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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer 1st Session
  • 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
Language(s) of Instruction: English Eligible Populations: First Year, Junior, Sophomore
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Academic Highlights: Cultural Studies, Entrepreneurial Studies, Management
Program Advisor: Renee Graham
Program Description:

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MOB 3555 Paris Start-up Strategy 

Paris

Peter S. Cohan, Professor
Management

 

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Quick Facts

Timeline

Information Session Thursday, October 13th, 2016, (5:00 PM)
Application Opens Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 (9:00 AM)
Initial Application Deadline Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 (11:59 PM)
Rolling Application Deadline Sunday, January 30, 2017 (11:59 PM)
Course Dates  
-- Pre-Travel Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:30AM - 2:30PM
Location TBD

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location TBD
-- Travel Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
-- Post-Travel TBD, Consulting project due roughly 6 weeks following return from Paris

Locations

Paris, France

Eligibility

Open to students who have completed the pre-requisite work and are in good academic and social standing with the college. See below (Program Details) for pre-requisite details.

Financial Considerations

Program Fee: $2,600
Airfare (Individual estimate to/from BOS): $900
Tuition: Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2016-2017 credit rate ($1,509). Each Elective Abroad is 4 credits. Summer tuition is separate from fall and spring tuition charges, however, you may qualify for a tuition adjustment in a future year.
Additional Expenses: See financial considerations below.

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Program Overview

Paris Company

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to understand the entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE) of Paris, France.  Through direct interaction with entrepreneurs, capital providers, educators, and government officials in Paris, the students should come away with a new perspective on startup’s opportunities and challenges and get experience consulting to local startups while applying concepts from two books – Capital Rising: How Capital Flows Are Changing Business Systems All Over the World, co-authored by Peter S. Cohan with Srini Rangan, and Hungry Startup Strategy: Creating New Ventures with Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision (November 2012), by Peter S. Cohan.

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Program Details

Credits

4 credits, Advanced Elective

Location

Paris, France

Eligibility

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

Course Pre-Requisites

N/A

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Housing & Transportation

Transportation

Coach bus, metro; A recommended flight itinerary will be provided to students registered for the course. Students are responsible for booking their own flight AFTER the course has been confirmed to run (i.e. participant minimum number is reached). The international flight cost is not included in the program fee. 

Arrival Airport Code

CDG (arrival and departure)

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Financial Considerations

Financial Summary

Program Fee $2,600
Tuition Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2016-2017 credit rate ($1,509). Each Elective Abroad is 4 credits. Summer tuition is separate from fall and spring tuition charges, however, you may qualify for a tuition adjustment in a future year. 
Financial Aid & Grant Information Contact SFS for more information
Billable subtotal:   $2,600 plus 4 credits/Summer 1
Airfare (Individual estimate to/from BOS) $900
Estimated Additional Meals $576
Estimated Incidentals $240
Visa (if applicable) See notes below
Non-billable subtotal:   $1,716
Total:   $4,316 plus 4 credits/Summer 1

Program Fee and Airfare

Includes: accommodations, breakfast, ground transportation, program planned meals and cultural excursions 
Not included: tuition, international airfare, visa costs, personal expenses and meals not stipulated as inclusions 
The program fee is paid to the Glavin Office.

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 the US Department of State Foreign Per Diem Rates (as of 7/1/2013) and reflect corporate rate estimates.  These estimates are generally higher than student's needs, however, expenses vary with individual spending.

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

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Faculty Information

Peter Cohan
Peter Cohan teaches strategy to undergraduate and MBA students including courses in Strategic Problem Solving and Strategic Decision Cohan Making. Since May 2002, Cohan has served as an executive-in-residence at Babson, advising teams in their consulting work with companies through Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) programs.  In addition to this course offering in Spain and Portugal, Cohan has also created and led the Hong Kong/Singapore Start-up Strategy Elective Abroad course for MBA students and the Israel Start-up Strategy Elective course for undergraduates.  He has also served as a visiting professor at Barcelona's EADA.

Cohan has authored 11 books and contributed to six management compendiums. His most recent book is Hungry Start-up Strategy: Creating New Ventures with Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision (Berrett-Koehler, November 2012). Cohan started Peter S. Cohan & Associates in 1992, a management consulting and venture capital firm. His management consulting unit helps managers with strategy, best practices, operational improvement, and litigation support. Cohan has published articles in Business Strategy Review, writes for four blogs: Forbes Startup Economy, Entrepreneur, Wharton Blog Network, and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette's Wall and Main, and is a frequent commentator on developments in economics, technology, and finance.
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Contact Information

Program Manager

Faculty

Renée Graham Professor Cohan
rgraham@babson.edu pcohan@babson.edu
(781)239-4536 (781)239-5912

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This program is currently not accepting applications.