Academic Areas

Discover some of the world’s top business thinkers in the academic areas at Michigan Ross.

You’ll find wide and deep knowledge of not only theory, but also how to apply that theory to real-world business challenges. Michigan Ross expertise covers a lot of ground – from Wall Street finance to the best way to lead people.

Discover the teaching and research that make Michigan Ross one of the world’s top business schools.


Chair: Reuven Lehavy

Administrator: Jackie Riecks

Business Communication

Chair: Nancy Kotzian

Administrator: Clea Davis


You’ll find thought leadership at Michigan Ross goes beyond our academic areas. Our faculty expertise extends to a variety of relevant topics that often cross the usual defined boundaries. This collaborative approach helps you learn how to work across functions and create solutions that shape the future.

Business Networks


Global Business



Positive Business

Real Estate

Social Impact

Supply Chain Management


Tax Policy

Business Economics & Public Policy

Chair: Tom Buchmueller

Administrator: Cheryl Strickland

Business Law

Chair: Lynda Oswald

Administrator: Jackie Riecks


Chair: Uday Rajan

Administrator: Shelly Whitmer

Management & Organizations

Chair: Sue Ashford

Administrator: Shelly Whitmer


Chair: Puneet Manchanda

Administrator: Clea Davis


Chair: Jim Westphal

Administrator: Cheryl Strickland

Technology & Operations

Chair: Roman Kapuscinski

Administrator: Nicole Watson

Institutes and Centers

Amplify your education with new ideas and activities from institutes, centers, and initiatives at Michigan Ross.

Entrepreneurship Zell Lurie Institute
Sustainable Enterprise Erb Institute
Positive Organizations Center for Positive Organizations
Business & Society Center for Social Impact
Emerging Economies William Davidson Institute (WDI)
Operations Excellence Tauber Institute