Graduate Education

Educating the leaders who will teach, research, and live Positive Organizational Scholarship

Ross graduate students interested in exploring the Center and its 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 its role in creating positive business environments.

Class listing

The following courses at the University of Michigan are infused with Positive Organizational Scholarship or taught by CPO affiliated faculty:

Thriving Catalyst Endorsement

University of Michigan students enrolled in any academic program are invited to earn a Thriving Catalyst Endorsement to gain an interdisciplinary grounding in Positive Organizational Scholarship, a field dedicated to unlocking and nurturing the highest level of human potential in organizations and communities.

Thriving Catalyst students will acquire a full toolbox that is evidence-based, rigorous, and solution-oriented. You will emerge equipped with the capacity to unlock greater passion, energy, connection, and purpose in yourself and to take others with you on the journey to thriving. Given our rapidly-changing ways of working, this endorsement launches you into a whole new sphere of capability, helping you realize possibilities in yourself and in others.

The Thriving Catalyst Endorsement can be entered at any time and completed at the student’s personal pace.

Learn more about the Thriving Catalyst Endorsement.

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