The Tauber Institute is a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, working together with a wide range of industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management.

In 2012, the Institute was recognized with the first UPS George D. Smith Prize for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research, management science, or analytics.

For more than 25 years the Tauber Institute has impacted operations worldwide. Elements of the program include the LeadershipAdvantage programfacility toursinternational trek, and team projects where students work on substantive issues through team-based projects to earn or save sponsoring companies millions of dollars.

"We received fresh, new thinking that resulted in an expanded product offering and a new innovation development process for sustainability."
Oliver Campbell
Director Procurement & Packaging Engineering; Distinguished Engineer - Supply Chain

Leadership

The Tauber Institute is led by three Co-Directors representing the Ross School of Business, College of Engineering, and Industry.

Industry Advisory Board

The Tauber Institute works closely with our 30-member Industry Advisory Board to ensure our programming remains on the leading edge for our students and corporate sponsors.

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"In the late 1980s, a small group of Michigan engineering and business school faculty members met several times to discuss how we might create a joint program with industry that engaged faculty, students and industrial partners in team-based opportunities that added significant value to sponsoring companies and provided rich learning experiences for our students. Those of us who participated in those early conversations can only marvel at how far we have come with the help of many benefactors, University and industrial leaders, and of course, Joel Tauber."
Brian Talbot
Faculty member

Faculty

The Tauber Institute brings together world-class faculty from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and College of Engineering.

Awards

The Tauber Institute for Global Operations was awarded the first UPS George D. Smith Prize for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research, management science, or analytics.

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Research

The Tauber Insitute promotes industry collaboration and interdisciplinary research initiatives involving faculty and students from both Michigan Engineering and the Michigan Ross School of Business.