Georgetown University: Certificate in Franchise Management Spring 2022

This program is ideal for franchise executives, entrepreneurs looking to use a franchise strategy and suppliers to the franchise sector. Class size is limited so make sure to enroll early! 
CFE Credits Available
January 31 - April 9, 2022 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Georgetown University, Washington, DC & Online

Franchising is a global model for expansion and growth. This exclusive program features two courses covering all aspects of the franchise model. Each course begins with a 10-day online session followed by a 3-day face-to-face classroom session featuring live lectures, guest speakers and small group engagement. This program qualifies for 1,350 education credits from the Certified Franchise Executive program and covers all the face-to-face requirements. You must be independently enrolled in the CFE Program to receive the credits, but you do not have to be in the CFE Program to attend the course. Students who complete both courses within a two-year period receive the prestigious Certificate in Franchise Management from Georgetown University.

Program Schedule

 COURSE I - Fundamentals of the Franchise Model

  • January 31 - Feb 9: Online Classroom Session
  • Feb 10, 11 & 12: On Campus, Washington DC

COURSE II - Franchise Management

  • March 28 - April 6: Online Classroom Session
  • April 7, 8 & 9: On Campus, Washington, DC



Dr. Ben Litalien is a Certified Franchise Executive, college professor and franchise consultant with three decades of experience. He is the founder & principal of Franchise Well, a strategic consulting practice in franchising serving a wide variety of clients including IKEA, RE/MAX, The UPS Store and Authority Brands.

He has taught franchise courses for thousands of professionals from across the U.S. and around the world. Dr. Litalien received his doctor of management degree from the University of Maryland Global Campus in 2012 focused on franchising.

Contact Dr. Litalien, CFE