Family Business Dynamics #335
Family Business Dynamics (MGMT 335) is devoted to the study of the unique issues faced by family owned and operated businesses. The textbooks, lectures and outside real-world projects explore the business, personal and inter-personal issues associated with family owned businesses. We focus on how family dynamics, including leadership, sibling position and other factors influence the company and the family. Strategies for successful business planning, succession planning, ownership, estate planning, compensation, family meetings, mission statements, conflict resolution, use of outside consultants and Boards are all included. We also study current national and international family business cases so that students have a working knowledge of real life situations. Students also have the opportunity to interview family owners of local businesses and discuss family dynamics. This course is open to juniors and seniors at the university. It is also open to anyone in the general public who is interested in learning how to work in and with family businesses successfully. Interested parties should contact the professor at least one week prior to the course to obtain permission.
Course is taught by the Rick Muth Endowed Chair for Family Business, a full time professor specializing in family business instruction, research, and special projects. This endowment was the first of its kind at Cal State Fullerton, and is one of only a small handful of endowed professorships in Family Business. It is named after the CEO of ORCO Block and Hardscape, Rick Muth, who led the campaign to name the endowed Chair position.
For more information Contact:
Center for Family Business