Succeed in an Ever-Changing Digital World

Michigan Ross Executive Education is expanding its portfolio of digital education opportunities. Explore these dynamic learning experiences designed to set you and your organization up for success.

Digital Course Offerings

From managing a crisis event to transforming your company culture, we have courses to meet your needs. Learn from world-class Ross faculty at the forefront of their disciplines, and adept at translating academic work into effective business practices.

Program Topic Format Datesort desc Location
Practicing Positive Leadership Leadership Online 2 Nov - 20 Nov 2020 Web/Online
Discovering Your Leadership Leadership Online 2 Nov - 27 Nov 2020 Web/Online
Accelerating Deep Change Leadership Online 30 Nov - 24 Dec 2020 Web/Online
The Positive Leader: Deep Change and Organizational Transformation Leadership Online 6 Dec - 11 Dec 2020 Web/Online
Leading Without Authority Leadership Online 4 Jan - 29 Jan 2021 Web/Online


Online Seminar Series
Co-Creating the Future

These free online seminars feature Ross faculty and thought leaders who share expert insights on the pressing issues facing organizations.

Introducing and Using An Organization Guidance System (OGS)  

Featuring: Professor Dave Ulrich

Wednesday, November 11, 11:00 am (ET)


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Fintech Opportunities in the New Normal

Featuring: Professor Amiyatosh Purnanandam

This session focuses on how firms can use FinTech to create value in their organization in the post-COVID world. Discussion covers broad themes that cut across Fintech activities (payment services, online lending, cryptocurrency, Robo advising, etc.), and examines how COVID-19 has thrown unique challenges as well as opportunities into the FinTech space.

Healthcare Management

The Future of the Healthcare Ecosystem: How COVID 19 is accelerating innovation and access  

Featuring: Associate Dean Brad Killaly and Robin L. Washington (BBA '84) 

This session examines how value creation in the Healthcare Management and Life Sciences ecosystems has been impacted by the COVID pandemic.  

HR Leadership

The Future of Global Talent Management & People Analytics

Featuring: Iveta Brigis

Talent management is going through a major transformation: organizations around the world are learning to use people analytics to gain insights about their workforce, to increasingly make design and policy decisions based on science and data, and to focus more on employee experience. This session will discuss how the global pandemic and racial equity movements necessitate that the people field continues its evolution, and share practical tips on talent management, leadership and manager development, people analytics, and overall people strategy.

Discovering Opportunities in Crisis: Implications for individuals, leaders, and organizations 

Featuring Prof. Dave Ulrich

HR Guru Dave Ulrich provides tips and insights for optimizing inside a crisis. View slides

Preparing for a new normal and return to the office in a COVID-19 world  

Featuring Ross Alumni and Friends

Chief Executive Education Officer Melanie Weaver Barnett leads a conversation with distinguished members of the Ross alumni community to discuss what their organizations are doing to adjust to the new realities.

Jeff Brodksy - CHRO, Morgan Stanley 

Sandra Buchanan Hurse - CHRO, Grosvenor Capital Management (MBA '91)


Leading Digital Business Innovation in a Post-COVID World: Becoming a Living Enterprise  

Featuring: Professor Venkatram Ramaswamy

This session discusses the five fundamental facets of digital business innovation to create value in a post-COVID world, as illustrated through the living enterprise, which connects intelligent interactions of purpose-built platform offerings with valuable impacts on lives and livelihoods in the ecosystems of experiences in which it operates.    


Reimaging Beyond the Restart Using Enlightened Design Thinking

Featuring:  Prof. Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks

Learn how the combination of design and business can accelerate your efforts to develop impactful solutions to our new challenges.



Diversity and Inclusion: Bonuses, Margins, and Systems

Featuring: Professor Scott Page and Ralph E. Johnson 

This session addressed how effective diversity and inclusion policies must be core missions of organizations and require moving the entire system to address disparities in wealth, health, education, and safety.

High Stakes Leadership: Decision-Making in Times of Crisis

Featuring Prof. Mike Barger

Discover the proven strategies and best practices for leading organizations during a crisis.


Leadership Communication in a Crisis

Featuring Dean Scott DeRue

Michigan Ross Dean Scott DeRue shares his research and practical experience on how to lead and manage communications during uncertain times.

Management Skills

Developing Future Ready Leaders

Featuring: Professor Paula Caproni

Discover the skills that leaders at all levels need in order to thrive, not only survive, in a complex and unpredictable world. Take away leadership development strategies that you can use to help yourself and others acquire these skills.


How to Make Working From Home Work For You: Advice From the Gig Economy 

Featuring Prof. Sue Ashford 

Thrive on new methods to increase productivity in a suddenly remote climate.

Why Remote Work Makes Teams and Leaders Better

Featuring Prof. Lindy Greer

Explore how and why creating effective remote teams can revolutionize work and yield more productive teams and better leaders



Navigating Brands Through the COVID Maelstorm 

Featuring Prof. Rajeev Batra 

Learn practical frameworks for managing your brand during a crisis. 

Preparing for a New Era of Frugal Customers

Featuring Prof. Scott Rick

Investigate the psychology of "tightwadism" as it relates to consumer behavior and business relationships.


Riding the Wave of Consumer-Behavior Change for Sustained Performance

Featuring: Associate Professor Yesim Orhun

Consumer-centric strategy has implications for a wide array of cross-functional business decisions. This session explores how managers can evaluate and dynamically adapt to fast-changing consumer trends to drive outperformance. Concepts are brought to life through current data across a wide range of industries and recent consumer trends.  

The Utility of the Network  

Featuring: Marcus Collins

Explore what happens when we decide to be radically human. Uncover insights that will help organizations and individuals weather changes in a crisis and create new opportunities for the future.   


Global Challenges and Local Responses: Changes in the Global Business Environment and Their Impacts on Firm Strategy

Featuring: Associate Professor Maggie Zhou

This session focuses on how changes in today’s global business environment, including trade policies, social and environmental problems, and economic uncertainty, impact firm strategy. 

Technology and Operations

Conversation with Microsoft President Brad Smith

Featuring Associate Dean M.S. Krishnan

Technology, Security, and Corporate Responsibility during COVID-19 and Beyond

Global Supply Chain Resiliency 

Featuring: Prof. Ravi Anupindi

Resiliency and efficiency are two sides of the same coin. Learn how and why supply chains are being affected and gain insights on how to build resilience as the economy normalizes.   


Reactive and Proactive Digital Transformation: Implications from COVID

Featuring: Associate Dean M.S. Krishnan

Businesses need to be agile and adapt to the challenges of digital and technological advancements in order to stay relevant. Learn the critical lessons, including implications from COVID, to transform your business and how to apply it successfully across your organization.  



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Custom Online Learning Programs

Michigan Ross offers custom executive education programs tailored to the specific needs of organizations around the world and delivered online. Whatever your organizational goals, Michigan Ross will work with you to design an online program that exceeds them with sustainable results. We’ve helped many organizations improve their culture and performance through our digital learning approach.

To learn more about how we successfully collaborate with organizational partners to create immersive online learning experiences, contact rossexeced@umich, or +1 734-763-1000.