Happy Business TeamCBaSE,” the University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics, attracts students with a social conscience and a commitment to overcoming challenge to lead in a sustainable world. Running successfully for the past 5 years, the CBaSE Applied Community Project course has been giving senior undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a course credit while engaging with a for-profit or not-for-profit organization to overcome a challenge facing their business. To date, over 250 students have assisted more than 90 organizations, including Indiegogo, Roxul, and the City of Guelph. In order for businesses to participate in the Winter 2015 iteration of CBaSE, they must apply by the end of October 2014 for a January 2015 start date.

How Does the CBaSE Applied Community Project Work?

After being interviewed by CBaSE, students accepted to the program will be assigned to projects based on their areas of interest and experience. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams of 2-4 members to complete agreed upon objectives agreed upon between the team, CBaSE, and the participating organization.

What Types of Projects are Taken on through the CBaSE Program?

Projects eligible to be completed through the CBaSE program include the following:

  • Competitive research,
  • Market research,
  • Marketing and business plans,
  • Human resource policy,
  • Sustainable research and analysis.

Note: All projects must be completed within a 12-week semester.

What types of Organizations are Eligible for Participation in CBaSE?

While the University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics aims to work with all organizations that apply; due to the popularity of this program CBaSE will select the projects that are best aligned with their students’ expertise, the capacity of the program, as well as its core competencies and values. Upon acceptance to the program, CBaSE will work with the participating organization to define project scope and deliverables and customized plans.

While we advise participating organizations to anticipate 3 visits to the University of Guelph for this purpose, alternative arrangements such as arranging meetings through Skype have been made in the past. An administration fee of $1200 will be assessed to successful applicants to this program.

Upcoming CBaSE Application Deadline:

The next deadline for applications to this program is October 31, 2014, however students are applying to participate in project now, so submitting an application as soon as possible will improve the adoption rate of your project.

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Ryan has a BA in economics, an MSc in management, and several published works including two books. As Marketing Analyst at Mentor Works, Ryan enjoys communicating with business owners & executives about government grants and funding available to help overcome obstacles to growth.