Mathnasium uses an exclusive Master Franchise partnership model per country – see more at
https://www.franchoice.com/master-franchisee/. A Master Franchise is a great opportunity,
yet also comes with a sizeable investment and risk, which requires an investment of at least
$300,000 USD; however, it is important to understand this is the minimum and typically for a
Small market. Medium and Large sized markets will see a higher total investment.
As a component of this investment, our licensees are required to own and operate a minimum
of one Mathnasium Learning Center. We call this a company-owned location. You may own
and operate more than one company-owned location while also selling sub-franchises. The
capital requirements increase as you open additional company-owned locations and/or as the
size of the country increases.
Small markets: Chile, China Provincial Small, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand
Regional markets: Australia – Victoria & Tasmania, Australia – Queensland & N. Territory, Australia – Western & South Australia
Medium markets: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China Provincial Medium, Indonesia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey
Large markets: Brazil, China Provincial Large, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain
*Small/Medium/Large is not solely based on population/geographic size. Other variables are considered regarding overall size of the potential Mathnasium opportunity.
Mathnasium Investment Summary (Estimate)
The investment can be broken down into 3 phases:
|Phase of Investment||Small and Regional Markets (USD)||Medium Markets (USD)||Large Markets (USD)|
|Phase 1: Franchise Fees||$125,000 - $275,000||$300,000 - $500,000||$550,000 - $2,525,000|
|Phase 2: Commence Operations||$75,000 - $125,000+||$75,000 - $125,000+||$75,000 - $125,000+|
|Phase 3: Expansion||$100,000 - $150,000+||$100,000 - $150,000+||$100,000 - $150,000+|
|Phases 2-3: Extra Funds||$0 - $125,000+||$0 - $150,000+||$0 - $175,000+|
|Total Investment Range||$300,000 - $675,000+||$475,000 - $925,000+||$725,000 - $2,975,000+|
More detail on each phase:
1. Phase 1/Year 0: Investing in the Mathnasium Franchise License
- Initial Franchise Fee and Curriculum Adaption Fee
- Ranges from $125,000 USD to $2,525,000+ USD per country. Initial fees are based on the size of the country, the number of learning centers, and the potential revenue your territory can generate.
2. Phase 2/Years 1-2: Open Learning Center #1
- Open the first learning center. On average, the capital required to develop a single learning center ranges from $75,000 USD to $125,000+ USD, per center (excluding franchise fee).
- Sub-franchising may begin after the first center is operational. However, many partners own/operate more than one company-owned location.
- We do not have market-specific data for your country, however, as a rough guideline, you can see the investment required to open a single learning center in the USA, Canada, UK, and Hong Kong:
- USA (USD) – http://www.mathnasium.com/franchise/investment/
- Canada (CAD) – http://www.mathnasium.ca/own-a-franchise/investment/
- UK (GBP) – http://www.mathnasium.co.uk/franchise-uk/investment/
- Hong Kong (HKD) – http://www.mathnasium.com.hk/franchise-hk/investment/
3. Phase 3/Years 3+: Regional Expansion
- Open additional company-owned locations and begin selling sub-franchise locations.
- Phase 3 investment will range from $100,000 USD to $150,000+ USD based on the number of company-owned locations you will own/operate.
4. Capital Investment Extra Funds
- International business differs from country to country. As such, it is wise to have additional capital if needed.
- Plan on having access to an additional $0 USD to $175,000+ USD.
In general, the investment/risk/reward is determined by the number of company-owned and operated learning centers vs. sub-franchised learning centers.
- Sub-franchised network (own 1+, sub-franchise 20+) – lowest/lowest/lowest
- Company-owned network (own 20+, sub-franchise 0+) – highest/highest/highest
- Combination network (own 10+, sub-franchise 10+) – middle/middle/middle
Like a franchisor, if you have many sub-franchisees you are spreading your
investment/risk/return across the sub-franchisees, however, your return is potentially less. If
you own and operate all locations, all the investment/risk/return sits solely with you, yet the
returns are potentially much larger.
When making the decision to become a Mathnasium franchisee, keep in mind that you are not
only investing financially in a business. Even more importantly, you are investing the equity
within yourself. What is that equity? It is your compassion, enthusiasm and your commitment
to follow our systems – acting on every opportunity to make your business better. In turn, we
are investing in you. Working together is the equation for success.
We look forward to working with you to prepare a more complete analysis for your market.