Lubin Centers

Center for Global Business Programs

The mission of the Center for Global Business Programs is to enhance the global capabilities of Lubin students and faculty by providing high-quality academic and professional experiences, facilitating learning, and supporting applied research in the global environment.

Custom Programs

The Center for Global Business Programs provides international and domestic institutions an opportunity to differentiate their offerings through a New York City-based module. Institutions chose from a variety of international programs that fit their needs and provide their students with an "only in New York" experience. Custom programs range from a few weeks to a full academic year and are offered during all semesters, including the summer. The Center delivers a dynamic New York City experience that includes company visits and cultural events.

International Field Study Courses

International field study courses provide students with the opportunity to gain international academic experience. Along with pre-trip classroom sessions, students travel abroad for up to two weeks, participating in corporate visits, meetings with governmental leaders and roundtable workshops with globally recognized academics. Destinations include countries throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.

International Travel Scholarships

The Center for Global Business Programs offers scholarships to eligible Lubin students who are enrolled in international field study courses or semester study abroad. These scholarships are made available through the Figueroa Family Fund and the Nancy and Gene Celentano Fund, and are awarded during the fall and spring semesters. To date, the Center has awarded over $778,000 in scholarships to eligible students based upon demonstrated need and academic achievement.

Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The mission of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting is to encourage continuous improvements in financial reporting for the benefit of the investing public. The Center stimulates discussion about current issues in financial reporting – in the broadest sense of the term - through conferences and other gatherings, as well as other activities aimed at identifying best practices and promoting enhancements in reporting. The Center provides commentary and analysis on financial reporting matters, with the goal of identifying ways to meet investor needs in a cost-effective manner.

Leslie F. Seidman, former Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, is the Executive Director of the Center. She is a guest lecturer and mentor to advanced accounting students at Lubin, as well as a consultant to faculty on relevant research and curricular topics. She speaks at industry forums and serves as an ambassador to other organizations in the field on behalf of the Lubin School of Business.

Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation

The Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation (CGGRR) sponsors research and discussion on the development and implementation of global financial reporting standards, regulatory compliance and governance. It also offers programs to develop proficiencies and expertise in these areas, and hosts conferences and events on relevant topics featuring leaders in these fields.

The Center was originated as the Center for the Study of International Accounting Standards, and evolved into its current iteration as a natural progression. Reporting standards alone are not sufficient in the current global business environment; governance and regulatory compliance are essential in international business.

The CGGRR offers the Certified Compliance Regulatory Professional (CCRP®) regulatory certification program. This program was created as a joint venture with the Association of International Bank Auditors (AIBA), the exclusive partner in offering this certificate program with the Lubin School of Business.  The CGGRR has also developed other offerings, including corporate "boot camps" as well as "distance learning" modules.  More information about the CGGRR is available at

Entrepreneurship Lab

The Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab),which was launched in February 2012, is a collaborative workspace designed to bring together students from all of Pace's schools and colleges in order to promote cross-disciplinary problem solving, experiential learning and the development of an  entrepreneurial mindset. It is staffed by highly motivated personnel and offers a variety of technology resources, including high-performance computers, sophisticated software, a professional video studio, a surface computer, and 3D printers; as well as a wide variety of desktop, laptop and tablet computers. The Entrepreneurship Lab's dedicated facilities include a private meeting room, a collaborative work studio, casual work space, and a classroom.

In addition, the Entrepreneurship Lab organizes a wide variety of events and activities. These include competitions, such as the Pitch Contest, Business Plan Competition and Mobile App Design Contest, as well as social and networking events with guest speakers, workshops and mentoring programs. The eLab has space for students to launch and manage a new venture, and serves as a 'home base' for those wishing to explore entrepreneurship. For more information about the eLab, please visit

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was established at Pace University in October of 1986 as an integral part of the Lubin School’s economic development program. Jointly funded by Pace University, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Research Foundation of the State University of New York and private donors, the Pace SBDC’s mission is to provide in-depth and confidential one-on-one business advisement, training and research, all at no cost, to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs launch or grow their business. 

Now a part of Lubin’s Management and Management Science Department, in addition to its traditional offerings, the SBDC services are closely aligned with those of the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab).  Since inception, the SBDC has provided over 133,000 hours of direct management and technical assistance, via one-on-one counseling, to more than 16,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners.  In addition, it has also sponsored well in excess of 500 workshops attended by 17,000 attendees, and documented almost $170,000,000 of funding and investment, which led to the creation or retention of almost 7,000 jobs. Visit the SBDC website for more information.