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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: March Break
  • 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:

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EPS7543 Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design in Sweden


Phillip Kim, Associate Professor
Academic Affairs / Entrepreneurship 





Quick Facts


Information Reception Monday, September 12, 2016
5:15-6:15 PM EST
Needham-Wellesley Room/Olin Hall
Application Opens Tuesday, September 6, 2016
9:00 AM EST
Initial Application Deadline Sunday, October 23, 2016
11:59 PM EST
Rolling Application Deadline Sunday, November 27, 2016
11:59 PM EST
Course Dates  
-- Pre-Travel Friday, February 3, 2016
6:00-10:00 PM EST
Location: TBD
-- Travel Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
Sunday, March 26, 2017
-- Post-Travel Final deliverable due Friday, April 7, 2017


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: $2,500
Airfare: $900 (estimate to/from BOS)
Tuition: Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2016-17 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.

Faculty Brainshark  click here

Stockholm School of Economics-2017 program review: Click here

Information Reception 

If you are unable to attend the information reception on September 12th, or would like to review course information, the PPT slides are available here:
Info Slides 2017 Sweden.pptx

Our host students from Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) send this invitation to meet them in Stockholm!

Course Syllabus

2016/17 Syllabus : Syllabus - 2017 Sweden Elective Abroad.pdf

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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.

Course Pre-Requisites


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Housing & Transportation


Students will be housed in a 4 star hotel, single rooms, walking distance to Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).


Coach bus, local metro. A recommended international flight (R/T US to Stockholm) will be provided to all 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 is reached). The international flight cost is not included in the program fee.

Arrival Airport Code

 ARN (arrival and departure)

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Financial Considerations

Financial Summary

Program Fee (single occupancy) $2,500
Tuition Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2016-17 credit rate. Elective Abroad courses are 3 credits.
Financial Aid & Grant Information Contact SFS for more information
Billable subtotal:   $2,500 + Tuition (3 credits)
(single room)
Airfare (Individual-estimate to/from BOS) $900
Estimated Additional Meals* $730
Estimated Incidentals* $245
Visa (if applicable)** See notes below
Non-billable subtotal:   $1,875
Total:   $4,375 + Tuition (3 credits)
(single room)

Program Fee and Airfare

Program Fee Includes: Accommodations (single room), breakfast, ground transportation, program planned meals (welcome reception & 2 dinners) 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.