MBA Team to Represent ABS at FECC

MBA team to represent the Adelaide Business School at the global Family Enterprise Case Competition, to be held in Vermont, USA January 2024.

The University of Adelaide Business School (ABS) is putting together a team of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students to compete in the annual Schlesinger Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC). The competition will be held at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, USA in January 2024 and is an exciting opportunity for those interested in family business leadership, consulting, and the entrepreneurship space.

The team will compete with students from around the world in a unique competition with an exceptional and professional organisation. Participants have a golden opportunity to develop their professional network with current and future leaders from many different nations. They also develop a sound understanding about family businesses (of which around two thirds of all businesses are worldwide) which enhances their career opportunities as a leader and advisor.

The annual Schlesinger Global 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. Over a four-day period, our MBA FECC will compete with other university teams, analysing family business cases and presenting recommendations to a panel of judges, applying the knowledge and expertise developed in the classroom.

The ABS has a proud history in entering teams into the FECC. In 2019, our Adelaide MBA team won the postgraduate division of the FECC.

MBA team

MBA students Brent Alexander, Sean O'Gorman, Jack Lee together with Frank Barbera the team coach

This year Richard Owens AM has kindly donated money to the ABS to offer successful MBA applicants $3,500 travel grants towards the costs to participate in the 2024 FECC.

Want to know more? Email Associate Professor Chris Graves
Discipline Head – Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Family Enterprise

Co-Founder & Co-Director - Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG)

The University of Adelaide Business School

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