Business Plans Repository

TitleBusiness Plans Repository
Faculty/College/UnitSauder School of Business
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

Business Plans are bases for group projects in several introductory business courses (COMM101, COMM120, COMR100) impacting over 1000 commerce and non-commerce students annually. We aim to enhance students’ understanding of different business functions and foster academic integrity by creating a large repository of customizable business plans. These plans will be kept current by updating financials, business names, locations, and owners' backgrounds, while making it harder for students to plagiarize old solutions. Assigning a different business plan for each team will also prevent multiple teams working together on the same business and sharing their solutions. Additionally, having a large repository of diverse business plans will expose our students to businesses with different perspectives, such as EDI, Indigenous/BIPOC, LGBTQ+, gender, sustainability or climate issues. This approach is aligned with the UBC strategic priorities, such as embedding EDI values into all aspects of work.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2023/2024
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorZorana Svedic
Year 1: Funded Amount25,500
Year 1: Team Members

Zorana Svedic, Lecturer, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, Sauder School of Business
Colin Dodds, Lecturer, Law and Business Communications Group, Sauder School of Business
Conor Topley, Adjunct Professor, Law and Business Communications Group, Sauder School of Business
Ann Stone, Sessional Lecturer, Marketing and Behavioural Science, Sauder School of Business
Sabrina Rai, Sessional Lecturer, Accounting and Information Systems, Sauder School of Business
Larry Chen, COMM101 Head TA / BCom Student, Marketing
Sunah Cho, Faculty Liaison (Sauder), Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Christina Sylka, Head, David Lam Management Research Library, Sauder School of Business
Rob Peregoodoff, Director, Learning Services, Sauder School of Business
Brady Chu, Client Service Manager, Communication and Collaboration Services, UBC IT

Project Report2023-TLEF-SP-Final-Report-Svedic-WEB.pdf