Family Business Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

Non-Lindner students 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.

Review the Entrepreneurship and Family Business minor program outline or contact the Lindner College of Business Undergraduate Office at 513-556-7030 for more information.

How to Apply

Business students

File out an online Minor Application Form

Non-business students

Apply to enroll in a minor program by filing the online Minor Application Form. Students will be notified by email of their acceptance into the program and the process for registration in the required Lindner classes. Most business minors require a 3.0 University GPA for admission (Professional Sales and Family Business require a 2.5 GPA; Business Administration requires a 2.0 GPA).

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.

Family Business certificate course work
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)
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
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Sidney Barton

Professor Emeritus and Professor-Educator, John and Gloria Goering Professor of Family and Private Business, Department of Management

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