event Start date: 03/Feb/2023
place Location: Online
rotate_right Application period: 19/Sep/2022 to 19/Dec/2022

Working in or with family businesses means both opportunities and challenges. Research shows that family businesses are different from other companies and in order to succeed as professionals in family businesses, it is important to understand their unique characteristics. This applies both if you own or will take over a family business, you are managing, or otherwise working with a family business.


Certified by Jönköping International Business School, this course is tailor-made for family business owners, managers and practitioners, and is based on the latest findings from the leading research conducted at the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO).


What does online distance learning involve?

Through the learning platform you’ll get access to recorded lectures, case studies and other study material. Communication takes place largely through discussion forums and e-meetings. This flexible form means that within each course section you can, to a large extent, choose the time and place for your studies, while regular deadlines distribute the studies evenly over the course.


What's the target group?

This course builds on the research excellence and practical relevance of the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership, bridging the core competences of JIBS faculty on family business and ownership. The participants will have a unique opportunity for applying the most relevant theoretical concepts to examples, cases and experiences from family businesses. The course is tailor-made for business owners, professionals and practitioners, working in or with family businesses, as well as for next-generation family business members and successors.

Online seminars and meetings are organized every second Friday. Times are expressed as CET (Stockholm time). The following schedule refers to the 4th edition of the course (2023). * Preliminary schedule. To be confirmed.

Welcome meeting

Week 5

February, 3

14:00-16:00





Module 1




Online seminar

Week 7

February, 17

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 9

March, 3

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 11

March, 17

14:00-16:00





Module 2




Online seminar

Week 13

March, 31

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 16

April, 21

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 18

May, 5

14:00-16:00





Module 3




Online seminar

Week 20

May, 19

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 22

June, 2

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 24

June, 16

14:00-16:00





Autumn kick-off

Week 35

September, 1

14:00-16:00





Module 4




Online seminar

Week 37

September, 15

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 39

September, 29

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 41

October, 13

14:00-16:00





Module 5




Online seminar

Week 43

October, 27

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 45

November, 10

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 47

November, 24

14:00-16:00

The education is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School
vpn_key Application code: JFAR21
place Location: Online
rotate_right Rate of study: 25%
clear_all Level: Master
data_usage Credits: 15 credits
data_usage Fees: Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens. Non EU/EEA citizens are requested to pay a fee of 30000 SEK to take the course.
language Language: English
access_time Length: Spring 2023 - Autumn 2023
  • The applicant has a Bachelor ́s degree and has an extensive leadership experience in a family business.
  • Other applicant with a Bachelor ́s degree or an extensive business experience might be accepted to the course based on clear motivations for participating to a family business course.
  • English proficiency is required (level 6/B or equivalent).


We request all candidates to provide us with an application letter (min 300, max 500 words) written in English. This letter clearly describes the motivations for taking a family business course. In particular, the application letter contains:

  • your personal and professional reasons for taking a Family Business course.
  • description of your leadership experience in a family business (e.g. as owner, member of the board, manager, or successor).
  • indication if you are a member of a family business or to what extent you are connected to a family business.


The application letter should be submitted as a PDF.

In order to apply, you need to upload the following documents:

  1. Application letter
  2. Education certificate: Bachelor's or Master's diploma and transcript
  3. Work experience certificate: provided by the employer stating the title, role, employment start and end dates, details about years of leadership experience relevant to family business.
  4. English proficiency: level 6/B or equivalent (can be assessed through a phone interview)
  5. Curriculum vitae
  6. Passport/id card


Please notice: the application letter (min 300, max 500 words) is written in English. This letter clearly describes the motivations for taking a family business course:

  • Your personal and professional reasons for taking a Family Business course.
    description of your leadership experience in a family business (e.g. as owner, member of the board, manager, or successor).
  • indication if you are a member of a family business or to what extent you are connected to a family business.


If you need any clarification regarding the content of the course, you can contact Massimo.Bau@ju.se. If you need support in the application process, please refer to Adam.Al-Azzawi@ju.se.

In addition to the registration of 15 ECTS credits at master’s level, you will receive a certificate in Family Business Management, issued by Jönköping International Business School, after completion of the course.

* Preliminary schedule. To be confirmed.

The course is offered at an advanced level and is given in English. Each of the 5 modules consists in 3 online lectures (pre-recorded) and 3 online meetings (in real time) for a duration of 6 weeks per module. The estimated effort for taking this course is about 10 hours of study per week. The course schedule is presented below.


Modules

Period*

– Family Business, introduction and characteristics – 3 credits

weeks 5-11, 2023

– Family Business Strategy – 3 credits

weeks 12-18, 2023

– Family Business Governance – 3 credits

weeks 19-24, 2023

– Family Business Ownership – 3 credits

weeks 36-41, 2023

– Family Business Emotions – 3 credits

weeks 42-47, 2023

* Preliminary schedule. To be confirmed.

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