USA, Entrepreneurship and Business

During this trip, the participants will be introduced to the chances and challenges Swiss companies face when they enter the US market.

This trip

  • Is designed for students from CAS Innovation and students from partner universities, other universities or interested business manager,
  • offers the participants insights to the chances and challenges Swiss companies face when they enter the US market,
  • offers lectures at Babson College, the independent school of management in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Factsheet

  • Degree/Certificate Certificate Study trip
  • Duration 09/03/2020-13/03/2020
  • Application deadline December 2020
  • ECTS credits None
  • Costs 1500 CHF (students from CAS Innovation)
    4000 CHF (other students or interested business manager)
  • Teaching language English / German
  • Location Boston, Berne
  • Department Engineering and information technology
  • Next session March 2020

Structure + Content

Portrait

The participants will be introduced to the chances and challenges Swiss companies face when they enter the US market.

Highlight is the stay and the lectures at Babson College which has been evaluated #1 in entrepreneurship in the US business school ranking for many years.

A second part of the Program is organized together with Swissnex, the Swiss Confederation’s Scientific and Technology Network. A visit to the company SOTAX will show a best practice example of a Swiss company active in the US. A big part of the program is dedicated to Innovation.

Lectures at Babson College:
 

  • Crucibles of Change – A Look at Tomorrow’s World
  • Succeeding in Tomorrow’s World Markets
  • Industry Dynamics & Managing the Innovation Lifecycle
  • Leading into the Future: Managing Innovation Projects & Change
  • Policy Makers Response to & Effecting Change

Company visits:
 

  • Two days of company visits.

Networking and Politics:
 

  • Reception by the Swiss Consul in Boston and with members of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, Boston Chapter
  • Meeting with US students & entrepreneurs

Title + Degree

A certificate of the Babson College is awarded to successful participants.

Partners

Eligibility + Entry

Students from CAS Innovation and students from partner universities, other universities or interested business manager.

Language skills


English

Practicalities + Application

09/03/2020-13/03/2020

Students from CAS Innovation: 1500 CHF (for accommodation booked by BFH, excl. flights, visa, books)

Other Students from BFH, partner universities, other universities or interested business manager: 2’500 CHF for the lectures plus ca. 1’500 CHF (for accommodation booked by BFH excl. flights, visa, books)