Centers for Excellence

Smith’s Centers of Excellence & Research span multiple disciplines and industries, giving you a front row seat to advancing the industry or cause you’re most passionate about. You’ll be immersed in complex and evolving marketplaces, where you can apply your critical thinking skills, creativity and entrepreneurial instincts, and make a difference.

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship (Dingman)

Work face-to-face with entrepreneurs and investors to experience the realities of launching a venture, develop a deep understanding of venture capital and gain entrepreneurial management skills through programs such as: Pitch Dingman, Cupid’s Cup Business Competition, Dingman Jumpstart, and the China Business Plan Competition.

Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC)

Change the world. Whether you want to start your own organization or create social and environmental change from within a company, this is the place to start. Here, you’ll have access to the field experience, coursework, research, and career planning you need to put your ideas for a better world into motion.

Center for Financial Policy (CFP)

Interact with leading academics and practitioners in financial policy and corporate governance as they grapple with the world’s most pressing private and public financial issues.

Center for Health, Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS)

Stand at the forefront of the health care industry with leading researchers as they work to improve care worldwide through the introduction and integration of information and decision technologies.

Center for Leadership, Innovation & Change (CLIC)

Find out how best to prepare for your future leadership roles with access to cutting-edge research and insight from industry leaders on leadership, innovation and change projects and activities.

Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

Strengthen your international business knowledge with help from the Smith-CIBER. Study abroad, support quality research, build critical knowledge and global business skills and better understand international affairs.

Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy (DIGITS)

Analyze the impact of digital innovations on business functions, firm strategy and policy across a number of industry verticals. Understanding the factors associated with the success or failure of these new developments is the key to leveraging the power of digital technologies within organizations and markets.

Center for Excellence in Service (CES)

Stay ahead of trends in service marketing and management to improve service quality, foster service innovation, and enhance service productivity from the people who wrote the book – literally – on e-service.  The two most important long-term trends in the business world are the shifting of the economy from goods to service, and the rapid expansion of the information economy and electronic networks.

Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC)

Learn leading-edge business practices and technologies of the real-time supply chain, up-close and personal. A big perk of being located in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metro area is that it’s the optimal place for on-site visits to see the global supply chain in action.

Center for Complexity in Business (CCB)

Get way ahead of the pack by working in the world’s first (and only) research center specializing in the application of complex systems methods to business problems.

Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC)

C-BERC is the first of its kind to formally link business with criminology in an effort to scientifically confront, assess, evaluate, and develop best practices in areas related to the center.