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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Message From the Provost

Michael D. Johnson

Welcome to Babson College, one of the truly unique academic institutions in the world. The Babson difference is rooted in its mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value – everywhere. Babson offers students a distinctive and challenging educational experience that embraces and promotes the importance of social, environmental and economic responsibility in entrepreneurial leaders.

Our academic excellence is based on a philosophy of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® that represents a mindset and approach to life and business that give our graduates the ability to see endless opportunities, to take action, and to make improvements. Like the most successful entrepreneurs, our students reflect deeply on who they are, immerse themselves in the context they face, and act from a set of values that recognizes the need for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. Regardless of their career choice, be it starting new businesses, working in finance, law, or education, leading businesses of all sizes, or leading social or nonprofit ventures, Babson graduates are equipped with the mindset and methods that allow them to capitalize on opportunities to create value for their organizations and for the world.

As the preeminent academic institution for entrepreneurial leadership, Babson College is committed to advancing Social, Environmental, Economic Responsibility, and Sustainability (SEERS). Central to that commitment is our emphasis on promoting and understanding “Self and Context.” The Academic Master Plan for the College underscores the need to express our distinctiveness through a comprehensive education where students “start from a solid understanding of who they are, how they see the world, and what their strengths and weaknesses might be.” Thus, in addition to receiving a grounded business education in the context of entrepreneurship, our undergraduate core curriculum is steeped in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

As you explore this website you will learn more about key Babson departments, groups, and programs. I encourage you to discover more about our​ Faculty, Student Affairs, the Undergraduate School, the F. W. Olin Graduate School, the Babson Executive and Enterprise Education, the Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education, the Sorenson Center for the Arts, our var​ious centers of excellence, and a large collection of executives and entrepreneurs in residence. Collectively, they do the work that has made Babson College so unique in so many ways. Please join us on the journey that is Babson!

Michael D. Johnson
Provost
Professor of Marketing
Babson College​

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Contact the Office of the Provost at 781-239-6476 or by email for more information.