MGMT 377: Gear up for any family business internship or job opportunity that crosses your path.

Intrigued by the intricate dynamics of family-owned enterprises? Immerse yourself in the intricacies of family business operations and expand your network of potential employers with this brand-new course.

Did you know family businesses make up a staggering 80% of enterprises worldwide? In the US alone, they contribute to 87% of the economy, with 32.4 million family businesses driving a GDP of $7.7 trillion and employing 83.3 million people!

Learn more about family businesses and gain a competitive advantage over fellow graduates as you embark on your job search post-graduation.

Course highlights

  • Engaging lectures, assessments, and hands-on exercises.
  • Fascinating case studies, including the renowned Follett Corporation case by Professor Katherine Sredl from Loyola University.
  • Inspiring guest speakers sharing real-world experiences.
  • Explore topics like conflict resolution, ethical decision-making, governance, succession planning, and more!

Why enroll

  • Explore challenges in family business governance, leadership succession, and management.
  • Gain insights into the interconnections of family dynamics and business strategies.
  • Decode intricate dynamics among individuals, families, and businesses.
  • Gain holistic understanding of family ownership systems and stakeholder perspectives.
  • Discover essential planning and management processes for family harmony and business continuity.
  • Uncover social and economic impacts of family businesses.
  • Blend entrepreneurial spirit with professional management for organizational success.

Course info

Day: Thursdays
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Location: WTC (specific room to be confirmed)

Kathy McCauley, PhD, P.E.
McCauley Mechanical Construction, Inc.
President of a 4th Generation Company

View Dr. McCauley's CV

Course takes place once a week in a seminar-style format

Prerequisite or corequisite:
MGMT 201: Managing People and Organizations