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Centers

Commitment to ongoing innovation is at the core of the Tepper School of Business' educational philosophy. Internationally renowned for research achievements, business school students and faculty explore a wide range of issues and theories in coursework and investigative activities. The Tepper School’s graduate business centers include: 

Accelerate Leadership Center
The Accelerate Leadership Center is the headquarters for all co-curricular support of leadership development within the Tepper School of Business. Accelerate offers a premier leadership development experience and aims to enhance cutting-edge quantitative analytical skills with essential leadership and communication behaviors. Dedicated to the development of leadership and communication skills for Tepper Schppl graduate students, Accelerate focuses on individual assessment, reflection, action and growth to prepare our students for long-term success.

Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International Management
The Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International Management (CBI) is a unique alliance between the Tepper School of Business and the Robert Bosch Group, one of Germany's largest international organizations with long-standing operations in North America. Dedicated to supporting, educating and developing globally-minded managers, this partnership accomplishes its mission through conferences and educational programs. This mission supports CBI's vision of improving the understanding of both managers and researchers on fundamental issues related to the global orientation of business and to foster a dialogue between them. CBI was established in 1990 through a major endowment by Robert Bosch Corporation of North America.

The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center
The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center (CEIC) was established in August 2001 after an extended competition sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation among a number of research universities. It is one of 20 centers of excellence in different industries that the Sloan Foundation has established at 13 universities. CEIC's primary mission is to work with industry, government and other stakeholders to address the strategic problems of the electricity industry. In doing so, CEIC produces a cadre of well-trained researchers, many of which will continue to address the industry's problems in subsequent professional careers. In addition to doctoral education, CEIC has a broad educational mission which includes the development of university courses, special topic short-courses and curricular advice for training programs.

Center for Behavioral Decision Research
The Center for Behavioral Decision Research was established in the Spring of 2005 with the support of the deans at the Heinz School, the college of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Tepper School of Business. The center's goal is to promote and support research on decision making, building on Carnegie Mellon's historic strengths in this area. Affiliates of the center use the tools of psychology, economics and neuroscience to understand how people make decisions and the implications of these decision-making processes for individual well-being and the behavior of people, groups, organizations and markets.

Center for Marketing Technology and Information
The Center for Marketing Technology and Information conducts research focused on marketing technology and information within the changing real-world marketing environment. The center works to bring together marketers to discuss new innovations in the marketing technology field and forecast their impact in the future marketplace. Conferences held by the center endeavor to bring leading minds together and explore new ideas and directions. The center connects Tepper School of Business faculty, researchers and professionals from around the world to study the impact of emerging technologies, marketing methodologies and other pertinent issues to marketing technology and information.

Center for Organizational Learning, Innovation and Knowledge
The Center for Organizational Learning, Innovation and Performance supports and distributes research on how groups and organizations create, retain and transfer knowledge. Because knowledge management is inherently an interdisciplinary problem, the center brings together researchers from different disciplines, including psychology, organizational behavior, information systems, operations management, economics and strategy. This interdisciplinary community will advance our understanding of the psychological, social, cultural, organizational, technological and economic factors that affect knowledge creation, retention and transfer in firms. Researchers at the center are currently examining the role of technology in organizational learning.

Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship
Carnegie Mellon was one of the first business schools to offer formal entrepreneurship courses, a heritage that continues to grow with the nationally recognized Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship. Since its inception in 1990, the center has been offering exceptional graduate, undergraduate and continuing education programs. Carnegie Mellon is uniquely positioned to help entrepreneurs create tomorrow's reality: The Jones Center offers courses for other schools on campus including the School of Computer Science, the Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering) and the Mellon College of Science. While its focus is high technology, the center’s program assists entrepreneurs in pursuing their dreams in whatever the sector they choose.

Green Design Institute
The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary research effort created to make an impact on environmental quality through green design. The central idea of the institute is to form partnerships with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering design, management, manufacturing and regulatory processes that can improve environmental quality and product quality while enhancing economic development. Carnegie Mellon researchers are working to address the regulatory issues that shape the global marketplace.

PNC Center For Financial Services Innovation
The PNC Center For Financial Services Innovation stimulates the advancement of financial services through technological innovation. Technologies like online banking, mobile devices and social media provide new, rich environments to learn about and influence consumer behavior. The PNC Center encourages research that can use these environments to improve consumer experiences of financial services and promote new technologies that can deliver these experiences to the consumer. The Center fosters knowledge creation through research and  disseminates this knowledge through education. Created through the financial support of PNC Bank in January 2013, the Center is housed within the Tepper School of Business and draws expertise from the entire University to advance collaborative research in business, consumer behavior, computer science, engineering and public policy.

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