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EMBA
GLOBAL FAMILY MANAGED BUSINESS

GFMB PROGRAM

FAQs

PROGRAM FAQs

The GFMB program is an innovative 12-month certificate program designed to equip young family business owners and leaders with the knowledge, skills and tools they can use to address the challenges specific to their own family businesses.

You can pursue the program in one of the following formats: 

  • Tri-city Learning Format (face-to-face classes in Mumbai/Delhi, Dubai and Singapore)
  • Blended Learning Format (online lectures and face-to-face classes at one of SP Jain’s global campuses)

The program is offered by SP Jain School of Global Management, a leading Australian business school that has been ranked by reputed international publications such as Forbes, Times Higher Education-Wall Street Journal and The Economist.

To learn more, please see the program highlights.

A traditional master's degree is ideal for those aspiring to join the corporate sector. SP Jain’s GFMB program recognises that family businesses have unique challenges and is tailor-made to not only secure the entrepreneurial journey of the students but also enable them to achieve exponential growth in their business.

Since India is a signatory to WTO (Free Trade), Indian businesses face challenges from global players on one hand and have the opportunity to tap markets across the globe on the other. Understanding the global business environment is, thus, key to business success.

Global intelligence is a unique outcome of the GFMB program as participants have the chance to study in the world’s top business hubs, gain unique exposure to multinational business environments and cultures. They get multiple opportunities to study international business practices, network with business owners and community leaders, and use global strategies to reimagine their family business.

To learn more, please see the program structure.

While the type of business may vary, the fundamentals of the business remain constant. Besides, students are required to not only work on practical assignments within the context of their family businesses but also develop a business plan which is an integral and mandatory part of the program.

The GFMB program is designed for young family business owners and leaders. It emphasises holistic development involving all aspects of a family business so that you can effectively engage with experts in all fields and accomplish your goals.

  • The core faculty team led by Dr Parimal Merchant (who pioneered the FMB program two decades ago) has been teaching and mentoring family managed business students for more than a decade.
  • You have the chance to study in the world’s top business hubs, gain unique exposure to multinational business environments and cultures, get multiple opportunities to study international business practices, network with business owners and community leaders, and use global strategies to reimagine your family business.
  • The program is adapted to and has a dedicated component for tackling the challenges in and cashing in on the opportunities that today's digital/technological age presents e.g. ERP & CRM systems, Digital Marketing, Data Analytics.
  • SP Jain is a global business school with international campuses in cities including Dubai and Singapore that students visit during the program.

To learn more, please see the program highlights.

The GFMB program is specially designed to help you gain the skills to take your family business to the next level and become a successful business leader. How does the program do that? Take a look at the wide array of segments you will learn that will help you:

  • Business is customer
  • Business is operations
  • Business is people
  • Business is money
  • General management
  • Business skills

To learn more, please see the program curriculum.

Diverse interventions are used to ensure that the learning experience for the participants is holistic. Students will learn from:

  • Highly experienced faculty (through interactions both inside and outside the classroom)
  • Parents/mentors about business implications
  • Managers/business staff about implementation
  • Peers in the class about the application in different contexts
  • Industrial visits and business interactions
  • Classroom and out-of-classroom activities
  • Feedback sharing
  • Global immersion

For more information, see how we teach and the program learning outcomes.

Each student ends up making lasting professional relationships with entrepreneurs across the country (as students are from all over India) and across industries (e.g. manufacturing, trading, retail, service, etc.).

For more information, please see the class profile.

ADMISSION FAQs

For information about the eligibility criteria, please see the admissions process.

For information about the program fee, please see the fee structure.

To apply to the GFMB program, please click here.