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Babson College Partners with edX to Launch Online Entrepreneurship Courses

Babson College has teamed with edX to launch a new series of six online courses, Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought.

Launching early next year, the series will be offered as an XSeries, or a sequence of courses designed to offer students a thorough understanding of a specific topic. The programs are free, though verified certificates are available for a fee and upon demonstration of competency and knowledge of the field of study.

For this series, a team of professors from Babson will guide students through topics including startup analytics, customer behavior, financial accounting and strategy as they apply to entrepreneurs.

"The edX program is designed for entrepreneurs of all kinds—both those who are seeking to apply Entrepreneurial Thought & Action within existing organizations, and those who are developing and launching their own ventures," according to a news release. "Interested learners are looking to take action, contribute to the decisions of an organization and are ready to move forward with their ideas."

"We are honored to welcome Babson to edX. As a leading institution in entrepreneurship education, Babson brings extensive experience in the field of business strategy and entrepreneurial thinking to the edX global community of more than 9 million learners," said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT professor, in a prepared statement. "We are excited to mark the beginning of our partnership by announcing an XSeries that truly showcases Babson's business expertise and provides learners with the knowledge necessary to launch successful and meaningful careers."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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