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​Babson Undergraduate Semester in San Francisco

Study in the epicenter of tech entrepreneurship

Each spring semester, we offer undergraduate students the opportunity to study at Babson’s San Francisco campus, located in the city’s thriving SoMa district. The experience exposes you to the diverse Bay Area business community, ranging from esta​blished organizations to the startup scene of Silicon Valley. Students participate in alumni networking events, company treks, consulting projects, and neighborhood tours while earning 16 credits.


Our San Francisco curriculum features two intermediate liberal arts classes and two entrepreneurship classes that are tailored to capitalize on the unique history and entrepreneurial ecosystem of the region.*

Fall 2015 courses include:

Silicon ​Technology Ventures

​Professor: Mary Gale​
Silicon Technology Ventures is more than a class; it is an experiential learning opportunity that blends classroom learning, simulations, assignments, and field experiences to gain valuable real-world insights into starting and growing technology businesses.

Consulting in Technology Entrepreneurship (CiTE)

Professor: Allan Cohen​
The CiTE class offers students the opportunity to gain practical industry experience while working with professionals in the business community. This course connects Bay Area organizations with talented Babson students who work as consultants to address a current business challenge.

Golden Cities: The West and Urban America 

Professor: Paul Schmitz
Students examine the rise and development of the modern American metropolis in a period of dynamic growth and intense cultural change. Using a range of historical, literary, and cultural sources, the class will investigate how cities have served as catalysts for the nation’s economic, political, and social development.

The West as Frontier in the American Imagination

Professor: Katrin Fischer
Students investigate the myths, realities, and hopes associated with the American West: that ever-moving frontier of the mind and body where visions of American national identity are invented and celebrated, contested and reimagined.

*Consulting in Technology Entrepreneurship meets for face-to face sessions every week. The remaining three courses meet weekly with faculty members via a telepresence system and monthly for face-to-face sessions.

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Program Costs

The Babson undergraduate tuition and double-occupancy room rate apply. Students are responsible for the cost of their own meals and transportation for the duration of the program. A $500 security deposit is required upon program confirmation.

Program Eligibility

To be eligible, rising juniors and seniors should meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum 2.70 cumulative Babson grade point average at the time of application
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing from the time of application through the day of departure
  • Have successfully completed three semesters at Babson College by the time of their departure
    • ​For G.A.P. students, the summer term counts toward one of the three required semesters.
    • For transfer students, applicants must have completed two semesters at Babson College in addition to any credits they have transferred from previous institutions of higher education
  • ​Submit a completed application by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.
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