The Management & Organizations (MO) area at Michigan Ross prepares you to be a high-performing manager, change agent, consultant, or entrepreneur.

The MO faculty is recognized as one of the best departments in the world and generates cutting-edge knowledge and research. We teach courses that give students essential skills, knowledge, and capabilities to excel as leaders in any specialty area, including finance, marketing, accounting, or operations management. We are recognized for relevant research in topics like change management, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, cross-cultural management, ethics, leadership, negotiations, and positive organizational scholarship.

The MO group is highly interdisciplinary, with many faculty members holding joint appointments in areas such as Psychology, Sociology, Education, Natural Resources, and Organizational Studies. Our faculty helps shape the field through editorial board memberships in its most prestigious journals and through professional associations.

Sue Ashford, Chair

Shelly Whitmer, Faculty Support Administrator

Management & Organizations Faculty Directory

Chair: Dave Mayer

  • John H. Mitchell Professor in Business Ethics
  • Professor of Management and Organizations
Dave Mayer, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Management and Organizations Area at the Ross School of Business at the University Michigan. An award-winning...

Management & Organizations PhD Program

The PhD Program in Management & Organizations trains scholars for careers as researchers and teachers at premier academic institutions throughout the world.

PhD students at Michigan have the opportunity to work closely with social scientists spanning a broad range of research areas and have access to unparalleled resources for pursuing diverse scholarly interests.


NOTE:  All questions regarding our PhD Program should be directed to our Ross PhD Office at: 


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Management & Organizations at Michigan Ross

Management & Organizations Courses

Get details on specific courses including key required classes and electives for Michigan Ross degree programs.

Management & Organizations Courses


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The Center for Positive Organizations is a world-class research center that brings transformational ideas to students and leaders.


The Sanger Leadership Center organizes learning communities, challenges, and workshops to develop leaders who make a positive difference.


The ICOS enhances U-M’s strength as a world center for interdisciplinary scholarship on organizations through seminars, grants, and training.