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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.

Applications now closed.

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:

  • Gordon Neighbourhood House
  • Kambo Energy Group
  • Mosaic
  • Motivate Canada
  • Nada
  • Pedal Society OCB
  • Spinal Cord Injury BC
  • The C.O.D.E. Initiative
  • Tradle
  • UBC Farm
  • United Way Lower Mainland

Applications for the next round of Community Business Projects are now OPEN.

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: 

Dec 15, 2020: Deadline to apply
Jan 2021: 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.
Feb 26, 2021: Mandatory initial kick-off meeting with students at UBC Sauder. Successful applicants must delegate at least 1 representative from their organization to attend a first client meeting with their student team on Sep 18, 2020.
Feb to May, 2021: CBP project period
May 7, 2021: Final presentations to clients
May 14, 2021: End of CBP project, final deliverables handed to clients
May 21, 2021: Deadline for CBP clients to submit feedback 



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