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Master of Science in Management in Advanced Entrepreneurial Leadership

Designed to give you a deep dive into how to lead growth and renewal initiatives at work, Babson's Master’s in Advanced Entrepreneurial Leadership is a 100% online masters degree in leadership. Get the tools you need to make an impact, take action, and innovate in times of uncertainty. 


Duration 24 months
Next Application Deadline February 4
Location Online
Test Optional? Yes
Visa-Eligible? No
Average Work Experience 5+ Years

Increase Your Impact with an Online Masters Degree in Leadership

Technology is changing much faster than at any other time in history. To stay successful, entrepreneurial leaders must be nimble, willing to learn, and proactive about problem solving. Cultivate your ability to mobilize others and drive growth and renewal at your organization. Add innovative tools to your skillset, gain a make-it-happen mindset, and develop your emotional intelligence to make an impact. Throughout this two-year online leadership degree, you will collaborate with peers across time zones on group projects and discussion boards, enhancing your performance as a remote team leader. 

Fast Facts

  • Anytime, Anywhere, 100% Online: Earn your master of science in leadership online, part time, and in just 24 months, without stepping away from your job.
  • Built for Mid-Career Professionals: Our online master in leadership will set you up for career advancement. Unlike a broad strokes MBA, the MSAEL program goes deep to equip you to become a corporate innovator. 
  • Bold Transformation Starts Here: Partner with a faculty mentor to apply what you learn to an experiential capstone project.
  • Skills Employers Want: Master an entrepreneurial leadership skillset: creative problem solving, action-oriented innovation, enhanced emotional intelligence, and growth marketing.

What Sets Babson’s Online Master in Leadership Apart?

An MBA Alternative

Designed to help mid-career professionals drive business transformation. 


AACSB Accredited

One of the top 5% of business schools with AACSB International accreditation.

Master’s in Advanced Entrepreneurial Leadership Curriculum

Use your MSAEL classes to kickstart bold business transformations, make an impact at work, and advance your career. Learn to think and act like an entrepreneurial leader through courses that offer a mix of videos, written work, discussion boards, faculty advising, and group projects. Your MS in Leadership online courses, totaling 30 credits, will build your skills in three waves: catalyst, activation, and application.

Lay down the building blocks to catalyze innovation and transformation within your organization.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Strategic Problem Formulation
  • Financial Sustainability & Performance Management
  • Growth Marketing
  • Analytics for Decision Makers

Discover how to accomplish organizational innovation and develop a step-by-step action plan for bringing those changes to life. 

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Transformation
  • Innovation Roles
  • Scaling a New Business Within the Enterprise Through Digital
  • Project Management Under Uncertainty

Work with a faculty mentor to apply what you’ve learned to initiate transformation or launch a growth project at work.   

  • Personal Project
  • Personal Development Plan

Get to Know Your Classmates

MSAEL students bring diverse backgrounds, career experiences, nationalities, and even time zones to the classroom. One thing they share in common? A desire to level up their innovation work, help others, and create sustainable value.

Acheampong N. Johnson

I hope to network and build meaningful relationships with my peers and professors, and to learn about strategic problem formulation. In my role at GM, I use prescriptive analysis to help increase engagement in the company. I believe that learning strategic problem formulation will help amplify my contribution to the organization. 

Acheampong N. Johnson, Business and Data Analyst, General Motors
Jonathan Prosser

Getting to know my classmates and working with them has already been a huge highlight and the program has only just started. If some projects, collaborations, and startups don’t spring from this group, I will be surprised!

Jonathan Prosser, Entrepreneur and Academic
Diego Gadelha

I am from an entrepreneurial family and have always learned that being entrepreneurial is a way of life. Entrepreneurship at Babson is, for sure, a form of energy. The MSAEL program is a great opportunity to further develop my entrepreneurial and operational skills to help our business grow and stay strong for generations. 

Diego Gadelha, MD, PhD; Director of the Medical School, Unifacisa Centro Universitário, Brazil
Connie Blackman

We could've chosen a traditional MBA program. We could've chosen Babson's MSEL program. We didn't. We chose the MSAEL program because we are ready to launch and lead. Many of us have been climbing the corporate ladder for years. Now? We are ready to lead and inspire others as we embark on a new journey.

Connie Blackman, Principal, Decidedly Different Events

Are you interested in a full-time, cohorted masters program designed for students right out of college? Our masters degree in leadership provides a strong foundation for a successful career and can be completed in just 9 months.


Learning Goals

By the time you complete your degree, you will build skills in five distinct areas.

Creative Design Thinking

Challenge assumptions and solve problems through an iterative, human-focused process.

Enhanced Emotional Intelligence

Strengthen your ability to mobilize and enlist others to lead effectively.

Managing Disruption 

Navigate uncertainty by mastering an agile mindset and learning how and when to pivot.

Performance Measurement to Articulate Impact

Illustrate ideas and tell stories using data to ensure sustainable, quantifiable financial performance.

Strategic Problem Formulation

Pinpoint the problem and structure your analysis to lay the groundwork for entrepreneurial action. 

The MSAEL Program's Latest Headlines

Curious to know more about what entrepreneurial leadership means at Babson? Read on for thought leadership from the MSAEL faculty, student stories, and more. 

MSAEL vs. MBA in Leadership

MSAEL vs. MBA in Leadership: Which is Right for You?

A running joke in business school that the right answer to every strategic question is “it depends.” When it comes to deciding which graduate program to pursue, it all hinges on your future goals, and nobody knows those goals better than you do.

What is Entrepreneurial Leadership?

Entrepreneurial leadership is a mindset that sees opportunities, not problems. Entrepreneurial leaders have a skillset that mobilizes others and drives growth within organizations. We know this mindset and skillset can be strengthened with the right practice.

Alumni Outcomes

Alumni Outcomes

With an alumni network that spans 129 countries and every industry, your next introduction or connection is never far away. Graduates of Babson’s leadership master’s programs work for organizations such as: EY / Microsoft / Oracle Corporation / Staples / State Street Corporation / WeWork, and more.

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