January 9-12, 2019 | University of Vermont

For the first time the Austin Family Business Program will be sending an undergraduate team to the 2018 Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (GFECC) in Vermont. The team was selected in spring 2018 based on their participation in the Generation Next family business club, interest in competing and public speaking experience.  College of Business alumni and faculty are serving as guest judges to get the team ready.  The Austin Family Business Program is interested in hosting a regional family business case competition in 2019.  

About the Competition

This will be the sixth year the competition has been offered and OSU will compete against 13 other undergraduate teams that are from the US and countries including Canada, Mexico, China, Columbia, and the Netherlands. The competition is hosted annually by the Grossman School of Business, at the University of Vermont in Burlington. The GFECC is the world’s premier competition for students, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, to demonstrate their understanding of the critical issues that are unique to family enterprises, by applying their classroom knowledge and expertise 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.  Please visit the GFECC website for more information on the competition.


Team Members

Team members: back row, left to right; Taylor Smith, finance major; Maddie Mullins, management major. Front row left to right: Dr. Sherri Noxel, team coach; Zachary Fritzler, business administration major.

For more information on the Austin Family Business Program case competition team contact Dr. Sherri Noxel.