A New Course Available for Thunderbirds

Marlenne Garcia

Marlenne Garcia

Guest Writer

For the first time in Thunderbird’s history, the school will be offering a course called “TGM 494 Import Export Operations and Trade Compliance.” This course teaches students about the import/export customs regulations in the United States and around the world, with a focus on business strategy. 

This course was created thanks to the initiative of myself, Marlenne Garcia, a Thunderbird in the Masters of Global Management Program and newly elected VP of Finance for Thunderbird Student Government (TSG), and support from the Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Roy Nelson.

According to business consultants, there currently is a high demand from companies looking for individuals who possess knowledge in import/export custom laws and knowledge in foreign investment.

This is a very insightful course, especially for those pursuing studies in international trade. Under normal circumstances, this knowledge could only be acquired through expensive payments to receive certificates, law school with focus in custom trade regulations, or several years of working experience in the field. Now, underbirds (Thunderbird undergraduate students) can have access to all this knowledge in just one course as a C session class.

The course will be available for underbirds during Spring 2022 at Arizona State University’s West Campus on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

It will be taught by the Director General at Worldwide Trade and Legal Associates, Douglas Cohen. Mr. Cohen has been at the forefront of international trade and transactions for more than twenty years. He provides legal and strategic counsel to organizations seeking to create and expand foreign markets whilst mitigating regulatory risk.

It is highly encouraged to register for this course next semester since ASU is testing the course. Therefore, the course may or may not be available in future semesters.

As I end this article, I personally would like to express my deep appreciation for Dr. Nelson’s frequent support. Additionally, I would like to express the deep joy it brings me to know that my fellow classmates will acquire meaningful knowledge through this course. Thank you, Dr. Nelson, for being so open and receptive and for your genuine concern for your students’ education.

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