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Tariq Farid Franchise Institute at Babson College

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.

Franchising Accounts for More Than $674 Billion of Business In the US Each Year

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.

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Franchise News

Babson Magazine Winter 22-23

Alumni Faces of Franchising

Elizabeth Roberts ’06 in her first Pure Barre location in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Babson Magazine Winter 22-23

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.

Babson Magazine Winter 22-23

The Future of Franchising

Somia Farid Silber ’15, the president of Edible Brands, is a prime example of the youth movement in franchising.

A Subway store

What Roark deal means for Subway franchisees

The Tariq Farid Franchise Institute's Director Ab Igram commented on the Subway-Roark Capital deal.

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