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Family Business Management 15 Credits

The course on Family Business Management, is based on more than 20 years of research and practical experience from family enterprises developed by the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO) at Jönköping International Business School. Thanks to a large network of international collaborators and partners, CeFEO offers to the course a unique regional, national and international perspective in discussing Family Business dynamics.
The purpose of this course is to enhance participants’ awareness and comprehension of how family businesses can approach common issues and challenges related to their specific structure and goals. The broader aim of the course is to support the development of family firms and facilitate the process of succession and ownership transition in family businesses by sharing knowledge and tools for how this can be done in effective ways

Course Contents

The course on Family Business Management, is based on more than 20 years of research and practical experience from family enterprises developed by the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO) at Jönköping International Business School. Thanks to a large network of international collaborators and partners, CeFEO offers to the course a unique regional, national and international perspective in discussing Family Business dynamics.
The purpose of this course is to enhance participants’ awareness and comprehension of how family businesses can approach common issues and challenges related to their specific structure and goals. The broader aim of the course is to support the development of family firms and facilitate the process of succession and ownership transition in family businesses by sharing knowledge and tools for how this can be done in effective ways.

Connection to research and practice
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.

The 15 credits course on Family Business Management is composed by 5 parts of 3 credits each:
1. Family Business, introduction and characteristics
2. Family Business Strategy
3. Family Business Governance
4. Family Business Ownership
5. Family Business Emotions

Five teaching cases developed by CeFEO researchers specifically for each part of the course allow a deeper understanding of the topics addressed in the lectures and discussions, bridging theory and practice.

Prerequisites

Bachelor´s degree and extensive leadership experience in a family business. Other applicants 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 (English 6 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.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JFAR21
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Upcoming course occasions

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Single subject
Study type
Distance
Number of required meetings
0
Semester
Spring 2021: Mar 01 - Jun 06
Autumn 2021: vecka 35 - 47 (Continues)
Rate of Study
25%
Language
English
Location
Ortsoberoende
Time
Day
Number of places
25
Examiner
Massimo Bau
Course coordinator
Massimo Bau
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
30000kr
Syllabus
HTML  PDF
Application code
HJ-30060
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