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10 MBAs to help run family-managed business better
Gone are the days when business families used to send their wards to international B schools to learn the tricks of the trade before they are finally inducted to family businesses. A good number of Indian B-schools now offer special courses on family business management and the demand for such courses is on the rise. The demand for management programs especially targeted to family-owned business has grown 30-40 per cent in the last two years. This trend can be attributed to the growth of such companies and the small & medium enterprises (SMEs) sector.
Need for family business MBA : Family-owned businesses play a crucial role in the economy of a country. A good volume of retail trade, small scale industry, and the service sector is run by family businesses.
Further, family-managed businesses employ half the world's workforce and generate well over half of the world's GDP. In the United States, 24 million family businesses employ 62 per cent of the workforce and account for 64 per cent of the GDP. In India, it is estimated that 95 per cent of the registered firms are family businesses.
The contribution of family businesses has gone beyond simply paying taxes and employing people. Most of the business families face unique management challenges because of the difference in the attitude and aspiration of family members. As new generations join the business, it is an enormous challenge to keep the family and business together.
It is observed that just 13 per cent of the family businesses survive till the 3rd generation and only 4 per cent go beyond the third generation. One-third of the business families disintegrate owing to generational conflicts.
FMB MBA is playing a crucial role in mitigating these issues. Here, business heirs are taught how to face problems in day-to-day functioning and in time of a crisis, methods of modern management in all its aspects and ways to grow the business. In a nutshell, the objectives of an MBA for family business are:
• Equip a young member of a business family with management concepts and techniques for meeting the distinct challenges in managing a successful, growing business
• Prepare him/her for developing a strategic and general management understanding of the business backed up with a global perspective
• Inculcate in the family member the attributes of continuous learning and reflection which would enable him/her to keep abreast of the future
• Develop a keen business interest in the external world beyond the family and the business
• Understand and synergise the dual role – as a member of the owner family and as a business manager
Course content : The contents are not very much different from normal MBA courses – there are additions and alterations keeping in mind the specialized nature. The course is a mix of classroom lectures, case studies and project assignments. Frequent interactions with reputed professional manager/entrepreneurs are an important part of the program. The course requires candidates to regularly visit industries and listen to guest lectures by industry experts. International trips are also organized to give students a global perspective.
The course curriculum is often developed on the basis of inputs provided by family businessmen, entrepreneurs and subject experts, and consists of compulsory and elective courses. The compulsory course package provides students with the concepts that form the foundation of a business.
How is it different from a regular MBA? The differentiating factor is that while other full-time programs create quality management professional for various organisations, this program seeks to professionalize the approach of owners of family business in the nitty gritty of modern management. The course often helps students identify family dynamics that affect most business decisions, and learn how to overcome day-to-day operational hurdles to continue growth and profitability. Since the stakes are different, the focus is different as well.
Now let us have a quick look of the differences:
• Standard MBAs are trained for seeking jobs in various companies whereas FMB students are trained with management skills to be entrepreneurs
• MBAs are tailored to create employees whereas, FMB students are trained to be employers
• MBA trains a student to have specialization in one/two function such as marketing, operations, finance, HR, etc, whereas FMB provides knowledge of all functions as required by the head of a company
• MBA divides management into functions whereas FMB integrates all the functions
• MBAs are, typically, not responsible for major decisions of the company in the early stages of their career whereas, FMBs are sculptured to take important decisions for their own company immediately
• MBA programs are designed to sustain the needs of the company while FMB program is designed for the rapid scale up of your business
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B schools offering courses for family businesses : During the last five years, a number of famous B schools have started offering courses for family managed businesses.
IIM-Bangalore (IIM-B) is offering a course called Management Program for Entrepreneurs and Family Business (MPEFB). The course takes into consideration the limited time with entrepreneurs, while not compromising on the learning process. The objective of this program, according to IIM-B, is to enhance the quality of business management skills in the entrepreneurial firms by providing a workable model for the entrepreneurs. A certificate would be offered by NSRCEL on completion.
IIM-Indore (IIM-I) has started a Post Graduate Certificate Program in Family Owned Business and Entrepreneurship (PGCFOBE). Aimed at entrepreneurs, members of family-owned businesses and managers of entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses, the program aims to benefit those who want to grow their business and would also be beneficial for professionals wishing to start their own business.
For those wishing to expand their family business, the Institute of Management at Nirma University offers an MBA in family business and entrepreneurship. The two-year full-time program, approved by the AICTE, is designed to meet the career requirements of young men and women hailing from business families.
Ahmedabad-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India offers a post graduate diploma in business entrepreneurship. The course provides competency-based training targeted at graduates who intend to launch and manage business units or family business.
Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) has introduced a course in Leadership in Family Business Management in its Post Graduate Program in Communications, Management and Enterprise (PGPCME) course.
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) offers a two-year full-time post graduate diploma in business management (family business).
ISB offers the Management Program for Family Business (MFAB), a unique program that focuses on the next generation of business scions. It is designed to provide future leaders of family businesses world-class management education and international immersion with special emphasis on learning to manage challenges relevant to family businesses. MFAB aims to help family-run businesses realise their true potential by developing a leadership pipeline that is capable of running the business in a professional and efficient manner. It is a 15-month course.
Delhi-based International Management Institute (IMI) is launching the 'Global PGDM (MBA): Family Business' programme, the duration of which will be 18 months. The course is slated to be launched in 2013. Under the IMI program, candidates will do a six-month project at their respective family businesses.
Welingkar Institute of Management's family managed business program explores and analyzes best management practices, governance practices and family continuity challenges, including issues relating to first generation entrepreneurs. It's designed for candidates who are looking at making an existing successful business even more competitive and also for those who are keen on creating business turnarounds or starting new ventures besides their existing ones.
Besides the above-mentioned institutes, Amrut Mody offers 15-month full-time entrepreneurial MBA.
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AMRUT MODY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, AHMEDABAD
Contact No.: +91 79 26301302, 26300048
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Address: Ahmedabad University, AES Bungalow # 2, Commerce Six Roads, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380009, Gujarat
Welcome to Amrut Mody School of Management (AMSoM). The Amrut Mody School of Management took its current shape after Ahmedabad Education Society established Ahmedabad University, recognized by UGC as Private University. It is located in the most livable city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Community of students and their parents have bestowed this status through making our programmes in their most preferred list. The dynamic leadership of the Governing Council members of AES has enabled its institutions to spread the light of knowledge and wisdom in diverse fields of education. Its institutions keep establishing new benchmarks for others to follow.
nspiration and passion for what we do are the invisible elements which drive us relentlessly to achieve a leadership position in management education in an intensely competitive environment. We have created physical, IT and knowledge infrastructure which is in line with future requirements. Our faculty and staff are dedicate towards educational excellence, development of students and nurturing environment fostering development of skills and personality, so that our main stakeholders can become a good citizens and partners in progress.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF INDIA, AHMEDABAD
Contact No.: +91-79-23969151/ 153/ 163
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Address: Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, P.O. Bhat 382 428, Dist. Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
This is a not-for-profit institute promoted by the all India financial institutions viz; the IDBI Bank Ltd., ICICI Ltd., IFCI Ltd. & SBI. The Institute is engaged in promoting entrepreneurship through education, research, training and institution building. The main thrust areas are education, micro enterprises & micro finance development, performance improvement of existing entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurship. Engaged in developing and disseminating course structures, learning material, human resources, etc. in the relevant areas.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT BANGALORE
Location: Bengaluru / Bangalore
Contact No.: 91-80-26993188
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Address: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 077
IIMB was established in the year 1973. It is widely considered to be one of the toughest MBA programs to get into in the world. IIM-B is the only B-School in India to be ranked among Top 10 Asia-Pacific B-Schools according to the QS Global Business School Survey 2009. IIMB has also obtained the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation, introduced by the European Foundation for Management Education (EFMD).
INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT NIRMA UNIVERSITY, AHMEDABAD
Contact No.: +91 - 02717 - 241900 to 04
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Address: Sarkhej - Gandhinagar Highway, Post: Chandlodia, Via: Gota, Ahmadabad - 382 481.
The Institute of Management, previously known as Nirma Institute of Management, is a constituent of the distinguished Nirma University. The Institute was established in 1996 with a view to promote excellence in management education and to prepare young men & women to meet the challenges of the developing corporate world.
In a short span of less than a decade, the Institute has emerged as an excellent business school. The Institute was ranked among the top 15 BSchools in the country by the survey conducted by the All India Management Association and Published in Indian Management, October 2010.
The Institute is located on the outskirts of Ahmadabad City, about 5 Kms from the New Gujarat High Court, 25 Kms from the Railway Station/Airport and about 20 Kms from the Income Tax Circle, Ashram Road.
NARSEE MONJEE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (NMIMS), MUMBAI
Contact No.: +91 - 22 - 2613 4577 / 2618 3688/ 4235 5555
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Address: SVKM`s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, (Deemed-to-be University), School of Business Management, V. L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai - 400 056. India.
Brief about institute / Introduction: The Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), established in 1981 under the aegis of Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) has over 6000 students and more than 300 faculty members who represent an eclectic mix of industry and academic experience. It has off-campus centres at Shirpur in Maharashtra, at Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Recent Businessworld B-School Survey has ranked NMIMS as 4th best b-school in the country and Outlook ranked it as 5th best private b-school.
NMIMS has seven Schools offering programs across various disciplines such as Management, Technology, Science, Pharmacy, Architecture and Commerce at graduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels.
All Full Time MBA Programs of NMIMS School of Business Management are rated A*** by Crisil.
NMIMS has an excellent placement record, with leading multinational and national companies being the major recruiters. In tune with the swiftly evolving global scenario.
NMIMS has linkages with a number of globally renowned foreign universities such as Case Western University, US, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Australia, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, Rouen Business School, France, ESSCA dAngers and Budapest.
NMIMS also has a partnership with the Harvard Business School for a Faculty Development Program. It has applied for EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) Accreditation, a significant step towards evolving as a global university and precipitating the internationalisation process.
S P JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH (SPJIMR), MUMBAI
Contact No.: +91-022 - 61460377 / 26230396 / 26232401
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Address: Bhavans Campus, Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (W),Mumbai-400058, India
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) is an autonomous management institute with entrepreneurial agility, personal freedom with professional accountability and corporatized culture, structure and processes. Since its inauguration in 1981 by the then British Prime Minister Rt. Honble Margaret Thatcher, it has been consistently recognized as one of the top 10 management institutes in the country, by the virtue of its innovative pedagogic approach and ability to adapt to the changing business requirements. SPJIMR made the bold move of disaffiliating itself from the Bombay University to have freedom in course curriculum, pedagogic innovations and pioneering programs in socially under managed sectors.
The institute has an enviable track record of recognizing the needs of the society, especially the under privileged sectors. It is only business school in India which has three distinct internship opportunities: in corporates, in the social sector and abroad. Its leadership development model has won recognition from GMAC and it has won MET award and Team MBA award which recognizes the work the school does in the social sector.
The guiding philosophy of SPJIMR is Influencing Practice and Promoting Value Based Growth.
Influencing Practice- All initiatives and innovations at SPJIMR aim to influence industry practices and therefore be a participant in re shaping nations future.
Promoting Value Based Growth- We believe that individuals need to build a right blend between concern for own welfare and the social good.
SPJIMR encourages development of co operative outlook that recognizes the value of sharing and mutual respect. A testimonial of the same is reflected in the rankings of SPJIMR. Not only is SPJIMR ranked as 4th top Business School in India by Business World 2012 , but also it stands upright at 16th position in the Asia Pacific region and is placed as one of the topmost colleges globally for individual specializations according to QS 200 Global Business School Rankings 2012*:
* 29th in Strategy
* 31st in Operations
* 37th in Finance
* 40th in Marketing
* 42nd in Entrepreneurship
* All these are global rankings
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