EY NextGen Academy 2008-2018

To succeed for generations, family businesses need an entrepreneurial spirit that not only ensures that core values and principles of ownership are transferred, but also creates future opportunities to deliver true innovation as well as financial and social value. In this framework the next generation often find themselves questioning what is the right individual path for them in business and ownership succession. EY created EY NextGen Academy 10 years ago to find solutions for these types of challenges. Our market-leading training program is unique because it combines the expertise from top international business schools and universities with practical experience and advice from EY. During the last decade, participants from more than 60 countries have joined the program. With a long track record of running EY NextGen Academy in different parts of the world, in 2018 we are celebrating our 10th anniversary with a line-up that is more impressive than even before.

Lauri Oinaala,

EY Global Next Generation Leader

Program concept, dates and partners

EY NextGen Academy First Program - Discover your potential!

Our First Program offers 18- to 22-year-olds in entrepreneurial business families the opportunity to discover their personal assets and interests; find out how to implement and complete a corporate initiative; get an introduction into the special characteristics associated with their family businesses; and explore their strengths, weaknesses and business potential.

  • 1–7 July INSEAD Business School,Singapore
  •  22–28 July Ashridge Hult Business School,London/Hertfordshire, UK

 EY NextGen Academy Advanced Program - develop your talent

Our Advanced Program offers 22 to 27-year-olds in family businesses the opportunity to build on their business acumen and entrepreneurial talents. In addition, they will acquire insights related to family business from an ownership perspective. Participants will have already acquired sound knowledge in their field of study and have been introduced to a professional working environment, so this program will give them the chance to recognize and apply practical options and global leading practices to their operation within their family business, outside of their family ownership, or both. University professors and a team of EY professionals can help them to accelerate their potential by building on their strengths, talents and interests.

  • 15–21 July SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy
  • 29 July–4 August Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, Illinois, United States

 EY NextGen Academy Excellence Program - turn innovation into value

Our Excellence Program offers 27- to 35-year-old family business leaders the opportunity to learn how to create value innovation while following sound governance. Participants will engage in open dialogue with exceptional entrepreneurs, benefit from the latest research and teaching excellence of academics, and share the practical experience of EY professionals. Through stimulating topics and in-depth discussions with peers and experts from around the world, they will address the quest for innovative approaches, personal vision creation and problem-solving strategies.

  • 8–14 July HKUST Business School, Hong Kong, China
  • 26 August–1 September Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Canada

Visit www.ey-nextgen.com or request the program brochure by sending an email to nextgen@ey.com

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