Undergraduate Education

Starting a Dialog on Positive Organizational Culture and How to Achieve It

The Center’s undergraduate courses introduce students to the Center for Positive Organizations and its research on Positive Organizational Scholarship. The courses offer students a hands-on experience with POS through a unique combination of academic coursework, action-based learning, engagement with the Center’s broad community of scholars and practitioners, and participation in related University and community events.

Class listing

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

MO 302 – Positively Leading People and Organizations (Gretchen Spreitzer)

MO 321 – Leadership and Organizations (Dave Mayer)

MO 355/455 – Foundations in POS (Jane Dutton)

MO 414 – Managing Change (Gretchen Spreitzer)


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.

Magnify Program

This immersion program is a great opportunity for students interested in Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS). Students make tangible contributions and deepen their knowledge of the field of POS and its application. The program runs through Spring semester with an expected commitment of 30 hours per week. Selection for this opportunity is competitive and will ultimately bring together a set of students from multiple degree programs within the University of Michigan.

Questions about the programs should be directed to Betsy Erwin, Educational Lead, at berwin@umich.edu