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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Undergraduate Program Type: Elective Abroad
Language(s) of Instruction: English Eligible Populations: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Pre-requisites: ASM3300 - completed or concurrently enrolled
Program Advisor: Alexandra Nesbeda
Program Description:

MOB 3546 Contemporary Strategic Issues in Chile


UG Chile

Jonathan Sims, Assistant Professor
Management Division

Fall Semester 2019


Important Dates

Information Session

Information Session Dates

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Olin 120


Application Deadlines

Application Opens

Monday, April 8, 2019, 4:00 PM ET

Initial Application Deadline

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11:59 PM ET

Rolling Application Opens

Monday, April 29, 2019, 9:00 AM ET

Rolling Application Deadline

Sunday, July 28, 2019, 11:59 PM ET
(Applications reviewed at the end of the month: May-July)

Mandatory Course Dates

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



Pre-Departure Class #1
Friday, September 13, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Luksic 101

Pre-Departure Class #2
Friday, September 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Luksic 101

Pre-Departure Class #3
Friday, October 18, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Luksic 101

Pre-Departure Class #4
Friday, November 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Luksic 101


Course Travel: Friday, November 22 (morning) - Sunday, December 1, 2019
Class Dates: Saturday, November 23 - Saturday, November 30, 2019


Post-Travel Presentations
Friday, December 6, 2019 – To Be Confirmed (During Finals Week)

Academic Overview

Course Description

Contemporary Strategic Issues in Chile provides undergraduate students an opportunity to examine the current macro-economic, social and political trends in Chile, and to directly interact with Chilean executives and entrepreneurs to examine how those trends affect the strategies of a variety of Chilean organizations, including entrepreneurial ventures, non-profit initiatives, and large established corporations.   

Chile has transformed over the past 40 years into a worldwide leader in innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth.  The goal of this course is twofold.  First, we will develop an understanding of how political, social and economic events helped transform Chile.  Second, we will examine first-hand the challenges and opportunities Chilean businesses – large and small –  face in the 21st century.  

Before departing for Chile, four required pre-departure class sessions will provide students with a strong foundation in current political and economic trends affecting Chilean businesses.  While in Chile, students will interact directly with Chilean entrepreneurs, executives, and non-profit leaders.  They will have the opportunity to see, first-hand, how entrepreneurs and executives operate in a different country, and to explore the beautiful towns of Santiago and Valparaiso. 


Faculty Video


Course Information

Course Type

Advanced Elective


4 credits


Sophomore, junior, or senior.

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.


Preference will be given to applicants who have completed ASM 3300 or those who are taking ASM 3300 concurrently in the fall semester.

Course Documents

Fall 2019 Syllabus - Contemporary Strategic Issues in Chile  |  Information Session Slides  | Glavin & SFS Slides | Information Session Recording

Academic Accommodations

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

Course Logistics


Santiago, Chile


  • Students will be staying in a 3-4 star hotel in Santiago, Chile during the course in double occupancy rooms.
  • Students are housed in double rooms based on the same gender/gender identity.
  • Students interested in requesting housing accommodations on an Elective Abroad, should visit the students with disabilities abroad page for more information.


International Flight (Included in Program Fee)

All students will travel on group air ticket Boston, MA <--> Santiago, Chile

Local Transportation

The program fee includes the following transportation: airport transfers in the US and Chile and group ground transportation.


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, alumni reception, and farewell dinner.
  • 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:  $4,250 + Tuition (4 credits)

Program Fee: $3,600

  • Included: Accommodations, breakfast, airport transport, group flight (BOS - SCL), group ground transportation, program planned meals, and cultural excursions.
  • Not included: Tuition, 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: 4-Credits

  • Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is included in the fall/spring semester flat rate tuition charge (up to 20 credits).
  • To discuss tuition or your financial situation or to learn about grant opportunities, visit Student Financial Services.

Travel & Meals: $650

  • Estimated Additional Meals: $450
  • Estimated Incidentals: $200
    • Incidentals and additional meals (lunches and dinners) are based on estimated expenses from the ** 2017-2018 course
    • 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 the Chile (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

Jonathan Sims  

Professor Jonathan Sims 

Jonathan Sims is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Babson College, where he teaches business strategy courses at the undergraduate and MBA levels. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Emory University.

Dr. Sims' research and teaching programs lie at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, and open innovation. Broadly, he is interested in how entrepreneurial companies develop and implement technology strategies in cooperation with external communities. His work has been published in journals including Strategic Organization, Industrial and Corporate Change, Industry and Innovation, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Before returning to academia, Jonathan was an entrepreneur and independent consultant to both non-profit and for-profit ventures, as well as a program manager for the Office of the CIO at Sony Pictures Entertainment.


Course Administrator

Laura Carfang  

Laura Carfang 

Laura Carfang has worked at Babson for over 6 years and has participated on a number of elective abroad programs with both graduate and undergraduate students. She received her BA in fine arts, her MA in Italian literature and linguistics, and her doctorate in Education. As a lifelong learner and celebrator, she enjoys working with students in the promotion and development of intercultural competence both in the classroom and through immersion. Laura embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of Babson working as the Associate Director in the office of Graduate Academic Services team and has launched her own venture in the startup non-profit health care and educational space.  She cannot wait to meet the students as we explore and learn in Chile Fall 2019!


Program Manager

Alex Nesbeda  

Alex Nesbeda 

Alex Nesbeda, Senior Program Manager for the Short-Term Programs team, manages the programming for Electives Abroad & Away, International Consulting Experience, and the Global Entrepreneurship Experience for the undergraduate and graduate student populations. She is the program manager for undergraduate Electives Abroad in Japan, Germany, Uruguay/Argentina, and Israel; the undergraduate Elective Away in Manhattan; the graduate Elective Abroad in Italy; and the MSEL Global Entrepreneurship Experience in Tanzania. She also handles the risk management for the Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship (ADE) program.


Student Videos



This program is currently not accepting applications.