Arthur M. Blank School
The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
One of the first institutions in the world to teach entrepreneurship, Babson recognized that entrepreneurial leaders are made—not born.
We continue to equip undergraduates, graduates, and executives with the skills needed to create economic and social value in organizations of all types and sizes—the skills of entrepreneurial leaders.
Babson’s globally acclaimed Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® methodology teaches leaders to balance action, experimentation, and creativity with a deep understanding of business fundamentals and rigorous analysis as the ideal approach to creating economic and social value.
Every organization needs entrepreneurial leaders who experiment, learn, and iterate. Leaders who are problem solvers. Leaders who know how to take action.
Entrepreneurial leadership is a skillset and a mindset. And it can, and must, be taught. Entrepreneurial leadership is key to solving the world’s most complex problems—both those we’ve faced for decades and those we haven’t encountered yet.
To date, leadership models have failed to address challenges like poverty and climate change. But unlike traditional leadership models, entrepreneurial leadership enables us to take action, solve problems, and create value while others are still analyzing the situation.
Designed to create opportunities for the entire Babson College community, the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership develops entrepreneurs who lead change, solve global problems, and create value across business and society.
Four highly integrated initiatives—entrepreneurial leadership, Everywhere Platform, ecosystems, and One Babson—help Babson deliver on its strategic vision: One Babson Delivering Entrepreneurial Leadership Anywhere, Impacting Ecosystems Everywhere.
Originally started in summer 2019, Babson’s strategic vision was informed by thousands of community ideas and insights—coupled with external data. The vision was tested in real-time during the COVID-19 pandemic, validating areas of strength and accelerating the need to educate and advance entrepreneurial leaders, and create new learning pathways for entrepreneurial leadership.
Babson is the creator of entrepreneurship education and convenor of entrepreneurial leaders from around the globe. For more than a century, we’ve remained the worldwide leader in entrepreneurship.
Here, the curriculum is focused more on practical experience and less on lectures. It’s what makes Babson leaders better prepared to tackle some of the world’s most entrenched challenges, from poverty and hunger to climate action and equality.
Since Roger Babson founded the College in 1919, we’ve known that entrepreneurial leadership is both a skill set and a mindset—both of which can be taught.
And we’re just getting started.
Babson’s curriculum combines theory with practice. This approach is reflected in the school’s research, with support for both theoretical and practitioner-focused research projects.
As a global community representing more than 80 countries, Babson integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across our culture, curriculum, and community.
Having focused on sustainability for decades, Babson’s Sustainability Office unifies sustainability programs and events across campus.
Dive deeper into Babson’s globally renowned approach to entrepreneurship education. Plus, see where we’re heading next.