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Undergraduate Curriculum

Blaze Your Own Trail

At Babson, you’ll learn way more than business. You’ll learn to navigate uncertainty, take risks, question assumptions, and lead with empathy. You’ll learn how to identify problems and create solutions. You’ll combine academics with real life and tackle issues that go beyond the classroom and take you around the world.

Whether you’re innovating at a large corporation, solving global issues, or taking the startup world by storm, you’ll create your own path to success.

Learn more about our core curriculum, check out our full course catalog, and meet your professors. Discover how our award-winning Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) course builds your foundation at Babson by developing valuable skills and behaviors to make you successful. Check out our Centers and Institutes. And, see how Babson supports you in your journey.

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Academics Designed for Success

Our core curriculum is designed to help you develop leadership, teamwork, and critical-thinking abilities. You’ll learn business fundamentals and leadership while staying grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. And, you’ll combine that with internships, global opportunities, and real-world know-how.

You will take courses that are relevant to your career goals and gain the insights and perspective needed to navigate our rapidly changing world and catch the eye of employers or create jobs as an entrepreneur. You’ll leave here career ready and in demand, and have fun along the way.

Core Curriculum—NEW for Fall 2021!

  • Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) – You’ll start your journey with an award-winning core first-year course that teaches you entrepreneurial leadership from the new startup perspective.
  • Socio-Ecological Systems – Next, you’ll dive into the science behind how people and nature work together, and why that matters, essential to making an impact in organizations of all kinds.
  • Advanced Experiential – You’ll culminate your Babson experience with a semester-long project with a company or nonprofit, and gain leadership experience from inside an organization.
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Ela Gokcigdem ’24

Presidential Scholar

“I saw how they valued corporate social responsibility and social innovation, and that really encouraged me to come to a place where I could major in business but also concentrate in environmental sustainability, and be surrounded with a lot of like-minded individuals.”

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Tiffany Ramsarran ’24

Diversity Leadership Scholar

“I had developed a venture idea to create a non-profit organization to help human-trafficking survivors incorporate into society through business. And, I really look forward to making efforts to stopping human trafficking while at Babson.”

Practice, Iterate, and Collaborate

As entrepreneurial leaders, the Babson community embraces our role as great unifiers. We use time-tested entrepreneurial skills to transcend boundaries of size, shape, industry, and geography to positively impact the world around us. From nonprofits to academia, health care to civil service, entrepreneurial leadership has always been bigger than business. As our world evolves, it remains an essential mindset across every field. 

The world needs entrepreneurial leaders more than ever and Babson’s Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership delivers. Babson’s Blank School develops leaders with empathy, morality, compassion, and drive to identify problems and create scalable solutions that can benefit individuals, communities, and the world. Babson’s Blank School is home to Babson’s entrepreneurial centers and institutes where students gather, collaborate, research, and gain real-life experience to augment what they have learned in the classroom.

 

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The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Babson’s Blank School builds entrepreneurial leaders with empathy, morality, compassion, and drive to produce scalable solutions that can benefit individuals, communities, and the world.

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Empowering Experiential Opportunities

Babson’s academic centers and institutes provide students with an experiential opportunity to practice what they’ve learned in the classroom, in addition to catalyzing, convening, and sharing leading research.

Strike the Balance that Employers Want

At Babson, you’ll blend business and courses in the liberal arts and sciences. You’ll engage in real-world solutions that are relevant to your career goals and gain the insights and perspective needed to forge your unique career path. By immersing yourself in experiential projects, and blending action with reflection and experimentation, you’ll leave here career ready and in demand.

Learn more about the Liberal Arts and Sciences

Entrepreneurship Is in Everything We Do

From finance, to management, to leadership, and the arts—entrepreneurship is weaved into every course across the College. We use the vehicle of starting a new business to teach you the life skills that make you successful. Why? So you can land that dream job. And, succeed in life.

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Required Core Curriculum

A core curriculum that empowers learners everywhere to create lasting value for themselves, their communities and the world.

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FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (FME)

Communicate, lead, work in a team, manage obstacles, and see a plan through to completion. In FME, we utilize a learn-by-doing approach in this yearlong interdisciplinary course, where you will create, develop, launch, and manage a new venture funded by the College. Become an entrepreneurial leader, with guidance from two professors who are there in the classroom with you, offering deep expertise in the fields of entrepreneurship and management.

FME—your jumping-off point for a Babson education!

Transform with FME

Meet Sophie Jamison ’22 and learn how she pivoted, problem-solved, and grew as a person, and as an entrepreneur!

SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

Gain the skills you need for an interconnected business world. As you dive into your Integrated Sustainability requirement during your sophomore year, you’ll learn about cultural, ecological, and economic systems, and study concepts to address sustainability challenges. You’ll choose courses such as:

  • Urban Development
  • Feeding the Modern United States
  • Natural Disasters

You will gain a deeper understanding of your social responsibility. And, by developing the problem-solving skills you need to be an effective leader, and imagining sustainable solutions to real-world challenges, you’ll better understand our place in the world, and have the skills and knowledge to create lasting change.

ADVANCED EXPERIENTIAL

Cap off your journey with real-world experience. Problem solve, develop as a leader, work toward shared goals, and increase your professional communication skills. For the Advanced Experiential requirement, you’ll choose from a variety of courses across disciplines designed to include a meaningful project with an external organization.

Choose courses such as the Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE), where you’ll connect with a Boston-area business, Scaling Lean Ventures, Operations for Entrepreneurs, Sales in Action, Retail Management, or Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights to name a few. Whatever you choose, you’ll tie your college experience together, hone your interests, and foster relationships.

What does that mean for you? It means you’ll innovate, collaborate, and leave Babson ready to make an impact in any organization.

Learn about Babson’s Management Consulting Field Experience

We Are with You Every Step of the Way

Student life at Babson is all about pursuing your unique interests in a supportive environment—in and out of the classroom. Our Student Advising & Success, Galvin Office of International Education, and Hoffman Family Center for Career Development teams are here to support you with your educational journey. You’ll have a team of professionals who are here to assist—from immigration requirements, to cultural adjustments, to employment—we have a range of domestic, international, and scholar services geared to your specific needs. We also offer a broad range of guidance with health and wellness, academic support and faith and spirituality, because we understand that your overall well-being is critical to your college experience.

Contact Student Advising & Success
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Connect with the Center for Career Development