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    Our centers and institutes are a manifestation of the School’s mission - with particular emphasis on globalization, technology, and innovation. These focused, integrated programs combine research, education, and outreach activities to serve the needs of both the business and academic communities. Northeastern’s centers and institutes are valuable assets in our quest to achieve greater national and international recognition as a leading, practice-oriented business school. 

    Center For Family Business

    This membership-based educational program focuses on the unique interests of emerging leaders, successors and senior generation family members who are stakeholders in their family businesses.

    Center for Emerging Markets

    This center was founded in 2007, and is dedicated to conducting research on how firms can leverage high-growth emerging markets for global competitive advantage and to disseminating best practices for success in such countries.

    Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research

    The Center's mission is to promote the efficiency, quality and accessibility of health care services through innovative research, education, and policy analysis.

    Center for Entrepreneurship Education

    The Center for Entrepreneurship Education is a University-wide resource that integrates entrepreneurship and innovation courses, entrepreneurial Co-ops in early stage companies, venture incubation through our on-campus IDEA program, and venture funding and launch by helping our entrepreneurs network into the local angel and VC community. We serve undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and alumni from every College in the University.

    Business Sustainability Initiative

    The Business Sustainability Initiative encourages and supports initiatives that promote sustainability in research, teaching, and service as well as in collaborations with industry and other colleges in the university.

    Institute for Global Innovation Management

    A joint initiative of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and the School of Law, this institute conducts applied, practice-oriented research to understand and improve the competitiveness of technology-intensive companies in today’s global economy.

    Social Enterprise Institute

    The Social Enterprise Institute at Northeastern University is focused on using social enterprise as a platform for teaching the importance of integrity, compassion, global awareness and social responsibility in all types of management and leadership.