Learning Goals & Themes

Babson College prepares undergraduates to be entrepreneurial leaders.  Our curriculum is an integration of coursework in business and liberal arts.  In the classroom, across campus, and in the wider world, our students experience this within our framework of entrepreneurial thought and action.

Our graduates will apply this framework to address the greatest challenges of business and society today such as sustainability, inequality, and globalization.  They achieve this by starting new ventures or contributing to established organizations.  The Babson student experience is guided by learning goals.

Graduates will be able to do the following:

Collaboration – Collaborate with and learn from others to accomplish a common goal or create an original work.

Communication – Develop and express ideas strategically, through written, oral, and visual formats, to a specific audience for a desired purpose.

Leadership – Lead people to work towards shared goals with consideration of the ethical implications of their actions.

Problem-Solving – Analyze and assess ideas and data to make decisions and recommendations appropriate to situations and stakeholders.


Educational Themes

Our student experience is enhanced by the recognition of four themes across the curriculum and student life on campus. Since these themes address some of the biggest challenges of our world, they require cross-disciplinary consideration and integration of ideas across multiple experiences. Students are introduced to these themes through coursework as well as through the living-learning communities in which they participate.

Themes include:

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting – how individuals create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – how individuals identify and strive to eliminate barriers associated with bias, access, and equity related to individual and social identities in order to create a climate of belonging and respect

Global and Multicultural Perspectives – how individuals understand and adapt to social, cultural, and intellectual diversity around the world

Integrated Sustainability – how individuals understand and apply integrated systems approaches to address social responsibility, ecological integrity, and value creation in decision-making processes