Family Business Management

15 credits, 3rd Edition – 2022

For information about the course, please contact Massimo Baù External link, opens in new window.

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).

 


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.

This 15 credits master course is based on 5 module web-based at a quarter speed rate, gives you the opportunity to combine work and studies at university level. In this course, you will meet world-leading researchers, exchange experiences with other professionals and will get the opportunity to apply your new knowledge to your own professional life.


ModulesPeriod
– Family Business, introduction and characteristics – 3 creditsweeks 6-11, 2022
– Family Business Strategy – 3 creditsweeks 12-18, 2022
– Family Business Governance – 3 creditsweeks 19-24, 2022
– Family Business Ownership – 3 creditsweeks 36-41, 2022
– Family Business Emotions – 3 creditsweeks 42-47, 2022


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. You can find the syllabus here.

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.


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.


  • 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.

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.


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.

 

Online seminars and meetings are organized every second Friday. Times are expressed as CET (Stockholm time).


Welcome meeting

Week 5

February, 4

14:00-16:00





Module 1




Online seminar

Week 7

February, 18

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 9

March, 4

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 11

March, 18

14:00-16:00





Module 2




Online seminar

Week 13

April, 1

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 15

April, 15

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 18

May, 6

14:00-16:00





Module 3




Online seminar

Week 20

May, 20

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 22

June, 3

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 24

June, 17

14:00-16:00





Autumn kick-off

Week 35

September, 2

14:00-16:00





Module 4




Online seminar

Week 37

September, 16

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 39

September, 30

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 41

October, 14

14:00-16:00





Module 4




Online seminar

Week 43

October, 28

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 45

November, 11

14:00-16:00

Online seminar

Week 47

November, 25

14:00-16:00





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


Type of course

Single subject

Study type

Distance

Number of required meetings

0

Semester

Spring 2022 - Autumn 2022

Rate of Study

25%

Location

Online

Time

Day

Number of places

up to 30

Examiner

Massimo Bau

Tuition fees do NOT apply for
EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

30 000 SEK

Syllabus

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