McGill Not-For-Profit Consulting

McGill Not-For-Profit Consulting gives students the opportunity to get consulting industry experiences, get to know the NGOs in Montreal and make a lasting impact on the Montreal community.

How to apply

McGill Not-For-Profit Consulting is happy to accept applications from committed students looking to work on meaningful and challenging projects with NGOs in the Montreal community. The MNFPC application process starts every September during McGill Fall semester.

About the Program

Student driven. Academically supported. Professionally advised.

The McGill Not-For-Profit Consulting program began in 2008 with the idea that students should have the opportunity to apply lessons from the classroom to the real world while giving back to the Montreal community. The result is a partnership between the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill and experts from two leading global consulting firms, providing committed students with an amazing opportunity to gain real world consulting experience in a supportive environment.

In the program, selected graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to work on a project with a local NGO of their choice (see Past Projects). The program begins in October and ends in April, but is graded solely during the Winter term.  Students receive 3 credits for the following undergraduate and graduate courses:

MGPO 430 Practic:Not-for-Profit Consult 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 690 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Mission & Objectives

The program aims to make a positive impact on the Montreal community by matching McGill students with critical social and environmental causes and the organizations devoted to them.

The goals are:

  • to provide students with a structured and supportive environment to experience the consulting process and lead to a positive change in the community, giving them hands on experience;
  • expand McGill's impact on the local community; and
  • working consultants with meaningful volunteer and mentorship opportunities.