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EPS7561 Culture, Society and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies: Ghana
Sekondi, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Session
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Babson applicants only
Budget Sheets Winter Session
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Graduate Program Type: Elective Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Only Eligible Populations: FT Evening 27+ Credits, MBA Blended Learning - September Start, MSA, One Year MBA, PT Evening 27+ Credits, Second Year MBA
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Program Advisor: Renee Graham
Program Description:
**2014 Application is open until Wednesday, September 18th (11:59pm Eastern) **
 Information Reception: September 16th, Glavin Office-5pm

Culture, Society and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies: Ghana
Takoradi, Sekondi and Cape Coast, Ghana

Dennis Hanno, Provost and Sr. V.P., Babson College
Stephen Deets, Assoc. Professor; Politics

Quick Facts

Program Fee: $1,200 (tuition and flight charges not included)

Travel Dates:
January 7-20, 2014 (arrive in Accra on January 8 & depart Accra on January 19, 2014)

Pre-departure Academic Session Dates:

Friday, October 4th; 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, October 5th; 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

Friday, November 8th; 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, November 9th; 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

Friday, December 6th; 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, December 7th; 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
*Attendance required at all sessions

Program Overview

GhanaGhana Academic course work on campus is linked with a service learning immersion experience in the cities of Takoradi, Sekondi and Cape Coast, Ghana.

Program Details

Students in the course, working in teams, will prepare and deliver training sessions on basic and specialized business skills to local secondary school and adult learners. The key element of the work in the secondary schools is developing entrepreneurship and personal skills within the Ghanaian student groups. The week culminates with a region-wide business plan competition attended by more than 2000 people each year. Babson student teams may also work with selected small businesses in the area to develop strategic plans and to foster their growth and development. Interested applicants should possess the willingness to live and work ‘outside your comfort zone’, stay in humble accommodations and work with a team of Babson students and advisors to make a social impact on a very welcoming community. Simply – be ready for a life altering experience!

Credits: 3 Credits; Tuition is a separate charge from the program fee

Final Payment Due Date: November 29, 2013

Eligibility: Graduate Elective Abroad Eligibility

Course Pre Requisites: N/A

Financial Aid: click here for more information

To view the information session (September 2012) video, click here.

Click here to view the 2013 Ghana Information Session Powerpoint slides.

Housing and Transportation


A mandatory group flight itinerary (R/T US/Accra) and travel agent information will be provided to students registered for the course. The total flight cost is $1,189, $100 of which IS included in the program fee. Students will purchase tickets directly from agent for the remaining balance of $1089. 

Arrival/Departure Airport Codes:

Program Fee Details:
Program fee includes: $100 flight deposit, accommodations & most meals in country, ground transportation, program planned cultural excursions and visa.

Not included: tuition, international airfare (balance), and personal expenses.

Faculty Information

Dennis Hanno serves as Babson’s provost, senior vice president, and President’s Endowed Professor of Accounting. As an accomplished accounting educator, he was named Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is actively involved in the accounting profession. Hanno is also the executive director of the Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Center, the national host for Global Entrepreneurship Week, he oversees the work of the center’s in-country staff. Additionally, he has empowered thousands of youths in four African countries through a unique curriculum he has developed called From Ideas to Action as founder and director of the Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academies.

Stephen Deets is a specialist in post-communist democratization and has recently published articles on East European elections, health care reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Hungarian minorities. Currently his research focuses on debates over minority rights, including issues of justice and institutional protections.

Contact Information

Renée Graham, Program Manager
(781) 239-4536

Dennis Hanno, Lead Faculty
(781) 239-5660

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.