Hassan Hosseini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Global Business
Areas of Expertise: 

Quantitative and statistical business analysis, International supply-chain management


Data Analysis, Decision Tools, Decision Science, Quantitative Methods, Statistics Bootcamp

Professional Bio: 

Hassan K. Hosseini, Ph.D., is an associate professor of global business at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a noted expert in quantitative and statistical business analysis and international supply-chain management, who has earned his skills as a former consultant focused on business efficiencies, working with such global companies as American Express, Honeywell, and McDonald-Douglas.

Dr. Hosseini, whose coursework at Thunderbird includes the teaching of statistics, supply-chain management, and a “Decision Tools” class that requires students to work with data from real-world, global corporations, has contributed to three industry texts and has reviewed a number of books dealing with computer simulations, business statistics and management science. He has also contributed his research and commentary to the International Journal of Managerial Finance.

As a member of the Decision Sciences Institute, Dr. Hosseini has served on the Alpha Iota Delta Liaison Committee, assisting fellow academicians and practitioners who are interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society. His underlying instructional theory is that global managers and prospective managers must quickly gain experience in dealing with everyday multinational business issues such as foreign-currency and labor-cost items in various global locations, as well as dealing with different kinds of distribution and cultural situations.

Dr. Hosseini is a native of Iran who is a citizen of the U.S. and Iran, and in addition to living in these two countries has lived and worked in the diverse cultures of Mexico and Japan. He has traveled widely for consulting assignments, and counts France, Italy, Chile and Puerto Rico among those countries he has visited.

He has used his global experiences and business/management expertise to provide his Thunderbird students with hands-on immersion in a series of statistical analysis projects, reviewing real company claims – as an example, a medical company’s claim that its product reduces the severity of headaches within an hour. His students also use data mining and statistical analysis software on projects. Using such tools, students have analyzed real estate estimates for out-of-state investors, determining fair investment prices in various housing markets, based on mathematical equations.

Dr. Hosseini was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. He has a pair of MS degrees in business, one from Iowa State University, another from the University of Florida. He received his B.S. from the University of Tehran, his native country’s oldest and largest scientific, educational and research center.