Graeme Rankine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting
Areas of Expertise: 

Global Finance and Accounting, Strategic Finance and Accounting for Value Creation, Corporate Finance, Activity-Based Costing and Management, Balanced Scorecards, Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Reorganization and Restructuring


Accounting Bootcamp, Corporate Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting & Analysis, Financial Accounting & External Reporting, Fundamentals of Accounting, Intrapreneurial Project, Managerial Decision Making & Accounting Information, Mergers & Acquisition Finance, Mergers & Acquistions Strategy

Professional Bio: 

A native of Surfers Paradise, Australia, Dr. Graeme Rankine is associate professor of accounting and academic director of the SABIC Executive MBA (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Program at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has been academic director of the LG Electronics Executive MBA (Seoul, South Korea), the EMBA-Europe (Prague, Czech Republic) Program, and the EMBA-Asia (Taipei, Taiwan) Program.

Prior to joining Thunderbird, he taught at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he received several teacher recognition awards including the Student Association Mentor Recognition Award, the Amoco Teaching Award, the Nicolas Salgo Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize. At Thunderbird, he was the EMBA Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and the Outstanding MBA Professor in 2010.

Graeme has been academic director of Thunderbird’s Strategic Finance and Accounting for Oil & Gas Leaders program. He has taught executive education programs in the energy sector including those for ARCO (China), British Petroleum (U.S.), CEZ (Czech Republic), ExxonMobil (Europe, Asia, U.S.), MOL Group (Hungary), National Oil Company of Libya, and Unocal (U.S.). He also has taught a variety of programs in Central and Eastern Europe including those for Danone (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland), DHL (Czech Republic), Kraft (Czech Republic), and T-Mobile (Czech Republic, Slovakia).

His research is published in leading journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, and Issues in Accounting Education. His co-authored research on corporate name changes was discussed in The Wall Street Journal. His co-authored research on stock splits is the subject of numerous columns including those in The Wall Street Journal, Individual Investor, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes and Business Week.

Graeme completed his Ph.D. in business administration at the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington). He received a bachelor of economics (honours) from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.