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.
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?
- Corporations with CSR initiatives or affiliations to social ventures
- Environmentally-focused businesses
- Social enterprises
Past partners include:
- The Better Business Bureau
- The Children's Foundation
- Gordon Neighbourhood House
- Options Community Services
- Peace It Together
- Pedal Society OCB
- Sky Harvest
- Spinal Cord Injury BC
- UBC Farm
- United Way Lower Mainland
Now accepting applications for Session 2:
- 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.
- Complete a proposal form online by May 1, 2017
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.
If your project is selected
- Pitch project to students in June
A representative from your organization is required to come to campus in June to pitch your project proposal to students. Then, students will determine their top preferences and suitability, and project teams will be formed by end of June.
Please contact Jesse Grimaldi, Coordinator, MM & MBAN Careers, at 604.827.5902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.