Centers and Institutes

Four students sitting around tableCenters create hubs for connections among students, faculty and staff, alumni and industry partners in Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

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

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: This center strives to bring together community members, faculty, business experts and students to provide a setting for students to develop and commercialize new technology.

Center for Health Information Technology Advancement: Reforming health care has been identified as one of the top priorities by federal and state governments. As a leader in health care IT education, Western Michigan University plays a critical role in transforming the health care industry via concerted and active academic endeavors in health information technology. The Center for Health Information Technology Advancement leads these efforts. CHITA is an interdisciplinary center with the College of Health and Human Services.

Center for Principled Leadership and Business Strategy: This center serves students, executives and the West Michigan business community by providing deeply immersive opportunities that combine education and professional business experience.

Center for Supply Chain Management: The Western Michigan University supply chain management program develops supply chain management professionals who can immediately make a contribution and create a competitive advantage for their organizations by applying the tools and concepts for integrating supply functions into efficient and effective value chain networks.

Center for Sustainable Business Practices: This center seeks to create and disseminate information, concepts and knowledge about global sustainable business practices to the entire college community, recognizing that students will enter a workforce that requires awareness of these business practices.

Food Industry Research and Education Center: 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.

Global Business Center: The prime focus of this center is to facilitate and enhance the internationalization of the curriculum, the faculty and students; support internationally oriented teaching and research; and develop global community outreach.

Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness: This center promotes financial literacy and financial planning throughout the greater Kalamazoo Community via workshops, seminars, summer camps and research. In addition, the center helps with outreach efforts for the personal financial planning major. 

Other WMU institutes and centers