Leading the Way: Europe’s First Executive MBA for Family Business LeadersHave you heard about Europe’s first Executive MBA for family business leaders? Not only it is the first-of-its-kind degree program in Europe, but it is also the only Family Business MBA that has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the prestigious executive MBA accreditation group.

EDHEC Business School now offers the Family Business Global Executive MBA Program.

The students come from different cultural backgrounds, covering all continents, as diverse as Australia, Tanzania, Egypt, Finland, Venezuela, France, Oman, or Reunion Island. They are all family business members with active experience in their businesses and will become the future leaders.

Students join the program to deepen their knowledge and support their family business as future leaders on key challenges including management, family dynamics, leadership, and governance.

How does it work?

The program is held for 15 months with 10 weeks of physical contact hours spread across the EDHEC business school campus and partnering locations, including Paris, Lille, Nice, London, Singapore, Boston and Palo Alto. This allows a truly enriching experience with world-class professors and speakers balancing the local and international dimensions of the class locations.

Classes are held in diverse formats ranging from classical lectures to workshops, experiential learning, family business visits, expert testimonies and coaching sessions.

Whom does it serve?

The Family Business Global Executive MBA (EMBA) is intended for family business future leaders who want to embark on a transformational learning journey to build their legitimacy in the family business, contribute to maintaining family cohesion and responsible ownership practices and business sustainability.

Both members of the family controlling the business and outsiders working in key positions in the family business are eligible for the program.

How can I learn more?

For more information, you can click through to the program website or read this interview with Rania Labaki, Academic Director of Family Business GEMBA at EDHEC Business School.

About this important degree program, Rania has written:

“EDHEC Business School is already an internationally renowned academic institution with extensive visibility of its Global MBAs in international rankings. Unlike other existing executive MBA programmes or academic programmes on family business, the Family Business GEMBA specifically aims at preparing the family business leaders of tomorrow for success(ion).“

Friends of Family Business Matters may recognize Rania’s name, as she is a contributor to our website and a respected friend. Follow this link to read her most recent blog post on our site.

What is next for the program?

Rania tells our team that she and the other leaders are continually improving the program to best serve its students and to keep the courses in line with the latest global research, and are currently reviewing updates to the program for 2017.