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Enrollment Information
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Prerequisites: Intermediate or Full Major status in the David Eccles School of Business or Minor status in Entrepreneurship OR Instructor Consent.
This course is designed for those striving to gain skills and understanding of the particular challenges of managing and growing the family firm. We will focus on decision making within family firms; the particular demands and challenges of managing financial and other resources in the family setting; the competitive benefits and liabilities of family owner-management, and the management of transition and succession for the family firm. We will pay particular attention to how family dynamics shape decision-making under varying conditions – such as adversity, prosperity, and changing leadership. The course is intended for those planning a career in a family firm, or who anticipate working at a senior level within a family firm. The class is structured around topical lectures with frequent utilization of case studies requiring active class participation.