Centers

Overview

CENTER FOR ANALYTICS & CREATIVITY

Located on the Tampa campus
The center's mission is to facilitate the discovery and dissemination of insights through the power of analytical and creative thinking. This involves fostering a climate of innovation and analytics throughout the school's administration, classrooms, and research.

BELLINI CENTER FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT

The Bellini Center for Talent Development at the Muma College of Business is a career-development program for students and the Tampa Bay business community creating a real world corporate environment in a classroom level setting.

BISHOP CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

Located on the St. Petersburg campus
The Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership promotes the study and application of ethical leadership through experiential learning, research and outreach. The center serves USF students who want to develop their capacities as ethical leaders, through academic courses, sponsorship and advisement of the Ethics and Debate Team, and sponsorship of Leadership
House, a living-learning community on the St. Petersburg campus. The center also serves working professionals through training programs such as the Hospitality Leadership Program.

COLLIER STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER

Working in tandem with USF's Career Services, the Collier Student Success Center assists business students with career planning, hosts corporate networking events, and coordinates workshops to help students with professional development. Businesses, large and small, partner with the center to host information sessions, offer internship opportunities, and recruit future employees.

Customer Experience Lab

Located on the St. Petersburg campus
The Consumer Insight and Sales Lab at the Muma College of Business is a state-of-the-art facility located on the St. Petersburg campus.

CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Located on the Tampa campus
USF's Center for Entrepreneurship provides academic and practical learning programs for graduate students. The center is part of three colleges at USF: the Muma College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the Morsani College of Health.

INSTITUTE FOR DATA ANALYTICS AND VISUALIZATION

Located on the St. Petersburg campus
The mission for the Institute for Data Analytics and Visualization in the Muma College of Business serves the community by offering consulting services in the areas of data analytics and data visualization.

David Kotok and Cumberland Advisors Bloomberg Lab

Located on the Sarasota-Manatee campus
The David Kotok and Cumberland Advisors Bloomberg Lab hosts 10 Bloomberg Terminals that allow students access to Bloomberg Professional Services, a powerful resource providing real-time data from markets around the world, in addition to news, research, and powerful analytics used by top decision-makers in finance, business, and government.

FINTECH CENTER AT THE KATE TIEDEMANN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Located on the St. Petersburg campus
The Fintech Center at the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance in the Muma College of Business endeavors to be a leading university-based fintech center and entrepreneurial ecosystem, with a strategic focus on helping students, faculty, the business community, and fintech entrepreneurs lead with success and positive impact in the rapidly emerging and increasingly prominent fintech driven market sectors.

School of information syStems and management PRACTICE CENTER

Located on the Tampa campus
The School of Information Systems and Management Practice Center gives students with new skills and experiences in doing “real world” projects sponsored by industry partners. Students work in groups of two performing collaborative team-based projects. Every project is supervised by at least one faculty mentor and at least one representative of the project-sponsoring industry partner. Typically, projects are scoped to last a semester.

M3 CENTER FOR HOSPITALITY TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Located on the Sarasota-Manatee campus
The M3 Center for Hospitality Technology and Innovation was established at what was then known as the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee in 2013. The M3 Center was made possible by a transformational gift from Tampa businessman John McKibbon.  Center faculty conduct rigorous academic research of significance to the global hospitality industry, while serving as a critical reporting outlet and resource for educational tools and innovation, conferences, training and forums for improving the connections between academia, industry, and the society at large.

CENTER FOR MARKETING & SALES INNOVATION

Located on the Tampa campus
The Center for Marketing and Sales Innovation  connects students interested in a sales or marketing career with businesses, supports sales skills development for students and businesses, and conducts research in sales, marketing, and neuro-marketing. The center includes one of the world’s largest interdisciplinary training and research laboratories equipped with interaction rooms and individual testing stations that include sales software and biometric sensors (eye tracking, galvanic skin response, facial expression, and electroencephalogram). The center hosts three sales competitions each year where students from USF and across the country analyze real-world business problems then compete by demonstrating sales skills with business partners as judges.

MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT CENTER

Located on the St. Petersburg campus
The Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Center is within the Muma College of Business.  The venue allows students to analyze stocks, assess investment opportunities and apply skills learned in class to manage wealth. It hosts a number of financial literacy initiatives benefitting current students, future students and the greater community.

MONICA WOODEN CENTER FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

Located on the Tampa campus
Supply chain management, reverse logistics, and sustainability greatly interest both domestic and international businesses because these issues impact their profitability — especially in today's competitive marketplace. The Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management & Sustainability is the first center of its kind in Florida. It spearheads efforts related to the supply chain major, minor, graduate program and a number of community/industry initiatives.

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

In 2021, the USF Muma College of Business and Tampa General Hospital have launched a groundbreaking initiative to provide critical people skills to hospital staff ranging from top-shelf surgeons to valets.  While medical programs excel at imparting lifesaving knowledge to medical personnel, critical people skills tend to get much less attention in focused medical programs. Leveraging expertise from USF, the People Development Institute offers courses that equip TGH employees, hospital partners, vendors and associates with the tools they need to create better relations with patients, customers and the medical community. The professional development programs that are part of this collaborative initiative fill that very gap.  The People Development Institute awards non-credit Credly badges, which recognize digital learning that focuses on hard and soft skills necessary for an organization to thrive. Faculty from the Muma College of Business play a leading role in the course design, creation and delivery.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Located on the Tampa campus
As Florida's principal provider of small business assistance, the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida provides free, one-on-one consulting and low-cost seminars to start-up and existing businesses. It assists with a variety aspects of small business development and issues that are important to today's small business owners.

WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

Located on the St. Petersburg campus
The Women and Leadership Initiative at the Muma College of Business is composed of three main arms which support the education, empowerment and professional success of women. The inclusive nature of programming can not be understated, we strongly believe that open dialogue, education, and the sharing of resources is necessary to progress towards an equitable future. Individuals of all genders are encouraged to participate in academic coursework, events, and mentorship programming.