Centers of Excellence

Scholarship serving the marketplace

Pioneering business research can prepare students to be transformational business leaders, and equip companies to transform themselves and their markets.

At the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, we have created a cluster of Centers of Excellence that serve as the intersection of scholarship and the marketplace, putting breakthrough research at the service of students and companies.

Each of our centers immerses our students in complex and evolving marketplaces in which success depends on critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurship. And they help companies put cutting-edge research into practice, driving innovation, entrepreneurialism and excellence at their organizations.

Our centers:

Center for Complexity in Business (CCB) uses techniques from the field of complex systems to study how the adoption of new innovations spreads through networks, and how organizational performance depends on relationships among individuals in organizations.

Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy (DIGITS) collaborates with business and government to analyze the impact of digital innovation on business functions, strategy and policy.

Center for Excellence in Service (CES) is a network of Smith School faculty members who create and disseminate knowledge of best practices in service marketing and management to improve service quality, service innovation and service productivity.

Center for Financial Policy (CFP) provides research and education on financial policy issues for business, government and academia.

Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS) collaborates with industry and government to research, analyze and recommend solutions to challenges surrounding the introduction and integration of information and decision technologies into the health care system.

Center for Global Business (CGB). Center for Global Business is the driver of internationalization and global mindset education at the Smith School and hosts one of the 17 Title VI programs in the U.S. funded by the Department of Education known as CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research).

Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) produces research, programs and activities to foster effective leadership, organizational change, innovation and social stewardship.

Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) aims to create a better world through business principles, striving to balance profits and public good.

Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (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.

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship helps students build ventures, create experiential learning opportunities, and gain access to capital.

Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets promotes a multidisciplinary exploration of the influence, history and philosophy of human enterprise and markets.

Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) conducts research on emerging areas in the field of supply chain management to help companies achieve a competitive advantage and superior bottom line profitability.