Newswise —  Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business has launched a Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track for MBA students, focused on developing the mindset, skills, and competencies needed to create economic and social value simultaneously.

“The Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track is reinforcing Babson’s commitment to improving our society through business education,” says Graduate School Dean William Lamb. “We believe our students graduating through this intensity track will be well equipped to created economic and social value in their careers.”

The Intensity Track requires a rich combination of course work and entrepreneurial experiences to practice the concepts of social innovation, as well as a two-hour MBA Impact Hour on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“We are thrilled to finally be launching the Business and Social Innovation track here at Babson,” says Executive Director of The Lewis Institute at Babson Cheryl Kiser. “We are continuing to put great leaders in the eco- system with a mindset for great social and economic value creation.”

Among the courses that qualify for the Intensity Track are:

  • Leading and Managing Sustainability
  • Public Policy Entrepreneurship
  • Leading for Social Value
  • Extended Enterprise Management Practicum
  • Financing and Valuing Sustainability
  • Conscious Capitalism
  • Future Trends in EPS Ventures
  • The Principle of Objectivity
  • Japan: Institutions and Entrepreneurship
  • Global Entrepreneurship Experience
  • Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design in Sweden

Students that have completed the intensity track can use it on their resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and other professional profiles.

About The Lewis Institute

The Lewis Institute illuminates pathways for students, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporate partners seeking social innovation solutions.

By drawing upon Babson’s core methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, we activate unexpected and fruitful collaborations and integrative designs for action. The result is business prosperity and societal improvement. We extend our impact through the Babson Social Innovation Lab, an action tank powered by Toyota, which incubates people and ideas in the world of the social innovation.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.  Visit



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