Discover what it takes to become a difference maker through the Michigan Ross management & organizations faculty.

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.

Dave Mayer, Chair

Shelly Whitmer, Area Administrator Supervisor

Management & Organizations Faculty Directory

Chair: Dave Mayer
Dave Mayer
John H. Mitchell Professor in Business Ethics
Professor of Management and Organizations
Chair of Management & Organizations
Dave Mayer, Ph.D. is the John H. Mitchell Professor of Business Ethics and Chair of the Management and Organizations Area at the Ross School of...
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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

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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 accelerates leader development through bold ideas, transformative experiences, and inclusive communities.

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