Student and Her Mentor to Graduate Together

MBA student Kelly Tiller ’14 had an ally during her summer 2013 internship at Johnson & Johnson in Pennsylvania. When she needed guidance during the first week, she sent an emergency text to Executive MBA student Jacquelyn Tallarico ’14, a neurosurgical specialist at Johnson & Johnson in Arizona. “She called me back immediately, and we talked for an hour,” Tiller said. “It […]

Two flags, one Thunderbird

By President Larry Penley Like many of you, I celebrated the Lunar New Year last week.  Luckily I was able to visit with my family to do so.  I know many of you may have wished that you could have done the same with your own families.  Choosing a school is a tough decision, but […]

T-shirts Capture the Wisdom of Professor Dash

Global political economy students appreciated Professor Kishore Dash so much that they printed T-shirts with his likeness and threw a party for him on Dec. 12, 2012. The shirts, designed by Huijuan Guo ’13 with support from Patrick Mah ’13, include memorable quotes from Dash on the back — arranged in the shape of the […]

The Navajo way: Summerim blends healthcare, culture

Phoenix has cutting edge health care and biotechnology centers that attract interest from all over the world, but Thunderbird Professor Karen Brown, Ph.D., also wanted her students to see how the medical industry works on the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. After touring several Phoenix and Flagstaff sites in May 2012, Brown took her Summerim […]

When Bosses Do Harm

By Kannan Ramaswamy, Ph.D., and Bill Youngdahl, Ph.D. Bad bosses don’t wake up in the morning and ask themselves: “How can I derail the corporate strategy today?” Our research, based on surveys and interviews with more than 250 managers in 37 countries, shows that most ineffective leaders remain blissfully unaware of the harm they do […]

Ten things to do when your car breaks down in Liberia

Thunderbird’s Liberia TEM Lab team provided inspiration for Interim Thunderbird President Barbara Barrett, who spoke Aug. 17, 2012, at the summer commencement. Following is the full text of her speech: Thunderbird graduates, it is nice to see you all together in one place at the same time … sitting down. That is rare for Thunderbird […]

Student video advances to Round 2

A video by Thunderbird MBA On-Demand student Ilaha (Eli) Omar ’12 has advanced to the second round for final judging in the MBA Challenge Video Contest sponsored by the Global Business School Network (GBSN). Omar’s video, “An Afghan in Africa,” received 2,254 votes from friends and classmates in the preliminary round. Overall, her video finished […]

An Afghan in Africa

By Ilaha (Eli) Omar ’12 My MBA experience is coming to a close, but the journey has barely begun. During my 19-month Global MBA program I traveled to Geneva, Beijing and Sao Paulo, but the long-awaited & final leg of my MBA experience was my auspicious visit to Mother Africa. Although I had previously visited […]

Thunderbird License Plates Go On Sale Today

Arizona motorists can show their pride in Thunderbird School of Global Management with a new specialty license plate that went on sale today. Each specialty plate costs $25, and $17 of this amount goes directly to Thunderbird as a charitable gift. Thunderbird students, staff and alumni voted on the plate’s design in summer 2011 after […]

World awaits your innovation, keynote speaker tells graduates

The world awaits the innovation that will come from Thunderbird School of Global Management graduates in the coming decades, retired Target Chairman and CEO Bob Ulrich said during his keynote address Dec. 16, 2011, at winter commencement. “Your creative ideas are what the world is waiting for,” said Ulrich, who received an honorary Doctor of […]