Graduate Education

Educating the Leaders who will Teach, Research, and Live Positive Organizational Scholarship

Ross graduate students interested in exploring the Center and it’s research have a number of opportunities to deepen their knowledge through coursework, fellowships, speaker events, and faculty engagement that will enhance their understanding of Positive Organizational Scholarship and it’s role in creating positive business environments.

Class listing

The following Positive Organizational Scholarship courses are offered in the Management and Organizations area at the Michigan Ross School of Business:

MO 501 — Human Behavior and Organizations (Wayne Baker)

MO 512 — Bargaining and Influence Skills: Negotiating Strategy in a Global Economy (Shirli Kopelman)

MO 603 — Navigating Change (Kim Cameron)

MO 615 — Managing Professional Relationships (Jane Dutton)

MO 620 – Leading with Values (Dave Mayer)

MO 621 – Leadership Development: Self Awareness, Skills, and Strategies (Dave Mayer)

MO 623 — Becoming a Transformational Leader (Robert Quinn)

MO 628 – Generative Coaching for Change (Melissa Peet)


The +LAB brings together undergraduate and graduate students across disciplines at U of M. The +LAB fellows work closely with the Center faculty and staff to deepen their knowledge of POS and participate in projects that strengthen the work of the Center. Up to 45 University of Michigan are selected to be +LAB Fellows each year.

Summer Fellows Program

The Summer Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of POS and make tangible contributions to the Center. Summer Fellows work 20 hours per week for eight weeks in June and July under the guidance of Center faculty or staff. Fellows engage in weekly development and education sessions facilitated by CPO faculty and staff.  Up to 20 University of Michigan students are selected each summer for this competitive program.


Questions about the programs should be directed to Betsy Erwin, Educational Lead, at or Katy Rapson, Education Program Specialist, at