9th Schlesinger Global - Family Enterprise Case Competition (SG-FECC)


1. VIRTUAL SG-FECC – October – November 2021

     One case. Top undergraduate and graduate teams and presenters receive awards.
          •    Round 1 (asynchronous):
               Friday, October 1st 2021 - Competing teams receive the case.
               Friday, October 22nd 2021 – Teams submit a screencast of their presentation. 
          •    Round 2 (real-time on-line round w. Q&A): For finalists only.
               Saturday, November 13th - Top-rated teams present to panel of judges.
               Time zones will be taken into consideration. 

          Registration $300 USD per team.
          Last date to register for the Virtual Competition - Friday, September 15, 2021

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2. IN-PERSON SG-FECC in Burlington, VT - January 12 - 15, 2022

      3 cases. Top undergraduate and graduate teams, and presenters receive awards.
          •    Case 1: Pre-arrival case
               Teams receive case ~January 2nd; In-person team presentations on Wednesday January 12th.
          •    Case 2:  Controlled case (4 hours with no internet access) on Thursday January 13th
          •    Case 3:  Controlled case (4 hours with no internet access) on Friday January 14th
          •    Final Round Case:  For Division finalists on Saturday January 15th

Registration $500 USD for each competitor and coach.  This fee covers all meals, social events, local transportation and miscellaneous items during  the in-person competition. It excludes lodging and/or travel. Link to the competition hotel will be shared with the registered teams.

          Last date to register for the In-Person Competition – Monday, November 1st, 2021.

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          Additional Information for both competitions:
          •    Each team includes maximum 4 students and 1-2 coach/es.
          •    Registration Fees are non-refundable.


Brochure Cover The annual Schlesinger Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (SG-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.

For more information, please contact: fecc@uvm.edu

Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

What competing students, coaches, judges and organizers say about SG-FECC

"This competition focuses on learning and growth while having a good time."

Luis Diaz Matajira, SG-FECC Coach (2013 onwards), Universidad de los Andes, COLOMBIA

"I was amazed at how perfectly the whole event was organized over the 5 days. The level of professionalism, coordination and collaboration seen amongst the organizers, ambassadors and coordinators is something unique and rare. Running such an event is a challenge that even professional event management specialists would possibly struggle with. To see a group of UVM students coming together and running the show the way they ran it - was just awesome! Hats off to you! Another amazing aspect of this competition is the friendly and welcoming environment throughout. Teams competing against each other still look out for each other, share ideas transparently and genuinely want others to do well. It is a magical thing to witness in today's world where competition usually means cutthroat. Kudos to the FECC team for fostering such a positive environment. I was promised by my coach that FECC will be an experience to cherish for a lifetime and he was definitely not wrong."

Bhaskar Ghadigachalam, SG-FECC 2020 Graduate Competitor, University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA

"This is a first class event.  It isn't just about competition, but camaraderie, learning, sharing and meeting diverse students and judges from around the world."

Jim Keller, Sponsor and Judge, USA

"FECC has been one of the best experiences I have had not only within the Grossman business school, but at UVM as a whole."

Ryan Waystack, SG-FECC 2020 Senior Lead Coordinator

Read More Acclaim Here


Past SG-FECC Information

2021 Virtual SG-FECC

2020 SG-FECC

2019 SG-FECC

2017 SG-FECC

2016 SG-FECC

2015 SG-FECC

2014 SG-FECC

2013 SG-FECC

Fast Facts

  • Established in 2013 @ UVM
  • In the 1st eight years:
    • # of competitors – 638
    • # of teams - 177
      • Countries - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA
    • # of Judges – 487
    • # of UVM student organizers and competitors – 280
  • # of universities - 56

Virtual SG-FECC 2021-22 Teams

  • Alabama State University, United States
  • Bishop's University, Canada
  • FIA - Fundação Instituto de Administração, Brazil
  • Grand Valley State University, United States
  • Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Heilbronn University, Germany
  • National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  • Rotterdam University AS, Netherlands
  • Rutgers Business School Blockchain Hub, United States
  • Ryerson University, Canada
  • Sasin School of Management, Thailand
  • Telfer School of Management, Canada
  • University of California Berkeley, United States
  • University of Denver, Daniels College of Business (Bailey Program for Family Enterprise), United States
  • Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala
  • Universidad Panamericana México, Mexico
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • University of Vermont, United States
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
  • Williams College, United States

Past Competing Teams

  • Alabama State University - USA
  • Bishop's University - The Williams School of Business, Canada
  • Bocconi University, Italy
  • Brock University - Goodman School of Business, Canada
  • Carleton University - Sprott School of Business, Canada
  • Columbia University, USA
  • Concordia University - John Molson School of Business, Canada
  • Dalhousie University - Rowe School of Business, Canada
  • EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht - Germany
  • ESADE Business School, Spain
  • FIA - Fundação Instituto de Administração - Brazil
  • FOBI, Grand Valley State University - USA
  • Grand Valley State University - Seidman College, USA
  • HEC Montreal, Canada
  • Heilbronn University, Germany
  • ICN Business School, France
  • Indian School of Business, India
  • Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
  • Kellogg School of Management - USA
  • Kennesaw State University - Coles College of Business, USA
  • Lancaster University, UK
  • Maastricht University - Netherlands
  • Munich Business School, Germany
  • National Sun Yat-sen University - Taiwan
  • Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, USA
  • NUTN - National University of Tainan - Taiwan
  • Oregon State University, USA
  • PPM School of Management - Indonesia
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • Saginaw Valley State University, USA
  • Sasin School of Management, Thailand
  • Shidler College of Business - USA
  • St. Bonaventure University, USA
  • Stetson University, USA
  • Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management, USA
  • Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa - Canada
  • Universitas Prasetiya Mulya - Indonesia
  • Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
  • Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
  • Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala
  • Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Panama
  • Universidad Pan Americana, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Universidad Pan Americana, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Universidad San Andres, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia
  • University of Adelaide, Australia
  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • University of Business & Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • University of Chile, Chile
  • University of Guelph-Humber, Canada
  • University of Manitoba - Asper School of Business, Canada
  • University of Massachussets, Amherst - Isenberg School of Business, USA
  • University of North Texas, USA
  • University of Toronto -  Canada
  • University of Vermont, USA
  • WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management - Germany
  • Wilfrid Laurier University - Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Canada
  • Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • Zhejiang University, China

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