family business course

Family Business Course

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.

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:

Robbin Bretzing
Administrative Coordinator
Center for Family Business
657-278-3106 FAX

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