MOB 3555 Paris Start-up Strategy
Peter S. Cohan, Professor
|Information Session Date
||Monday, September 11, 2017
||Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, 9:00 AM ET
|Initial Application Deadline
||Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:59 PM ET
|Rolling Application Deadline
||Sunday, January 28, 2018, 11:59 PM ET
||Class Session 1
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00AM - 2:30PM
Class Session 2
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00AM - 4:30PM
||Friday, May 11 - Saturday, May 19, 2018
(Course Dates: Saturday, May 12 - Friday, May 18, 2018)
||Consulting project due roughly 6 weeks following return from Paris
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.
Program Fee: $2,800
Airfare (Individual estimate to/from BOS): $800
Tuition: Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2017-2018 credit rate ($1,552 per credit). 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.
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.
The course syllabus is available for download here: Stay Tuned.
Download a copy of the sample schedule (NOTE: actual schedule will vary): Stay Tuned.
To learn more about the course, watch the faculty's Brainshark presentation: Stay Tuned.
The slides from the information session can be found here: UG Elective Info Session - Paris 2018.pptx
4 credits, Advanced Elective
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.
Students will be staying in a 3-4 star hotel in Paris during the course in double occupancy rooms. Students are housed based on gender and gender identity.
The program fee includes the following transportation: charter bus and metro. Students should also expect to pay for additional individual transportation around the city and to do significant walking.
Students will be responsible for booking their own international flight to/from Paris (CDG). A recommended international 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
- Departure Airport Code: CDG
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. The following meals are also included in the program fee: welcome dinner and farewell dinner. Students are responsible for paying for most lunches and dinners on their own.
Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary restrictions are encouraged to contact their Program Manager prior to committing to the course to discuss any questions or concerns.
Accommodations Due to a Disability
Students requesting accommodations due to a disability for an Elective Abroad should complete and submit the Elective Abroad Accommodation Request Form by the course deposit deadline. The Office of Accessibility Resources will send a letter to the Elective Abroad Program Manager and faculty verifying the accommodations approved at Babson College. It is very important that accommodations are arranged ahead of time. Not all accommodations existing at Babson College can be available at Elective Abroad locations.
||Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2017-2018 credit rate ($1,552 per credit). 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
||$2,800 + Tuition (4 credits)
|Airfare (Individual estimate to/from BOS)
|Estimated Additional Meals
|Visa (if applicable)
||See notes below
||$4,350 + Tuition (4 credits) + visa fees (if applicable)
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.
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.
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 12 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.