The Center for Business Complexity and Global Leadership has led the way in complexity research to help business leaders understand the underlying factors that have transformed the business landscape.

Social, economic, and technological systems have become increasingly interconnected and complex in today’s global marketplace. This challenges students and faculty to expand current thinking and teaching to ensure a culture of learning and leadership.

According to a recent IBM survey of 1,500 business leaders, complexity was cited as the most significant issue facing leaders today. Traditional tools and methodologies have provided a platform for continued learning and understanding of business and economic systems, but they are no longer sufficient to address today's business challenges and opportunities. Understanding the organization and the economy as a complex and fluid system is one of the most important competencies for effective leaders today.

The Sawyer Business School stands by its commitment to further the understanding of the global economy, not only as a remote business model, but also as a complex, rapidly evolving system. The Center for Business Complexity and Global Leadership was born out of this commitment to develop a new framework for understanding business systems by bringing together scholars and practitioners to advance dialogue and research to support today's leaders and develop leaders of tomorrow.