Summer 2013 | June & July
Babson College | Wellesley, MA
Experience the Babson Advantage – You will study at the #1 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the country, a distinction held for sixteen straight years! This conference will present an exciting college-level curriculum and will give you powerful insights into the entrepreneurial world.Conference highlights will include:
- Discover the core issues that entrepreneurs face today.
- Explore how leadership and entrepreneurial skill generate value creation
- Experience what it’s like to be a first-year college student
Innovate, Lead and Create Value – explore the many facets of business creation and what it takes to make your business ideas come to life!
Learn to think strategically and empower associates to achieve your corporate vision - this unique undertaking, a product of a joint effort with Babson College, is tailored to the needs of high achieving high school students interested in managing successful entrepreneurial efforts. Explore the value to a community from entrepreneurial efforts, the product development process, the art of value creation and the influence on a local economy from corporate decision making, all while interacting with business leaders, renowned educators and executives who share their insight in these areas.
Identify the executive in you during the Business Development simulation.
Through a collaborative effort with a group of your peers and using knowledge gained through interaction with Babson College faculty, you are tasked with drafting corporate vision, developing strategic design, creating a formal business plan and then presenting an executive summary to a panel of mock investors – your skills as an business executive will be honed in this true-to-life simulation. In addition to experiencing the thrills of management and leadership, through the course of this business construction exercise, you learn the main aspects of business development including: ideation, marketing, finance and corporate decision making.
This program’s unique blend of classroom lecture, project based reinforcement and small group interaction will provide you with an unparalleled depth of theoretical knowledge and experiential practice – traits that are sure to assist in future entrepreneurial efforts.
Gain powerful insights into the entrepreneurial world - You can understand how leadership and entrepreneurial skills generate value creation. Generate the next great idea and ignite a successful business model!At the Business & Entrepreneurship Conference you can interact with internationally renowned business experts. Past conferences have included individuals such as:
- Dr. Dennis Hanno, Dean of the Undergraduate School at Babson College
Dean Hanno is an award winning teacher who is known for his innovative curriculum as well as his in-depth work on the assessment of student learning. Listen as he brings with him an extensive accounting background that includes membership in numerous accounting associations and is one of a select group of scholars who have published more than once in one of the premier accounting research journals, Journal of Accounting Research.
- Dr. Candida Brush, Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division at Babson College. Dr. Brush’s research is often featured in noted popular media including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week on Line, the Boston Globe and Inc. A frequent adviser to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy on women’s entrepreneurship, Professor Brush is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Women’s Business Research and the Executive Committee of Children Without Borders, a clinic in Costa Rica. She serves on the board of many start-ups and has coached and advised numerous start-up ventures.
- Study entrepreneurship and leadership at Babson College – Ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 "Best Colleges in America" for the 15th consecutive year
- Engage in debate, resolve conflict and present an executive summary to win mock venture capital in the Business & Entrepreneurship Simulation
- Conduct a Business Case Study on a Fortune 500 Company as you debate sustainability and business ethics
- Explore strategic thinking, sound management practices and corporate leadership theory through access to topic-matter expert speakers and association with area leaders in these fields
- Obtain a front-row-seat and behind-the-scenes insight into Successful Business Practices through a visit to a leading corporation
- Earn up to Two College Credits from Loras College
- College Accredited, Academic Curriculum
- Conduct research, analyze information, engage in debate, resolve conflict and build networks of support as you practice being the business leaders of tomorrow
- Analyze current issues such as Entrepreneurship & Value to the Community, Leadership Theory & Personal Skills Development, Value Creation, Marketing, Finance, Business Ethics and Community Influence & Corporate Leadership
- Debate the global challenges and opportunities confronting executive leadership
- Engaging Faculty & Guest Speakers
- Gain access to Academic and Professional Leaders in the business field
- Speakers may include Investment Bankers, Corporate Executives, Venture Capitalists, Non-profit Leaders, Business Professors and professional leaders from the business environment
- Program Relevant Field Excursions
- Experience the program content and appreciate regional sites of importance through field excursions designed to complement the academic and skill building objectives of the program
- Field Excursions may include visits to: area corporations focused on application of management and leadership theories presented in the classroom. Additionally, a trip to the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston will expose students to US monetary policy and its impact on economic growth
- Career Focused Skills & Personal Development Workshops
- Formulate a Personal Mission and Vision plan for your future
- Develop and polish skills like Time Management, Decision Making, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking and Communication
- Explore the opportunities and strategies to advance in program related career fields
- Collegiate Experience & College Enrollment Seminars
- Experience College Life from challenging academics to dormitory living
- Gain an important head start in the Preparation for College and the College Admission Process
- Friends & Support for a Lifetime
- Develop a network of Fellow Scholars, Friends and Mentors
A DAY AT BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
|7:30 - 8:30||Breakfast|
|9:00 - 10:00||Simulation: Innovation & Ideation|
|10:00 – 11:00||Case Study: Fortune 500 Company|
|11:00 - 12:30||Guest Speaker: Leadership & Value Creation|
|12:30 - 1:30||Lunch|
|1:30 - 3:30||Field Excursion: Corporate Tour|
|4:30 - 5:30||Skill Workshop: Public Speaking – Pitching a Product Idea|
|6:00 - 7:00||Dinner|
|7:00 - 8:00||Simulation: Venture Capitalist Practice Pitch Session|
|8:00 – 9:00||Career Seminar: Emerging Prospects in Business for the 21st Century Student|
|9:00 - 10:00||Social Time|
*This is a sample day and examples of lectures, excursions and activities each program may include. All speakers and events are subject to availability and change, without notice, before or after the start of a conference.
Previous Guest Speakers & Organizations Include:
- Dennis Hanno, Ph.D., Dean, Undergraduate School, Babson College
- Steve Gold, M.D. Senior Partner for Entrepreneurship, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering & Babson College
- Candida G. Brush, D.B.A., Chair, Entrepreneurship Division, Babson College; Director, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship and Franklin W. Olin Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurship
- Sam Hariharan, Ph.D., Lecturer in Management, Babson College
- Michael Mozill, M.B.A., Lecturer, Babson College
- James E. Hoopes, Ph.D., Babson Distinguished Professor of History; Murata Professor of Ethics in Business, Babson College
- Erik Noyes, D.B.A., Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Martin Tropp Term Chair, Babson College
- Sebastian Fixson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management, Babson College
LeadAmerica wishes to thank Participating Institutions for generously making their facilities and personnel available to students enrolled in certain LeadAmerica programs.
Dates, Location and Tuition
Complete tuition, enrollment and other conference details can be found in the Application and Enrollment & Other Details included in your invitation package and in the online application.
|Please pay careful attention, as dates may have changed from printed material.||
2013 Summer Business & Entrepreneurship Session *
|Location||City||2013 Program Dates||Tuition||Tuition & Travel Insurance||College Credits Available From Loras College**|
|Babson College||Wellesley, MA||June 22 – July 1||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
|Babson College||Wellesley, MA||July 6 – July 15||$2,995||$109||2||Enroll|
- One college credit from Loras College ($475 value)**
- A full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures and simulations
- Certificate of Completion
- Housing accommodations at a University/College dormitory
- All on-campus meals ***
- Course materials and lab fees
- Transportation as needed for off-site activities, briefings and events
- Field trips and social events
- Program Faculty and on-site staff for supervision
- LeadAmerica T-shirt
* Dates and locations are subject to change
** To earn college credit, the student must successfully complete all aspects of the program (see college credit information for more details). The Business & Entrepreneurship 10 day conference is accredited for two (2) college credits from Loras College. Tuition includes the first college credit. A second college credit is available at a reduced fee of $299.
*** Students will need spending money for several off-site meals, souvenirs and incidentals.
Students are responsible for their own airfare or other travel costs to and from each conference location.
LeadAmerica is an independent entity and its operations are not supervised or controlled by Babson College.