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Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Across industries and career paths, great business leaders share a common attribute: an entrepreneurial mindset. The ability to innovate and inspire is essential to driving personal growth, professional advancement, and organizational success. Gain the skills and experience you need to succeed with a Master's of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson.

At a glance

Duration 9 months
Upcoming Application Deadlines October 16
Location Wellesley, MA
GMAT/GRE Waiver Available? Yes
Visa-Eligible? Yes
Average Work Experience 1 Year

Gain Confidence and Creativity with a Master’s in Entrepreneurship

Babson’s Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSEL) is the cornerstone of a successful career in business management. Throughout the full-time 9 month program, collaborate and learn among a highly diverse group of classmates. Your cohort will tackle real-world challenges through experiential learning—creating a new venture, consulting for an organization to solve its business problem, and exploring the global business landscape during a course abroad. You will emerge from the program with cutting-edge insights and problem-solving skills that will prepare you to lead with confidence.

Fast Facts

  • Accelerate your career immediately: Designed to serve students right out of college, without the 3-5 years of work experience many graduate programs require.
  • Earn your degree in less than a year: Save both time and money by getting your Master’s degree in just 9 months
  • Get inspired by your peers: Master’s students come to Babson College from around the world and include accountants, financial analysts, and entrepreneurs, but also athletes, nonprofit organizers, writers, and artists.
  • 86% International Students
  • 40% Women
  • 33% U.S. Diversity
  • 3.32 Average GPA
  • 603 Average GMAT Score
  • 1 Year Average Work Experience

Learning Goals

As a student in Babson’s MSEL program, you will gain critical knowledge and tools in several key areas of entrepreneurial leadership.

ET&A Cycle

Entrepreneurial Thinking & Acting

Learn to create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations.

Social Environmental

Social, Environmental, and Economic Responsibility

Make more effective decisions by striking the optimal balance among stakeholders, ethics, and the need to create sustainable value.

Contextual Awareness

Self- and Contextual Awareness

Identify who you are as an individual and leader, examine your sense of purpose, and understand the context surrounding the decisions you make.

Global Environment

Managing in a Global Environment

Navigate the complexities of directing people and initiatives across geographic and cultural boundaries.

Leadership and Teamwork

Optimize the diverse perspectives and skills at your disposal, and work collaboratively to achieve organizational goals in a changing environment.

Innovative Problem Solving

Devise and implement creative solutions to complex challenges and produce outcomes that generate lasting value.

Master’s in Entrepreneurial Leadership Curriculum

Over the course of two 14-week semesters, you will complete an integrated set of courses in marketing, economics, accounting, operations, management, finance, and strategy. Outside the classroom, you will participate in practical leadership activities as well as experiential learning projects that will complement and reinforce your course work.

  • Data Exploration (Quantitative Methods)
  • Entrepreneurial Economics
  • Finance for Entrepreneurs
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Resource Planning and Control (Managerial Accounting)
  • Strategy and Consulting
  • Creating You: Building Your Professional Life – Skill building, collaboration with Babson’s centers and institutes, opportunities for personal reflection, and opportunities to coach aspiring high school entrepreneurs.
  • Leading Entrepreneurial Action Project (LEAP) – Work with a team to define, design, and develop a business that solves a problem.
  • Global Experience – Travel abroad during January break to explore international entrepreneurship. Past destinations have included Chile, China, and Tanzania.
  • Strategic Analysis Consulting Project –Help a local organization tackle a real-world issue by analyzing the problem and proposing a strategic solution.

What Makes Babson’s MSEL Different?


of the MSEL class of 2017 went on to start a business.

Learning Projects MSEL

Build your network as you engage in 4 action-based learning projects throughout your degree.

Take the Next Step

Ready to pursue your master's in entrepreneurship? Let us help you get started. From planning a campus visit to getting your admissions questions answered, our team is with you every step of the way.

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