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  • Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Program Terms: March Break
  • Restrictions: Babson applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Undergraduate Program Type: Elective Abroad
Eligible Populations: UG Junior, UG Senior, UG Sophomore Program Advisor: Alexandra Nesbeda
Program Description:

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HIS4608 Social Responsibility in Malaysia


James Hoopes, Professor of History
Murata Professor of Ethics in Business





Quick Facts


Information Session Tuesday, October 11, 2016
5:00-6:00 PM
Tomasso 202
Initial Application Deadline Sunday, October 23, 2016 
11:59PM ET
Rolling Application Deadline Sunday, November 27, 2016
11:59PM ET
Course Dates  
-- Pre-Travel Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00am - 12:30pm in Luksic 101

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00am - 12:30pm in Luksic 101
-- Travel Friday, March 17 - Sunday, March 26, 2017
-- Post-Travel TBD


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Open to students who are in good academic and social standing with the college. See below for any pre-requisite details.

Financial Considerations

Program Fee: $1,400
Airfare (Group): $1,100
Tuition: Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is included in the spring semester flat rate tuition charge (up to 20 credits)
Additional Expenses: See financial considerations below.

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Program Overview

Malaysia 2

Course Description

Study of, and opportunity for hands-on contributions to high quality social enterprises, corporate social responsibility programs, and prominent universities in the world’s most economically developed Muslim community.  Malaysia is also a multi-ethnic society with communities of Chinese, Indian, and native peoples for which government, corporations, and social enterprises are developing strategies for social coherence.  For over a hundred and fifty years, American management models have dominated the enterprises of the world.  Now, as we enter the second decade of what some call the “post-American century,” it is vital for Americans and everyone else to open themselves to lessons that can be learned from others.  Malaysia’s underappreciated economic success, as well as its large challenges in sustainability and social justice, make it a potential teacher for the rest of us.

Faculty Brainshark

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Check out the 2017 syllabus (tentative) here -- Syllabus -- Soc Resp in Malaysia 2017.docx

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Program Details


4 credits, Advanced Liberal Arts


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Open to students who are in good academic and social standing with the college. See below for any pre-requisite details.

Course Pre-Requisites

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Housing & Transportation


Charter bus, local bus, subway

Arrival Airport Code

KUL (arrival and departure)

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Financial Considerations

Financial Summary

Program Fee $1,400
Airfare (Group) $1,100
Tuition Included in the spring semester flat rate tuition charge (up to 20 credits)
Financial Aid & Grant Information Contact SFS for more information
Billable subtotal:   $2,500 - Financial Aid
Estimated Additional Meals $500
Estimated Incidentals $500
Visa (if applicable) See notes below
Non-billable subtotal:   $1,000
Total:   $3,500 + Visa

Program Fee and Airfare

Program fee and group international airfare is paid to Glavin Office. Program fee includes accommodations, breakfast, airport transfers, group ground transportation, program planned meals and cultural excursions. Not included: visa costs, additional meals and personal expenses.  

Tuition, Financial Aid and Grant Information

To discuss tuition or your financial situation or to learn about grant opportunities, visit Student Financial Services.

Additional Expenses

Incidentals and additional meals (lunches and dinners) are based on projected spending for faculty and administrators traveling on the course.  Actual expenses may vary with individual spending and individual student needs and interests.

All students are asked to research the visa requirements for their nationality to travel to Malaysia before committing to the course.  Students are responsible for securing visas (as needed) before travel.

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Faculty Information

Jim Hoopes
James Hoopes is "Murata Professor of Ethics in Business" at Babson College. His latest book is Corporate Dreams:  Big Business in American Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession. The author of half a dozen other books on American history, Hoopes has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other funding agencies. His paper, "Managing a Riot," won the Paul Hersey Award for the best paper on leadership at the 2000 meeting of the Academy of Management. He has taught in both Europe and Asia.
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Contact Information

Program Manager


Alex Nesbeda Professor Hoopes
(781)239-5244 (781)239-4345

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This program is currently not accepting applications.