MSEL

Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Across industries and career paths, great business leaders share a common attribute: an entrepreneurial mindset. The ability to innovate and inspire is essential to driving personal growth, professional advancement, and organizational success. Gain the skills and experience you need to succeed with a master’s degree in leadership that will open doors as your career progresses. 

#1

MBA in entrepreneurship for 30 consecutive years
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88%

of job-searching MSEL graduates are employed 6 months post-graduation

$65,071 

average U.S. salary for MSEL graduates in 2023

No GMAT/GRE? No problem. There is no GMAT/GRE requirement for 2024 entry.

At A Glance

Duration
9 Months
Next App Deadline
March 20
Location
Wellesley, MA
Test Requirement
No GRE/GMAT Required
Visa Eligibility
Yes
Avg Work Experience
1–2 Years

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Gain Confidence and Creativity with a Master’s Degree in Leadership

Babson’s Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSEL) is the cornerstone of a successful career in business management. Throughout the full-time, nine-month program, collaborate and learn among a highly diverse group of classmates. Your cohort will tackle real-world challenges through experiential learning—creating a new venture, consulting for an organization to solve its business problem, and exploring the global business landscape during a course abroad. You will emerge from this entrepreneurial leadership master’s program with problem-solving skills that prepare you to lead with confidence.

Fast Facts

Start Date

Late August

Accelerate your career immediately

Designed to serve students right out of college, without the three to five years of work experience many graduate programs require.

Earn your degree in less than a year

Save both time and money by getting a master’s degree in management and leadership in just nine months

Get inspired by your peers

Master’s students come to Babson College from around the world and include accountants, financial analysts, and entrepreneurs, but also athletes, nonprofit organizers, writers, and artists.

Gain hands-on experience

Build your network as you engage in four action-based learning projects throughout your master’s degree in leadership. 

  • 41% Women
  • 62% International Students
  • 42% Domestic Students of Color
  • Average GPA: 3.43
  • Average Work Experience: 1 Year

Learning Goals

By the time you complete your degree, you will build skills in six distinct areas.

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting

Learn to create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations.

Social, Environmental, and Economic Responsibility and Sustainability

Make more effective decisions by striking the optimal balance among stakeholders, ethics, and the need to create sustainable value.

Self and Contextual Awareness

Identify who you are as an individual and leader, examine your sense of purpose, and understand the context surrounding the decisions you make.

Managing in a Global Environment

Navigate the complexities of directing people and initiatives across geographic and cultural boundaries.

Leadership and Teamwork

Optimize the diverse perspectives and skills at your disposal, and work collaboratively to accomplish organizational goals in a changing environment.

Innovative Problem Solving

Devise and implement creative solutions to complex challenges and produce outcomes that generate lasting value.

Entrepreneurship Education Makes All the Difference

George Wang MSEL’22, founder and manager at Amptra Charging, moved from the classroom and into the workplace, using the lessons he learned at Babson to grow his business. 

George Wang
Jack MacCarthy’s Entrepreneurial Leadership class provided me with a solid foundation in leadership skills and interpersonal skills while also emphasizing the importance of understanding ourselves, following our passion, and being authentic leaders. It is fascinating to me how important and beneficial it is to truly understand your values, strengths, and weaknesses to become an authentic leader.
George Wang MSEL’22

Master’s in Entrepreneurial Leadership Curriculum

Over the course of two, 14-week semesters, you will complete an integrated set of courses in marketing, economics, accounting, operations, management, finance, and strategy. Outside the classroom, you will participate in practical leadership activities as well as experiential learning projects that will complement and reinforce your course work.

  • Data Exploration (Quantitative Methods)
  • Entrepreneurial Economics
  • Finance for Entrepreneurs
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Resource Planning and Control (Managerial Accounting)
  • Strategy and Consulting
  • Design Thinking
  • Creating You: Building Your Professional Life – Skill building, collaboration with Babson’s centers and institutes, opportunities for personal reflection, and opportunities to coach aspiring high school entrepreneurs.
  • Leading Entrepreneurial Action Project (LEAP) – Work with a team to define, design, and develop a business that solves a problem.
  • Global Experience – Travel abroad during January break to explore international entrepreneurship. Past destinations have included Chile, China, and Tanzania.
  • Strategic Analysis Consulting Project – Help a local organization tackle a real-world issue by analyzing the problem and proposing a strategic solution.
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Hands-on Courses Taught by Innovative Faculty

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Go Inside an MSEL Class

Think of your MSEL courses as an entrepreneur graduate program, where you’ll hone your creative spark, prototype new ideas, and form close bonds with your team. With regular hands-on learning opportunities, you’ll not only learn from industry leaders and tackle real-world challenges, but you’ll also be able to apply those lessons to your own ventures.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Master's Program Alumni Outcomes

Eighty-eight percent of MSEL graduates are working within six months of graduation and pursue careers in diverse fields. Organizations that employ MSEL graduates include BJ’s Wholesale Club, Gartner, Herman Miller, PA Consulting Group, Profitect Inc., PWC, RxAdvance, Sequoia Capital, Spark Chain, Z-Modular, and more.

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What MSEL Graduates Are Doing

  • Assistant Brand Manager
  • Associate People Advisory Services
  • Associate Strategist
  • Brand Operations Analyst
  • Business Development Consultant
  • Customer Relationship Advocate
  • Marketing Manager
  • Membership Sales Advisor
  • Project Coordinator
  • Real Estate Associate
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Trading Assistant – Global Fixed Income

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