Entrepreneurship & Family Business : School of Business Administration : University of Vermont

University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC)

Format and rules are currently being reviewed and may be subject to change for 2014.

Competition Format

  • Teams will be assigned by random draw.
  • Each team will compete against all other teams in their division accumulating points to determine the division winner.
  • Division winners will advance to the finals round on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
  • Cases will be judged by a panel of judges representing experts from industry, business and academia.
  • The organizing committee will select the judges
  • Presentations must be in English

Case Preparation Time

  • Each team will analyze and present at least three cases to a panel of judges
  • Preliminary case - supplied one week ahead of time on Wednesday, January 1. This case will be presented upon arrival after the opening lunch.
  • Preparation time/final round cases:
    • Three hours with one PC running Windows 7 and Office 2010
    • No internet access or contact with advisors is permitted during preparation time
  • Each team will have 20 minutes to present their case analysis and recommendations
  • This will be followed by a 10-minute question and answer period


  • Cases are selected based on top entries in the Family Enterprise Case Writing Competition, organized by the School of Business Administration.


  • For 2014, one winning team at both the undergraduate level and graduate level will receive the University of Vermont Family Enterprise Cup.
  • The remaining division winners will each receive a team plaque.
  • Authors of cases used in the Family Enterprise Case Competition will each receive $1500.

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