Family Business Certificate


Undergraduate Certificate

Non-Lindner student interested in the Family Business Certificate must meet the following requirements to apply:

  • Have 30 earned semester credit hours
  • Have at least a 2.0 University GPA and be enrolled in a four-year degree granting program
  • At least 50 percent of all certificate coursework must be taken from the Lindner College of Business
  • Earn a 2.0 in certificate courses to be certified with the certificate.

See the full curriculum in the program outline or contact the Lindner College of Business Undergraduate Office at 513-556-7030.


How to Apply

File an online Business Major Application Form. Non-Lindner students will be notified by email of their acceptance into the program and the process for registration in the required Lindner classes.


Required Lindner Courses

This Certificate enables specialization within the Entrepreneurship major.  As such, students may double-count courses between the Entrepreneurship Major and Family Business Certificate.  This is a special case, as the certificate is not a minor, but rather a recognition within Entrepreneurship.

Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
BLAW-4035 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship 3
ENTR-4010 Management of Closely Held and Family Business 3
ENTR-4060 Financial Management in Privately Held Firms 3
Family Business Electives (choose 3 credits) Options include:
ENTR-4001 Introduction to Innovation 3
ENTR-5001 Corporate Entrepreneurship 3
ENTR-5070 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation 3
ENTR-5093 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 3
ENTR-5098 Capstone in Entrepreneurship 3
ENTR-5099 Guided Study in Entrepreneurship 3
Total Credit Hours

To learn more about this area of study, please contact the program director:



Professor Emeritus and Associate Professor, John and Gloria Goering Professor of Family and Private Business: Sid Barton
Phone: 513-556-7126


To enroll in this certificate option, please contact the Undergraduate Programs Office for further steps.