University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC)

About the Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC)

The annual Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) prepares participants to understand the critical issues that are unique to family enterprise by applying the knowledge and expertise they have developed in the classroom towards solving complex family business cases. During four tough rounds of competition, teams present their case to a distinguished panel of judges who will determine which group best understood, analyzed and presented the case.

Held in Burlington, Vermont, participants will have the opportunity to discover one of the America's Best Downtowns and a Top 10 City for Outdoor Recreation. Situated within an easy drive of Montreal, Boston, and New York City, Burlington offers many convenient opportunities for arriving, exploring and departing. FECC will also feature many events other than the competition itself, allowing students and coaches the chance to interact with industry professionals and sponsoring organizations during select program meals, social events and local trips.

For a downloadable copy of the 2014 FECC brochure, click here. In its first two years, the FECC received wide-spread acclaim and praise as one of the "most professional events" ever attended and "the organization has been excellent and the collegial learning and networking opportunity extraordinary." For a downloadable copy of the 2014 FECC brochure, click on the image to the right.

The 2015 Family Enterprise Case Competition

The 2015 Family Enterprise Case Competition is poised to begin on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. With 24 teams already confirmed from 13 different countries, this truly is the World Cup of Family Enterprise. For 2015, we will have 16 undergraduate teams and 8 MBA level teams competing for two separate Family Enterprise Cups.

If your school is interested, you may register for the 2016 FECC now and also be added to the 2015 waitlist:

Hotel information and booking at The Hilton Burlington can be found here

2015 Call for Cases

Click here for details

2015 Call for Cases Entry Form

For additional information contact

2015 Call for Student Lead Coordinators

The 2015 FECC is hiring. To coordinate and execute the 2015 Family Enterprise Case Competition, we are seeking four qualified UVM students to work with us beginning in September and all the way through the 2015 event. Please CLICK HERE for available positions and application requirements.

2015 Call for Student Ambassadors

2015 FECC is looking for UVM students to apply for Ambassador positions; for a full list of the positions and details, CLICK HERE

Acclaim for the Family Enterprise Case Competition

Why is the UVM Family Enterprise Case Competition quickly becoming one of best case competitions in the world? The competing coaches, students, judges & sponsors say why.

"...Participation in FECC was a sound investment for the school, supportive of our strategy, and a great addition to our competition lineup."

Robin Ritchie, Carleton University

"It was an incredible experience and I very much enjoyed meeting everyone as well. I fell in love with the area and the people so much so that it convinced me to include Burlington in my job search."

Gloriann Lopez, ESADE team member

"Thanks for an amazing competition UVM! Well organized and ran so smoothly, it was an unforgettable experience and a great time!"

Mallory McKewen, Wilfrid Laurier team member

"It was a great experience in Vermont, and the organization was just superb. Easily one of the most professional events I've been to among the 200+ events I have attended in the academic arena."

Mattias Nordqvist, Coach, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

"Thanks for everything you and your team do to make this such a great event! For the second year in row this competition has been a great success. It is extremely well organized and runs like a clock. The quality of teams in the competition is excellent. My students enjoyed socializing with students from around the world. We all learned a lot and had a lot of fun doing so. Our goal was to learn and have fun and we achieved these goals and more. I hope to see you next year."

Joseph Horak, Grand Valley State University, USA

"Personally, I was blown away by the competition, from the team of volunteers, to the competitors and of course the organizing committee. The level of dedication needed to pull an event of this magnitude off is enormous and you have done an excellent job. We are so very grateful that we can contribute to the success of this inaugural competition."

Thomas Clark, Business Families Foundation, Canada, event sponsor

"Thank you so very much for an unforgettable experience! Every single day brought a new adventure and we are looking forward to supporting the FECC in the future."

Ramia Marielle El Agamy, Editor-In-Chief, Tharawat Magazine

Quick Links for FECC

2014 FECC

2013 FECC

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