Stay Tuned for Summer 2018 Course Information
MOB 3555 Paris Start-up Strategy
Peter S. Cohan, Professor
||Thursday, October 13th, 2016, (5:00 PM)
||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)
||Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:30AM - 2:30PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:30AM - 4:30PM
||Saturday, May 13 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
||TBD, 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: $2,600
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.
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.
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.
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)
||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
||$2,600 plus 4 credits/Summer 1
|Airfare (Individual estimate to/from BOS)
|Estimated Additional Meals
|Visa (if applicable)
||See notes below
||$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.
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 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.