Integrated Management Core (IMC)
The Integrated Management Core is at the center of Babson's undergraduate
curriculum. It is structured around a sequence of three expanded courses
designed to help students develop sound managerial decision-making skills.
The first semester of the IMC, Perspectives in Management, enhances your
ability to identify, describe, and summarize complex material about
organizations, people, and processes in a logical and useful manner. Core
sessions are team taught, generally by faculty members from a mix of management
The second semester of the IMC, Management Diagnosis and Analysis, takes you
through the process of addressing a business problem. It begins with
establishing an understanding of the organization's strategic position and
diagnosing the likely strategic impact of the issue, opportunity, or problem
with which a management team is faced. It then proceeds to examine the
information available and how to gather it. IMC II concludes by linking the
consequences of alternative actions back to the original strategic concerns.
The sequence concludes with Management in Action, which confronts
decision-making and action implementation in the context of ambiguity and
complexity. IMC III challenges you to apply your newly developed skills to
settings with multifaceted options and potential ramifications.