The Center for Student Businesses provides training, support and advocacy to our student-run cooperative businesses.
The Center for Student Business has existed since 1975 to support the community of seven student run, cooperative businesses on the UMass Amherst campus. We provide co-curricular training and education in financial management, cooperative administration, and organizational development. We provide fiscal oversight and act as advocates for the businesses within the university structure. This is a unique program that employs approximately 125 undergraduate students and helps them to build invaluable business and life skills.