MBA in Entrepreneurship
The entrepreneurship concentration prepares students with the necessary skills to create social and economic value everywhere. Strengthen your ability to generate ideas, recognize opportunities, acquire needed resources, assess financial feasibility, and manage entrepreneurial teams.
Focus Your MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The skills you gain in an entrepreneurship concentration are vital for the success of any business or organization. Whether you work in a nascent startup, established corporation, family enterprise, nonprofit organization, global conglomerate, franchise operation, or elsewhere, you will draw on the frameworks and tools from your MBA in entrepreneurship in every part of your career.
Throughout the entrepreneurship concentration, you will form teams, construct business models, engage with partners and customers, assess feasibility, and launch a new venture or initiative. The concentration also provides customized paths for students wishing to specialize in general retail or service, technology, social/nonprofit, family, global, or corporate settings.
Babson's Academic Centers and Institutes
Babson's academic centers and institutes provide students with experiences, mentors, events, resources, and more. Through the Centers, students put the concepts they learn in class into practice in the real world. Entrepreneurship concentrators often work with the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, and the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation.
Get to Know Babson’s MBA in Entrepreneurship Faculty
The entrepreneurship concentration faculty teach in all parts of the entrepreneurship MBA program. When they’re not in the classroom, they conduct groundbreaking research, consult for companies and startups, and publish in leading media outlets and academic journals.
Being in Babson’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, surrounded by other student entrepreneurs, the encouraging faculty, alumni, events, and more makes it very easy to stay inspired and motivated.
Entrepreneurship MBA Program Curriculum
The entrepreneurship concentration is a nine credit commitment. Three of your credits must come from New Venture Creation, Entrepreneurial Finance, or Managing a Growing Business. The other six credits can be taken from a wide array of entrepreneurship courses. Class offerings change; all courses may not be listed here. Entrepreneurial electives abroad and MCFEs may be counted on a case-by-case basis.
Choose at least one from the following:*
- EPS7500 New Venture Creation, 3 credits
- EPS7510 Entrepreneurial Finance, 3 credits
- EPS7520 Managing a Growing Businesses, 3 credits
*In addition to taking at least one of the above, you may also take one or both of the others to fulfill part or all of the remainder of the 9 credits required for the concentration.
- EPS7501 Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier (1.5 credits)
- EPS7517 Entrepreneurship in Health Care Technology (1.5 or 3 credits)
- EPS7518 Great Entrepreneurial Wealth (3 credits)
- EPS7523 Entrepreneurs Inside Organizations (3 credits)
- EPS7534 Franchising - Building a High-Growth Business (1.5 credits)
- EPS7537 Essential Practices in Family Business (3 credits)
- EPS7539 Future Trends in EPS Ventures (3 credits)
- EPS7541 Tools for Entrepreneurs & Managers (1.5 credits)
- EPS7545 Buying a Small Business (1.5 credits)
- EPS7547 Women's Entrepreneurship & Leadership (1.5 credits)
- EPS7550 Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
- EPS7553 Becoming Entrepreneurial (3 credits)
- EPS7556 Foundations of Family Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
- EPS8510 New Technology Venture Intensity Track (1.5 credits)
- EPS8511 New Technology Venture Intensity Track (1.5 credits)
- EPS9502 Environmental Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
- EPS9508 Corporate Innovation as a Profession: Designing Innovation Roles (1.5 credits)
- EPS9512 Future Trends in EPS Ventures (1.5 credits)
- EPS9525 21st Century Entrepreneurship: Business and Social Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
- EPS9555 Public Policy Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
- MBA7506 COVID Sprint (3 credits) - Application Required
- EPS7525 Venture Growth Strategies (3 credits)
- EPS7530 M&A for Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
- EPS7532 The Principle of Objectivity (1.5 credits)
- EPS7543 Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design in Sweden (3 credits)
- EPS7546 Buying a Small Business: The Search Experience (1.5 credits)
- EPS7552 The Gig Economy and the New Entrepreneurial Imperative (1.5 credits)
- EPS7574 Customer Centric Marketing Campaign Des Esp (Formally, Marketing for Entrepreneurs) (3 credits)
- EPS7575 Venture Growth Strategies (3 credits)
- EPS8573 Entrepreneurship Intensity Track (3 credits - application required)
- EPS9507 Food Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
- EPS9551 Critical Questions Facing Family Business (1.5 credits)
- EPS9553 Family Business to the Next Stage of Growth (1.5 credits)
For more information on the entrepreneurship concentration coursework, requirements, or for other questions, please contact Professor Andrew Corbett.