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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester
  • 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: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Pre-requisites: ASM3300 - completed or concurrently enrolled
Program Advisor: Elise Beaudin
Program Description:

MOB 3546 Contemporary Strategic Issues in Chile

UG Chile

Jonathan Sims, Assistant Professor
Management Division





Quick Facts


Information Session
(See below for Information Session Presentation)
Tuesday, April 11, 5-6PM
Location: Trim 202
Application Deadlines  
-- Application Opens Monday, April 10, 2017, 9:00 AM ET
-- Initial Application Deadline Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:59PM ET
-- Rolling Appliction Deadline Applications will be pulled and reviewed on the following dates throughout the summer:
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11:59PM ET/Decision email sent 6/1/2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:59PM ET/Decision email sent 6/29/2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017, 11:59PM ET/Decision email sent 7/27/2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11:59PM ET/Decision email sent 8/30/2017
Course Dates  
-- Pre-Travel Session 1
Date: Friday, 9/15/2017
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Malloy 202

Session 2
Date: Friday, 9/29/2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Gerber 101

Session 3
Date: Friday, 10/20/2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Gerber 101

Session 4
Date: Friday, 11/10/2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Gerber 101
-- Travel Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, November 25, 2017
-- Post-Travel Date/Time: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Location: 5:00pm-9:00pm


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.

Financial Considerations

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.

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Program Overview

UG Chile 2

Course Description

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.  

Faculty Brainshark

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 HERE for the details on the application, selection and placement process for this course.

Fall 2015 student video of their experience in Chile

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Program Details


4 credits, Advanced Elective


Santiago, Chile


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.

Course Pre-Requisites

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed ASM 3300 or those who are taking ASM 3300 concurrently in the fall semester.

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Housing & Transportation


All students will travel on group airticket Boston, MA --> Santiago, Chile

Arrival Airport Code

SCL (arrival and departure)

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Financial Considerations

Financial Summary

Program Fee $2,140
Airfare (Group) $1,160
Tuition Included in fall semester flat rate tuition charge (up to 20 credits)
Financial Aid & Grant Information Contact SFS for more information
Billable subtotal:   $3,300
Estimated Additional Meals $400
Estimated Incidentals $200
Visa (if applicable) See notes below
Non-billable subtotal:   $600
Total:   $3,900

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.  

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 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.

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Faculty Information

Jonathan Sims 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.  
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Contact Information

Program Manager


Elise Beaudin Professor Sims
(781)239-4482 (781)239-5913

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This program is currently not accepting applications.