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Second-year MBA students at the University of Victoria's Gustavson School of Business, from left, Ramin Bayat, Dave Needham, Sophia Garza and Elis Paas, who will all act as student business consultants (COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA PHOTO SERVICES)
Second-year MBA students at the University of Victoria's Gustavson School of Business, from left, Ramin Bayat, Dave Needham, Sophia Garza and Elis Paas, who will all act as student business consultants (COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA PHOTO SERVICES)

CONSULTING

How MBA student consultant programs compare Add to ...

Here's a sampling of programs offered by university business schools across the country:

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Program

MBA Student Consulting Projects,

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business,

University of Victoria

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York Consulting Group,

Schulich School of Business,

York University, Toronto

Student Consulting Program,

Business Development Centre,

Saint Mary's University, Halifax

Year started

1993

1973

1997

Price

$3,750 for three student consultants; $750 extra for each additional consultant

$1,800 to $10,000. Majority are under $5,000

$2,500

No. of students per project

three to four

five on most medium-sized projects

two to three

Hours spent per project

600

100 to 800

200 to 300

Semesters offered

September to April; May to Novermber

Winter, spring and fall

Winter, spring and fall

No. of small-business clients last year

7

5

25

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Program

MBA Consulting Project,

Telfer School of Management,

University of Ottawa

Small Business Consulting Bureau

John Molson School of Business,

Concordia University, Montreal

Year started

2003

1984

Price

$500

$1,500 plus

No. of students per project

four to five

two

Hours spent per project

500

Av. 35

Semesters offered

Spring

Winter, spring and fall

No. of small-business clients last year

5

35

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Source: University business programs, research gathered by Sheldon Gordon

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