Dr. Michael Unger

Affiliate Associate Professor of International Business
Management / International Business Department Chair


Sellinger Hall 413

Research Areas:

Global competitiveness, strategic alliances between African and US firms, regional trading blocks and regional integration and emerging market financial systems, impact of governmental policies on MNC's


Michael Unger Ph.D., is the Chair, and Associate Professor of Management and International Business in the Sellinger School, Loyola University Maryland. Unger teaches in the undergraduate, Professional MBA, Emerging Leaders MBA, and executive MBA programs. Courses taught include Globalization and International Business, International Strategy, Globalization, Managing in Developing Countries, International Finance, and Global Competitiveness. He received his BS from Ohio State University, MA from Washington University (St. Louis), and PhD, from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, he is a graduate of Harvard Business School's PMD program. Professionally, he was an economist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, US Department of the Treasury, and later served as a senior economist at the U S Agency for International Development. During this period he frequently negotiated on behalf of the U S Government in the WTO, UN, and the OECD. He later worked as an international consultant with Nathan Associates. Since 2000, he has been an Associate Professor of International Business and currently serves as Chair, Department of Management and International Business, Loyola University Maryland. In addition, he is a Senior Institute Associate at Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. He has been a visiting professor at Kenya's Strathmore Business School, and a lecturer at Lagos Business School, Nigeria, and at The National University of Rwanda. He has traveled and worked in over sixty countries around the world. In 2007 and 2010 he was awarded the Distinguish Professor's Award by the students of Loyola's Executive MBA program.

Academic Degrees

Ph D, Pennsylvania State University
MA, Washington University, St. Louis.
BS, Ohio State University.

Representative Publications

Mary W. Lindahl and Michael L. Unger, Cruelty in Student Teaching Evaluation, College Teaching, 58(3) 2010, 71-76.

Joseph M. Langmead, Ali M. Sedaghat and Michael L. Unger, Incorporating International Accounting into the MBA Curriculum: Exploring Implications of the Financial Reporting Crisis of 2001-2009, Journal of Teaching in International Business, 21(2) 2010, 132-152.

Professional Experience/Certification

Management Consulting, USAID, Washington DC. (May 2006).
Management Consulting, J E Austin and Assoc., Washington DC. (July 2005 - September 2005).
Management Consulting, World Bank, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania. (December 2003 - July 2005).

Professional Memberships

Academy of International Business
Association of Global Business