Tunga Kiyak is the Managing Director of the Academy of International Business (AIB) where he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of this nonprofit professional association of international business scholars and specialists. He also serves as an Outreach Specialist at the International Business Center (IBC) at Michigan State University. In this capacity, Tunga provides consulting, training, and research services, primarily to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), on a wide variety of subjects including exporting, market entry strategies, global strategy development, international market research, and cross-cultural competencies.
Tunga has been appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to the East Michigan District Export Council (EMDEC), an organization of leaders whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice for Michigan firms. He currently serves as Vice-Chair for EMDEC.
In addition to having his research published in a variety of scholarly journals, Tunga is a frequent speaker to both professional and academic audiences including events organized by the American Marketing Association, the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, the Lansing Chamber of Commerce, the Michiana World Trade Club, NASBITE, SCORE, various District Export Councils, the National Association for Environmental Managers, and the Institute of Supply Management.
Tunga currently teaches multiple classes at Michigan State University, both at graduate and undergraduate level, including classes in International Business, Data Analysis and Business Analytics. His previous teaching experience also includes classes on a variety of topics such as international business, international marketing, managerial marketing, business statistics, and entrepreneurship.
Tunga holds a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey; an MBA in Marketing & Finance and a Ph.D. in Marketing & International Business from Michigan State University.