About Us

Business is at a crossroads with regard to its roles and responsibilities. Corporations are called upon not only to do well, but also to do good in an increasingly complex legal and social environment. The mission of the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC) is to generate new ideas and information at the intersection of theory, policy, and practice that will serve as a resource for business leaders, policymakers, and practitioners. The center embraces a unique interdisciplinary approach to the legal and ethical challenges of modern business operations by integrating and extending research in the fields of business ethics, regulation, and criminology.  C-BERC's scholarly work embraces multiple diverse perspectives and methods of analysis. Through its graduate certificate, professionals and students will gain training in law, evidence, and auditing. 

Research Domains

  • Measuring the Extent and Pervasiveness of Business-related Crime
  • Costs of Business Crime
  • Evaluation of Regulatory Policy
  • Accounting Ethics

About the Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

About the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSOS)

The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSOS) is home to 10 diverse, interdisciplinary departments and programs, all committed to investigating and improving the human condition. Our faculty, students and alumni explore and inform the full range of fields in the behavioral and social sciences. While pursuing dramatically different projects and areas of research, each individual in BSOS seeks to Be the Solution to the world’s great challenges. As the largest college at the University of Maryland College Park, BSOS is home to many globally renowned degree and certificate programs for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students – including the nation's #1 program in Criminology and Criminal Justice.