Institutes and Centers
The Ross Schoolís institutes and centers play a critical role in bridging academic theory and daily practice. Faculty, students, and industry experts collaborate on special program opportunities that include consulting projects, business plan competitions, global research initiatives, industry conferences, and more. Many institutes and centers take advantage of the unmatched number of leading programs at the University of Michigan to collaborate with other schools and colleges on campus.
The Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise is a partnership between the Ross School and the U–Mís School of Natural Resources and Environment. The institute fosters global sustainable enterprise through interdisciplinary research and education initiatives, including its acclaimed MBA/MS program.
The Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies bring together a potent mix of knowledge, experience, and opportunities from the front lines of entrepreneurship and alternative investments.
The Center for Positive Organizations brings transformational research to students and leaders through articles, books, events, tools, teaching, and organizational partnerships.
The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a partnership between the Ross School and U-Mís acclaimed College of Engineering. Tauber provides the tools needed to succeed in an operations, supply chain, or manufacturing career for MBA, MSCM, and graduate-level engineering students.
The William Davidson Institute (WDI) develops and disseminates research and expertise on issues affecting firms in emerging-market economies. WDI sources and funds activities for MBA students, including international MAP projects, internships, and summer projects.
The Nonprofit and Public Management Center is a partnership between the Ross School, U–Mís School of Social Work, and the Ford School of Public Policy. Students have the opportunity to serve on nonprofit boards and receive paid summer internships in high-level consulting positions with nonprofit organizations.
- India Initiatives
- Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
- Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance
- Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work (CREW)
- East Asia Management Development Center
- Institute of Labor & Industrial Relations (Joint with Social Work)
- Mitsui Life Financial Research Center
- Paton Center for Research in Accounting
- Office of Tax Policy Research
- John R. and Georgene M. Tozzi Electronic Business and Finance Center
- The Yaffe Center for Persuasive Communication