MS Global Management

  • This course will focus on business opportunities and operational challenges facing organizations doing business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Of particular concern will be the sustainability of the growth and progress seen in Dubai over the last 20 years and the problems associated with managing a very diverse set of employees. Program content will focus on applied knowledge that will add to the student?s ability to manage organizations in a region which ahs experienced dynamic growth as well as the impact of the current financial crisis.

  • This course will enhance students? understanding of business development in East Africa?s largest country, Tanzania. Thunderbird students continue to show interest in human and economic development, the growth potential of emerging societies, the African region in general, and how all of these are related to business. Course learning will include social entrepreneurship, development, cross-cultural studies, and an increased global mindset. The program will enhance students?

  • This course provides students the opportunity to visit companies and meet executives to learn firsthand about doing business in South America. Meetings with government officials, as well as visits to important cultural centers and participation in cultural activities will further enhance students? understanding of the South American business environment.

  • This course is designed to give a non-stop comprehensive, integrated view of environment for Panamanian, investment and business opportunities, while broadening overall management perspectives.

  • This is a Thunderbird collaborative program offered in conjunction with INCAE, the leading Latin American business school, at their beautiful campus in Alajuela, Costa Rica. In the last two decades sustainability has gone from a fringe business issue to a central concern for corporations around the world. When managed correctly sustainability can become an important element of a company?s overall strategy. Getting sustainability wrong, however, can lead to public outcry and costly damage to corporate reputations.

  • This course is focused on bring awareness and knowledge of the rapidly changing renewable energy and clean tech industry. Concerns over peak oil, volatile commodity prices and global climate change are fostering investment and rapid growth in these markets, trends that will be exacerbated as new national and international environmental and energy policies take effect.

  • This Winterim will take participants to Hamburg, Berlin, Kassel, and Freiburg, where the program will explore high-tech in the green energy sector. Germany has been at the leading edge of the green energy movement for many decades and is often depicted as the ?Silicon-Valley? of the industry. Program content will focus on applied knowledge, such as the development and application of renewable energy technology, managing innovation, and dissemination. The course content and visits will have an integration of culture and global management issues in a highly participatory fashion.

  • The European Union, NAFTA, APEC, and other
    regional economic agreements offer important opportunities
    and challenges for global managers. This course examines such issues as the origins and future of regional agreements; and their implications in such areas as trade, finance, and worker, environmental and other business regulations. The course may focus on a particular regional economic agreement or compare
    different agreements.

  • This highly quantitative course includes analyzing
    risk and return for bonds, mortgage-backed securities, assetbacked
    securities and fixed income derivatives - e.g. futures,
    options, and swaps. Yield curve analysis emphasizing the relationships
    among forward, spot and par curves, and their usage
    in fixed income portfolio management, will be emphasized. The course largely takes the view of a fixed income portfolio
    manager. However, participants also will have an enhanced understanding how fixed income fits into a corporation's capital

  • This course will (1) increase your understanding of the nature of organizational change (through conceptual frameworks, readings and discussions), (2) increase your skill in managing change (through a project) and (3) enhance your sensitivity to the contribution and consequences of the human element as related to change. As a pivotal requirement of this course, you will create and manage a change project. This project will be the platform through which you will apply the issues and concepts that we cover in this course.