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ASU Thunderbird Women in Business Club Skyrockets Since its Founding

March 31, 2021

A mere one year after its founding, Thunderbird Women in Business (TWB) is one of the most active clubs on campus, indicating the need for a women-centric club all along. The current leadership team, Diana Salas Diaz, Megan Shovlin, Florentina Lang, Lisa Patel and Ana Chavarry Pizzorno, share what they have done in their short tenure to create an alliance of active and determined women and allies dedicated to forging their own way to equality and excellence.read more


Looking at a Master of Global Management Degree? Here are Some Things to Consider

Looking at a Master of Global Management Degree? Here are Some Things to Consider

March 15, 2021

In our increasingly interconnected world, many businesses are growing internationally. As they grow, these international businesses need employees who can manage and lead in every part of the world. Many employers are looking for candidates who have advanced international business degrees. These... read more


Ethics Through Different Lenses

Ethics Through Different Lenses

February 3, 2021

In a panel discussion, “Ethics Through Different Lenses,” presented by the Thunderbird Honor Council, three Thunderbird professors reflected on the role, importance and application of ethics in international business. The panelists were Mary Teagarden , Professor of Global Strategy, Mary Sully de... read more


There Is No New Normal. Organizations Must Build Resilience.

There Is No New Normal. Organizations Must Build Resilience.

August 26, 2020

In a world full of uncertainties, leaders are tasked with the challenge of managing and mitigating emerging risks while simultaneously maintaining operations and looking for growth opportunities. Striking this balance can be difficult, especially when compounded by the stresses of a global pandemic.read more


T-birds Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis – And Whatever Comes Next

T-birds Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis – And Whatever Comes Next

June 10, 2020

As CEOs of multinational companies, heads of governments, and leaders of intergovernmental organizations, there is perhaps no group better positioned to share insights into managing through crisis than T-birds. To celebrate Thunderbird Founders’ Day, a group of alums gathered virtually to offer a... read more


Future of Work

The Future of Work

May 27, 2020

The world is changing at a rapid pace—due largely to the technologies that have been created over the past decade. These advances are touching every aspect of our lives and will continue to have a huge impact on the ways we work. As we continue to navigate these changes, Thunderbird is preparing... read more


Answer 7 Questions to See If You Should Study a Master’s in Global Management

Answer 7 Questions to See If You Should Study a Master’s in Global Management

April 29, 2020

As global markets are disrupted and new technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence alter the way we live and work, today’s managers, entrepreneurs and business owners are facing challenges never experienced before. In times of uncertainty and innovation, leaders of global enterprises are met with unprecedented opportunities. To capitalize on such opportunities, decision-makers are having to redefine their expertise in fundamental business, management and financial practices to operate their organizations much more effectively in the global marketplace.read more


Elizabeth K. Usher named Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of AAD/A

November 12, 2019

Elizabeth K. Usher (Thunderbird MBA, 1994) has been named executive director/chief executive officer of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD/A). Usher comes to the Academy from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), most recently holding the position of chief market and customer officer. Usher is an executive with more than 20 years of global experience and is a proven leader in the medical device, pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. Former positions held by Usher include chief marketing, sales and communications officer for CAP; chief marketing officer, surgery and vice president and general manager for molecular imaging for GE Healthcare for their Europe, Middle East, Africa region; and vice president and general manager, International for Amersham Health’s Oncura, Ltd. business.read more


Thunderbird, ASU Law Students  Draw Life Lessons from Humanitarian Internship

Thunderbird, ASU Law Students Draw Life Lessons from Humanitarian Internship

November 8, 2019

Non-traditional opportunity opens doors for students interested in making a real and tangible impact on the world Thunderbird student Mijamin Strong, who is on track to graduate with a Masters in Global Management in December, had high hopes for his summer internship this year. But he didn’t expect that it would do so much to focus the direction he wants to take after graduation. As he headed to New York City where he would spend two months at the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Mija still didn’t know a lot about the small organization, but he was certain that working there would get him closer to his global goals.read more


Preparing for the Future of Work

Preparing for the Future of Work

October 28, 2019

When you think of the future of work, what comes to mind? Is it robots taking over our jobs? Employers slashing jobs in a cost-cutting frenzy? STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals becoming the end-all-be-all to enterprise, rendering the rest useless? Lucky for us, these common ideas have largely been debunked. However, there still exists significant uncertainty regarding the future workplace and what we should expect. In this article, we share three of the most significant changes the future of work will bring to the market and what professionals can do to make sure they’re ready for these changes.read more