Franchise Management

Curriculum & Schedule

During the Spring & Summer semesters, professional development and certificate classes will be offered as Flex Learning experiences. These classes are taught in real-time by Georgetown instructors using Zoom video conferencing. Flex Learning classes are designed to provide our professional learners with a high-quality, engaging educational experience. For more information about Flex Learning, please contact Program Support at

The Franchise Management Certificate consists of two unique sessions which can be completed in any order and/or independently. Each session comprises an online component, which must be successfully completed prior to attending a three-day face-to-face component. CFE Credits from the ICFE will be granted upon completion of either/each session as outlined below:

  • Online Component = 175 CFE Education Credits
  • Face-to-Face Component = 500 CFE Education Credits

Students that complete both Sessions I & II within a 2-year period will be eligible for the Certificate in Franchise Management from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.

You must successfully complete the two required courses for a total of 6.30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is equivalent to 63.0 contact hours. The two courses must be completed within a two-year period.

  1. Fundamentals of the Franchise Model (Required; 3.1 CEUs)
  2. Franchise Management Theory and Practice (Required; 3.2 CEUs)

Course Schedule

Course Name Semester and Section
Required Courses  Spring 2021
Fundamentals of the Franchise Model
Required Spring 2021
Franchise Management Theory and Practice