A native of Surfers Paradise, Australia, Graeme Rankine is Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance, Academic Director of the Sabic Executive MBA (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Program and Academic Director, Full-time Programs at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also Academic Director, MOL Group Advanced Leaders Program (Budapest, Hungary). He has been Academic Director of the LG Electronics Executive MBA (Seoul, South Korea), EMBA-Europe (Prague, Czech Republic) Program, and the EMBA-Asia (Taipei, Taiwan) Program. Graeme is also an adjunct professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Bucharest, Romania.
Prior to joining Thunderbird, he taught at Rice University in Houston, Texas where he received several eacher 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 in 2010 the Outstanding MBA Professor. He 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.
Graeme has been Academic Director of Thunderbird’s Strategic Finance & Accounting for Oil & Gas Leaders. He has taught executive education programs in the energy sector including those for ARCO (China), British Petroleum (US), CEZ (Czech Republic), ExxonMobil (Europe, Asia, US), National Oil Company of Libya, and Unocal (US). He has also taught a variety of programs in Central & Eastern Europe including those for Danone (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland), DHL (Czech Republic), Kraft (Czech Republic), and T-Mobile (Czech Republic, Slovakia).
Dr. Rankine’s research is published in leading journals including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting and Finance Research and Issues in Accounting Education. His coauthored research on corporate name changes was discussed in The Wall Street Journal. His coauthored 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.