Executive MBA US

  • This course provides an understanding of entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial process, and corporate venturing in a global setting with special emphasis on new venture creation and growth.

  • This course will increase your understanding of organizational change and your skill in managing change. Additionally, this course will highlight the role played by having a positive attitude toward change as you endlessly encounter it while pursuing your own definition of success. Finally, this course also provides an integrative overview of many of the human issues, such as motivation, leadership, and control systems, that comprise the art of managing change.

  • The Contemporary Business in Asia course deals with the cultural, political, geographic, and economic context in which business activities take place in Asia.

  • Contemporary Business in Europe deals with the physical, political, legal, social, economic, cultural, regional integration, and other dimensions of the business environment of contemporary Europe. These include consideration of how Europe's human and non-human resources, political and legal structures, socio-economic configurations and models, cultural attributes, and the European Union edifice impinge on a managers ability to manage business and non-business operations successfully in contemporary Europe.

  • Personal Leadership Development begins with self-reflection and self-knowledge, and evolves from continuous learning as students reflect and interact with others. This is a skill-building course that includes assessments and experiential activities focused on self-awareness, dyadic (2-person) and small group/team interaction, and related leadership competencies. Active participation in class is expected, as is a moderate amount of risk-taking as related to personal growth and sharing perceptions with others.

  • Thunderbird?s Personal and Professional Development Program is designed to enhance each participant?s leadership attributes and skills. The Program opens with assessment of learning preferences so that participants can optimize their educational experiences throughout the EMBA. In the earliest stages of the Program directed introspection, self-assessment and reflection will help participants discover and articulate their short- and long-term goals and tie those goals to a specific personal and professional development plan.

  • This course will provide a practical overview of international business law that can be utilized by international business managers. Topics to be covered include legal systems, nationality, intellectual property, outsourcing, and international litigation. Each session will be a combination of lecture and class discussion.

  • GM-8674 Field Seminar in India
    This course provides students the opportunity to visit companies and meet executives and government officials to learn about the challenges and opportunities that business leaders currently face in India. Students will also have opportunities to visit homes and interact with family members to understand first hand India?s changing economic, cultural and social fabric and consumer preferences.

  • With a strategy leveraging oil wealth, entrepreneurship and geography, the UAE has emerged as a service and trade-oriented economy linking Europe, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. This course, is based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, will provide students with an understanding of where the UAE fits in this the broader pattern of development for the MENA region as a whole and will explore answers to the following questions; (i) what are the implications of important similarities and differences between the UAE and other MENA economies with regard to past and future growth prospects?

  • Contemporary Business in North America is an introduction to the area of North America from perspectives useful to the international manager. The course focuses on the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It provides a geographical, demographic, and cultural overview of the region, and develops concepts useful for assessing the North American business environment. The course also covers major free trade agreements and their implications for doing business in the region.