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Research Centers

The Broad College has a number of centers and institutes that partner with corporations and the community on research and other projects.

The Axia Institute, formerly known as MRIVCCfocuses on research related to value chain creation and management; offers educational programs in supply chain management; includes faculty from the Broad College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the College of Social Science.

Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: advances and promotes entrepreneurship at MSU and in the state of Michigan through research, education, and outreach.

Center for Business and Social Analytics (CBSA): accelerates research that uses digital resources to understand and predict social, economic, business, and government processes from the ground up by providing and coordinating resources to enhance multi-college collaboration, the sharing of ideas, and innovation across MSU. Unlike a traditional bricks-and-mortar research center, CBSA operates as a virtual entity. To promote collaboration and innovation, CBSA offers a Seed Grant Program, an annual research conference, and an on-going set of informal meetings to connect scholars from across the university. Co-sponsored by the the Broad College of Business and the College of Social Science.

Center for Railway Research and Education: covers the railway as a transportation system with a multidisciplinary team, undertaking applied railway research, practicing knowledge leadership, offering consulting services, and providing railway-specific educational programs.

Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance (CVCPEEF): pursues academic and applied research on entrepreneurship, venture capital, and private equity investments, building collaborative relationships with others in the field.

Demmer Center for Business Transformation: helps Michigan manufacturing businesses transform into lean, agile global competitors and increase their presence and profitability in domestic as well as global markets.

Institute for Business Research: serves as the hub for externally funded business research within the Broad College of Business, and as part of the MSU campus-wide research infrastructure, collaborates with other MSU Colleges/Departments as well as the Offices of Regulatory Affairs, MSU Technology, Sponsored Programs, Business Connect and Contract & Grant Administration.

International Business Center (IBC), a.k.a. Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER): provides education, research, and assistance to businesses, public policy makers, academics, and students on issues of importance to international trade and global competitiveness.

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