Business Centers

CM Financial Services Forum

The Financial Services Forum (Forum) at the College of Management (CM) is a source of current information and commentary on the health and critical issues facing the financial services industry in Boston and nationally.

Center for Collaborative Leadership

The Center for Collaborative Leadership is charged with nourishing “emerging” leadership in metropolitan Boston and with exploring and refining the collaborative leadership model. Through the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), young adult professionals in Greater Boston enhance their individual leadership skills and ability to work effectively with others toward significant civic goals.

Venture Development Center (VDC)

The Venture Development Center incubates promising, early stage technology and life science companies in an 18,000 sq. ft. award winning facility. The VDC takes pride in working with entrepreneurs solving problems that really matter. The Center is based in Boston, on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, but our companies come from Boston's leading universities and industries.

Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership

GBMP is your one-stop resource for Continuous Improvement education and facilitation. GBMP stands for the "Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership" but we work with companies all over the world.

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network’s Boston Regional Office & Minority Business Center at UMass Boston is part of a national public business assistance program representing a three-way partnership between the Small Business Administration (SBA), Mass Office of Housing and Economic Development, and UMass Boston. The Center provides free one-on-one business advisory services to entrepreneurs and business owners, entrepreneurial training workshops, and special assistance in gaining access to capital.

Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness (SERC)

The goal of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness is to to foster a transition to a clean, sustainable, and prosperous economy. The Center applies its unique interdisciplinary expertise and engage in collaborations among businesses, universities, and policymakers to advance research, education, and innovative solutions for business sustainability and regional competitiveness.

Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center (EC) at the College of Management adds breadth and depth to the singular Entrepreneurship Specialization at UMass Boston, the only school in this region that requires hands on experience as a core requirement for a degree. The EC’s programs, workshops, and mentorships link classroom learning with live practice in real world startups. They help students develop the smarts, savvy, and skills to take their place in the 21st century startup economy.