UAlberta MBA LIFT 2020 Student Photo

In response to COVID-19 and the impact on businesses, the Alberta School of Business MBA program has developed the LIFT program. The program's mandate is to help companies and non-profit organizations build business solutions by harnessing the skills of our MBA students. Our MBA students have, on average, 4 - 5- years of experience in their specific field (technical, legal, health), in addition to business acumen developed throughout the program which helps them tackle real world business challenges.

LIFT Project Details

  • Projects should be completed in a 3-month time frame - Project can start as early as May 4, 2020.
  • Matching of student and organizations will occur in April with specific dates provided as we move forward.
  • Projects can incorporate functions areas of the following: strategy, accounting, finance, marketing, human resource management, economics, and more.
  • NOTE: Number of projects accepted depends on student availability.

Community Partner Expectations

  • Provide a project description to students by completing the Google Form, which includes: organization description and/or company background, a project overview, expected project deliverables, and contact information for students.
  • Monitor and provide feedback on the progress of the students with regular check-ins with the group or individual assigned to the organization.
  • Be open to connecting with staff from the Career Management Centre on a regular basis for monitoring purposes.

Managing the Project Remotely

  • To practice safe physical distancing for students and employer, work will be managed remotely and an initial meeting to discuss the project and set deliverables will be arranged. Moving forward, project owners and students will meet on a bi-weekly basis.


  • This service is provided at no cost to the organization.

Submit a Project