and curriculum, and a client sponsor.

2 credits

MBA7400 - STARTUP FOUNDATIONS

STARTUP FOUNDATIONS

StartUp Foundations

The StartUp Foundations SLE will focus on Entrepreneurial Thought and Action, team building, and technology. In addition to sessions on Ideas and Barriers to Innovation, students will participate in a competitive, computer-based simulation (Techmark), develop processes that will support virtual and in-person teamwork, take their first classes in Entrepreneurship and Leadership, and attend a variety of networking events.

0.5 credits

MBA7401 - DISRUPTIVE CHANGE AND ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION

DISRUPTIVE CHANGE AND ENTERPRISE TRANSFORMATION

MBA7401 Disruptive Change and Enterprise Transformation (Formerly titled Business Model Innovation) 1.5 credits Industry: Rapid changes in science and technology, a great rebalancing if not fundamental resetting of the global social and economic order, the blurring of traditional boundaries between industry sectors, shifting attitudes towards business and globalization, and greater concern for the environment, to name but a few of the major forces disrupting the world around us, are unleashing major tectonic shifts in multiple industries such as agriculture, clothing and apparel, education, energy, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, media and entertainment, mining and excavation, retailing, telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and even government and nonprofits. During the multi-decade span of one's career, a business manager and leader can very reasonably expect to be in the throes of such tectonic shifts at least once if not multiple times and must be prepared not just to survive but energetically thrive. During this 3-day interactive, executive-style workshop, students will learn to make sense of the bigger forces and narrower trends driving ecosystem-wide change, envision alternative scenarios for the future, identify implied strategic imperatives for an incumbent enterprise of their choice, and explore necessary transformations in the enterprise. Student learning will be facilitated by an hand-on, integrative approach that seamlessly weaves together concepts and tools from the MBA core curriculum as well the disciplines of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, finance, marketing, operations, leadership, strategy, social concern, and sustainability. By way of context for student work and learning, students will be able to choose from any of the following five settings: agriculture, currency and payment systems, fashion and apparel, healthcare, and media.

1.5 credits

MBA7402 - CAPSTONE: CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

CAPSTONE: CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

MBA7402 Capstone: Corporate Entrepreneurship The Corporate Entrepreneurship capstone course has three learning objectives: Integrate and apply accumulated learning experiences since the beginning of the Blended Learning MBA program Explore creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in greater depthin corporate and in greenfield settings Develop a penetrating understanding of the process required to create something of significant value out of almost nothing Students form teams and develop a business plan based on either a project identified within their companies or a greenfield project.

6 credits