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Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Across industries and career paths, great business leaders share a common attribute: an entrepreneurial mindset. The ability to innovate and inspire is essential to driving personal growth, professional advancement, and organizational success. Gain the skills and experience you need to succeed with a masters degree in leadership that will open doors as your career progresses. 

No GMAT/GRE? No problem. There is no GMAT/GRE requirement for 2022 entry.

At A Glance

Duration 9 months
Next Application Deadline Rolling
Location Wellesley, MA
Test Optional? Yes
Visa-Eligible? Yes
Average Work Experience 1 Year

Gain Confidence and Creativity with a Masters Degree in Leadership

Babson’s Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSEL) is the cornerstone of a successful career in business management. Throughout the full-time 9 month program, collaborate and learn among a highly diverse group of classmates. Your cohort will tackle real-world challenges through experiential learning—creating a new venture, consulting for an organization to solve its business problem, and exploring the global business landscape during a course abroad. You will emerge from this entrepreneurial leadership masters program with problem-solving skills that will prepare you to lead with confidence.

Fast Facts

  • Accelerate your career immediately: Designed to serve students right out of college, without the 3-5 years of work experience many graduate programs require.
  • Earn your degree in less than a year: Save both time and money by getting a masters degree in management and leadership in just 9 months
  • Get inspired by your peers: Master’s students come to Babson College from around the world and include accountants, financial analysts, and entrepreneurs, but also athletes, nonprofit organizers, writers, and artists.
  • 37%Women
  • 70% International Students
  • 47% Domestic Students of Color
  • Average GPA: 3.38
  • Year Average Work Experience: 1 Year

Learning Goals

By the time you complete this entrepreneurial leadership masters program, you will build skills in six distinct areas.

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting

Learn to create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations.

Social, Environmental, and Economic Responsibility and Sustainability

Make more effective decisions by striking the optimal balance among stakeholders, ethics, and the need to create sustainable value.

Self and Contextual Awareness

Identify who you are as an individual and leader, examine your sense of purpose, and understand the context surrounding the decisions you make.

Managing in a Global Environment

Navigate the complexities of directing people and initiatives across geographic and cultural boundaries.

Leadership and Teamwork

Optimize the diverse perspectives and skills at your disposal, and work collaboratively to accomplish organizational goals in a changing environment.

Innovative Problem Solving

Devise and implement creative solutions to complex challenges and produce outcomes that generate lasting value.

Master’s in Entrepreneurial Leadership Curriculum

Over the course of two 14-week semesters, you will complete an integrated set of courses in marketing, economics, accounting, operations, management, finance, and strategy. Outside the classroom, you will participate in practical leadership activities as well as experiential learning projects that will complement and reinforce your course work.

  • Data Exploration (Quantitative Methods)
  • Entrepreneurial Economics
  • Finance for Entrepreneurs
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Resource Planning and Control (Managerial Accounting)
  • Strategy and Consulting
  • Design Thinking
  • Creating You: Building Your Professional Life – Skill building, collaboration with Babson’s centers and institutes, opportunities for personal reflection, and opportunities to coach aspiring high school entrepreneurs.
  • Leading Entrepreneurial Action Project (LEAP) – Work with a team to define, design, and develop a business that solves a problem.
  • Global Experience – Travel abroad during January break to explore international entrepreneurship. Past destinations have included Chile, China, and Tanzania.
  • Strategic Analysis Consulting Project – Help a local organization tackle a real-world issue by analyzing the problem and proposing a strategic solution.

What Makes Babson’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Masters Program Different?

94 Percent

of job-searching MSEL graduates are employed 6 months post-graduation

Learning Projects MSEL

Build your network as you engage in 4 action-based learning projects throughout your masters degree in leadership.

Go Inside an MSEL Class

Think of your MSEL courses as an entrepreneur graduate program, where you’ll hone your creative spark, prototype new ideas, and form close bonds with your team.

MSEL Cohort Carries on

An MSEL Cohort Overcomes the Challenge

With the Coronavirus outbreak forcing students to leave campus, Babson's close-knit MSEL cohort found new ways to stay connected, collaborate, and end their program with a flourish.

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MSEL Outcomes

Entrepreneurial Leadership Masters Program Alumni Outcomes

83% of MSEL graduates are working within 6 months of graduation and pursue careers in diverse fields. Here is just a sampling of the organizations that employ MSEL graduates: BJ’s Wholesale Club / Gartner / Herman Miller / PA Consulting Group / Profitect Inc. / PWC / RxAdvance / Sequoia Capital / Spark Chain / Z-Modular, and more.

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