As your first year draws to a close, you’ll take an important professional step and declare a concentration in at least one of our principal fields of business. A concentration in family business will prepare you for a career in working within a family business or in consulting for family businesses.

You’ll learn the business issues of family firms (a commercial organization owned or controlled by members of a single family or extended family, including relatives related by blood, marriage, or adoption). The concentration blends theoretical frameworks with practical perspectives to develop your understanding of how family business operate and what the experiences are like working in or consulting for a family/owner-controlled business.

Curriculum Details

Find the full set of family business concentration requirements in Northeastern’s Course Catalog. Concentrations complement the business degree programs offered, the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business.  

Upper-level students: Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.

Programs Offering this Concentration

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

D’Amore-McKim’s flagship undergraduate program, the BS in Business Administration can be completed in either four or five years depending on which co-op plan you choose.

Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work across national cultures and differing business practices by immersing yourself in transformative global experiences.

UNDERGRADUATE COMBINED MAJORS

Get your business degree while obtaining a foundation in the interdisciplinary science of psychology, including statistics and research, social psychology, developmental psychology, cognition, and personality.

Students can complete business major requirements while also focusing on the conceptual and practical computer science skills that will enable them to contribute to ensuring the reliability and security of cyberspace.