Details for Babson College
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Executive
Institution is part of
Babson Park, MA, United States
Sign up Date To PRME
21 Nov 2008
Last Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
10 Feb 2012
Sharing Information on Progress (2011)
It is the identification of social value as a top priority in both graduate and undergraduate programs that distinguishes Babson as a UN PRME signatory. In the two years since we initiated our commitment as signatory to the PRME, we have begun to witness the institutionalization and normalization of social value creation and sustainability as foundational principles in all of our work, internally and externally.
Sharing Information on Progress (2010)
Babson has a distinct advantage in implementing the PRME because of our global positioning as leaders in entrepreneurship education with our focus on innovative and integrated curricula and expertise in Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®. Our undergraduate program has been ranked No. 1 by U.S.News & World Report 14 times, our graduate program has the same designation for 17 years, and Executive Education is highly esteemed globally, ranked in Top 5 in the world for custom programs by Financial Times.
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Babson is noted worldwide for its unique and innovative curriculum, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All students at Babson earn business degrees, and our curriculum provides a unique focus on entrepreneurship and, more broadly, entrepreneurial thinking. In addition, Babson is a leader in developing an integrated delivery model with a focus on real-world experiences through a variety of curricular and co-curricular options for students. Our Executive Education Center is recognized as one of the leading providers of executive education in the world, offering a variety of general and custom-designed programs both on-campus and at other locations. We have long had a focus on corporate responsibility in all of our programs and have developed unique options for students, such as those around social entrepreneurship. Our goals are driven by our desire to leverage our success in curriculum design and development by creating new options for students on the important topics of corporate responsibility and sustainability. In fact, we have begun efforts to ensure that all students are exposed to social entrepreneurship at various points in the curriculum.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Babson is a leader in management scholarship, especially in the areas of case-writing and monitoring of entreprenerial development. Babson is one of the founding members of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), which conducts research in more than 40 countries on the level of entrepreneurial activity in these countries. Our goals include an increased focus on developing cases that relate to corporate responsibility and sustainability, as well as extending the GEM project into the area of social entrepreneurship around the world. A recent generous $10.8 million gift by a friend of the College has allowed us to create the Lewis Institute, which will focus on researching innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to the world's problems.