Titus Center for Franchising


A Resource Like No Other

"The Titus Center for our emerging brand was a homebase of knowledge in our growth and learning about franchising. Thanks Titus Center!"

Tom Pabin
Founder and President - Class 101
Now with Unleashed Brands - A Children's Platform Company


The Titus Center for Franchising, a Center of Excellence at Palm Beach Atlantic University, is dedicated to “educating the next franchise generation.” Since 2017, the center has helped students master the principles of business franchising while also providing professional education for people who want to work in franchising, buy a franchise, or franchise their business. Franchise courses at PBA are offered in-person and online for undergraduate and graduate students. Professional education is offered through live seminars and boot camps. The center’s Advisory Board provides ongoing insight, resources, and support. Many Advisory Board members speak throughout each semester, and many offer internships and scholarships. 

Respected Worldwide

The Titus Center is led by Dr. John P. Hayes, CFE, who brings decades of experience in franchising and speaks on the subject at expos and conferences around the world. U.S. as well as international franchise leaders come to PBA to speak to students and participate in seminars and boot camps. These leaders provide valuable insights that help shape a student’s future in business. 

A Powerful Credential

Housed in PBA’s Rinker School of Business, the Center will allow you to complete the necessary coursework to earn your bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in franchising. For those striving for a future in business franchising, this provides a powerful credential that will set them apart.

TitusBroaden Your Knowledge

Titus Center offers a variety of professional certificate programs that will broaden your knowledge about franchising and help you prepare for employment opportunities. Topic areas include:

  • How to buy a franchise
  • How to franchise a business
  • Franchise marketing and sales
  • Franchise operations
  • Franchise field support
  • International franchise expansion
  • Master franchise development                                                                               

Opportunities for Students

PBA students can earn their degree in almost any subject while also earning the Concentration in Franchising. The concentration requires students to complete a franchise internship which provides extensive real-world insights and hands-on training. The concentration prepares graduates for employment in the franchise community, or to buy a franchise. Franchise companies worldwide recruit Titus Center graduates for employment and investment opportunities. The center will also offer an on-line certificate program for professional students worldwide. 

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