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Management and Organizations:
Leading the Way.

The management and organizations area develops high-performing managers, consultants, and entrepreneurs. Our faculty conduct groundbreaking research on topics like leadership, corporate governance, ethics, negotiations, and positive business. 

Management and Organizations Faculty and Leadership

Our interdisciplinary orientation means that many of our faculty hold joint appointments in areas such as psychology, sociology, education, natural resources, and organizational studies. 

Dave Mayer, Chair   
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Shelly Whitmer, Faculty Support Administrator     
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Management & Organizations Faculty

John H. Mitchell Professor in Business Ethics
Professor of Management and Organizations
Chair of Management & Organizations

Explore course offerings by core/elective, terms offered, and primary degree program.

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Management and Organizations PhD Program

The PhD Program in management and organizations develops scholars who become researchers and teachers at premier academic institutions throughout the world. PhD students have the opportunity to work closely with social scientists spanning a broad range of research areas and have access to extensive resources to pursue diverse academic interests.

Management and Organizations PHD

We sponsor a number of events throughout the year, including the Management and Organizations Seminar Series.


Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies

Recognized as the leading organization of its kind, ICOS welcomes students and faculty members from across the university and beyond who are interested in studying organizations. It sponsors a lecture series, a dissertation workshop and award, a big-data boot camp, and more. 


Centers, Institutes, and Initiatives

More than a dozen specialized centers and institutes housed at Michigan Ross enrich the student experience, support vital research, and advance business.

The Center for Positive Organizations builds a better world through the science and practice of building thriving organizations.

The Business+Impact initiative provides leaders with practical skills and insight to tackle complex social challenges.

A partnership between Michigan Ross and the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Erb Institute fosters sustainable enterprise through research, education, and direct engagement with businesses.

Management and Organizations News and Research