“Babson College is playing an important role in helping Santander Universities develop, promote, and advance the type of entrepreneurship that will create a significant and lasting value around the world. Because Babson is an institution that leads with an innovative spirit and forward-thinking approach to real-world education, our partnership is sure to help students gain the skills needed to become tomorrow’s pioneering business leaders.”

With 102 million customers and 190,000 employees worldwide, Santander Group is a global retail and commercial banking leader, but its partnership with Babson extends beyond finance.

Created in 1996, the Santander Universities program supports the higher education sector in areas such as teaching and research, international cooperation, knowledge and technology transfer, entrepreneurial initiatives, student mobility, and innovation. This commitment to investing in higher education as a way to create economic and social value aligns Santander’s values with our mission.

Enter BEEE

Through their collaboration with Babson, Santander Bank and Santander Universities have immersed students, educators, shareholders, and senior company leaders in entrepreneurial thinking and action, allowing them to learn from academic and industry leaders while presenting business plans to their classmates and colleagues. With programs around the world ranging from Babson Build for university students to the CISE-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators, we’re actively working with Santander to create new opportunities for growth and value creation.​​​​​

A past participant of the Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators program, offered by Santander Universities, discusses the impact of the experience.

The Bottom Line

Our work together has helped Santander amplify its efforts to develop entrepreneurial leaders within its organization and in the global community at large.