What does COVID-19 mean for the future of business? It’s a question that we’ll be answering for years to come. 

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt by all businesses around the world, and understanding how to navigate its complicated challenges is the key to future success.  

Designed in partnership with Practera, the Business Opportunity Accelerator offers you  the opportunity to work on a two week real-world business project that looks at the future impact of COVID-19 on businesses. 

The Business Opportunity Accelerator Program will connect you and your team with real clients to complete a research and insights report. You’ll analyse the business, research customer needs and behaviour, and identify growth opportunities.   

  • As a student consultant in this program, you'll:  

    • Work in a team with other students from UNSW as business consultants 
    • Respond to a brief provided by a real client 
    • Work with your team to deliver a research and insight report that provides recommendations of how your client can prepare for, navigate and thrive through the challenges of COVID-19. Teams can meet in person or collaborate completely online to complete this project. 
  • Run


    Info session

    Program dates

    Term 1 

    Business Opportunity Accelerator

    Thu 17 Mar

    21 Mar - 1 Apr 

    Term 3 

    Business Opportunity Accelerator

    Thu 15 Sep

    19 - 30 Sep 

  • Most Likely! Business Opportunity Accelerator is open to all UNSW Business School students, both undergraduate and postgraduate.  

    To be eligible, you must have completed the Career Accelerator: Essentials modules prior to enrolment, and log in using student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator.  

  • Expression of Interest applications for Term 1, 2022 will be released in January. 


  • This is an extra-curricular program. To gain the official certification, you must complete:  

    • Compulsory pre-program information session 
    • The 25-hour time commitment 
    • Draft market research and insights report submission 
    • Final report submission 
    • Student feedback survey 

Contact us

For further enquiries, please email Career Accelerator