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MM Community Business Project

The Community Business Project gives not-for-profit organizations and social enterprises access to free consulting projects from teams of bright, creative, and highly motivated Master of Management students.

Organizations get the chance to tackle key challenges, while giving Master of Management students the opportunity to hone their business skills and gain real-world business experience.

Project details:

Typical projects include:

  • Business plans and feasibility studies
  • Fundraising and development initiatives
  • Recruitment and retention strategies
  • Corporate partnership strategies
  • Marketing and social media strategies

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Non-profits
  • Corporations with CSR initiatives or affiliations to social ventures 
  • Charities
  • Environmentally-focused businesses
  • Social enterprises
  • Start-ups with community initiatives/impacts

Past partners include:

  • Mosaic
  • Embers
  • Gordon Neighbourhood House
  • Cheakamus Centre
  • Nada
  • Pedal Society OCB
  • Sky Harvest
  • Spinal Cord Injury BC
  • UBC Farm
  • United Way Lower Mainland
  • Motivate Canada

Applications for the next round of Community Business Projects is now open. Fill out an application form here.

  1. Create a project
    Ideal projects are those that have a clear community or social benefit and directly contribute to the students' skill development in areas such as strategy, finance, marketing or human resources.

  2. Complete an application form online by April 8, 2018.
    While all proposals are greatly appreciated, not all can be selected. Projects are accepted based on a number of criteria, including their relevance to students' skill development and commitment to community enhancement.

Key Session 2 Dates:

March 12: CBP application opens.

April 8: Deadline to apply for the Session 2 CBP (June-November 2018).

April 8-30
: Application evaluation period.

May 1:
Applicants notified if they are selected for the shortlist. Further evaluations and telephone discussion to take place in order to finalize the list of approved applicants.

May 20:
  Final approved applicants to be notified along with approved scope-of-work.

June 8:
Mandatory initial kick-off meeting and reception with students, faculty, and other organizational representatives at UBC Sauder (Vancouver Point Grey Campus).

Successful applicants must delegate at least 1 representative from their organization to attend a first client meeting with their student team on June 8, 2018  at UBC campus (Vancouver Point Grey).

CBP project period.

December 1: End of CBP project, final deliverables handed to clients.


Please contact William Pardoe, Coordinator, Student Experience & Careers, at 604.827.5092 or