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ENTR310 - The Family Owned Business

Course Details

Course Code: ENTR310 Course ID: 4569 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

As The Family Owned Business is introduced, students learn what differentiates this type of business and the characteristics that make family owned firms different from other business environments. The entrepreneur who takes over the family business will have innovative ideas to enhance the business. This brings complexity and challenges as an entrepreneur and this course explores some of those while also constructing effective strategies.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Assess talents and resources of family members for business growth.
  2. Determine family business continuity challenges and management practices.
  3. Investigate strategies to help family enterprises overcome constraints.
  4. Analyze the operational options and non-family employee management strategies for family owned businesses.
  5. Evaluate factors that contribute to the sustainability and adaptability of family businesses.
  6. Recommend an effective succession plan that promotes family entrepreneurship.
NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Intro Forum 4.44 %
Week 1 Forum 4.44 %
Week 2 Forum 4.44 %
Week 3 Forum 4.44 %
Week 4 Forum 4.44 %
Week 5 Forum 4.44 %
Week 6 Forum 4.44 %
Week 7 Forum 4.44 %
Week 8 Forum 4.44 %
Assignments 40.00 %
Week 1 - Family Business 5.71 %
Week 2 - Family Business Management 5.71 %
Week 3 - Governance Plan 5.71 %
Week 4 - Succession Plan 5.71 %
Week 5 - Market Value-Added Framework 5.71 %
Week 6 - Managing the Family Business 5.71 %
Week 7 - Family Business Map 5.71 %
Final Project 20.00 %
Week 8 - Final Project 20.00 %
Book Title: Understanding the Family Business - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
Author: Alderson, Keanon
Publication Info: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 9781606491690
Book Title: The Family Business Map: Assets and Roadblocks in Long Term Planning - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
Author: Bennedsen, M.
Publication Info: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137382351
Book Title: Innovation in the Family Business: Succeeding Through Generations - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
Author: Schmieder, Joe
Publication Info: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137386236

Book Title:Understanding the Family Business - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
ISBN:9781606491690
Publication Info:Business Expert Press
Author:Alderson, Keanon
Unit Cost:$33.41
Book Title:The Family Business Map: Assets and Roadblocks in Long Term Planning - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
ISBN:9781137382351
Publication Info:Palgrave Macmillan
Author:Bennedsen, M.
Unit Cost:$34.89
Book Title:Innovation in the Family Business: Succeeding Through Generations - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
ISBN:9781137386236
Publication Info:Palgrave Macmillan
Author:Schmieder, Joe
Unit Cost:$14.57

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.