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Offered 100% online by the College of Business at the University of Louisville, the Franchise Management Certificate is a one-of-a-kind certificate program is designed to deliver critical insights and practical knowledge around the fundamentals and core skills of franchise management, empowering you to embrace your full potential and succeed as a franchise owner.

Louisville, KY
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Own Your Future with a Franchise Management Certificate from the University of Louisville
This one-of-a-kind certificate delivers critical insights and practical knowledge around the fundamentals of franchise management—empowering franchisees to embrace their full potential and succeed as a franchise owner. The program is offered 100% online and can be completed in 30 weeks.

Whether a franchisee is just getting started or looking to expand an already growing enterprise, this certificate program will transform franchise management knowledge through courses in franchise law, human resources management, finance, strategic planning and more.

Graduates of the program earn 250 CFE credits from the IFA for each course and have the option to go even further in their education by rolling the completed certificate into an MBA from the University of Louisville.

“Understanding where the gaps in knowledge remain within the industry was crucial to developing a truly student-centered certificate program. Through close partnership with industry experts and experienced franchise managers, the Franchise Management Certificate emphasizes ‘real world’ application to best prepare graduates for a successful future in franchising.”

–Todd Mooradian, Dean, UofL College of Business

The project-based curriculum is also applicable to anyone looking to join the franchise industry as a consultant, lawyer or supplier. Franchisor employees can also benefit from a deep-dive into the intricacies of managing a franchise business.

Ultimately, coupling essential franchise knowledge with the sound business practices taught by the UofL College of Business is a recipe for success. Having foundational business knowledge ensures franchisees understand the strategic business overall as well as the franchisor business model.  

Bachelor’s degree required to be admitted to the program.