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In 1919, 27 students enrolled into the Babson Institute and the first classes commenced in the former home of Roger and Grace Babson on Abbott Road in Wellesley Hills. Roger Babson emphasized more on practical learning than theoretical and hence, the entire curriculum was designed to foster the application of business concepts in real-world setting. Group projects, field trips to factories, class presentations and networking with top business managers and executives are some of the things that have been part of the institute’s curriculum since its inception.
Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere.
There are six goals unique to the Babson MBA- Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting: Babson MBA graduates are trained to identify, evaluate and leverage upon business opportunities.
Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibility: The School creates awareness among its students regarding the impact of decision-making by business leaders, so that students are able to weigh the economic, social and environmental impact of their decisions.
Functional Depth with Integrative Ability: The School trains the students and develops their functional skills, so that they can reflect upon their functional knowledge and respond to the business challenges after thorough analysis.
Managing in a Global Environment: The students at Babson College are given opportunities to visit factories and corporate offices as part of their field and study abroad trips, where they encounter the complexities of running a business in a global environment.
Leadership and Teamwork: Babson MBA instills the value of leadership, teamwork and valuing the perspectives of others in its students, so that they become effective team players in the future.
Self and Contextual Awareness: The curriculum makes the students aware of their identity and purpose, so that they become responsible decision-makers in the future.
Babson MBA focuses on experiential learning by exposing students to real-world situations that enable them to access the current trends and provide value-added solutions to the companies. Students work in groups over Student Consulting Projects while solving problems that inculcates critical thinking approach and instills teamwork skills in them. The students can choose the Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) elective course that would further expose them to real-world challenging situations. Managing the Consulting Experience is another elective course that instills leadership skills in students. The MBA students are supposed to act as Project leader for an undergraduate consulting team who work on a Consulting project with the client organization.
In order to imbibe Entrepreneurial Thought and Action in students, the Babson Consulting Alliance Program BCAP partners with global organizations, where the students work in groups over projects and provide valuable recommendations to the consulting organizations. Babson has been a leader in entrepreneurship over the past few years. The unique Entrepreneurial Thought and Action methodology teaches students to create a balance between creativity, action and experimentation while approaching business issues. Students are encouraged to identify and assess opportunities, think out of the box, and challenge the status-quo that imbibes an innovative, analytical and problem-solving approach in them. The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship has several innovative programs, guest speakers who are industry leaders and entrepreneurs, and research initiatives that inculcate entrepreneurial spirit in students.
Babson Global’s mission is to take the brand of Babson to a global level. Embracing Babson’s unique value of Entrepreneurship Thought and Action, Babson Global is working on collaborating with companies, educational institutions, research institutes and NGOs across other nations.
Olin Graduate School’s proximity to Boston opens a wide variety of opportunities for students who want to start their own venture. The students take advantage of the metropolitan culture and business opportunities of Boston. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Arnold Arboretum offer a panoramic view in the spring season with a vibrant display of blooming flowers. The Gilliland Observatory in the Museum of Science is equipped with a computer-controlled telescope that provides a fantastic view of the stars. World’s largest walking globe, Mapparium, is a must visit attraction of the city.
Babson’s Center for Career Development CCD helps in developing a student’s personal brand by identifying his strengths, aspirations and areas of interests. The College has a unique model, where the relationship managers reach out to industries specific to the interests of the students. CCD supports students in carving their career path by providing them access to internship and full-time job opportunities. CCD fosters entrepreneurial spirit in students by encouraging them to start their own venture or expand their family business and preparing them for upcoming challenges. Managing Talent: Your Own and Others is a core course of the curriculum that helps students to reflect upon their talents and areas of strengths, and create a personal development plan accordingly. Babson community has a robust network of alumni who are working in organizations of different sizes and varied sectors. This helps students to pursue a specific job or land into the industry of their choice. The CCD team supports students in each step of the career path of the students whether it is engaging in mock interviews and feedback sessions or offer negotiations.
Social Entrepreneurship by Design Course At Babson/Olin Colleges Receives Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award