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The College is committed to developing dynamic ways to contribute its expertise and knowledge to the economic development of local and state communities at large.


Our centers offer valuable programs to help students, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers across the state, nation and the world. 

Career Development

Center for Career Development

More than 100 employers visit B&E each semester. Our in-house Center for Career Development, located in Room 345, connects students with these employers and assists with resume writing, interview practice, and professional etiquette.

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Bureau of Business and Economic Research

The BBER’s mission is to serve the people of W.Va. by providing the state’s business and policymaking communities with reliable data and rigorous applied economic research and analysis that enables the state’s leaders to design better business practices and public policies.

BrickStreet Center Lemonade Day

BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The BrickStreet Center aims to promote entrepreneurial education, community engagement and economic development in our community and state.

Robbins Center

Robbins Center for Global Business and Strategy

Our mission at the Stuart M. and Joyce N. Robbins Center for Global Business and Strategy is for B&E students, faculty and staff to become more aware of the world at large, and more engaged with it.

Executive Education Work Group

Center for Executive Education

The WVU Center for Executive Education strengthens organizations by maximizing their human capital through innovative training programs and personalized executive coaching.


Center for Free Enterprise

The Center for Free Enterprise advances teaching, research, and outreach on the free enterprise system and how it relates to increased prosperity and quality of life in West Virginia and the world.

Finance University

Center for Financial Literacy and Education

The Center for Financial Literacy and Education promotes financial literacy and education in the state of West Virginia by providing educational resources and outreach programs with certified financial planners.


Center for Chinese Business

The Center for Chinese Business provides international management education to Chinese business and government organizations and serve as a gateway for Chinese undergraduate and graduate students to enter West Virginia University.

ATF Training

Forensic Business Studies

The College of Business and Economics collaborates with the WVU Forensic Science Initiative in the Research Office to create a range of programs that fill previously unmet needs in the forensic community.


Academic engagement Success Center

The AeSC (B&E 349) is a study center with presentation practice rooms, group work centers, computer bays and tutors on hand to assist students in a variety of business and communication subjects. Open Monday through Thursday 9 - 9 and Friday 9 - 3.

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Hospitality Innovation and Technology Lab

HIT Lab is a platform for both industry and academia to come together to solve the problems of the hospitality and tourism industry.