Babson’s mission is to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere. The Institute for Social Innovation has developed courses and experiential learning for students to gain real-world experience in social value creation.

Social Impact Tracks

Intensity Track graduates 2019

Business & Social Innovation Intensity Track

MBA Students

This Intensity Track for MBAs focuses on developing the mindset, skills, and competencies needed to create economic and social value simultaneously. Students begin connecting to expanded resources and networks that are valuable in leading social innovation initiatives, whether inside a business or in any other domain.

Natalie Taylor Scholar

Taylor Scholars

Undergraduate Students

Through academic and co-curricular experiences, Taylor Scholars are undergraduate students who use their entrepreneurial leadership and mindset to advance the UN Global Goals and make a positive social impact.

Learning in Practice Opportunities

Social Innovation Inventureships

Through this first-of-its-kind program, students co-create a project and work at a strategic level with social enterprises or companies seeking to generate greater social impact.

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Babson Board Fellows

Babson MBA students and alumni serve as non-voting members of nonprofit boards. The program supports local nonprofits and gives students another opportunity to put their MBA skills into practice.

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Community Action Program (CAP)

Undergraduate students can put their entrepreneurial skills to use while giving back through Babson’s Community Action Program (CAP). Work-study-eligible students are paid for community service with local organizations like the Boys and Girls Club or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Service Immersion

During campus breaks, undergraduates can engage in intensive (and sometimes life-changing) service experiences, whether helping to build affordable housing in the Gulf Coast or El Salvador, or to teach entrepreneurship to youth in underserved communities in Tanzania or Guatemala.

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Sustainability Interns

Babson Sustainability Interns are undergraduate campus leaders who run office hours every weekday, connecting students to a wealth of resources, activities, opportunities, and ideas on climate change and other issues impacting our environment. They’ve worked on initiatives like Babson’s Good Business Index and the Slash the Trash campaign.

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MBA Courses

Graduate courses like Leading for Social Value are highly intensive electives, providing students the opportunity to meet entrepreneurial leaders and gain experience working on current real-world social impact challenges with organizations.

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