Penn State Behrend annually funds nearly $250,000 in undergraduate research opportunities, giving students hands-on learning experiences in their areas of interest. Each student is eligible for grants ranging from $700 to $1,200, and follows an application process that includes selecting a faculty mentor, developing a research project, and creating a formal proposal.
Black School of Business faculty members publish research across business disciplines, addressing societal challenges facing for-profit and non-profit organizations, public policymakers, and consumers. Learn more about Black School of Business faculty research.
The college also hosts an undergraduate research conference each year where students present their work.
Raimy Behavioral Lab
The Black School of Business Raimy Behavioral Lab is a research center that seeks to facilitate cutting-edge business research. The lab is dedicated to managing research in Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Accounting, MIS, and Economics. This interdisciplinary research laboratory serves as a major resource to the Black School of Business, contributing to our reputation for excellence in academic research. Visit the Raimy Behavioral Lab page for additional information for students and faculty.
Black School of Business students have an opportunity to collaborate with professors on projects that make a difference in the real world, whether through Innovation through Collaboration (ITC) Projects or research projects. Students have even created financial literacy video presentations on various financial topics for high school teachers and students.
Business Partner Engagement
Connecting employers with students is a priority for the Black School of Business. Learn about how employers can engage with students, what our students learn in each major, and the positions they can fill on our Business Partner Engagement page.
Students also work in the college's many outreach centers, including:
- Economic Research Institute of Erie (ERIE), under the direction of Dr. Kenneth K.T. Louie
- Partnership Erie, under the direction of Dr. Kathleen Noce
The Black School of Business also launched two outreach centers that focus on helping family-owned businesses and improving financial literacy. Learn more about:
- The Center for Family Business, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Harben
- The Center for Financial Literacy, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Coy
Black School of Business Outreach Program
under the direction of Linda Hajec
Black School of Business faculty can come to your middle school or high school—virtually! We can customize classroom topics and experiences based on your subject areas and teaching needs. We're prepared to talk to students about business topics that align with the coursework you're presenting and with state curriculum standards.For more information, visit the Black School of Business Outreach Program website or contact Linda Hajec, associate director of student recruitment, retention, and outreach.