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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer 1st Session
  • Restrictions: Babson applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Graduate Program Type: Elective Abroad
Language(s) of Instruction: English Eligible Populations: See Eligibility Link Below
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Program Advisor: Renee Graham
Program Description:

EPS7543 Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design in Sweden

GRAD Sweden 2017

Phillip Kim, Associate Professor





Quick Facts


Information Session  
Graduate Electives Abroad Pub Night Meet the Faculty
Monday, September 18, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET
Roger's Pub
Application Dates  
Application Opens Tuesday, September 5, 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
(Applications reviewed at the end of the month: Oct - Jan)
Rolling Application Deadline Sunday, January 28, 2018; 11:59 PM ET
Course Dates  
Pre-Travel *SATURDAY, April 7, 2018  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET*
*Date Change

Thursday, May 3, 2018  5:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET
(Both sessions will be held on the Wellesley campus; WebEx access available by faculty permission in advance)
Travel Sunday, May 20, 2018 -
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Post-Travel Saturday, June 2, 2018 (final deliverable due, no meeting)


Stockholm, Sweden


Open to students who are half way through their graduate program*, have completed pre-requisite requirements, and are in good academic and social standing with the college. *For specific eligibility information, by program, click HERE.

Financial Considerations

Program Fee: $2,300
Airfare: $800 (estimate to/from BOS)
Tuition: Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2017-18 credit rate. Elective Abroad course is 3 credits.
Additional Expenses: See financial considerations, below.

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Program Overview


Course Information

Entrepreneurial leaders excel in acting with limited information, maximizing outputs from limited resources, and managing uncertainty in dynamic conditions. In this course, students will have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge and past professional experiences to practice these facets of entrepreneurial leadership in Stockholm, Sweden. The course centers on a Design Challenge - an intense, one-week exercise that invites students to tackle a relevant problem for the Swedish government and local businesses while visiting leading Swedish companies and cultural attractions.

Stockholm is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city of 1 million residents who live on an archipelago of 14 islands. The city serves as the economic, cultural, and social hub of Sweden. It is home to many leading companies familiar to people worldwide for their innovatively designed products and services such as Ericsson, H&M, IKEA, Skype, and Spotify. It is also on the forefront for producing social innovations that address the wicked problems of our times.      

The Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design (TED) in Sweden course overlaps with an innovation management course offered at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Babson students will work with SSE students during the week in Stockholm. SSE students will serve as informal hosts to the Babson students and introduce them to the social and cultural fabric of Stockholm in ways that provide deeper engagement than most week-long visits.

The course is designed for students who have a strong interest in entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, or design and wish to participate in a dynamic cross-cultural learning experience.

This class can be applied to the Entrepreneurship concentration.

Course Syllabus

2017-18 Syllabus: EPS 7543 Syllabus - 2018 Sweden Elective Abroad - Draft (4).pdf

Sample Schedule

Download a copy of the sample schedule: EPS7538 Course Itinerary v1 (1).doc

Faculty Brainshark

 To learn more about the course, watch the faculty's Brainshark presentation: click here


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Program Details


3 credits (tuition is a separate charge from the program fee)


Stockholm, Sweden


Open to students who are half way through their graduate program*, have completed pre-requisite requirements, and are in good academic and social standing with the college. *For specific eligibility information, by program, click HERE.

For May 2018 graduates: Students intending to graduate in May 2018 may delay 3 credits for 1st Summer Session 2018. Students will be able to walk at graduation but will not receive their diploma until August 2018. 

Course Pre-Requisites


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Housing, Transportation, meals & accommodations due to a disability


Students will be housed in a 4 star hotel, single rooms, walking distance to Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). The program fee covers the cost of single room accommodations.


The program fee includes airport transfers and metro pass for duration of course. Students should also expect to pay for individual transportation around the city for personal excursions. Students are responsible for booking their own international flight AFTER the course has been confirmed to run (i.e. participant minimum has been reached). A recommended international itinerary will be provided to registered students for planning purposes, the cost of which is not included in the program fee. 

Arrival Airport Code

 ARN (arrival and departure)


Breakfast will be provided at the hotel, and is included in the program fee. The following meals are also included in the program fee: welcome reception, closing dinner and alumni event. Students are responsible for paying for most lunches and dinners on their own.
Students with food allergies/intolerance or other dietary restrictions are encouraged to contact the 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.

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Financial Considerations

Financial Summary

Program Fee (single occupancy) $2,300
Tuition Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2017-18 credit rate. Elective Abroad courses are 3 credits.
Financial Aid & Grant Information Contact SFS for more information
Billable subtotal:   $2,300 (plus 3 tuition credits)
Airfare (Individual-estimate to/from BOS) $800
Estimated Additional Meals* $730
Estimated Incidentals* $245
Visa (if applicable)** See notes below
Non-billable subtotal:   $1,775
Total:   $4,075 plus 3 tuition credits
(single room)

Program Fee and Airfare

Program Fee Includes: Accommodations (single room), breakfast, ground transportation, program planned meals and program planned cultural excursions. 
Program fee DOES NOT include: Tuition, international flight, visa costs, additional meals and personal expenses.
The program fee is paid to the Glavin Office.

Tuition, Financial Aid and Grant Information

Tuition will be paid to SFS. 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 7/1/2016) 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 Sweden before committing to the course.  Students are responsible for securing visas (as needed) before travel.

Cancellation Policy

All students who confirm their placement and later withdraw from the course are subject to the Elective Abroad cancellation policy. Please review this policy to understand financial obligations.

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Faculty Information

Kim   Phillip H. Kim is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how entrepreneurial ideas become reality inside and outside the companies. His research on these topics have been published in leading academic journals and publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times.  He has taught entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels and has significant experience teaching students with business and non-business backgrounds. Dr. Kim has taught both foundation courses and advanced electives in entrepreneurship.

Dr. Kim regularly advises entrepreneurs on issues related to launching and establishing their businesses. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked as a management consultant advising businesses in the manufacturing, agriculture, professional services, and non-profit sectors. He also worked for a leading regional supermarket as an operations analyst.
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Contact Information

Program Manager


Renée Graham     Professor Phillip Kim
(781)239-4536 (781)239-6442

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This program is currently not accepting applications.