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Centers of Excellence

Centers of Excellence

Whether you want to perfect your pitch, run the #1 student-managed investment fund in the country, consult for nonprofits, or be an angel investor, our Centers can help. Our Centers of Excellence play a distinctive role in the learning experience of our undergraduate and graduate students, creating lessons of practical wisdom. Our centers extend our focus on experiential learning from the classroom into a wide variety of co-curricular activities.

Centers of Excellence
Mittelstaedt Center for Academic Advising and Business Student Success

Personalize your academic path to support your goals and interests. At the John D. Mittelstaedt Center for Academic Advising and Business Student Success, our staff is dedicated to helping you successfully navigate through the business school and plan for your future success. From making an academic plan to searching for professional internships and careers, our advisors have your back! It is our goal that students actively engage with their business curriculum and take their future into their own hands.

Davis Center for Portfolio Management

Members of the Richard and Susan Davis Center for Portfolio Management along with students in the portfolio seminar class manage a portion of the University's endowment. Students invest across sectors and industries in a well-diversified portfolio, utilizing in-depth analysis of the economy as well as equities themselves. The Flyer Investments Fund, combined with a separate portfolio managed on behalf of The Dayton Foundation, makes the University of Dayton's student-run fund the largest in the country, with nearly $67.8 million in assets under management as of 2021.

Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Our L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership provides a distinctive approach to entrepreneurship education. Through the multidisciplinary entrepreneurship major, students have the opportunity to start actual microbusinesses, gain exposure to rapid-growth companies, and have regular contact with successful entrepreneurs.

Hanley Center for ESG Investing

Within the Hanley Center for ESG Investing, students manage the Hanley Sustainability Fund (HSF). The Hanley Sustainability Fund aims to outperform the S&P 500 index by investing in companies that are committed to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. By investing in companies that prioritize sustainability, ethical practices, and good governance, the fund seeks to achieve both financial returns and positive social and environmental outcomes.

Talarico Center for Professional Selling

The Fiore Talarico Center for Professional Selling is a state-of-the-art experiential learning center that allows students real-world experience making high-stakes sales calls, coupled with authentic critiques from working sales professionals.

Center for Business Student Engagement

The University of Dayton's School of Business Administration has more than 25 student-run clubs and organizations that provide students with opportunities to apply concepts learned in the classroom into real-world, hands-on activities.  By getting involved in these extra-curricular activities, students gain leadership experience, enhance their professional skills, and have opportunities to meet business professionals both in formal and informal settings.

Center for Project Excellence

The Center for Project Excellence (CPE) applies student power to help area businesses solve complex problems. Our consulting activities focus on management information systems and operations analysis projects while supporting undergraduate and project management research. It offers a variety of technical resources, as well as space, and mentoring for oral presentations and role-playing.

Center for the Integration of Faith and Work

The Center for the Integration of Faith and Work was established to provide a range of activities and programs that surface the religious and spiritual dimensions of the workplace concentrating particularly on the riches of the Catholic and Marianist Traditions. In concert with the University of Dayton's sense of religious mission in the professions, the Center engages in and contributes to a national and international discussion regarding the integration of faith and work.

Business Research Group

Our business research center acts as a major outreach of the School of Business Administration to the local private and public sectors. This fee-based service to the community has received much public recognition in a variety of media.




Interested in visiting the School of Business Administration and talking with some of our current business students and faculty? The best way to understand our passion, innovation, and community is to experience it yourself. Experience an academic tour by scheduling a Business Visit using the link below. We'd love to meet you!


School of Business Administration

Miriam Hall, Room 230
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2226


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