The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
The Tariq Farid Franchise Institute at Babson College
Developing Tomorrow’s Franchise Leaders, Expanding Global Opportunities for Rising Entrepreneurs
The Tariq Farid Franchise Institute at Babson College creates and fosters cross-disciplinary programming that draws on Babson’s business and entrepreneurial expertise, combined with the experience and knowledge of franchising experts, to advance students’ understanding of franchising and the opportunities it can create.
The Institute is boldly transforming how business education is designed and delivered around the world. As part of the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the institute collaborates with the other centers and institutes for a truly unique approach to learning.
Few institutions currently have programs dedicated to franchising education, and business education as a whole is lacking in franchising expertise. Babson provides opportunities to rising entrepreneurs with specific expertise, knowledge, and skills that will bolster their success in their future endeavors.
Babson Thought & Action
Alumni Faces of Franchising
Elizabeth Roberts ’06 in her first Pure Barre location in Northampton, Massachusetts.
The Franchising Journey of President Spinelli
Babson President Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD, who co-founded Jiffy Lube International, now is the chairman of the board at Planet Fitness.
The Future of Franchising
Somia Farid Silber ’15, the president of Edible Brands, is a prime example of the youth movement in franchising.