Family Enterprise Management

Family Enterprise Management

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Major

Within an increasingly complex, competitive and uncertain environment, the modern family business faces a triple requirement: competitive imperative, leadership excellence and efficient governance. Family Enterprise Management students who want to work for one of these businesses, take over their parents' business someday or set up their own family firm will be instructed on how to tackle the complexities of the family business.

Why Family Enterprise Management at Stetson University?

With almost two decades of experience and four national awards, this program is an acknowledged leader in family business curriculum. It's the nation's first major and second-oldest minor in family business with a board of advisers who keep the program grounded in practical, real-world experience, and innovative and engaging programs. Family businesses generate more than 50% of global GDP and contribute to the creation of 60% of all new jobs. They are some of the oldest, most successful and most sought-after employers in the world, including household names like the GAP, Ford, Samsung and Walmart.

The program's curriculum is also designed to encourage interdisciplinary study, enabling students to graduate with double majors, such as family enterprise and accounting or finance.

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Frederik Welding ’18

"I have gained a profound understanding of the unique challenges, but also opportunities that come with a family-owned business. Being the only next-generation member with a business degree background, I believe it was even more important to learn about not only business but family business."

Frederik Welding ’18 Family Enterprise

Christopher Marlow '12

"I owe everything I know to Stetson. I am so fortunate to have studied with some truly amazing professors and alongside extremely bright young men and women."

Christopher Marlow '12 Family Enterprise

Career Outcomes

Careers in family enterprise comes in many forms — from work at family businesses, family offices or family foundations to the consulting, legal or financial firms that serve family enterprises.

Our faculty in this program will prepare students to enter the job market, or run their own family business, with a proven skill set for employment in the following areas:

  • Company operations
  • Family foundation management
  • Consulting
  • Legal services
  • Financial advising

Graduates of the family enterprise management program flourish as managers, employees, owners and advisers to family enterprises.

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Students must meet General Education Requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.


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