Centers of Excellence

Improving our community through research, service and social responsibility.

The School of Business has several Centers of Excellence and initiatives that support specific industries, conduct research and help to strengthen our ties with the global business community. The centers and initiatives also advance the educational experience and understanding of our students in a variety of specialty areas.


Carter Real Estate Center

The Carter Real Estate Center brings together students, faculty and industry leaders through teaching, research and service. The center works to better understand the complexities of the real estate market and find practical solutions for the issues facing the industry. Learn More »

Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship is a primary point of contact for entrepreneurship development at the College of Charleston. Learn More »

Center for Public Choice and Market Process

The Center for Public Choice and Market Process advances the understanding of the economic, political and moral foundations of a free market economy. Learn More »

Certiport Authorized Testing Center

The Certiport Authorized Testing Center offers official certification tests for School of Business students. Learn More »

George G. Spaulding Distinguished Executive Speaker Series

The George G. Spaulding Distinguished Executive Speaker Series brings top corporate CEOs and executives to the School of Business to share their professional success stories and case histories. Learn More »

Global Business Resource Center

The Global Business Resource Center supports the continued development of international education opportunities so students may gain the necessary international business skills, cross-cultural experience and foreign language proficiencies needed in today's globalized economy. Learn More » 

Impact X

Impact X is a sustainability-focused accelerator program at the School of Business. Since its inception, it has formed over 60 startup teams that have created innovative, for-profit solutions that improve people’s lives and the planet. Learn More »

Office of Economic Analysis

The Office of Economic Analysis provides objective analysis and interpretation of economic data and trends in the international, national, regional and local economy. Learn More »

Office of Tourism Analysis

The Office of Tourism Analysis operates as a unit of the College of Charleston's Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management and is counseled and advised by industry and community leaders charged with proposing the Office's research priorities. Learn More »

Think Differently Forum

The Think Differently Forum exposes College of Charleston students to a topic in business, politics, international affairs or culture that represents the minority point of view on that specific topic, challenging the mainstream opinion of the campus community. Learn More »