About The Center for Family Enterprises
The Kellogg School's Center for Family Enterprises' directors are Justin Craig and Kathleen Coughlin. Established in 1999, the Center's focus is on teaching, research and case writing about family business strategy, family business governance, family business succession, entrepreneurship in the family business, family foundations, family offices and family business culture.

Our Mission

  • To build a family business "community" among Kellogg School students, faculty and alumni
  • To develop a global network of successful business families who can learn from each other and connect with each other through the Kellogg School and our partner executive programs and conferences
  • To contribute to the body of knowledge through cases, writing, research and presentations
  • To provide leadership to the field of family business

Offerings for MBA Students from Business Families

  • Family Enterprise Elective.
  • Family Enterprise Club (FEC), an active, vibrant peer group.
  • Family Enterprise Learning Experiences that include Professor One-on-Ones, special topic sessions, guidance, field trips, summer internships, independent studies, visiting executives-in-residence and more.
  • KCFE.net Member-Only site for alumni and students.

About KCFE.NET website

KCFE.net includes updates and information about The Center and a Private Section for Kellogg Alumni and Kellogg Students from Business-owning Families.

In the Private Section, members can:

  1. Collaborate with other members via this site.
  2. Access resources including:
    • Our Resource Library
    • Family Business News and Features
    • Alumni and Student Updates
  3. Participate in our brain trust by contributing your opinions/insights to the community.
Its unique equity comes directly from mining, discussing, and sharing experiences and insights among peers.

If you are a Kellogg Alumni or Student from a Business-owning Family, please click here to become a member.


We welcome inquiries from all who are interested in enterprising families and are especially eager for Kellogg School alumni to click here and contact us.