Leadership and passion
Thiago Penido (MBA '09) balances his passion for racing with a sense of duty to his family business.
Value of Family Enterprise Center
Josh Gentine of Sargento Foods values the Family Business classes at Kenan-Flagler.
Family Enterprise Center founders discuss our focus on family business as a differentiator among the top-20 business schools.
A Critical Class
Ayse Yasa of Aromsa, Istanbul, Turkey, views the Family Business classes as "a must have" in her MBA education.
Graye Pelletier of Goldsboro Milling Co., opens up about important discussions with her family during her Family Business course work.
Family Business Leadership
George Alexander of Muthoot Group, India, learned important family business leadership skills at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Family Enterprise Center
Preparing Next Generation Family Business Leaders
The Family Enterprise Center was created with the support of the internationally recognized Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Our mission is to prepare next generation family business leaders to:
- Lead entrepreneurial, sustainable family enterprises,
- Create and maintain healthy family and working relationships, and
- Be responsible stewards of family business assets
Students from all over the world choose UNC Kenan-Flagler and the Family Enterprise Center to prepare them for the challenges of leadership and ownership within their family's enterprise.
We have grown from one course offered in 2006 to a thriving Center for MBAs, undergraduate business students, and select UNC undergraduates.
Students can elect to pursue an MBA Focus to take advantage of all of the resources available at the Center, or they can choose to participate in one or more of the available resources: curriculum, Family Business Club, Next Generation Leadership Roundtables, workshops, and FEC produced webinars.
The Family Enterprise Center has been hailed as “the most effective method of bringing about successful succession for a family business.”
Steve Miller, adjunct professor, and Cooper Biersach, Director of the Family Enterprise Center, are the co-founders of the Center.
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