College of Business
ATAC provides business process, continuous improvement, and technical assistance to manufacturers and businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies in Alabama and the Southeast. The center is a recognized leader in the areas of lean manufacturing training, lean healthcare training, Six Sigma Training, and business growth.
Since 1976, ATAC has provided award winning assistance to hundreds of businesses and organizations. ATAC is an Economic Development Administration University Center and an affiliate of the Alabama Technology Network.
BIE has received funding under a U.S. Department of Education Title VI-B BIE grant. The College of Business in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts, State of Alabama Development Office - International Trade Division, Auburn Technical Assistance Center and Tuskegee University was awarded funding under a grant proposal titled Advancing Trade with Latin America. Grant funds were utilized to
- Enhance faculty members' ability to be effective teachers of international trade.
- Develop curriculum for students that cover the fundamental areas of trade.
- Create web-based on-line versions of 6 instructional modules on international trade.
The Center for Ethical Organizational Cultures facilitates the adoption and maintenance of ethical organizational cultures. The research focus will include Western Civilization philosophy in developing a methodology to assess and facilitate the development of organizational cultures.
Established in 2010, the GRAC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on the use of geospatial technologies, data analytics and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tools to solve a broad array of real-world problems that strengthens national preparedness, timely response, and rapid recovery of critical infrastructure and resources in the event of an attack, natural disaster, or other emergency.
The Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship combines outreach programming and academic studies in the area of family business. Efforts are directed at being responsive and proactive to the needs of family businesses, and to students interested in studying the dynamics of families in business.
The Small Business Development Center services enable entrepreneurs to establish or expand their small businesses, find business solutions and provide programs in training and consultation.
The Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management is an interdisciplinary umbrella organization affiliated with the College of Business, the College of Engineering and other academic units. The Center fosters programs to help private sector organizations increase their effectiveness through better use and understanding of technology.