Family Business Center

Family Business Center

Education for Your Business Family

We are a vibrant learning community of business families, students, researchers and advisors and a trusted source of research, education and outreach. Committed to multi-generational success in business and families, we offer:

  • Family Business Breakfast Series timely and educational networking breakfasts
  • Ownership Academy courses such as Financial Basics, Family Business Governance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Family Business
  • Family business concentration for students through the Opus College of Business

Our offerings provide practical tools that are based on credible research and address the whole individual, family and business.

We have been educating business families for more than 20 years.  As one of the first university based centers, we have a unique understanding of the need for:

  • practical tools to help you make important decisions today
  • a community of support that understands your needs
  • connections to other members of the family business community
  • a trusted and safe environment to explore challenging family issues


Contact Us

Ritch Sorenson, Ph.D.
Academic Director
(651) 962-4252

Sara McGinley
(651) 962-4255

Office Location
Family Business Center
Schulze Hall, Suite 435
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403-2005
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Upcoming Events

Ownership Academy: Family Business Governance
Friday, September 19, 9:00 AM

Ownership Academy: Financial Basics
Thursday, February 5, 10:00 AM

Ownership Academy: Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Family Business
Friday, February 20, 9:30 AM

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