Please note that as we strive to keep our electives as up-to-date as possible, the exact courses on offer are subject to change and different courses are offered at each of our campuses.
Family businesses are the predominant form of enterprise around the world: the oldest form of business and major creators of new jobs in modern political economies. Often a business starts with a single idea--one store, one product, one- service--and through the commitment and investment of entrepreneurial individuals and their families, the business grows or perishes. Family relationships, kinship, varying interest stakes, and varying leadership skills make the environment complex to navigate and may not be evident to the professional manager coming into the family business.
This is the first in a three-course sequence focusing on the unique aspects of family-owned businesses. These courses cover topics as they relate to leadership, management, governance, growth, and succession, with attention given to both family and business dynamics. This courses will prepare students to be contributors, architects, and leaders of this unique and varied form of business organization.
Learn how to leverage the complex interpersonal dynamics of family businesses to expand the company, take your business global, and deliver growth while still maintaining an entrepreneurial culture.