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MBA in Entrepreneurship
The MBA in entrepreneurship concentration prepares students with the necessary skills to create social and economic value everywhere. Strengthen your ability to generate ideas, recognize opportunities, acquire needed resources, assess financial feasibility, and manage entrepreneurial teams.
Focus Your MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The skills you gain in an MBA in entrepreneurship concentration are vital for the success of any business or organization. Whether you work in a nascent startup, established corporation, family enterprise, nonprofit organization, global conglomerate, franchise operation, or elsewhere, you will draw on the frameworks and tools from your MBA in entrepreneurship in every part of your career.
Throughout the MBA in entrepreneurship concentration, you will form teams, construct business models, engage with partners and customers, assess feasibility, and launch a new venture or initiative. The concentration also provides customized paths for students wishing to specialize in general retail or service, technology, social/nonprofit, family, global, or corporate settings.
Babson's Academic Centers and Institutes
Babson's academic centers and institutes provide students with experiences, mentors, events, resources, and more. Through the Centers, students put the concepts they learn in class into practice in the real world. MBA in entrepreneurship concentrators often work with the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, the Frank & Eileen™ Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (F&E CWEL), the Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (BIFE), and the Institute for Social Innovation.
Get to Know Babson’s MBA in Entrepreneurship Faculty
The entrepreneurship concentration faculty teach in all parts of the entrepreneurship MBA program. When they’re not in the classroom, they conduct groundbreaking research, consult for companies and startups, and publish in leading media outlets and academic journals.
A Case Study Comes to Life
Associate Professor Matt Allen led a live case study with Nick Ragland MBA ‘00, of Gorilla Glue Corp. Ragland described the leadership and succession challenges facing his family business.
Beyond the Bottom Line
Professor Ed Marram's Managing Growing Businesses course is designed to provide insight into the challenges and opportunities of growing an entrepreneurial company.
Designing Innovation Roles
Professors Gina O’Connor and Andrew Corbett literally wrote the book on innovation career paths. They draw on 40+ years of research and hundreds of interviews with corporate innovators in their classes.
Being in Babson’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, surrounded by other student entrepreneurs, the encouraging faculty, alumni, events, and more makes it very easy to stay inspired and motivated.
Entrepreneurship MBA Program Curriculum
The entrepreneurship concentration is a nine credit commitment. Three of your credits must come from New Venture Creation, Entrepreneurial Finance, or Managing a Growing Business. The other six credits can be taken from a wide array of entrepreneurship courses. Class offerings change; all courses may not be listed here. Entrepreneurial electives abroad and MCFEs may be counted on a case-by-case basis.
Choose at least one from the following:*
- EPS7500 New Venture Creation (3 credits)
- EPS7510 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credits)
- EPS7520 Managing a Growing Businesses (3 credits)
*In addition to taking at least one of the above, you may also take one or both of the others to fulfill part or all of the remainder of the 9 credits required for the concentration.
If a course is not listed as qualifying for the entrepreneurship concentration, you must get prior approval that it will count toward a concentration before signing up for the course—unfortunately you cannot get approval for a past course.
- EPS7503 Creating Epic Organizations (3 credits)
- EPS7504 International Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
- EPS7506 Social Innovation
- EPS7507 Corporate Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
- EPS7517 Entrepreneurship in Health Care Technology (1.5 or 3 credits)
- EPS7530 M&A for Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
- EPS7534 Franchising, Licensing & Distributorship (3 credits)
- EPS7539 Future Trends in EPS Ventures (3 credits)
- EPS7545 Buying a Small Business (1.5 credits)
- EPS7546 Buying a Small Business: The Search Experience (1.5 credits)
- EPS7553 On Becoming Entrepreneurial: Context-based Entrepreneurial Action (3 credits)
- EPS7556 Foundations of Family Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
- EPS7575 Venture Growth Strategies (3 credits)
- EPS7578 Raising Money VC and Private Equity (3 credits)
- EPS8573 Entrepreneurship Intensity Track (3 credits—application required)
- EPS9508 Corporate Innovation as a Profession: Designing Innovation Roles (1.5 credits)
- EPS9507 Food Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
- EPS9551 Critical Questions Facing Family Business (1.5 credits)
- EPS9553 Family Business to the Next Stage of Growth (1.5 credits)
- EPS9555 Public Policy Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
- MBA9525 Leading Innovation: Gorillas, Chimps & Monkeys (1.5 credits)
- Summer Catalyst (if taken for credit)
For more information on the entrepreneurship concentration coursework, and requirements, or for other questions, please contact Professor Donna Kelley