Entrepreneurial Families

EPS3551 Entrepreneurial Families
(Formerly Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier)
4 General Elective Credits

If you come from a family business or have an interest in starting a business with a family member or members, this course is designed for you. The course is like no other offered at Babson or elsewhere in the world. In this course, students will work directly with their family as part of the process of learning to be a family entrepreneurial leader. Students (and their families) will learn about how and why families are responsible for over 75% of global entrepreneurial activity and how your family can be more successful in its entrepreneurial efforts. Students will learn to think critically about key issues that affect their family enterprise such as succession and governance, allowing them to effectively engage in conversation with family members on these topics. Students will strengthen their ability to work with their family, build their confidence and increase their family's understanding of the value they can bring to the business. Students will also learn from their peers and families -- establishing relationships that will endure long after you graduate. If you know that you want to lead the family business, this course will provide a foundation for your future. If you are uncertain about joining the family business, this course will help provide clarity for your decision. If you have no desire to join the family business and prefer creating your own venture or opportunity, this course will help you to leverage the knowledge and resources within your family in order to increase the likelihood of your success.

The course time slot was strategically chosen to accommodate time zones from around the world, allowing the Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship to offer students exposure to global family thought leaders, while enabling parents of students to attend select class sessions.

This course satisfies Babson's "Advanced Experiential" designation.

Prerequisites: FME or equivalent

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Entrepreneurship
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Management (UGrad)
  • Course Number: EPS3551
  • Number of Credits: 4