Entrepreneurial leaders in Fashion excel in being innovative and resourceful with respect to creating new designs that capturing customer attention, attracting high quality human and financial capital, and building business partnerships that ensure their products get to market in a timely way. The Fashion business cycle demands that ventures gather timely customer information, make the most of limited resources, and manage uncertainty in changing market 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 London, England. The course is built around a Design Challenge - an intense, one-week exercise that invites students to create a solution to address an underserved customer/market niche while visiting leading British companies and cultural attractions.
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.
International Flight (Not Included in Program Fee)
Students will be responsible for booking their own international flight to/from London (LHR). 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: LHR
Departure Airport Code: LHR
The program fee includes the following transportation: Tube (metro) pass and airport transport (train).
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.
Estimated Total Cost: $TBD + Tuition (4 credits)
Program Fee: $TBD
Included: Accommodations, breakfast, 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
Summer 1st Session tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2019-2020 credit rate ($1,644 per credit). Each Elective Abroad is 4 credits. Summer 1st Session tuition is separate from fall and spring tuition charges, however, you may qualify for a tuition adjustment in a future year.
To discuss tuition or your financial situation or to learn about grant opportunities, visit Student Financial Services.
Travel & Meals: $1,400
Airfare (Individual estimated to/from BOS): $800
Estimated Additional Meals: $400
Estimated Incidentals: $200
Incidentals and additional meals (lunches and dinners) are based on expenses from previous London courses.
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 United Kingdom (including countries transited through) before committing to the course.
Students are responsible for securing visas (as needed) before travel.
Dr. Daniels’ research covers Future Trends and Entrepreneurial Strategy. She has worked on the development of global business and technology strategies for numerous startups and the following larger corporations: IBM, Apple, the Economist, Financial Times, Ford of Europe, Boots Pharmaceutical, Shell Oil, GlaxoSmithKline, Chartham Paper Mills, New York Life, Bank of Ireland, Aetna, Marks & Spencer, Media Companies, and other leading corporations. She has facilitated multi-client studies for The Economist Group on the future of business.
Renée Graham, Assistant Director of the Short-Term Programs Team, manages the programming for Electives Abroad & Away, the International Consulting Experience, and the Global Entrepreneurship Experience. She manages the 2020/21 undergraduate Electives Abroad courses to the Netherlands/Portugal, Spain and England and Away courses to Califorina (Los Angeles and San Francisco). Renée has programming responsibility for the graduate Electives Abroad course in Sweden and MSEL Global Entrepreneurship Experience programs in Chile and China. In the Fall you will also see Renée court side as an assistant coach for the Babson women’s volleyball team.