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.

Join us! The 11th Edition takes place: January 10 - 13, 2024 | UVM Grossman School of Business | Burlington, Vermont, USA

Register for SG-FECC 2024!


Congratulations to our 2023 Winners!

Graduate League Winner

Undergraduate League Winner

    View Full 2023 Results


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

“Well-organized competition with interesting and relevant case questions, great judges and amazing hosts."

Sofy Carayannopoulos, 2023 Coach, Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University,  CANADA

“A great opportunity to delve into family business and learn from a diverse group of students and expert academics and practitioners.”

Danna Greenberg, 2023 Judge, Babson College, USA

“An experience that will challenge you personally and professionally. You will grow as a team and as a person.  It is a unique competition with an exceptional and professional organization.  The best thing about the SG-FECC is the people you meet during the competition (judges, participants, coaches and organizers).”

Karla Hernandez, 2023 Undergraduate Student Competitor, Universidad Panamericana, MEXICO

"My students enjoyed their stay at UVM very much, you created one of the best weeks in their student life for them. And for me personally the participation in the SG-FECC is always for several reasons one of the highlights of my academic year."

Joachim Link, 2023 Coach, Heilbronn University, GERMANY

“A family business-focused case competition, featuring high-caliber and competitive participants and educators.”

Alex Palmer, 2023 Judge, ALDI, USA

“A family business competition with colleges and universities from around the world. Every day, student teams receive a case with a problem or issue in a family business and are given four hours to complete their solution to the problem at hand and develop their presentation. Not only is it a competition, but a place to connect with people from different family business backgrounds ready to make a positive impact on our world.”

Marley St. Pierre, 1st Year Student, Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont, USA

"A well-organized case competition; our students really loved the pleasant atmosphere during the competition and the involvement of the ambassadors! The networking events with sponsors and local business people was also much appreciated. One of our students even got an internship out of it!"

Lieven Quintens, 2023 Coach, Maastricht University, The NETHERLANDS

“The SG-FECC event provides participants with the opportunity to experience enlightened discussions with students, family enterprise owners, and advisors.  For individuals interested to learn about field of family enterprise advising, there is no better venue.”

D. Randolph Waesche, 2023 Judge & Sponsor, Family Wealth Management LLC, USA

More Acclaim for SG-FECC

Competing Teams (2024)

Undergraduate (UG) Teams:

  • Bishop's University, CANADA
  • Grand Valley State University, USA
  • Maastricht University, USA
  • Ohio University, USA
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The NETHERLANDS
  • Toronto Metropolitan University, CANADA
  • Universidad de los Andes, COLOMBIA
  • Universidad Panamericana, Aguascalientes Campus, MEXICO
  • Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara Campus, MEXICO
  • University of Applied Sciences Munich, GERMANY
  • University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, USA
  • University of Prince Edward Island, CANADA
  • University of Vermont, Grossman School of Business, USA

Graduate (G) Teams:

  • Asia-Pacific Family Enterprise Case Competition Winner, ASIA
  • Babes-Bolyai University, ROMANIA
  • Babson College, USA
  • Heilbronn University, GERMANY
  • Indian School of Business, INDIA
  • National Sun Yat-sen University, TAIWAN
  • Sasin School of Management, THAILAND
  • Universidad Francisco Marroquin, GUATEMALA
  • University of Adelaide Business School, AUSTRALIA
  • University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business, CANADA
  • University of Vermont, Grossman School of Business, USA

Key Stats

SG-FECC One-page Flyer

  • Established in 2013
  • In the first ten years SG-FECC has been attended by:
    • 800 competitors

    • 219 teams

    • participants from 27 countries including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, and USA,

    • 558 Judges

    • 334 student organizers and competitors from UVM

    • 66 Universities


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