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Family Business Certificate Program


Family businesses create an estimated 70% to 90% of global GDP annually. These unique forms of business ownership are characterized by emotional attachments and a strong desire to pass on the wealth across generations. However, family conflict, poor governance structures, and failure to plan for succession are some of the reasons why only a third of them pass successfully from the founder generation to the second generation, and only half pass from the second to the third.

By participating in the intensive three-day Family Business Certificate Program from the University of Miami School of Business Administration, business owners who are committed to sustaining family ownership over generations will:

Understand how emotional attachment to the firm impacts strategic decisions and learn how to balance the emotional needs of the family with the financial needs of the business

Learn how to communicate more effectively with family members and manage conflict

Develop effective governance and ownership structures and prepare the next generation of family managers and leaders

Program Topics include:

  • Family firm assessment
  • Idiosyncrasies of the family firm & growth challenges
  • Leadership and conflict within the family business
  • Governance & succession
  • Family business consulting
  • Development of a family action plan

Program Features:

  • Provides the opportunity to network with a range of participants from different countries and industries as well as family business leaders in Miami.
  • Offers a customized plan for family businesses that enables them to become internally more effective and externally more competitive.
  • Led by School of Business professors and industry leaders.
  • Offered in both English or Spanish.*

*The May 2016 session will be delivered in Spanish.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants earn a certificate from the University of Miami School of Business Administration.

Program Dates: To Be Determined

For More Information

Call: 305-284-1354 | Toll Free: 1-855-403-3355 

    School of Business Administration
    P.O. Box 248027, Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6520
TEL: 305-284-4643
FAX: 305-284-6526
GRADUATE: 305-284-2510
UNDERGRADUATE: 305-284-4641