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Babson Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Alumni
Babson alumni are entrepreneurial leaders who see opportunities where others see roadblocks. They know how to work collaboratively and think creatively to build value, and they understand that the future of work will be fueled by innovators who know that the more they continue to learn, the more value they will continue to bring to companies of all kinds.
As an entrepreneurial leader and Babson alumnus, you already have the lifelong learner mindset you need to adapt to the ever-changing future of work. Babson is committed to helping you fuel your innovative mindset through lifelong learning opportunities for you, your companies, and the larger Babson ecosystem. The future of work needs more entrepreneurial leaders—together, we can build more opportunities for them to learn, network, upskill, and thrive.
The Future of Work Is Learning
According to Heather McGowan MBA’01 and expert on the Future of Work, the winners in the future of work share a mindset, not a skillset. It’s characterized by an understanding that learning is a lifelong job.
Entrepreneurial Leaders Are the Future of Work
Why Lifelong Learning
According to Babson President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD, “the pace of change in the world and in the workplace is creating disruption in almost every industry.” In fact, nearly 40% of U.S. jobs currently sit in occupations that are likely to shrink by 2030, according to one McKinsey study.
Why does this matter? Now more than ever, workers need to be prepared for the future of work, and with it, all of its uncertainty. This “creates an essential and growing need for learning across a lifetime,” Spinelli says.
Programs for You
Whether you’re looking for individual courses to boost your entrepreneurial leadership skills or credit-bearing graduate coursework, Babson offers alumni a 20% Lifelong Learners grant and additional Executive Education alumni discounts on the personalized educational experience they need for their future of work. The following courses and programs qualify for most employer tuition reimbursement or professional development benefits.
Babson’s full-time, part-time, and online programs create entrepreneurial leaders who will adapt, create, and thrive in organizations of all kinds. Graduate programs include the Babson MBA (full-time, part-time, online), MSM in Entrepreneurial Leadership, MS in Finance, Blended-Learning MBA in Miami, and MS in Business Analytics. Babson alumni may qualify to apply previous earned credits toward their graduate studies.
Whether you enroll as a working professional or a full-time student, this highly customizable advanced management program will give you uncommon flexibility to sharpen skills or close skill gaps. Earn graduate credits by choosing from Babson’s diverse and challenging graduate courses to construct a personalized business management certificate that matches your unique educational and professional goals.
Leave behind one-and-done professional development to create a more sustained and immersive learning experience that will prepare you as an effective leader ready to lead. The Executive Certificates are ideal for busy working professionals who want to advance their career but need a learning pathway flexible to their learning needs and schedule. Two certificate program options set you up for success and bring you together with a cohort of learners to grow your network.
Designed for individuals across every type of organization—startup, corporation, family businesses, and more—Babson's executive education open enrollment courses give you what you need to personalize your professional learning journey with up to an Alumni 50% discount on programs.
Looking for a refresher or to learn something new? Combined with the Lifelong Learning 20% Alumni grant and/or potential company tuition reimbursement, Open Enrollment Graduate Courses for Alumni provide an excellent opportunity for Babson alumni to develop professionally and stay current with a topic of interest, both valuable assets for upskilling and reskilling in the Future of Work.
Open Enrollment Graduate Courses for Alumni: Spring 2023 start January 17, 2023. Registration begins on December 1; however you may submit the registration form Non-degree Post Graduate Application (pdf) at any time as registration will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.
Please bookmark this page as graduate course availability is limited and courses are subject to change.
Programs for Your Company
Entrepreneurial Leaders drive innovation and add value at companies of all kinds. Through our personalized corporate programs, partners from sectors like Biotech, Pharma, Non-Profit, Corporate, and Government can infuse their organizations with an entrepreneurial mindset that will grow innovation and talent from within.
Train Your Company’s People
This customizable framework of 90-minute interactive modules is designed to provide business acumen, professional growth, innovative thinking and entrepreneurial leadership skills to a cohort within an organization.
Corporate Partner Program
As a corporate partner, Babson will work with your company to plan your employee training program and map out possible corporate learning paths matched to your business needs.
Executive Education Custom Programs
Set up your team for success with custom executive training in an immersive learning environment. Help your team gain the entrepreneurial mindset needed to effectively lead business growth.
Strategic Alliance Program
Partner with Babson to unlock special benefits for your employees, including employee discounts for online and part-time in-person graduate programs and executive education, to empower your employees to get the training and skills they individually need.
Solve Your Company’s Problems
Babson Business Advisory
This executive-level service connects you with expert Babson College faculty who are true partners, not consultants. Dedicated to your success for the long haul, experts from Babson get to know you as you collectively work to define your organization’s needs. We teach you through the toughest problems, prioritizing your learning in order to maximize long-term sustainability.
Graduate Corporate Partners Program
Gain access to Babson College graduate students to help solve your company’s most pressing business challenges. Under the direction of a Babson faculty advisor, teams of three to seven high-performing graduate students use their entrepreneurial mindset, critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork skills to tackle your organization’s real challenge in real time.
Programs for Your Family
If you’re looking for opportunities for your family to experience Babson and develop an entrepreneurial mindset you’ve come to the right place. Babson offers programs to support Family Entrepreneurship as well as your high school or college students.
Whether you are a C-Suite and Board level family business leader or a next gen who is taking an active role in your family’s entrepreneurial legacy, the Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship certificate will give you a unique opportunity to build upon your leadership skills, creating personal growth and illuminating opportunities to foster stronger family relationships, all while achieving your personal goals. Each program is a 9-month experience including interactive group discussions, private group workshops with faculty experts, and a 1:1 goal session.
Designed exclusively for rising high school juniors and seniors, Babson Summer Study is a 4-week experiential online program that develops an entrepreneurial mindset and helps your students become innovators and changemakers. While they work with peers from around the globe, students will develop power skills that allow them to enroll others in their vision, confidently master difficult topics, and embrace other points of view all while earning 4 college credits from Babson!
An entrepreneurship Course for College Students from All Disciplines. Through the Entrepreneurial Mindset course, your student can deepen their innovative and creative thought and action practice with the help of techniques developed by expert faculty. This entrepreneurship course empowers your students to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity, while also embracing new ventures that arise under such conditions.
Babson Ecosystem Initiatives and Programming
Through the Babson ecosystem of centers, institutes, alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends, we’re committed to building a network of entrepreneurial leaders and lifelong learners who create economic and social value everywhere. We welcome alumni to help shape the future of entrepreneurial leadership by exploring our Babson community-driven programs and initiatives.
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