BA 463 Family Business Management at the OSU College of Business

Oregon State graduate and undergraduate students should enroll in BA 463, Family Business Management,the four-credit family business management course offered by the Austin Family Business Program during each spring term. The ten-week course addresses aspects of managing an established family business, on a day-to-day basis and planning for succession to the next generation: values, life cycles, marketing strategies, succession, conflict resolution, communications, legal and financial aspects, estate planning, governance and philanthropy.

Family business issues of new companies are a small part of the course content; this is not a course in entrepreneurship or in small business management, and is not immediately relevant for students who want to start their own companies.

Instructor and Contact
Dr. Sherri Noxel at 541-737-6019 or

Admission Requirements
Senior or graduate students from all colleges are eligible. The course is designed for students from family business. Permission of instructor is based on an application. The course is open to business owners on a non-credit, space-available basis.

Application Procedures
Students must apply and be admitted into the course. The application for instructor approval is now open. For questions contact Melissa Elmore at

Technology Requirements
Students must have access to OSU Blackboard, e-mail and the World Wide Web in order to enroll in this course.

Teaching Format
The classroom employs video, audio, photographs and slides, faculty and guest lectures, and class discussion