The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise.
The MoU is intended to stimulate and facilitate the sustainable scholarly activities, in addition to intellectual and cultural development of both institutions. The MoU outlined the specific areas of collaboration and the responsibilities of both parties in the area of executive education cooperation.
On this occasion, The BIBF’s Director, Ms. Solveig Nicklos said, “This partnership outlines the importance of Executive Education, that has taken centre stage worldwide, and with Thunderbird’s experience and expertise in delivering training, executive education and professional development—the BIBF has entered into this alliance to facilitate the delivery of what business professionals and our corporate partners need.”
Thunderbird School of Global Management, has been ranked no. 15 in the category of Overall Executive Education by the Financial Times in 2015.
On his part, Dr. Alan Morrison, Thunderbird School of Global Management’s CEO said, “We are delighted to launch this partnership with the BIBF, which plays a key role in shaping the economic future of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and with Thunderbird’s alliance combines its 70-year heritage of developing inspired global leaders. We believe that executive education is key to sustained change in individuals, team, and organizations. Partnering with the BIBF, will bring global opportunities for the region’s learners”
Through this partnership, the BIBF and Thunderbird will bring a global outlook and passion for business needs through specialised training that go beyond traditional business theory. The joint programmes will deliver a cutting-edge, practical education in regional business, foster cross-cultural relations and raise awareness of geo-political considerations, preparing professionals to do business anywhere in the world.