The “Next Generation” of Family Business

Tuesday, November 25 2014

Are you about to take control of your family business or take on the responsibility of leading one of its divisions but feel that you don’t already have the necessary business skills to take this next step? Family businesses face specific challenges in their structures, management, leadership and finances. This means the “next generation”, the future leaders of family-run companies are faced with not only keeping the business growing, but also living up the to expectations of their predecessors, friends and stakeholders. In a ever more complex, international, competitive and ambiguous world, how can family businesses continue to thrive? Is there a secret to passing on the generational baton that will ensure the future of your family business?

If this situation sounds familiar and you are about to take control of your family’s business you’ve likely asked yourself, “What can I do to be best prepared?” This is where continuing education specifically adapted to your particular reality, rich in knowledge and experience from an international group of business people can make a difference. We’re sure you have innovative ideas and a lot of ambition, but also understand that leading the growth of a family business is one of the most challenging professional roles you can take on.


At EDHEC Business School, we understand this situation, and we have decided to launch a unique program in Europe: the EDHEC Family Business Global EMBA, designed for the future leaders of today’s family business (whether they are members of the family or not).

What will you learn in this program? EDHEC Business School offers a customized education program that is compatible with your job and personal life, taught over the course of 15 months across the 5 international EDHEC Business School campuses in Paris, London, Lille, Singapore and Nice. This modular program includes a consulting project to ensure that the course adapts to the needs of each participant and each family business, and culminates with leadership training at internationally-recognized Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in UK.

students-workingThe First Global EMBA in Europe 100% for Family Businesses

EDHEC Business School provides a unique offer for the leaders of family businesses:

  • Marketing strategy for family businesses
  • Visits to local companies in Asia.
  • Legal and financial structure for family businesses.
  • “Serious games” on corporate finance strategy, structure and executive roles.
  • Leadership Assessment Center to create individual development plans.
  • Continuing follow-up with program participants with a selection of mentors and coaches.

When does it start?

EDHEC Family Business Global EMBA program starts at the end of February 2015 with commencement foreseen for spring of 2016. The program is designed to allow participants to balance the course-load with their personal and professional lives, structured around one to two weeks of classes every two months, optimizing both course and travel time.

Are you interested in signing up or learning more? Ask about out scholarships!

The application process is open until January 30, 2015. In addition, this year only the program boasts an exclusive array of scholarships. If you would like more information, please visit our website or contact us directly at EDHEC Business School:

Romuald GALLET, Admissions


Phone: +33 1 53 32 76 62


EDHEC-Business-SchoolEDHEC Business School was founded in 1906 in France and is considered one of the most prestigious business education institutions in Europe. The school is one of the 66 business school out of a total 13,670 schools to hold triple-crown accreditation by EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB. In May 2014 the Financial Times Executive Education ranking placed EDHEC as the 2nd school in France for Custom Programs.

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