Kim Donaldson

Kim Donaldson, MIM, MBA

Section Leader


Program: Online MBA

Ph.D., Inter-field Economics and Management, Claremont Graduate University Master of International
Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management
MBA, International Business, Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, Dalhousie University

Area: Economics

Expertise: International Economics, Central Banking, and International Business and Management

Kim Donaldson currently serves as an Economics Instructor at Northern Arizona University and has been teaching economics courses at the graduate level for the past 15 years. She began her career with the Royal Bank of Canada, where she held many roles including in international auditing and an international assignment with RBC’s acquisition of a retail bank in the United States. These roles gave her the opportunity to travel and work in many parts of the world, including the Caribbean, the UK, and Europe.

As she transitioned from banking to higher education, she had the opportunity to work as a learning partner/consultant with several large multinational companies through her work in Executive Education at Thunderbird, School of Global Management. In that role, she worked closely with faculty to develop customized executive education programs designed to prepare senior management for international assignments. These programs were highly rated by both corporate management and participants.

Kim holds a Master's in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in International Economics at Claremont Graduate University. She also holds an MBA with a focus on International Business as well as an undergraduate Honors degree in Economics from Dalhousie University in Canada.