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Michael Chmura

Design That Matters Joins Global Health Track Of Affordable Design And Entrepreneurship Program

Olin College and Babson College, with vital support from the Autodesk Foundation, announce that Design that Matters (DtM) will join the new Global Health track within the Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship (ADE) program.  ADE is a collaborative course in which students co-create new products and social ventures with communities around the world to address challenges…

Shannon Sweeny

Babson Professor Starts First of its Kind Operations for Entrepreneurs Course

Nine times out of ten, entrepreneurs neglect to consider the role of Operations Management, which is a critical component for the successful launch and growth of every startup.  This is the problem that Professor Jennifer Bailey is trying to prevent. Bailey has started the Operations for Entrepreneurs course for undergraduate students at Babson.  Launched this…

Michael Chmura

Babson College Professor Gaurab Bhardwaj Among 2016 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award Winners

This year’s distinguished Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award winners are innovative business professors teaching about the most pressing “grand challenges” faced by our society and environment today – such as climate change, inequality, global health, financial inclusion, human rights, resource scarcity, economic development and more. The honorees, announced today by the Aspen Institute Business and Society…

Michael Chmura

Babson Offers First Graduate School Elective On Food Entrepreneurship

Babson’s new graduate school offering, Food Entrepreneurship, is a highly experiential intensive MBA elective that will focus on the anatomy of the food entrepreneur’s journey from initial idea and course-setting through to meaningful survey of market landscapes and new venture strategy. Course materials and assigned readings are drawn from five years of firsthand research in…

Shannon Sweeny

The Importance of Ethics in Business Education

Babson management professors James Hunt, Melissa Manwaring and Danna Greenberg are contributing authors to Educating for Responsible Management: Putting Theory into Practice published by the Principles for Responsible Management Education and Greenleaf Publishing.  They have authored a chapter entitled Walking the Talk: Empowering undergraduate business students to act on their own values. This chapter outlines…

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A Living Case Study in Gary DiCamillo’s Classroom

Gary DiCamillo is no stranger to turnaround management—in fact, in his 40 year career he has shepherded multiple companies through turnarounds. Outside the boardroom, DiCamillo is a Babson trustee, Chairman of the College’s Finance Committee, and an adjunct lecturer in the graduate school. For the past several years, DiCamillo has taught Managing in Turnaround Companies, a…

10KSB: Not Business As Usual

By Patricia G. Greene, Professor of Entrepreneurship We have learned the spot for a predictable point of inflection that generally happens about halfway through the second mod (day) of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a program where entrepreneurship meets economic development. This is the time when some set of the participating business owners ruffle their…

Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching

Becoming Critical Participants of Media Culture

By Xinghua Li, Assistant Professor of Media Studies “What is your favorite medium? Great. Now try to live without it for a week.” During the first day of my Media Studies courses, I assign the “Media Deprivation Experiment.” For the younger generations, media are the air they breathe, and in today’s overwhelming media environment, they…

Michael Chmura

How Small Business Owners Can Build Community

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is one of Babson College’s primary economic development programs, focused on helping small business owners grow their business.  Since 2010 Babson has been the educational partner for the program, with responsibility for program design, training faculty and business advisors across the country for program delivery, guiding the alumni program,…