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September 1, 2011

Is a degree key to success or are family members better off jumping straight into the business? For some, like Sir Anthony Bamford, the billionaire chairman at JCB, joining the family business was the preferred option.  

Every August, British newspapers are full of pictures of smiling young people, jumping for joy with hands clutched around a piece of paper.

In the accompanying articles, the students, who’ve just received their A-level results - the final set of secondary education exams in the UK - outline their plans for the future. “It’s medicine at Durham University for me”, or “I’m doing law at Oxford”, they say, setting out on the same career path as their parents, or carving out their own niche.

September 2, 2008

An Australian university has launched the first ever online degree dedicated to family business.

An Australian university has launched the first ever online degree dedicated to family business. Deakin University, which is based in Melbourne, will offer a Graduate Certificate of Management (Family Business) from March 2009.
 

July 1, 2007

Family Business MBAs are becoming more and more common across Europe. But how do they compare with a regular MBA? And is it better for students to specialise or to learn about the entire business world? Gordon Cairns finds out …

Gordon Cairns is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

Family Business MBAs are becoming more and more common across Europe. But how do they compare with a regular MBA? And is it better for students to specialise or to learn about the entire business world? Gordon Cairns finds out …

November 1, 2004

‘MBAs are so common these days they are hardly worth the paper they are written on. And unless you are an investment banker or a blue chip high flyer, you’d be better off learning about business in the real world instead of spending thousands for the privilege of sitting in a classroom for hours on end.’

Jo Kelly is managing director of campuspr limited. Leeds University Business School is a client of campuspr. www.campuspr.co.uk

'MBAs are so common these days they are hardly worth the paper they are written on. And unless you are an investment banker or a blue chip high flyer, you'd be better off learning about business in the real world instead of spending thousands for the privilege of sitting in a classroom for hours on end.'

November 1, 2003

The University of Gloucestershire embarked on a new programme in 2003 – the first ever MBA dedicated to family business.

The University of Gloucestershire embarked on a new programme in 2003 – the first ever MBA dedicated to family business. It's been a success, from both the students' points of view as well as the university's and the inaugural class has achieved the highest grade point average of any MBA group at the university thus far. Suzy Bibko had a chance to chat with the students and the course's director, John Tucker, about the programme.

April 1, 2003

With the creation of so many new family businesses in the past 20 years, there is a greater demand for specialist education in the field. Luckily for family business members, the academic world is responding with more programmes specifically targeted at the sector

Maurice Smith is a business journalist with 20 years' experience in newspapers and ­broad­casting. He is the author of Great Scots in ­Family Business.

With the creation of so many new family businesses in the past 20 years, there is a greater demand for specialist education in the field. Luckily for family business members, the academic world is responding with more programmes specifically targeted at the sector

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