Amanda Cahal
Daniels 335L
Director of MBA Global Programs
MBA Programs, Executive Education
Amanda Cahal

Biography at a Glance

Amanda Cahal is an adjunct faculty member as well as the Director of Global Programs for the Executive and Professional MBA Programs. She is the primary ‘lead’ for the EMBA international trip and co-teaches the Global Business course. Cahal also teaches in a variety of corporate programs, focusing on intercultural competence, global business, and emotional intelligence. She is certified in the Insights Discovery System, the Intercultural Development Inventory and Thunderbird’s Global Mindset. Corporate clients have included Newmont Mining, Anadarko, CenturyLink, Crocs and Level 3. Prior to joining Daniels, Cahal worked in international development for The Carter Center, observing elections in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Her work in development as well as education has taken her to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Latin America. She has her Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and also studied at Keble College, The University of Oxford.


  • MSc, London School of Economics
  • BA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln


  • Travel—anywhere, but particularly to Africa
  • Playing the piano
  • Any water activity—lake, river or ocean
  • International politics

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