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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…

Bala Iyer, Dean of Faculty

Architecting a New Trajectory for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Babson College has gained great success under the assumption that entrepreneurship is the formula for vibrant economies and rewarding careers for citizens. With its focus on entrepreneurial education, Babson has also received much recognition for its impact on student learning and educational outcomes. It has been ranked both for the value it provides and the…

Bala Iyer, Dean of Faculty

Educating the Digital Innovator

At Babson College we use the term digital innovator to describe a graduate who knows how to use modern digital infrastructure and tools to transform existing businesses or conceive and build new ones. It is through the mastery of digital technologies that the digital innovator can test ideas fast and reliably, accelerating the pace of innovation, launching new…

Babson College PR

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…

Bala Iyer, Dean of Faculty

The Modern Workforce Requires Digital Innovators. Here’s How We’re Building Them.

At Babson College we have identified the need for a new type of graduate to join the modern workforce – the digital innovator. As waves of disruptive technologies have transformed the corporate world, the expectations from graduates have also changed. These knowledge workers are expected to have basic skills like communication, creativity, collaboration and, for Babson’s…

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,…