The Center for Business and Industrial Studies is organized within the College of Business Administration at UMSL to encourage sponsored research on multi- disciplinary problems.  Faculty associates and student assistants engage on projects that vary from the conduct of survey research to the development and implementation of computer based systems for corporate planning and operational control. In these endeavors, sponsoring organizations obtain creative insights on managerial problems and new uses of information technology; students gain valuable experience in working with faculty in actual business settings.