Academics and student experience
Leadership, from the ground up
Sure, our courses are cutting-edge, authentic and career-inspired. They’re also challenging. Informative. Research-based and reality-tested. Our immersive courses and family business practitioners focus on the issues that are unique to family business. You’ll learn from our research. You’ll identify solutions. You’ll succeed with us by your side.
Synonymous with excellence
Established in 1999, the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises is a collaborative family business resource for Kellogg MBA students, faculty, alumni and scholars. Our unparalleled executive education programs and conferences drive strategic conversations about best practices in the field of family enterprise, and our global network of business families come here to learn from and connect with each other by using our innovative solutions for their family business challenges.
What we offer
Executive education programs
Our comprehensive executive education programs help established, new and/or aspiring family business leaders master the concepts and skills required to navigate the intricacies of oftentimes complex family organizations.
MBA family business curriculum
Kellogg offers MBA courses, co-curricular activities and resources including the Family Enterprise Student Club and Mentoring Circles to support family enterprise leaders at various stages of growth.
Executive MBA curriculum
Here in the company of the world’s most prominent executives, you’ll develop new frameworks for solving tough business problems while broadening your global network. Our curriculum is designed to help you become a more confident, well-rounded leader.
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Faculty Director, John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises
Administrative Director, John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises
Executive Director, John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises
Senior Program Coordinator, John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises