Centers of Excellence - Robert P. Stiller School of Business

Champlain has created Centers of Excellence — on-campus learning centers with studio-like environments— that put students' classroom knowledge to the test through practical application and hands-on experience on professional projects.

Students across all divisions work together to publish books, launch businesses, develop games and applications, and assist the public and private sectors investigate cybercrime, digital forensics and information assurance initiatives. At the core of many of our Centers of Excellence is business. For students in the Robert P. Stiller School of Business, they can test their knowledge and increase their skills in the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry and BYOBiz: Build Your Own Business.


  • David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry: Based in the Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College, the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry is the global Center of Excellence in Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-based organizational management. We offer a full range of educational programs, research, AI certification and custom consulting services for companies, organizations and corporate clients.
  • BYOBiz: Build Your Own Business: Champlain College's BYOBiz® entrepreneurship program is a unique opportunity for you as a student entrepreneur to gain assistance building your business. It could be a business you've already started-or the business idea you're thinking about starting. Either way, we will help you to get the support you need to advance that business forward.
  • Find out more about our other Centers of Excellence.