Undergraduate Programs

Entrepreneurship & Family Business


In essence, entrepreneurship is the creation and management of an individual’s own business, whether it be a start-up, a franchise, or the purchase of an existing business.  A family business is one that is either owned or controlled by members of a family, or businesses that plan to pass ownership along to family members including succeeding generations.  These organizations also hire non-family business professionals to operate their businesses.

The curriculum in entrepreneurship and family business (ENFB) offers you the opportunity to learn to develop your entrepreneurial talents while providing solid foundation of business management. Both entrepreneurs and family business executives face many risks and challenges regarding finances, legal issues, and marketing to name a few. The major is comprised of courses in new venture creation, franchising, small business finance, corporate venturing and family business management.

Department Head

Christopher Shook

Department Head, Russell Professor


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