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Matthew Jordan

Adjunct Professor of International Business



  • M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management, 2001
  • B.A., Santa Clara University, 1992

Research Interests

  • Emerging market economies in Central and South America, and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Innovative product development


Matthew Jordan has lived and worked in Brazil since 2010, but has also spent significant time overseas in both Europe and Africa. Jordan is an International Business professor who focuses on real world applications of international business theory. He is also an Executive Business English teacher and spends time organizing business trips, consulting projects and internships to Central and South America as well as to Europe and Africa for MBA and EMBA students. Jordan speaks Portuguese, French and some Spanish.

Prior to his time in South America, Jordan worked in banking and commercial real estate for both large and small corporations. He also received an international MBA from Thunderbird in Phoenix, one of the country's best international business schools.

Jordan was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His wife is Brazilian and they have a son named Gustavo. In his free time, Jordan likes to spend time with his family on the ocean and traveling to the many countries where he sends his students. Jordan is also an avid swimmer and modern dance hobbyist/advocate.

Living and working overseas has been rewarding for Jordan, so he enjoys bringing his personal and practical knowledge to the classroom. His works allows him to serve as a "bridge" between the United States and the continually closer world that exists outside our borders. One of Jordan's primary goals is to inspire his students to embrace this reality with a combination of solid international business theory and his own overseas firsthand knowledge and experience.

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