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BA - Bachelor of Arts in Family Business Management

BA - Bachelor of Arts in Family Business Management

Family businesses are unique in the way that they operate and in the skills required to work in them. Family-owned companies face their own unique challenges in a business environment characterized by intensified competition. In this specialization, you will learn how to leverage your strengths in the management of family business and successfully implement practices that drive high performance, share-holder loyalty and healthy family relationships.

How You Earn Your Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Family Business Management program lasts three years, with each divided into two semesters. Each semester students complete ten courses, including company visits and guest speaker sessions. In order to graduate, students must complete two final cases and a dissertation in addition to the other coursework.


Year 1

First Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

Year 2

Third Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

Year 3

Fifth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)


Second Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)


Fourth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)


Sixt Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

Learning Outcomes

This program explores topics critical to family-owned companies, such as succession, ownership control, and strategic relationships. Participants discover how to formulate strategies for reaching goals, overcoming conflicts and planning for the future of both the business and the family. In addition, students will:


Demonstrate an understanding of the peculiarities of family businesses compared to non-family businesses, as well as the similarities.


Learn about the wide range of businesses that fall into the category of a family business.


Explore family business issues, such as succession and ownership, governance and policies, as well as the very special dynamics associated with family relationships.


Discover how to manage capital and liquidity within a family business setting.

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