Centers and Institutes

Eight centers, endless opportunities 

WMU Haworth centers create hubs for connections among students, faculty and staff, alumni and industry partners, adding another dimension to the vibrancy found in the college. Many centers provide consultancy work and research, led by skilled faculty members. Students and industry members collaborate to find applied solutions to today's urgent company needs. 

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    The center strives to be an internationally recognized hub for analytics in research, education, community collaboration, and industry practice within and across disciplines.

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    This center brings together community members, faculty, business experts and students to provide a setting for students to develop and commercialize new technology.

  • Professor speaking intently at table with students.

    This center serves students, executives and the business community by providing immersive opportunities that combine education and professional experience.

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    The center offers workshops, including Lean Six Sigma certifications and Agile training, for both students and professionals. It also serves to bring students and professionals together to develop a talent pipeline for future leaders.

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    This center seeks to share knowledge about global sustainable business practices to the entire college community, recognizing that students will enter a workforce that requires awareness of the global business environment.

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    This center's focus on research strengthens its executive education programs and enhances the already distinctive and student-centered character of the food marketing program.

  • WMU Haworth students on a business study abroad trip to Portugal.

    The prime focus of this center is to enhance the internationalization of the curriculum, support internationally oriented teaching and research, and develop global community outreach.

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    This center promotes financial literacy through workshops, summer camps and research. In addition, the center helps with outreach efforts for the personal financial planning major.