Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, September 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This fall, Elizabethtown College The School of Postgraduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) will launch the Graduate Certificate in Family Business and Entrepreneurship.start with October 17the first cohort will begin, and aims to nurture students’ entrepreneurial spirit by developing their skills in business philosophy, leadership, strategic planning, management and more.
“The new program puts a unique focus on family businesses by combining elements of governance, group dynamics and succession planning,” Elizabethtown College Vice President of Enrollment Management John F.Champolit Say.
Coaching is available upon request during the completion of the certificate through a partnership with the Family Business Senior Center, one of the oldest and largest of its kind. These experienced individuals will provide students with expertise in developing business growth and achieving actionable results, including:
- Evaluate steps to start, innovate and grow your business.
- Analyze the strategies involved in running a successful business.
- Articulate leadership skills and practices to optimize business performance.
- Criticizing governance structures and succession planning is an important part of the business model.
- Develop a business plan for a new entrepreneurial business idea or possible innovation.
The 12-credit certificate includes four online courses that can be completed in as little as one year, including innovative courses such as “Dream to Reality: Where Are You in the Business Ownership Cycle?”, Strategy and Gaining a Competitive Advantage, Leading for your business growth, dynamics, governance, management and succession planning. This credential also stacks up to Etown’s 36-credit Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Strategic Leadership (MSL) or our 32-credit post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD). Learn more about the program at etown.edu/SGPS.
About Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown Collegein south central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a private coeducational institution offering more than 50 degrees in health, science, engineering, political science, business, communications, fine arts and music, humanities and education. Discover more: etown.edu.
About the High Center
Since 1995, the S. Dale High Centre for Family Business has been dedicated to providing the best available resource for business families in the South Central Pennsylvania beyond. Serve and strengthen private and family businesses through succession planning, executive leadership training and legacy building. Explore more: https://thehighcenter.com.
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