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Franchise Education

Franchising is a dynamic and flourishing business model, presenting many opportunities for aspiring professionals in all disciplines. One could work for a franchisor (e.g., Yum! Brands Corp), for a franchisee, become a franchisee, or work for the thousands of suppliers partnering with the franchising world.  The educational content for our franchise programs is thoughtfully curated, relevant through continuous updates, and conveniently accessible online, allowing learners to engage asynchronously. Our programs cater to diverse academic levels, including Graduate, Undergraduate, and Executive Education (non-credit) formats, ensuring that individuals at various stages of their careers can benefit from the same comprehensive content.


The College of Business takes pride in delivering franchise credentials that are designed to equip individuals for success in any facet of the franchising industry. The content is consistently rich across all formats, guaranteeing a thorough preparation for those looking to make a significant impact in the world of franchising. It is important to note that the university’s stringent admissions standards are upheld, ensuring that only qualified and dedicated individuals become part of this transformative educational experience. Enroll with us and embark on a journey that not only meets but exceeds the highest industry standards, setting you on a path towards a successful and fulfilling career in franchising.


The franchise educational content is available online asynchronously in three formats:  Graduate, Undergraduate, or Executive Education (non-credit) and University of Louisville admissions standards apply.  All formats provide the same rich content that prepares someone to work in franchising in any capacity.


Online Franchise Certificate

The online Franchise Management Certificate is designed to help current or future franchisees embrace their full potential and succeed as a business owner.

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Online Franchise Management Certificate Bootcamp

Offered 100% online, the Franchise Management Certificate Bootcamp delivers critical insights and practical knowledge around the fundamentals and core skills of franchise management, empowering you to embrace your full entrepreneurial potential.

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Undergraduate Franchise Courses

Undergraduate franchise courses can be taken within the online Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Each course is 3 hours and spans the semester of 16 weeks.

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