Competition Overview

SG-FECC 2024 – January 10 – 13, 2024

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.

SG-FECC is a four-day case competition in which teams of up to four students challenge themselves to develop and present practical solutions to dilemmas faced by family enterprises. A different case is used each day of the competition. Student teams have limited time to read and analyze each case and prepare their recommendations to present to a judging panel comprising a mix of family business owners, managers, advisors, and educators.

Each team has 20 minutes to present their analysis and recommendations to a judging panel. This is followed by 10 minutes of Question & Answer (Q&A). Teams present to a different judging panel in each round.

SG-FECC has an undergraduate and a graduate league. Undergraduate teams must be formed of all students pursuing their Bachelor’s degree. A team with any students enrolled in a graduate or Master’s level program must compete in the graduate league.

On the first day of the competition, each team will be randomly assigned to a division within their undergraduate or graduate league. Teams compete within their assigned division during the first three rounds of the competition. Top performing teams in each division advance to compete in the final round.

See our Competition Guidelines for more information.