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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 a key challenge, 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 feasibility studies
  • Fundraising and development plans
  • Recruitment and retention strategies
  • Corporate partnership strategies
  • Marketing plans

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:

  • BC-SPCA
  • 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
    Projects must have a specific objective with a clear 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 May 1st, 2019.
    While all proposals are greatly appreciated, not all can be selected. Projects are evaluated on a number of criteria:  the required project components (including primary & secondary research), relevance to students' skill development and commitment to community enhancement.
Key Dates:

April 1st:
CBP application opens

May 1st:
Deadline to apply

May 1st-15th:
Application evaluation period

May 15th:
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/scope of work documents.

June 15th:
Final approved applicants to be notified along with approved scope-of-work.

July 26th:
Mandatory initial kick-off meeting and reception with students, faculty, and other organizational representatives at UBC Sauder (Vancouver Point Grey campus). The client supervisor for all accepted projects must conduct a full project briefing with their assigned student team on July 26th, 2019 at UBC campus (Vancouver Point Grey).

July - October:
CBP project period

October 11th:
End of CBP project, final deliverables handed to clients


Questions?

Please email talent@sauder.ubc.ca.