Barton School Centers and Labs

Behavioral Economics Lab
The Behavioral Economics Lab (BEL) is an opportunity for students to participate in real economics experiments.  Behavioral economic experiments involve real people who make serious choices. Through their efforts, participants respond to monetary incentives in ways that improve our understanding of economic principles.

Business Operations and Analytics Lab
The Business Operations and Analytics Lab (BOAL) helps manufacturing and service companies apply proven tools and techniques to improve the efficiency and quality of its operation's function. The focus is on improving the processes used to conduct business regardless of the product or service being provided. The lab can also help companies build decision making models using analytics to gain a new competitive advantage.

Center for Economic Development and Business Research
The Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR) engages in business and economic research for a wide variety of clients in both private and public sectors. The center collects, analyzes, and disseminates information to support activities of government, education, business, and economic development organizations.

Center for Economic Education
The Center for Economic Education (CEE) works with K-12 education to improve the teaching of economic concepts in primary and secondary schools. The Center offers courses for pre-service teachers at WSU who want to become social studies teachers, offers both credit and non-credit workshops for in-service teachers, and provides consulting services to school administrators in the south-central area.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) strives to positively impact the university and grow Wichita’s economy by helping students, faculty and community entrepreneurs learn how to turn a business idea into a thriving company. We forge strategic partnerships within the business community to work in concert with existing businesses creating sustainability as we develop a variety of programs, events, and services designed to address the unique needs of our community. In these ways, we act as an essential educational and economic driver for Kansas.

Center for International Business Advancement  (World Trade Council of Wichita
The Center for International Business Advancement (CIBA) works closely with the World Trade Council of Wichita to enhance international business in Wichita, benefitting both students and the local business community. CIBA sponsors an active chapter of AIESEC, and along with the World Trade Council, sponsors very popular monthly meetings that bring trade officials from other countries to Wichita.

Center for Management Development
The Center for Management Development (CMD) offers noncredit management development seminars to Wichita and the surrounding area. The CMD seminars and workshops have been acclaimed for their usefulness to practicing business people and other professionals in a wide variety of organizations.

Center for Real Estate
The Center for Real Estate (CRE) was established in 2000 to promote high-quality education and research on a wide variety of topics related to real estate and land-use economics.

Kansas Council for Economic Education
The Kansas Council for Economic Education (KCEE) provides economic and personal finance education support to K-12 teachers in Kansas.

Koch Global Trading Center
In addition to virtually limitless access to applied learning, the Koch Global Trading Center (KGTC) gives Barton School students professional experience on campus with access to the same live market data and research used by professionals.