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Business Development Centre

Student Consulting Program

Your University degree shows employers that you have the ability to learn – Now, show them that you can perform!

The Student Consulting Course will provide you with practical business experience by completing a consulting project for a Saint Mary’s University Business Development Centre client. This course will give you the opportunity to use your in class knowledge to solve a business issue. 

Under the supervision of a SMUBDC staff member or SMU faculty member, your group will be responsible for completing a professional consulting report from proposal to final presentation. Projects generally take the form of a business plan, market assessment, or other business related function and often involve financial projections.



- Apply the theory and background that have been introduced in the classroom to an actual business proposal.

- Understand the interrelationships between all elements of business - marketing, accounting, finance, and management.

- Add to your resume - gain the practical experience that employers are looking for. 


Select your own group for success! Are there other students that you would like to work with on this project? When you apply for the course, include the names of one or two other students that have applied for the course and we will do our best to set you up in a group together. Keep in mind, it’s beneficial to have a good representation of each discipline in your group (i.e. marketing major, finance/accounting major, etc.)

Register under the one of the following disciplines:

BComm Students:

  • Marketing – MKTG 4495
  • Accounting – ACCT 4475
  • Finance – FINA 4491
  • Management – MGMT 4498
  • Economics – ECON 4475
  • Management Science – MGSC 4491
  • Computing and Information Systems – CISY 4491

MBA Students:

  • SMBA 6698

Register before August 15th, 2014 to secure your spot for Fall 2014!

Undergraduate students must be in their final year of study, have completed all of their required courses up to their third year, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Apply Now for Fall 2014!

Contact Us!
Paulette Campbell
(902) 429-2992