Collaborating with us benefits our students, industry partners, and community organizations alike as we redefine what leadership means in local and global environments.
We welcome diverse engagement, from local government to internationally recognized businesses and academic partners to not-for-profit organizations seeking to partner and learn together.
We invite you to explore the many possibilities for collaboration with the Faculty of Management.
Live Case Challenge
Each year the Faculty of Management and sponsor Argus Properties Ltd. offer a unique made-in-the-Okanagan opportunity — the Live Case Challenge —for third-year Bachelor of Management students to work in teams and take on an actual ‘live’ management challenge faced by a community partner.
The collaboration between the partner organization and more than 200 Bachelor of Management students is an opportunity for both to explore a unique case challenge. What results are meaningful solutions for the community partner and a rich, experiential learning opportunity for the students.
Our Capstone Service Learning and Consulting course is the final graduating requirement for Bachelor of Management students and involves more than fifty dedicated hours focused on a community partner challenge. Our partners benefit by receiving detailed recommendations and innovative solutions to an operational challenge within their organization or business.
If you are a community partner looking for innovative thinking on a particular opportunity or challenge, this course is an ideal way to foster creative solutions and tangible recommendations by fourth-year Faculty of Management students.
Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
This annual event at UBC Okanagan gives students the opportunity to pitch innovative ideas and solutions to industry professionals. A cross-disciplinary initiative supported by the Faculty of Management and School of Engineering, the boot camp engages industry experts as panel judges. Participating business leaders help students shape their cutting-edge ideas and in turn, are exposed to new thinking across a range of disciplines.
The Faculty of Management is actively involved in leading and engaging community-based research on a broad range of topics and disciplines. Project groups can include researchers and students within the Faculty, across campus and with international partners in order to engage their expertise and knowledge to research a specific topic. Our community-based research is a core part of our research practice and we welcome interest from community partners from around the world to work with us.
Master of Management In Residence and Applied Projects
Our Master of Management degree provides graduate students with an opportunity to collaborate and explore challenges faced by organizations in multiple sectors within the Okanagan region. Through the MM applied project, innovative capacity is deepened for participating partners as students apply graduate-level research skills and in-class learning to develop applied, strategic solutions for community partner challenges.
During the MM in-person residencies, the Okanagan region acts as a ‘living lab’ for both student and community partners as challenges are intensively explored. The result is a transformative graduate experience that mutually benefits both student and community partner that comes out of an in-depth, rigorous research process.
Find Student Talent
Co-op education: hire a learner, nurture a leader
Co-op work experiences benefit both student and community partner in a reciprocal relationship of learning and mentorship. Since Co-op students work year-round, there is flexibility for community partners to hire for four, eight or 12 months at a time. Organizations of any size can benefit from co-op, and employers are often eligible to apply for hiring grants, making the return on investment even greater.
Post a job online or host an information session
At UBCO, we offer direct access to the best and the brightest leaders of tomorrow. We make finding appropriate talent for all your positions easy and effective, by providing accessible and informative ways for students and working professionals to network and start building relationships. UBCO Student Services can assist your company in attracting the best talent and supporting your business success.