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.