(See below for Information Session Presentation)
Tuesday, April 11, 5-6PM
Location: Trim 202
-- Application Opens
Monday, April 10, 2017, 9:00 AM ET
-- Initial Application Deadline
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:59PM ET
-- Rolling Appliction Deadline
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11:59PM ET
(Applications reviewed at the end of the month: May - July)
Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, November 25, 2017
During Finals Week
Open to Sophomore, Junior or Senior students. Applicant must be in and remain in good academic and social standing prior to and throughout participation in course. See pre-requisites below.
Program Fee: $TBD
Airfare (Group): $TBD
Tuition: Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is included in the fall semester flat rate tuition charge (up to 20 credits)
Additional Expenses: See financial considerations below.
Contemporary Strategic Issues in Chile provides undergraduate students an opportunity to examine the current macro-economic, social and political trends in Chile, and to directly interact with Chilean executives and entrepreneurs to examine how those trends affect the strategies of a variety of Chilean organizations, including entrepreneurial ventures, non-profit initiatives, and large established corporations.
Chile has transformed over the past 40 years into a worldwide leader in innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth. The goal of this course is twofold. First, we will develop an understanding of how political, social and economic events helped transform Chile. Second, we will examine first-hand the challenges and opportunities Chilean businesses – large and small – face in the 21st century.
Before departing for Chile, four required pre-departure class sessions will provide students with a strong foundation in current political and economic trends affecting Chilean businesses. While in Chile, students will interact directly with Chilean entrepreneurs, executives, and non-profit leaders. They will have the opportunity to see, first-hand, how entrepreneurs and executives operate in a different country, and to explore the beautiful towns of Santiago and Valparaiso.
Throughout the semester, student teams will work closely with Chilean entrepreneurs and executives in team-based consulting projects. Students will be introduced to their client early in the semester, and will spend a full day in Chile working at their client’s location. Teams will write and present a detailed report describing their recommendations upon their return to the U.S.
To learn more about the course, click on the video below to watch the faculty's Brainshark presentation.
Information Session - Application & Selection Process Presentation
CLICK HEREfor the details on the application, selection and placement process for this course.
Fall 2015 student video of their experience in Chile
Included in fall semester flat rate tuition charge (up to 20 credits)
Financial Aid & Grant Information
Contact SFS for more information
Estimated Additional Meals
Visa (if applicable)
See notes below
Program Fee and Airfare
Program fee and group international airfare is paid to Glavin Office, program fee includes accommodations, breakfast, airport transfers US & Chile, group ground transportation, program planned meals and cultural excursions. Not included: visa costs, additional meals and personal expenses.
Incidentals and additional meals (lunches and dinners) are based on the US Department of State Foreign Per Diem Rates (as of 4/1/2017) 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 Chile before committing to the course. Students are responsible for securing visas (as needed) before travel.
Dr. Jonathan Sims is Assistant Professor of Management at Babson College. His research focuses on strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and he has published in journals such as Strategic Organization, Industrial & Corporate Change, and Industry & Innovation.
Dr. Sims is currently the course coordinator of Strategic Problem Solving, the capstone undergraduate strategy course at Babson. He has been inducted into the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Faculty Honor Roll in recognition of exceptional teaching performance and recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer by the Academy of Management.
Before entering academia, Dr. Sims worked as a consultant focusing on strategy, growth, and IT operations. He has consulted for and worked with a variety of organizations, including the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, the non-profit literacy program In2Books, NetSuite, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Dr. Sims holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Emory University.