Welcome to the Family Firm Institute Global Education Network

The FFI Global Education Network (GEN) is a global forum for teaching and learning offering cutting-edge multidisciplinary courses and world-class certificate programs for family enterprise advisors, consultants, academics, and other professionals.

FFI GEN is the educational arm of the prestigious Family Firm Institute, the leading membership association worldwide for professionals serving the family enterprise field. FFI GEN's two unique fully online certificates prepare program graduates to provide consulting and advising services to family enterprises.

Accountants, lawyers, wealth managers, management and behavioral science professionals, therapists, family enterprise advisors and consultants, as well as others interested in serving this segment gain focused knowledge about the complexities faced by entrepreneurial families. With this training, professionals positively impact the continued success of families in business.

Program graduates earn their certificate as well as authorization to use the CFBA and CFWA professional designation.

Carefully crafted and taught by luminaries in the family enterprise field, the certificates in Family Business Advising (CFBA) and Family Wealth Advising (CFWA) are the gold standard designations in this segment.

From the President

For more than a quarter century, The Family Firm Institute has been at the forefront of research and education devoted to the study of family enterprise.

Drawing on its rich tradition, established array of researchers and educators, multidisciplinary approach, and expansive reach, FFI has developed the Global Education Network (FFI GEN).

FFI GEN features internationally recognized faculty, cutting-edge courses, and world-class certificate programs designed specifically for family enterprise consultants, academics, and other professionals, as well as organizations whose work brings them into contact with family enterprises.

Every day, students in FFI GEN study and learn in cities across the globe and in their own homes or offices using our dynamic distance education platform. They study at their own pace or choose to pursue our 100% online Fast Track option to complete a certificate program in one year.

Of course all those enrolled in FFI GEN courses and programs enjoy unparalleled access to our outstanding faculty, as well as concierge- style academic advising and mentoring and global connections to other professionals engaged in family enterprise studies.

Educating, connecting, and inspiring individuals and organizations engaged in serving the complex needs of family enterprises is, quite simply, our mission and our passion.

So, please, take the time to peruse the website and to familiarize yourself with all that FFI GEN has to offer.

I am confident that you will gain much from our educational offerings, and I look forward to having you join the program.

Judy Green, FFI president