Executive Master in Family Entrepreneurship | eMA FESH

Are you ready to join the family business?

You already studied, but you don’t feel ready and equipped to join the family business yet? You collected work experience, but haven’t had the time to reflect it? You want to study once again, but only in a circle of family entrepreneurs? 

Our part-time master degree trains and educates the next generation of family entrepreneurs, family officers and people close to family businesses.

"The eMA FESH provided me with very comprehensive and focused information and made my entry into the family business possible in the first place."

Helen Hodeige | eMA FESH Alumna

As Europe's number one part-time Master degree for family entrepreneurship, our study program is geared towards successors, partners, and future executives in family businesses who would like to understand the special business administration of family enterprises. This is done through a combination of theoretical basics and practical trials between the blocks of study.

As a private college, Zeppelin University is itself an entrepreneurial university which is aware that, in educating family business members, we have a special responsibility for the borrowed inheritance of the next generation.
The eMA FESH builds on the scientific expertise of the Friedrichshafen Institute of Family Entrepreneurship | FIF at ZU. This close connection to academic research benefits the students in practice - and this, in turn, benefits science. In addition, sponsors support the further development of the student program. This reciprocal relationship between practice, research and expertise provides a fertile basis for a lively exchange of ideas, consistent development and a successful start to a career in a family business or family office.

The Executive Master for Family Entrepreneurship | eMA FESH at a glance:

  • Qualification: Master of Arts in Family Entrepreneurship (M.A.) accredited
  • Start: October 2024
  • Application deadline: August (we recommend to apply as early as possible)
  • Duration: 21 months (part-time)
  • ECTS points: 90 credit points (30 additional credit points available through work experience)
  • Tuition fees in total: 31.800 Euros 
  • Arranged into: 12 one-week modules of 5 days, plus independent preparatory and revisory private studies; approximately 4-week break between the modules
  • Locations: 10 modules in Friedrichshafen and two modules as part of the international learning expedition


The earlier you kick-off, the more time you have to prepare and hand in your application and get ready for our procedure of admissions.

Applications for the eMA FESH are currently only possible by e-mail (fif@zu.de).


Krüger, Clemens Christian
Krüger, Clemens Christian

Contact for Applicants | eMA FESH

You have questions about the executive master and procedure of admissions? Please contact our executive education office.

Program Director

Klaiber, Christian-Titus
Klaiber, Christian-Titus Dr
Institute Manager Friedrichshafen Institute of Family Entrepreneurship | FIF
Program Director eMA FESH and Business Development
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1284
Room:Semi 0.12
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