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.

Accounting

Chair: Reuven Lehavy

Administrator: Rebecca Timmons 
rebetimm@umich.edu

Business Communication

Chair: Nancy Kotzian

Administrator: Rebecca Timmons 
rebetimm@umich.edu

Topics

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

Entrepreneurship

Global Business

Healthcare

Leadership

Positive Business

Real Estate

Social Impact

Supply Chain Management

Sustainability

Tax Policy

Business Economics & Public Policy

Chair: Tom Buchmueller

Administrator: Cheryl Strickland
strickla@umich.edu

Business Law


Chair: Lynda Oswald

Administrator: Rebecca Timmons 
rebetimm@umich.edu

Finance

Chair: Uday Rajan

Administrator: Shelly Whitmer
sjmoore@umich.edu

Management & Organizations

Chair: Sue Ashford

Administrator: Shelly Whitmer
sjmoore@umich.edu

Marketing

Chair: Puneet Manchanda

Administrator: Clea Davis
clea@umich.edu

Strategy

Chair: Jim Westphal

Administrator: Cheryl Strickland
strickla@umich.edu

Technology & Operations

Chair: Roman Kapuscinski

Administrator: Nicole Watson
nmwatson@umich.edu

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