Business and Social Impact

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders On-Campus program for high school students ages 15–18.

Our world is complex: the social, environmental and economic needs of our planet and people have never been greater. But business cannot afford to take a back seat to these needs. The business winners of the future will be companies that can use sustainability as an opportunity instead of a barrier.

Using real companies as examples, understand the foundations of businesses that have true social impact. Work in teams to build a model business, gaining knowledge of strategy, marketing and operations along the way. At the end of the course, you’ll have an opportunity to pitch your social enterprise idea to the class.

This course is ideal if you’re interested in business and are committed to making a difference.

Instructor: TBD 

Course Format

This course is held on the UBC Vancouver campus. You attend class in-person 9am–12pm, Monday through Friday. After lunch, you attend university preparation workshops and participate in group activities on campus from 1:30–3pm. 

You can also join the Virtual Student Lounge, hosted by our UBC Student Ambassadors. Meet other Future Global Leaders from across Canada and around the world.

To Register

After you add the course to your cart, you’re asked to complete your registration by creating a new account or logging in. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering for the first time on behalf of your student, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.

To register, click “Open all” under Available Sessions, select the applicable Type under Fees / Tuition. You can pay a CAD$500 now or pay in full. Select “Scheduled Payment” if you wish to pay a CAD$500 deposit now and the balance later. We will automatically process the balance owing 30 days before the course start date for the Residence option and seven days before the course start date for the Commuter option. Do not select Scheduled Payment if you wish to pay in full now.

Click ADD TO CART. Once you have successfully added the items to your shopcart, click COMPLETE REGISTRATION to be directed to our online payment portal.

Available Sessions

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