FFI EDHEC Scholarships

Joint scholarships are offered for EDHEC Family Business Global Executive MBA Program (GEMBA) and the FFI Global Education Network (GEN) Certificates in Family Business and Family Wealth Advising,

FFI-EDHEC GEMBA Scholarship
This scholarship provides for up to 3 FFI-EDHEC awards (valued at €15,000 each) for candidates accepted into the EDHEC Family Business Global Executive MBA program. The scholarship is open to applicants who plan to begin their studies in February 2016 with the inaugural class of the EDHEC Family Business GEMBA.

FFI-EDHEC Global Education Network (GEN) Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded in conjunction with the FFI-EDHEC Global MBA Scholarship. The recipient of the EDHEC scholarship will be invited to send an advisor or family member of his/her choosing through the FFI GEN certificate program in either Family Business or Family Wealth Advising.

Scholarship Details
Recipients receive:

  • €15,000 applied towards the overall tuition fees of the EDHEC Family Business GEMBA program.
  • €3,715 in additional scholarship to cover the full cost of the FFI GEN Certificate Program in Family Business Advising or Family Wealth Advising to be used by advisor or family business member of their choosing.


Eligibility & Application Requirements
Candidates eligible for EDHEC scholarships must be admitted to the EDHEC Family Business Global Executive MBA and offered a place as a participant to the program starting February 22nd, 2016.

Applicants should have approximately 10 years of work experience (4 years with managerial responsibilities) in the family firm and have been identified as next gen leaders. Family and non-family members are eligible to apply.

Upon admission to the program, scholarship candidates must write an additional essay, ca. 1500 words, addressing the following question: “As a family business executive, what main issues would you raise and share with your counterparts, should you be invited to a major international economic conference?

Deadline to Apply
Complete scholarship applications must be received by December 20, 2015.

About the EDHEC Family Business GEMBA


The EDHEC Family Business GEMBA is the 1st Global Executive MBA in Europe for family business next generation leaders. This Executive MBA meets the triple requirement of modern family businesses: competitive imperative, efficient governance and leadership excellence.

The seven week modular program, across 6 different locations and spread over 15 months, is compatible with ongoing professional activity and will welcome an international cohort of participants in February 2016.

Applicants to the GEMBA program should have around 10 years of work experience (4 years with managerial responsibilities) in the family firm and have been identified as next leaders. Family and non-family members are eligible to apply.

Learn more about the program here.

About the FFI GEN Certificate Program in Family Business (CFBA) and Family Wealth Advising (CFWA)


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

Students benefit from multidisciplinary curriculum developed and curated by The Family Firm Institute, access to internationally recognized faculty and mentors, as well as distinguished certificate programs designed to differentiate graduates as practitioners of excellence in the family enterprise field.

Learn more about the program here.

Award Recipients


2015 Mauricio Chaparro

2014 M. Asher Noor