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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 (e.g. as board members and top manager) or with (e.g. as advisor and consultant) 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

The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor's degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) or equivalent (extensive business experience can be validated as equivalent). English proficiency is required (level 6/B or equivalent).

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JFMR21
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Upcoming course occasions

This course is cancelled for study period Mar 01-May 31.

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
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Application code
HJ-24113
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Content updated 2020-08-25