Your Michigan Ross education is amplified by the thought leadership and innovations from our institutes, centers, and initiatives. These centers play a critical role in fostering collaboration and exposing you to the latest ideas in entrepreneurship, sustainability, operations, positive business, emerging markets, and more.

Faculty, students, and industry experts work together on projects such as consulting, business plan competitions, research initiatives, and conferences. Many Michigan Ross institutes and centers reach across the campus, partnering with leading schools and programs at the University of Michigan. You’ll discover ways to get involved beyond the classroom in just about any field.

Erb Institute

A partnership with the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Erb Institute fosters sustainability in business through research, teaching and engagement.

Positive Business Conference

Center for Positive Organizations

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

Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Zell Lurie offers a potent mix of knowledge, experience, and opportunities from the front lines of entrepreneurship and alternative investments.

William Davidson Institute

The William Davidson Institute develops and disseminates research and expertise on issues affecting firms in emerging-market economies.

Tauber Institute for Global Operations

The Tauber Institute partnership between Ross and the College of Engineering provides tools for success in operations, supply chain, or manufacturing.


Business+Impact at the Ross School of Business provides leaders with practical skills and insight to tackle complex social challenges, and plays a critical role in furthering the Ross mission to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world.

Sanger Leadership Center

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