Arthur M. Blank School
The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
In our increasingly dynamic and unpredictable world, an entrepreneurial mindset is quickly becoming a must-have trait. In order to best serve today’s students and prepare them for tomorrow’s future, university administrators and educators must understand the university-based entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Developing a thriving entrepreneurship education ecosystem is a collaborative effort. Institutions whose entrepreneurship education ecosystems are just beginning to form can accelerate their trajectory with the right network and support. Lay the groundwork to catalyze your school’s entrepreneurship efforts with proven frameworks and action plans from the No. 1 college for entrepreneurship in the United States.
Watch a video recording of professors Candida Brush and Patricia Greene discussing the program with prospective attendees and providing an overview of format, curriculum, and learning outcomes.
Gain the approach, plan, guidance, and network of support you need to develop a high-impact entrepreneurship education ecosystem within your institution. Join entrepreneurship educator peers from around the world as you learn a hands-on approach for making progress on your campus. During this program for academic entrepreneurs, you will cover topics such as:
When faculty collaborate, as we are with this course, the exchange of ideas provides incredible opportunities for methods that engage students and foster optimal learning.
February 21–March 11, 2022
3 Weeks/20 Total Hours
This program is well suited for entrepreneurship faculty and administrators who are leading a center, institute, accelerator/incubator, or entrepreneurship project or initiative and who are interested in entrepreneurship education ecosystem development.
This three-week online program includes:
Program materials include case studies, self-assessments, team projects, discussion boards, reflection exercises, and oral presentations.
At Babson Academy, we believe entrepreneurship education changes the world. To date, we have impacted more than 8,700 educators and students from 1,300 educational institutions in more than 80 countries. Our goal? Advancing global entrepreneurial learning across universities worldwide.
Our programs are about more than theory; they’re about action, and equipping you with the practical tools and strategies necessary to have an immediate impact on your institution.
Faculty for the Building an Entrepreneurship Education Ecosystem program have deep expertise in building and growing robust entrepreneurship education ecosystems, all backed by Babson’s 28-year track record as the No. 1 College for entrepreneurship education in the United States.
Candida Brush served as Babson’s Entrepreneurship Division chair for a decade before eventually becoming vice provost. In that role, she oversaw five of Babson’s academic centers, each focusing on different aspects of entrepreneurship, from family businesses to social enterprises.
Patti Greene explains how teaching an entrepreneurship method rather than a process is the best way to combat unpredictability. There are four complementary techniques for teaching entrepreneurship as a method and each requires students to reach beyond their prediction-focused ways of knowing, analyzing, and talking.
According to Professor Candida Brush’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report, “the research highlights areas where women entrepreneurs have made significant progress, how ecosystems influence and are influenced by women entrepreneurs, and where there are still gaps, challenges, and opportunities.”
Course materials are provided via Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal. Materials will be made available to participants approximately one to seven days prior to the first live online session, depending on the amount of pre-work that participants are expected to complete in advance.
The schedule will be sent to registered participants in the registration confirmation email (see the link in your confirmation email to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document).
We highly recommend that participants join the live online sessions. It is an opportunity to ask questions, participate in rich discussion, and learn from the experience of your program peers. Session recordings will not consistently be available, and as such, it is expected that participants engage live in the virtual sessions.
Additional, detailed instructions will be provided on Canvas. Babson staff will be online and available to assist you, and will identify themselves during each live online delivery. Contact the staff via the chat function for help, or email them if needed. Contact information is available in the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document.
Course materials on Canvas will be available for six months following the completion of the program.
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Babson accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
Discounts on Babson Academy courses are available for the following:
Please email Elizabeth Daniels at for more information and for discount codes before registering. In addition, please note that discounts cannot be combined.
Yes, we can customize a program to your company’s specific needs from our diverse certificate and courses portfolio. Please email Elizabeth Daniels for additional information.
Each program participant receives a certificate of completion. We invite participants to add the program to their LinkedIn profile. Note that a certificate will not be provided if there is insufficient evidence of participation.
We do not offer translation in our programs. Although we do not require the TOEFL, all Babson Academy programs are taught in English, so it is a prerequisite that you speak, read, and write English proficiently.
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