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Center for Project Excellence

Combining Theory with Practice

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. Our academic staff also facilitates a speakers series, bringing in practitioners to assist in honing students' project and professional skills.

The CPE has supported and engaged business students from all majors (MIS, OPS, Acc, Mkt, Fin, Ent, etc.).  Projects have also included Graduate Students from Computer Science and Engineering disciplines to assist companies and provide learning experiences for students.

Many CPE projects are best served by having a multidisciplinary student team. Projects range from several months to a full academic year. 

$27+ Million

documented potential corporate savings


completed student-business consulting projects

1400 Students

participating and engaging with real businesses

Helping You Get the Experience You Want

  • About Us
  • Corporate Partners
  • Project Management Club
  • Building Relationships

    The UD Center for Project Excellence maintains and expands relationships with local, regional, and national corporate and community partners through coordinating and participating in student-engaged projects which add value to all stakeholders including students, faculty, corporate, and community partners. Students from all majors at UD are welcome and can grow from these project experiences. There are no student acceptance requirements other than being committed, professional, and willing to work hard to meet project and client objectives. Student matching to projects is based on availability, project requirements, and student interest.

    Have a Company Project?

    CPE serves as a centralized broker for receiving requests from companies and community organizations that are seeking student help to solve a current and real business problem. The projects come from large, small, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. All projects accepted represent meaningful opportunities for the sponsoring organization and represent a business learning experience for our students. If you are an organization that would like to sponsor a business project and become one of our corporate partners, please complete the form below with information about your proposed project.

    Client Project Proposal

    Leaders of Tomorrow

    The Project Management Club of the University of Dayton is a student interest group supported by the University of Dayton Center for Project Excellence (CPE). It is established for the purpose of developing active undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines and majors with the tools, guidance, and opportunities to grow their skills and knowledge in the area of professional project management. We seek to give students experiential learning and create the leaders of tomorrow.

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    Center for Project Excellence Director

    Principal Lecturer & Director, Center for Project Excellence

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    Department of MIS, OSC and Business Analytics

    Anderson Center, Room 139
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2130
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