College of Business launches online graduate program in franchise management


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has launched an online Franchise Management Certificate, a nine-hour graduate-level program offered through the College of Business.

    The new program is targeted to current and future franchise owners and covers areas including franchise team management, franchise law, human resources management, finance, strategic planning and more. Offered through five-week terms, students can complete the six-course program one class at a time in just over six months.

    The University of Louisville is working closely with the International Franchising Association (IFA) to align its program credits to apply toward Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) certification.

    “Understanding where the gaps in knowledge remain within the industry was crucial to developing a truly student-centered certificate program,” said College of Business Dean Todd Mooradian. “Through close partnership with industry experts and experienced franchise managers, the Franchise Management Certificate uses a project-based curriculum that emphasizes ‘real world’ application to best prepare graduates for a successful future in franchising.”

    The Certificate in Franchise Management is the first in a series of specialized online certificate programs designed to support growth in key industries unique to Louisville.

    “Online learning is an extremely important area of growth for the University of Louisville,” said Kristen Brown, associate director of online learning for UofL. “We continuously strive to offer programs that deliver education at the standard of quality the university is known for while also meeting the needs of today’s adult learners. The online Franchise Management Certificate is just one example of our commitment to bring innovation to higher education.”

    For more information on the Franchise Management Certificate, download the eBrochure or visit For more information on UofL Online, contact Kristen Brown at 502-852-8565 or visit


    Brandy Warren
    Brandy Warren is coordinator for marketing and communications in UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she manages special events and promotes UofL’s Division of Student Affairs. She previously worked at daily newspapers in Kentucky and Alabama.