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.

Gretchen Spreitzer, Chair

Shelly Whitmer, Faculty Support Administrator

Management & Organizations Faculty Directory

CHAIR: Gretchen Spreitzer

Gretchen M. Spreitzer's research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline. 

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.

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Management & Organizations at Michigan Ross


Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
December 3, 2018
12:00 pm
Center for Positive Organizations
December 4, 2018
4:00 pm
Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
December 4, 2018
5:00 pm

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.


The Center for Value Chain Innovation partners with industry to promote greater innovation and excellence in value chains through interdisciplinary research, through leadership, education, and a proliferation of ideas that address critical business and societal issues.