Research and Programs


Bureau of Business Research and Services (BBRS). Supports COB faculty and staff in their research efforts. See BBRS for more information.

Center for Border Economic Development (C-BED). The Center's purpose is to marshal resources from across NMSU to promote business expansion and economic development along the U.S.-Mexico border by working closely with businesses, governments, NGOs, and other border stakeholders. See C-BED for more information

Center for Public Utilities (CPU). Educational and outreach services for professionals employed at federal and state commissions, utility companies and other stakeholders in the electricity, natural gas distribution or interstate pipeline, telecommunications and water industries. See CPU for more information.

Center for Supply Chain Entrepreneurship (CSCE). Connects local, national, and international business to collaborate with NMSU college of business students and faculty to drive, create and enhance supply chain entrepreneurial activity in the areas of supply chain management, and business analytics solutions. See CSCE for more information

Insurance and Financial Services Center (IFSC). Supports students, faculty and the insurance industry; provides scholarships and internship programs for students; promotes research on insurance issues for the Mountain States region. See IFSC for more information.

State Data Center. Depository for data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau as part of a distributional network; responds to data requests from state and local government agencies, planners, researchers, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and the general public. See SDC for more information.

NMSU Arrowhead Center. Created by NMSU to be an engine for sustainable economic development. See NMSU Arrowhead Center for more information.



Consumer Behavior Lab (COBE). Interdisciplinary resource for studying human behavior and decision-making; researchers test business and economics theories and provide an empirical basis for the development of new theories; enables several different types of quantitative and qualitative research experiments including focus groups, experiments and surveys. See COBE for more information.

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. Originally funded by a 5-year $1.25 million Daniels Fund grant to develop a principle-based ethics program to strengthen principle-based ethics education and foster a high standard of ethics in young people. See Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative for more information.

Daniels Fund: Tribal Wisdom for Business Ethics. Supported by a grant from the NMSU Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative; applying Native American values in business.

Indian Resource Development (IRD). Promotes and facilitates Native American students’ higher ed opportunities in natural resources, engineering, science, mathematics, business and economic development.

Small Business Assistance. Students and faculty collaborate with government, chamber of commerce, education, and grassroots organizations that support small businesses. See Small Business Assistance for more information.

Student-Managed Investment Fund (SMIF). Students study the market to determine a stock’s true value, develop strategies and make investment selections for the $80,000 Wetherbe Fund, donated by alumnus James C. Wetherbe. See SMIF for more information.

Western States School of Banking (WSSB). The COB provides professional bankers with training in commercial credit, legal issues, marketing and other topics. See WSSB for more information.

NMSU Domenici Institute. Learning opportunities for students/public on New Mexican entrepreneurship; annual public policy conference, other forums; research on policy; repository for Senator Domenici’s archives. See NMSU Domenici Institute for more information.