USA Today has published an interesting article talking about the growth in family business classes across the country. According to the article, Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., which graduated its first class of family-business majors in 2006, says 42% of its business students and 37% of all students come from families involved in family businesses. Closer to home, UNC Chapel Hill, UNCG, and Wake Forest University all offer family business classes.
Family Business USA is a big advocate of these courses and encourages family businesses to take advantage of these opportunities.
Here is the link to the USA Today Family Business Article: