The University of Michigan-Dearborn Business Engagement Center (BEC) is your gateway to one of the state’s leading research and higher-education institutions.

Through the BEC, you can maximize the growth potential of your business by identifying and accessing the university’s vast resources, including student and alumni talent, faculty expertise and research, workforce education and professional development, facility and equipment rental, campus involvement, sponsorship and strategic giving opportunities.

We strive to ensure that engagement is strategic, efficient, and responsive to the unique needs of your company.

Let us help you:

  • Collaborate with world leading academics
  • Receive expert insight and advice
  • Find the right employees and interns
  • Access our equipment and technology
  • Develop your staff
  • Use our venues
  • Participate on an Advisory Board
  • Become a university sponsor
  • Donate your goods and services

Contact us to learn more about our engagement opportunities and how they can benefit your company. 


In collaboration with academic and administrative units within UM-Dearborn, the BEC manages and advances strategic university-wide relationships with companies and works closely with faculty, staff and campus leadership to build comprehensive relationships that provide mutual benefit to the university and industry partners.

Our purpose is to advance education, research and economic development in the metropolitan region by building partnerships with the business community.

Our approach to customized engagement is comprehensive and designed to enhance and enable the ability of the business community to connect with our best resources – talented people, reliable information, and effective solutions.

Our staff has a broad-based knowledge of the university to help you navigate the universities schools, colleges, departments, centers and find the opportunities connect with our best resources-ern’s schools, centers, and campuses both manageable and effective.