EPS 7543 Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design in Sweden
Phillip Kim, Associate Professor
Summer 1st Session 2019
Information Session Dates
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
April 2019 - TBD
Pre-Departure Class #2
April 2019 - TBD
May 2019 - TBD
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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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 May 2019 graduates: Students looking to graduate in May 2019 may delay 3 credits for 1st Summer Session 2019. Students will be able to walk at graduation but will not receive their diploma until August 2019.
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.
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
The program fee includes the following transportation: charter bus, high speed train, local train, and subway. 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.
Estimated Total Cost: $X,XXX + Tuition (3 credits)
Program Fee: $X,XXX
Included: Accommodations, breakfast, ground transportation, program planned meals and cultural excursions.
Not included: Tuition, international flight, single supplement (optional - TBD), 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.
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.
Renée Graham manages the programming for Elective Abroad courses and the International Consulting Experience for the undergraduate and graduate student populations. She is the program manager for undergraduate Electives Abroad in the UAE, Thailand/Laos, Spain, and New York (USA); graduate Electives Abroad in Singapore/Hong Kong and Sweden; and the MSEL Global Entrepreneurship Experience in Chile and China.