Research Centers, Institutes, and Initiatives

The Carey Business School faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary, applied research supporting the school’s research mission and identifying business solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges. Our centers and initiatives serve as centralized networks of thought leadership and resources for faculty, students, and the wider community. Centers, Initiatives, and Institutes also provide unique collaborative spaces for partnerships between industry, government, and academic programs. Together, we can build for what’s next.

Center for Innovative Leadership

The Center for Innovative Leadership (CIL) at the Carey Business School aims to advance knowledge and build capacity for innovative leadership in modern organizations. CIL is a hub for new ideas and insights on leadership, combining faculty-led research, student-facing programming, and community-focused impact.

Learn more about the CIL

Business in Government

The Business in Government initiative brings business research insights to bear on the unique challenges of leading in government and to help government organizations excel and produce insights that can benefit business. 

Learn more about the Business in Government initiative

Digital Business Development Initiative

Grounded in the Dulles Tech Corridor and at the Carey Business School campuses in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the Digital Business Development Initiative is a tech lab for research, education, and practice in digital business development.

Learn more about the DBDI


The Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research was established to bring behavioral insights and experimental designs toward improving programs related to agriculture and the environment. The center is an ongoing collaboration between the University of Delaware, Cornell University, and Johns Hopkins University.

Learn more about CBEAR