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MBSC MBA Curriculum

No matter which of MBSC’s two programs works best with your schedule and experience, you can be sure you’re getting the same core curriculum from the same faculty that makes the MBSC MBA program a unique educational experience.

The program is designed to provide you with advanced tools to understand and measure the performance of an organization, and a business project within that organization. Also, the core curriculum gives you the personal skills you need to adopt an entrepreneurial attitude and an entrepreneurial leadership style. This combination of hard skills (technical, for predictable environments) and soft skills (personal, ideal for uncertain environments) allows you to lead innovation that creates economic and social value. In addition, it provides training in interpersonal skills needed to adopt entrepreneurial thought and action.

The MBSC MBA incorporates Signature Learning Experiences (SLEs) into the curriculum to develop entrepreneurial leaders. This is based on Babson’s Unique Entrepreneurship Thought and Action (ETA) methodology.

The curriculum is designed to meet stringent accreditation standards from established accrediting bodies such as the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) in the KSA, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the USA.

Curriculum Overview

Semester 1: Ideation

ENT 511: Entrepreneurial Mindset

MKT 511: Marketing Management

ECN 511: Economics for Managers

QM 511: Decisions for Business

MBA 511: Signature Learning Experience

Semester 2: Feasibility

IT 512: Global Connections to Technology

MGT 512: Managing & Leading Organizations

FIN 512: Financial Accounting & Finance

OPS 512: Operations Management

MKT 512: Sales Management

MBA 512: Signature Learning Experience

Semester 3: Scaling & Managing Growth

MGT 513: Strategy & Growth

LAW 513: International Business Law

ACCT 513: Managerial Accounting

FIN 513: Entrepreneurial Finance

MBA 513: Signature Learning Experience

Semester 4: Launch

ECN 514: Business, Government & The International Economy

MGT 514: Capstone

Elective 1

Elective 2

Elective 3

MBA 614: Signature Learning Experience

Signature Learning Experiences

Based on Babson’s unique method of Entrepreneurship Thought and Action (ETA), the MBSC MBA incorporates Signature Learning Experiences (SLEs) into the curriculum to develop entrepreneurial leaders. The SLE is an invitation to develop one’s personal project and tests its feasibility in one of four domains: stand-alone entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, family business development, and corporate venturing. Each student chooses the domain of his/her preference and develops a realistic, feasible business that they are expected launch, manage and grow.

These courses and educational activities occur throughout the program, giving students the opportunity to integrate the knowledge gained in the classroom and apply it to entrepreneurial decision making through action learning. SLEs challenge students to apply their business skills for complex problem solving and frequently provide an opportunity to practice leadership and teamwork skills, apply ethical and socially responsible reasoning, and examine decisions in the context of a global and ever-changing economic environment.

The SLE will go through 4 blocks:

Block 1: Ideation

Ideation is a phase of the entrepreneurial process where the entrepreneur and his/her team create (“ideate”) and develop an idea around an opportunity perceived in the market. This is an iterative process that is refined as the entrepreneur gathers more information about the idea s/he is pursuing.

Block 2: Feasibility

Not all interesting ideas are feasible. In this part of the entrepreneurial process, students begin to test the feasibility of their ideas by gathering information from a variety of sources. That information is put together and analyzed to get a sense of the main economic components of the project.

Block 3: Implementation – Launch Phase

The main goal of the entrepreneur is to launch a project. Here, we study how to go from the plan to the implementation, ensuring that the resource allocation decisions that are taken are in the global interest of the project and that help ensure its viability. This phase teaches the entrepreneur to manage the risk intrinsic in a project by reducing the resources required while maximizing their impact.

Block 4: Scaling and Managing Growth

In this block, we focus our attention on growth and scalability. Growth, in itself, is not a strategy but it can be a very effective strategic tool, helping reduce cost and increase revenue while improving quality. Growth is studied from a strategic perspective and is applied to the student own project.

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