About the Center

About the Center

The Rosenberg International Franchise Center aims to explore and advance the understanding of franchising, which represents over $1.5 trillion of the business conducted in the world annually.

The center offers a franchising class for business students at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. The course seeks to educate students in the fundamentals of franchising and covers various topics in franchise management.

In addition, the center is actively involved in the communities of franchising, both to gain information about current trends and challenges and to share insights and solutions. The center interacts with industry experts and the International Franchise Association (IFA) to produce timely and meaningful research reports and forecasts. Currently, the center maintains an extensive financial database of publicly listed franchising corporations and is in the process of building the world’s most comprehensive research bibliography on franchising.

Mission Statement

  • To produce a broad range of franchise-related research that addresses issues of present and potential future interest.
  • To educate students and entrepreneurs about franchising and business issues relevant to the franchise community.
  • To stage periodic international symposia allowing for the interaction of academic and business leaders in the field of franchising.

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