Centers and Institutes

The Accounting Advancement Center

 The AAC is designed to enhance career prospects by developing partnerships between LCoB and accounting firms in the Bay Area. AAC complements students’ education in the accounting field by linking students to accounting professionals through events and meetings

The Bay Area Retail Leadership Center 

BARC consists of a multilateral partnership between retail industry partners, faculty and students. BARC is designed to apprise students’ of exciting and lucrative retail career opportunities, to enhance internships and careers in retail

The Center for Banking and Financial Services

The CBFS builds dynamic partnerships between LCoB and local financial institutions to connect students with the banking financial professionals. Each year, the CBFS awards scholarships to several outstanding students from sponsoring financial institutions. 

The Center for Organizational Resilience

COR connects Bay Area leaders with the School of Information Systems & Technology through an Executive Advisory Board and Corporate Partnerships to further strengthen the academic and career outcomes of our Management Information Systems students.

The Global Leadership Advancement Center

GLAC fosters, advances and disseminates knowledge on global leadership through training, research, and other activities. The center’s Social Innovation Initiative leverages the symbiotic relationship among SJSU, social entrepreneurs, the city of San José, foundations, and other innovation organizations to encourage and train people to apply technology and innovation for the good of the local community

The High Technology Tax Institute

HTTI began as collaboration between the Tax Executives Institute and LCoB to provide a high quality, tax education program with an open and broad dialogue on key tax issues that includes contributions from the Internal Revenue and other government agencies. The Institute delivers conferences, lectures and other educational events on relevant tax issues for technology companies.

The Institute for People and Performance

IPP aspires to advancing knowledge of human capital management through training, research, and engagement with industry and professional organizations. The institute strives to be a community of students, scholars and professionals for the purpose of educating students, alumni and community members on human resources through training, workshops and events

The Mineta Transportation Institute

MTI is a leading institute for research on transportation. MTI provides the highest-quality support for surface transportation researchers, planners, managers, educators, and elected officials through the lens of our urban academic home, San Jose State University.

The Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship

SVCE promotes entrepreneurship and innovation through knowledge dissemination, collaborative partnerships, and activities such as speaker events, workshops, a startup accelerator program, and competitions. The SVCE undertakes research that is valuable to entrepreneurs and that informs curriculum.

The Silicon Valley Center for Operations & Technology Management

SVCOTM is a bridge between academic capacities of the LCoB and industrial resources within the Bay Area and around the world. We enhance students’ career prospects in the fields of operations, supply chain, and tech management. The center serves as a knowledge portal for sharing academic and industrial information related to operations, supply chain, and technology.


Our Centers and Institutes host a variety of events annually. To explore our upcoming events, please visit the SJSU Events Calendar page.

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