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May 23, 2014

A top European business school has announced a new MBA programme aimed at improving the core skills of future family business leaders. 

A top European business school has announced a new MBA programme aimed at improving the core skills of future family business leaders.

The Edhec Business School in France will launch its first family business global executive MBA in February 2015, having seen an unfilled niche for such programmes on the continent.

July 25, 2012

A generation of globalised, jet-set MBAs are just starting to take over family businesses. But if they ignore the importance of place, they’ll lose something very valuable indeed.

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.

March 16, 2011

Most of the big business schools now offer courses around the family business model. But are MBAs useful to businesses where the founding family member is unlikely to have one? Jeremy Hazlehurst investigates

August 27, 2009

Do MBA students still aspire to work at listed companies despite the recent knock to their reputations? David Craik assesses what family businesses could do to attract them

Twelve months ago consultancy firm Hill & Knowlton released a report stating that MBA students were more attracted to the idea of working for a listed company than one that is family-owned. Have attitudes changed over the past 12 months as the global economic crisis damaged the reputations of many listed companies?

January 16, 2008

MBA students are more attracted to the idea of working for a listed company than one that is family-owned according to a new report from consultancy Hill & Knowlton.

MBA students are more attracted to the idea of working for a listed company than one that is family-owned according to a new report from consultancy Hill & Knowlton.

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.

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