Research institutes at Questrom and BU drive innovation through research, forums, and ongoing relationships with businesses across the globe.

The dynamic work that takes place in each of these research institutes helps ground Questrom’s curriculum in reality while keeping students and faculty on the cutting edge.

Digital Business Institute

The Digital Business Institute 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.

The Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy

The Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy develops ethical capacity in today’s and tomorrow’s global business decision-makers to lead with integrity, inspire courage through action, and use their voices boldly to impact their organizations and the world.

Human Resources Policy Institute

Human Resources Policy Institute (HRPI) harnesses the power of people to inspire, impact, and innovate modern HR policy and practice through a partnership of member companies, faculty, and HRPI fellows.

Technology & Policy Research Initiative

The Technology & Policy Research Initiative (TPRI) supports independent inter-disciplinary research on the causes and consequences of technological change. TPRI also works with leaders from the business and policy communities to translate research results into fact-based innovation policies that promote equitable and sustainable long-term growth. Our Fellows come from Boston University, affiliates at Utrecht University, and the wider academic community in the US, Europe, and Asia. TPRI is a joint initiative with faculty leadership from the Boston University School of Law and Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Impact Measurement and Allocation Program

Impact Measurement and Allocation Program (IMAP) is a collaboration between The Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy and the BU Institute for Sustainable Energy. IMAP is a multi-year research effort to support change in corporate behavior and accelerate a transition to a sustainable economy.


Innovate@BU is a University-wide initiative meant to create an environment in which all our students can engage in innovation and entrepreneurship. The initiative consists of six core elements including a Student Innovation Center known as BUild Lab, curriculum development, student start-up creation, business engagement, research in innovation and entrepreneurship and wayfinding, marketing & branding.