The New Face of the MS Degree

Well, as all of you are (hopefully) aware, about two weeks ago, the administration announced changes to yet another program here at Thunderbird–the MS in Global Finance and MS in Global Marketing programs. Riding the coattails of the MBA changes, we should have known this was coming. In Rebecca Henriksen’s email sent to the student […]

Faculty Column: Entrepreneurs (Corporate Entrepreneurs) are Important

By Professor Robert Hisrich Being an entrepreneur and creating value by establishing a new organization plays an important role in profit and non-profit organizations, in medicine, religion, science, the arts, and in the growth and prosperity of regions and nations. Large-scale outcomes in each of these areas can have quite humble beginnings: the entrepreneurial opportunity […]

Welcome Back TEM Lab Alum!

By Siva Palli Two passionate weeks of application preparation, six weeks of intense hard work, followed by a presentation and finally a well-deserved lifetime of membership in the unique club we call TEM Lab. That’s the 10,000 ft. level overarching picture of what it takes to do a TEM Lab. As we dig deeper & […]

You’ve Got Academic Issues? I’ve Got Answers!

On February 20th, Pia Oestlien, TSG Special Projects Chair, and I, your TSG Academic Affairs Chair, created and led Thunderbird’s first-ever Student Academic Affairs Forum on campus in the Lecture Halls. Our primary objective–to hear all of you, candidly and unfiltered. By ensuring that only full-time students were in the room, we could make sure […]

Sunshine appears for Rugby Alumni Weekend

By Daryl James A rare Arizona rainstorm threatened to dampen Thunderbird’s Rugby Alumni Weekend on Feb. 28 and March 1, 2014, but the sun appeared minutes before kickoff for the annual game between the students and “Old Boys.” Thunderbird Alumni Rugby Association President Chuck Hamilton ’91 said neither side worried about the weather anyway. “Rain […]

Coffee with A Cop… a Success!

By Aditya Kini In what was a first of its kind this trimester, the TSG organized a Coffee with Cop event initiated by the facilities chair, Aditya Kini (Ady). The event was organized at the Commons during dead hour. The event turned out to be a great success with more than 20 students turning up […]

Faculty Column: The Answer is in the Question

By Professor Tom Hunsaker “You’re not yet sufficiently concerned with the question.”  The guidance puzzled me, which must have been obvious because as I looked up to make eye contact with my then doctoral advisor he met me with a wise, yet resolutely silent reply – an encounter I still remember vividly years later.    He […]

Faculty Column: The Super Bowl ads, how did they measure up?

By Professor Rick Baer This time of year is really exciting from an advertising/marketing point-of-view. We have a few events – like the Super Bowl and the Oscars – that always attract a huge audience in the US. And there are some events on a global scale – like the Winter Olympics – that bring […]

Winterim on Wall Street 2014

By Rajiv Gajjala Bharat Sai Exposure to the real business environment is a key aspect of learning in an MBA degree and the Thunderbird Winterim programs enable students to experience and explore the current situation, opportunities and advancements in their desired career choice. The Wall Street Winterim in particular has been significant in providing a […]

Faculty Column: ‘Cue’ Seekers Find New Sources of Value

By Professor Tom Hunsaker Looking at something is different from seeing its value.  Seers are people who can perceive things that others miss.  They can see beneath surface events to discern their underlying implications.  The managers who mirror these behaviors are more likely to scout valuable opportunities in their daily activities that can transform the […]