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  • Locations: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Program Terms: March Break
  • Restrictions: Babson applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
March Break 2018 11/26/2017 ** Rolling Admission 03/17/2018 03/24/2018

** 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: Undergraduate Program Type: Elective Abroad
Language(s) of Instruction: English Eligible Populations: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Academic Highlights: Entrepreneurial Studies
Program Advisor: Alexandra Nesbeda
Program Description:

EPS 3533 Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Island Nations and Territories

Jamaica - Landscape

Brad George, Associate Professor
Entrepreneurship Division

 

Contents

 

Quick Facts

Timeline

Information Session
Information Session Date Tuesday, September 5, 2017
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Trim 201
Application Deadlines
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, November 26, 2017, 11:59 PM ET
(Applications reviewed at the end of the month: Sept - Nov)
Course Dates
Pre-Travel Class Session #1
Friday, February 16, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Class Session #2
Friday, March 9, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Travel Saturday, March 17 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
Post-Travel Class Session #3
Friday, April 6, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Eligibility

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: $2,500
Airfare (Group): $900
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


Jamaica - Informal Recycling

Course Description

Island nations and territories face particular problems with respect to resource usage and environmental impact given their geographic isolation and boundaries. While this is true of all island nations and territories, based on natural resources, policies, and other factors different islands are often faced with varying degrees of environmental challenges in key areas. The purpose of this course is to learn about the challenges faced by a particular island and investigate possible solutions that may be viable for that nation or territory given their specific policies and constraints. The initial offering will focus on waste in Jamaica, which is currently a significant problem for that country. Students will learn about the waste management system, current policies and solutions that are being investigated and develop initial proposals for business opportunities that may help with the problem.

Course Syllabus

The course syllabus is available for download here: EPS3533 Syllabus - Tentative.docx.

Sample Schedule

Download a copy of the sample schedule (NOTE: actual schedule will vary): Stay Tuned.

Faculty Brainshark

To learn more about the course, click on the video below to watch the faculty's Brainshark presentation.  

COMING SOON

Information Session

The slides from the information session can be found here: UG Jamaica Info Session Slides 2018.pptx.

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Program Details

Credits

4 credits, Advanced Elective

Location

Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and Kingston, Jamaica

Eligibility

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

N/A

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HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, MEALS & ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO DISABILITY

Housing

Students will be staying in 3-4 star hotels in Jamaica during the course in double occupancy rooms. Students are housed based on gender and gender identity.

Transportation

The program fee includes the following transportation: charter bus and an international group flight. All students will travel on a group air ticket from Boston, MA to Montego Bay, Jamaica and from Kingston, Jamaica to Boston, MA. Students should also expect to pay for additional individual transportation in their free time.

Meals

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. There will be several group meals covered by the program. Students are responsible for paying 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.

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 $2,500
Airfare (Group) $900
Tuition Included in spring semester flat rate tuition charge (up to 20 credits)
Financial Aid & Grant Information Contact SFS for more information
Billable subtotal:   $3,400
Estimated Additional Meals $400
Estimated Incidentals $100
Visa (if applicable) See notes below
Non-billable subtotal:   $500
Total:   $3,900 + visa (if applicable)

Program Fee and Airfare

Program fee and group international airfare is paid to Glavin Office, program fee includes accommodations, breakfast, airport transfers, 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 general estimates. Actual expenses will vary depending on student's spending.

All students are asked to research the visa requirements for their nationality to travel to Jamaica before committing to the course.  Students are responsible for securing visas (as needed) before travel.

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Faculty Information

Brad George Bradley George is an Associate Professor and the former holder of the John A. Hornaday Term Chair in Entrepreneurship. Professor George has a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from Indiana University, an MBA from the University of Northern Iowa, and a B.S and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Louisville. His research focuses primarily on the areas of strategic decision-making processes, sustainability and research methodology. His research has appeared in the Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Frontiers in Entrepreneurship Research, and Venture Capital: An International Journal of Finance. He was awarded the Stevens Institute of Technology Wesley J. Howe Award for the best paper on the topic of Corporate Entrepreneurship at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in 2008. His work also appears in the books Life Cycles of New Ventures: A Cross-National Investigation, Teaching Entrepreneurship, Evolving Entrepreneurial Education and the textbook Entrepreneurship by Bygraves & Zacharakis. He has also published four teaching cases in entrepreneurship. His areas of interest and expertise include strategic decision making, the role of governance structure in corporate innovation, sustainability and research methodology.

Professor George teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship as well as special courses in environmental and sustainable entrepreneurship. Professor George has also previously taught courses in strategic management and leadership, organizational theory and change, business statistics and calculus at the University of Louisville, University of Northern Iowa, and Indiana University.

Prior to joining Babson College, Professor George spent 15 years in the diesel engine industry in a variety of positions in training, technical sales and service support, design, manufacturing, marketing, strategic planning and business process reengineering. Most of his career was focused on international markets and he worked in over 30 countries during this time. He was the Marketing Manager for Advanced Engine Programs at John Deere working on the launch of a $200M new product line before deciding to pursue his PhD.

In addition to his corporate experience, Professor George and his wife are the founders and owners of Attitudes Dance & Fitness and he has advised a number of small and start-up businesses ranging from small family businesses to VC-backed firms. He also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra. 
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Contact Information

Program Manager

Faculty

Alex Nesbeda Brad George
anesbeda@babson.edu bgeorge@babson.edu
(781)239-5244 (781)239-5022

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