Master in Strategic Management of Family Businesses

Program Structure

The Strategic Management of Family Businesses Master program has a curricular structure based on 4 parts:

  • 1st Part: Administration, Organization and Family Business Management (360 hours)

    The first part allows a general overview of the topic, dealing with subjects such as Strategic Management and Planning; Business Management; Control and Management of Expenses; Economy; Financial Management; Management of Operations; Logistics; Marketing and Business Management; Integration of Corporate Management Systems.

    The corresponding subjects and hours that make up the first part are shown in the following table:

    ADMINISTRATION, ORGANIZATION AND FAMILY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
    SUBJECTSHOURS
    Strategic Management and Planning 40
    Business Management40
    Costs Control and Management 30
    Economy 30
    Financial Management 40
    Strategic Management of Human Resources 30
    Management of Operations 30
    Logistics 30
    Marketing 40
    e-Business and its Integration with Corporate Management Systems 50
    TOTAL360
  • 2nd Part: New tools for the Management of Family Businesses (320 hours)

    The second part consists of topics such as Concepts and Characteristics of Family Businesses; Organizational Climate and Culture; Succession and Continuity in Family Business; Generational changes and Incorporation of family members into the business; Family Business professionalism; Structure and Center of the governments; Family protocol; Property management in family business; Key success factors in family businesses; Creation and internationalization of family businesses, and basic legal aspects of family businesses.

    The corresponding subjects and hours that make up the second part are shown in the following table:

    NEW TOOLS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF FAMILY BUSINESSES
    SUBJECTSHOURS
    Concepts and Characteristics of Family Businesses 30
    Culture and Organizational Climate in Family Businesses   
    25
    Succession and Continuity in Family Businesses 30
    The Systematic Focus Applied to Conflict in Family
    Businesses
    30
    Family Business professionalism 30
    Government structures and bodies 30
    Family protocol 30
    Property management in family business 20
    Key factors for success in family businesses 25
    Creation and internationalization of family businesses 30
    Basic legal aspects of family businesses40
    TOTAL320
  • 3rd Part: Global Aspects for the Management of Family Businesses (160 hours)

    The third part presents some of the challenges that the managers of family businesses should address within the next few years: Management and Leadership Techniques; Work team Management Techniques; Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Techniques; Organizational Knowledge and Learning Management; Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.

    The corresponding subjects and hours that make up the third part are shown in the following table:

    GLOBAL ASPECTS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF FAMILY BUSINESSES
    SUBJECTSHOURS
    Management and Leadership Techniques 30
    Management Techniques for Work Teams 30
    Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Techniques 30
    Knowledge Management and Organizational
    Learning
    30
    Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 40
    TOTAL160

    These subjects, in spite of being independent, are self-contained and are structured in accordance with a coherent pedagogical order. Each one is divided in basic thematic units or chapters, whose content includes written material that should be studied in order to successfully respond to the evaluation activities.

  • 4th Part: Final Master Project or Degree Thesis (100 hours)

    The Final Master Project or Thesis, which has a workload of 100 hours, has as an objective to present a completed work that shows the whole development of a project, contemplating the possibility of its implementation.