The Digital Business Institute (DBI) nurtures a vibrant community of students, faculty, and researchers alike with interests in digital business, focusing on the practical application of research to the real-world challenges in our ever-changing business world.

We understand that digital transformation encompasses more than just technology. To us, it’s about leveraging that technology to serve the people—citizens, customers, patients—on the other end. As part of a Research 1 University, the Digital Business Institute also sponsors new research and curates relevant existing work that focuses on helping businesses, institutions, and government agencies accelerate digital transformation.

Mission Statement
The Digital Business Institute at Boston University Questrom School of Business serves as an incubator, accelerator, and orchestrator for research and student experiential learning initiatives across Questrom, in partnership with the business community. Key questions and areas of focus are:

  • What changes do businesses need to make in order to take advantage of digital transformation opportunities? And how can they best achieve those changes?
  • How will digital technology continue to change the way consumers and citizens communicate and engage with brands, companies, institutions, and governments?
  • And what will be the impact on our economy and society?