The Entrepreneurship program at CMU combines academic core content with strong entrepreneurial learning. It focuses on the characteristics of Entrepreneurship, the tools necessary to start a business, to run a business, and to work as an Intrapreneur within a business.
Information Management Institute
The Information Management Institute (IMI) is an interdisciplinary organization at Central Michigan University designed to advance the state of research and practice in the management of information in order to better solve organizational problems. It provides a collaborative environment where students, faculty, and industry partners work together to develop innovative information management solutions.
The college is proud to have agreements with a number of high quality universities throughout the world including Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, India, and South Korea. These partnerships allow international students to study at CBA, CBA students to study at international institutions, CBA faculty to teach abroad and/or collaborate with international research partners.
The MKT Major: Professional Sales Concentration gives students access to specialized training in a career area that features lucrative salaries and numerous job opportunities. In terms of salaries, more people earn over $100,000 annually in sales than in any other profession (Lill 2002). In terms of job opportunities, sales is the area where 10% of the U. S. labor force is employed (Jackson and Hisrich 1996).
Real Estate Program
The Real Estate Development and Finance program at CMU is one of only two real estate development programs in Michigan, preparing students for careers in real estate development, investment, and finance. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in fields related to real estate development are projected to increase between nine and seventeen percent through 2014.
SAP University Alliance
The mission of Central Michigan University's SAP University Alliance program is to facilitate the integration of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) concepts into and across functional areas of the College of Business Administration's curriculum and programs of study. Our goal is for our students to have a more global knowledge of business operations as a total entity.
Lean Six Sigma
The College of Business seeks to promote and facilitate the use and certification of Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma can be characterized as three performance elements: Project management, Team management, and Information management. Lean Six Sigma blends the DMAIC methodology of Six Sigma with the principles of Lean Manufacturing to provide a comprehensive approach to performance improvement.
Online Certificate in Enterprise Systems
Certificate in Enterprise Systems using SAP for individuals in business
and industry who wish to learn more about SAP. All employees can
enhance their value to their employers by better understanding SAP’s
business functionality and the integration of business systems. The
Certificate in Enterprise Systems using SAP is designed by innovative
SAP faculty at Central Michigan University who have been responsible for
offering SAP supported courses for nearly twenty years. The
Certificate in Enterprise Systems using SAP is a hands-on approach to
learning SAP’s business functionality by studying first, the fundamental
concepts of business process integration using SAP, next, configuration
and implementation of global systems using SAP, and finally, business
analytics and data mining using SAP.
The Cyber Center at Central Michigan University serves as a hub for cybersecurity awareness and provides tools in cyber defense to students and faculty. Housed in the Department of Business Information Systems (BIS), in the College of Business Administration (CBA), the Cyber Center includes a Graduate Certificate Program in Cybersecurity, a virtual lab, workshops, activities, faculty advisors, and access to interdepartmental cyber defense opportunities