The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
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
Business & Social Innovation Intensity TrackMBA 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.
Taylor ScholarsUndergraduate 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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More