College of Business and Innovation

Centers & Institutes


Family Business Center

Our goal is to help the local family businesses succeed by providing a safe venue for learning and focusing on issues that are unique to family businesses. We are a member-based organization within the UToledo College of Business and Innovation.

Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales

The school was established in 2002 to focus on the growing need for sales education and research.

Global Business Development Institute

Consistently ranked among the top programs in the United States, the GBDI has generated millions in external funding and has helped local agencies attract direct foreign investment.

Center for Continuous Improvement

The Center for Continuous Improvement (formerly the Executive Center for Global Competitiveness) serves as the multi-disciplinary outreach and engagement linchpin between the UT College of Business and Innovation and the business community of Northwest Ohio. In fulfilling this role, the Center for Continuous Improvement seeks to leverage the College's teaching/learning capabilities and research expertise to address issues that adversely impact the business climate and economic development of the region and serves as a resource for enhancing the global competitiveness of individual organizations.


Through faculty-directed student consulting teams, CTEI helps develop new and existing technological entrepreneurial ventures at the University and in the community.

Last Updated: 8/16/19