Since 1987, the Cox Family Enterprise Center (CFEC) has been dedicated to the research, education, and recognition of family businesses. Our commitment to this fundamental economic and social unit has allowed the CFEC to support and guide family businesses through our innovative programming, outreach, and scientific research.
Our mission is to improve the well being of family businesses through education for families and business leaders, recognition of the contributions family businesses make to society, and the scientific research of family businesses.
As one of the first university-based centers of its kind, the CFEC remains on the cutting edge of family business education and research and has played a critical role in serving family businesses and furthering economic development. Our premier program is the Executive MBA for Families in Business, the only one of its kind, offered to business-owning families around the globe.
Today, two out of five
Fortune 500 firms are family businesses. (Think
Ford Motors and Wal-mart.) The majority of all
U.S. companies are owned, operated, or otherwise
managed by mothers and fathers, sisters and
brothers, sons and daughters.
Clearly, family ties can
make business strong. But they can also make
business more complicated.
The Cox Family Enterprise
Center is here to help.