Friday, November 21, 2014

[215] Want to start a family business? Take this new MTSU entrepreneurship course

MTSU students can gain first-hand insight into what it takes to run a family business through a new course being offered by the Jennings A. Jones College of Business beginning in the spring.

Assistant professor Jerry Kudlats in the Business Communication and Entrepreneurship Department will be teaching BCEN 4100 — Family Business.
According to Kudlats, family businesses are the predominant form of business in the world, with almost 80 percent of new ventures “born as family firms.”

“In these firms, family members significantly influence the business, including its creation, continuity, mode and extent of growth, and exit,” Kudlats says. “This course will prepare students to work effectively and professionally in and with family firms, and to launch and create cross-generational wealth in family firms.”

Several local family business owners will enhance the classroom experience by sharing their personal involvement in their own family businesses, Kudlats added.

The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:25 p.m. in Room S338 of the Business and Aerospace Building.

For more information, call the Business Communication and Entrepreneurship Department at 615-898-2902.

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