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.
Typical projects include:
Business feasibility studies
Fundraising and development plans
Recruitment and retention strategies
Corporate partnership strategies
Who is eligible to participate?
Corporations with CSR initiatives or affiliations to social ventures
Start-ups with community initiatives/impacts
Past partners include:
- Gordon Neighbourhood House
- Cheakamus Centre
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.