Recruiting at UBC Sauder

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:

  • 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 are now closed.


Steps to apply:

  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.
    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: 

The dates for the next session of CBP will be updated shortly.


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