Centers

Overview

CENTER FOR ANALYTICS & CREATIVITY

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.

BISHOP CENTER FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

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 in St. Petersburg. The center also serves working professionals through training programs such as the Hospitality Leadership Program.

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

The Business Communications Center, affectionately called the BizComm Center by students and faculty alike, helps students strengthen their communications skills with free workshops and one-on-one services. BizComm staff not only help students with academic papers, presentation skills, and etiquette in professional communications, but are also help students polish résumés and draft killer cover letters.

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.

CONSUMER INSIGHT AND SALES LAB

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

CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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

The mission for the Institute for Data Analytics and Visualization in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida serves the community of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County through consulting services in the areas of data analytics and data visualization.

Sism PRACTICE CENTER

The SISM 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

The M3 Center for Hospitality Technology and Innovation was established at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee in 2013. The M3 Center was made possible by a transformational gift from Tampa businessman John McKibbon.

CENTER FOR MARKETING & SALES INNOVATION

The Center for Marketing and Sales Innovation in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida 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

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

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.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

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

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.