Conference room, people around table

The Right Solution for the Right Problem with Business Advisory Service

No two organizations see the same opportunities or share the same pain points. Babson Business Advisory service experts work with you in the trenches to uncover challenges that block business growth. Build a capacity for problem solving, upskill your senior team with an entrepreneurial mindset, and support organizational capacity building. Our approach blends diagnostics, leadership team development, business implementation strategies, and advising to foster collaboration and drive your business forward with skills and frameworks for sustained growth.

Babson helps us develop the strategic thinking we need to continue to challenge ourselves, discover new opportunities, and innovate into the future.
Gian Paolo Bassi
CEO of Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS

Find your Starting Point

Every situation is different. Your organization’s unique challenges are the starting point. Clients from around the world and within diverse industries choose Babson because of our strategic mix of coaching, research, and action-based learning zeroed in on your business needs. From leadership team building activities to business implementation strategies, we can help.

Develop New Approaches from Scratch

Getting out in front of a problem often requires creating something brand new. Our team are experts at helping your organization with leadership team development and organizational capability building, bringing innovative growth strategies and new business approaches to life.

Cultivate a New Mindset

We coach you through the toughest problems, prioritizing the growth of your team in order to maximize long-term sustainability. Babson’s work with your team blends diagnostics, analysis, development and advising—all grounded in a foundation of learning so your staff gains essential skills within a solid framework that they can use long into the future.

Work with Expert Partners Who Can Help Your Business Thrive

Get connected with experts who become your true partners. Dedicated to your long-term success, Babson Business Advisory experts get to know you as you work together to define your goals and creatively solve challenges through an entrepreneurial lens. Our team brings extensive experience with organizations of all kinds and candid assessment to your challenges, as well as an open mind and third-party perspective to see your unique objectives.

Gina O'Connor Headshot

Gina Colarelli O’Connor

Professor of Innovation Management

Portrait of Anirudh Dhebar

Anirudh Dhebar

Professor of Marketing

Scott Taylor tight headshot

Scott Taylor

Professor and Arthur M. Blank Endowed Chair for Values-Based Leadership

Wendy Murphy

Wendy Murphy

Professor of Management and Associate Dean

Andrew Corbett

Andrew Corbett

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Paul T. Babson Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Portrait of Shakenna Williams

Shakenna Williams ’94

Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

Business Advisory in Action

Our work is both wide and deep across and within industry. From large, thriving oil corporations and healthcare giants to nimble, dynamic growing businesses, Babson industry experts help build the capacity to use entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems, increase adaptability, and sustain growth. 

A Talent Management System to Foster Innovation

A leading chemical company was losing market share because of industry disruption.

A customized program to help them identify opportunities for breakthrough innovation, including identification of the company’s strategic intent and how to create a talent management system to support continuous strategic innovation.

A pragmatic blueprint for how to implement organizational innovation, including how to acquire, develop, and retain innovative people.

Staying Ahead of Industry Disruption

A mid-sized company, successful because of its R&D expertise and loyal customer base, was losing market share in the face of incursions from unfamiliar scientific and technological arenas.

An R&D portfolio assessment that ensures adequate investments are being made into evolutionary and transformational innovation, and that these projects progress in alignment with the company’s strategic ambitions.

Purpose and clarity found through a series of visualizations of their portfolio which highlighted strengths and weaknesses for each project, and the extent to which the portfolio of projects was moving toward accomplishing the company’s strategic ambitions.

Placeholder - Jumbotron 1200x630

Future Focused Solutions

We help businesses look for growth in emerging fields; discover, refine, and accelerate innovations; and navigate risk. Together, we can build your organization’s capacity to create new business platforms; support incremental growth; make continuous improvements to existing product lines; and fulfill the promise for the company.

Working with Babson jump-started Lubrizol’s approach to innovation and rapidly progressed key business development growth initiatives.
James S. Puckace
Senior Director of New Business Development and Innovation, Lubrizol

Logo Lubrizol

Logo DS Solidworks

The possibilities are endless. Let’s talk about your challenges and how our Business Advisory team can help your business build the capacity for long-term growth.

Get Started

Please complete the form below.

For international numbers, include your country code

By submitting this form, you agree to receive communications from Babson College and our representatives about our educational programs and activities via phone and/or email. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking Unsubscribe from an email.


Evelyn Lager
Senior Director, Product & Business Development | Babson Executive Education
Phone: +1-781-239-4405