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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer 1st Session
  • Restrictions: Babson applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1st Session 2019 11/25/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/19/2019 05/26/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Graduate Program Type: Elective Abroad
Language(s) of Instruction: English Eligible Populations: See Eligibility Link Below
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Academic Highlights: Entrepreneurial Studies
Program Advisor: Renee Graham
Program Description:

EPS 7543 Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design in Sweden


Phillip Kim, Associate Professor

Summer 1st Session 2019


Important Dates

Information Session

Graduate Pub Night - Summer 1st Session 2019 Courses

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Roger's Pub


Application Deadlines

Application Opens

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 1:00 PM ET

Initial Application Deadline

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11:59 PM ET

Rolling Application Opens

Thursday, October 24, 2018, 12:00 PM ET

Rolling Application Deadline

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 11:59 PM ET
(Applications reviewed at the end of the month: October - January)

Mandatory Course Dates

No partial participation is allowed.
Admitted students must participate in ALL program activities.



Pre-Departure Class #1

Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Wellesley Campus (Location TBD) - WebEx available for BL students

Pre-Departure Class #2

Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Wellesley Campus (Location TBD) - WebEx available for BL students


Travel Dates: Sunday, May 19-Saturday, May 27, 2019
Course Dates: Monday, May 20-Saturday, May 26, 2019


Final deliverable due within a week after the final day of the course

Academic Overview

Course Description

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.

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Course Information

Course Type



3 credits


Open to students who are halfway through their graduate program and have completed pre-requisite requirements.

Student must be, and remain, in good academic standing with the college for duration of the course.

Student must be in good standing with the Office of Community Standards by time of travel.

For specific eligibility information by program visit the Eligibility page.

For May 2019 graduates: Students graduating in May 2019 may delay 3 credits for 1st Summer Session 2019. Students will be able to walk at graduation and receive their diploma in August 2019. 



Course Documents

Sweden Course Syllabus and Proposed Itinerary 

Academic Accommodations

Students requesting accommodations due to a disability should visit the students with disabilities abroad page for more information.

Course Logistics


Stockholm, Sweden


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


International Flight (Not Included in Program Fee)

Students will be responsible for booking their own international flight to/from Stockholm (ARN). 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: ARN
  • Departure Airport Code: ARN

Local Transportation

The program fee includes the following transportation:  local train/metro. Students should also expect to pay for additional individual transportation in their free time.


Students should also expect to pay for additional individual transportation around the city and to do significant walking.


  • Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.
  • The following meals are also included in the program fee: welcome dinner and alumni reception.
  • 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.
Electives Abroad Cost Elements

Estimated Total Cost:  $3,650 + Tuition (3 credits)

Program Fee: $2,100

  • Included: Accommodations, breakfast, ground transportation, program planned meals and cultural excursions. 
  • Not included: Tuition, international flight,, visa costs, additional meals and personal expenses.
  • Payment: The program fee is paid to the Glavin Office.
  • 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 any additional financial obligations.

Babson Tuition: 3-Credits

  • Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2018-2019 credit rate. Elective Abroad course is 3 credits.
  • To discuss tuition or your financial situation or to learn about grant opportunities, visit Student Financial Services.

Travel & Meals: $1,550

  • Airfare (Individual estimated to/from BOS): $800
  • Estimated Additional Meals: $500
  • Estimated Incidentals: $250
    • Incidentals and additional meals (lunches and dinners) are based on estimated expenses from the 2018 course to Sweden.
    • Expenses may be higher or lower depending on student's meal preferences.
  • Visa (if applicable)
    • All students are asked to research the visa requirements for their nationality to travel to Sweden (including countries transited through) before committing to the course.
    • Students are responsible for securing visas (as needed) before travel.

Grants & Scholarships

Contact Information

Lead Faculty


Professor Philip 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.


Program Manager

Renee Graham  

Renée Graham 

Renée Graham, Assistant Director of the Short-Term Programs Team, also manages the programming for Electives Abroad & Away, the International Consulting Experience, and the Global Entrepreneurship Experience. She manages the 2018/19 undergraduate Electives Abroad & Away courses to the UAE, Thailand/Malaysia, Spain, and New York (USA), in addition to the graduate Electives Abroad courses in Hong Kong and Sweden; and the MSEL Global Entrepreneurship Experiences in Chile and China. In the Fall you will also see Ms. Graham court side as an assistant coach for the women’s volleyball team.


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