Centers & Institutes
For more than 100 years, Lehigh's College of Business and Economics has been home to a thriving academic community, one that has launched the careers of students who are both critical thinkers and pioneers in industry. That commitment to scholarship has always been an integral part of our culture and has long been a core component of our curriculum, which is highly collaborative and cross-disciplinary in nature.
The following research Centers and Institutes provide students and faculty opportunities to work and research collaboratively on real-world, relevant business issues:
Center for Value Chain Research provides a multidisciplinary approach to value chain research and education, creating opportunities for innovation by integrating analytical and quantitative engineering approaches with process-driven and field-based business research.
Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation serves as a hub for entrepreneurial activity at Lehigh by supporting the university's existing nationally recognized cross-disciplinary programs, while creating resources and infrastructure to support the related activities of academic departments and programs across Lehigh's four colleges.
Financial Services Laboratory
(FSL) continues to serve as the center for understanding, creating, and employing financial data and software on the Lehigh University campus.
Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise
is an interdisciplinary resource in Lehigh University's College of Business and Economics. The Martindale Center advances educational and scholarly programs to increase understanding of the U.S. economy and its relationship with the world economy.
Murray H. Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies
supports undergraduate courses in real estate and real estate finance, scholarly research in real estate, and sponsors joint activities with practitioners in the real estate field.Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication
provides student support for the
traditional modes of business communication, such as writing technique, rhetoric, and oral presentation. It also partners with faculty to develop methods for improving students' writing and presentation skills.
Small Business Development Center provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs wanting to start or grow a small business.