About Us

The BEC is your first point of contact

The BEC is the first point of contact to access and support the multitude of assets available at UM-Dearborn. Whether your company is seeking student or alumni talent, research opportunities, or strategic partnership, the BEC will help navigate campus relationships to achieve desired outcomes. 

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 the business community's ability to connect with our most valuable resources – talented people, reliable information, and effective solutions.

Our staff has broad-based knowledge of the University to help companies connect with the colleges, departments, and centers in a manageable and effective fashion. 


The Business Engagement Center is a conduit to connecting industry to the campus' unique academic assets, resources and talent, as well as fostering collaborative partnerships and corporate support. As one of the state's leading research universities, UM-Dearborn is a catalyst for economic growth throughout the metropolitan region. To support that effort, the Business Engagement Center was established on the Dearborn campus in 2011 and is under the direction of the Office of Institutional Advancement. We collaborate closely with the Business Engagement Center - Ann Arbor to strengthen the University's ties to business and industry and to help revitalize and diversify the state of Michigan's economy.

View the Business Engagement Center Annual Report 

Business Engagement Center

1040 - Administration Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-583-6595
Fax: 313-593-0540