Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, or Tirta as his nickname, is currently a professor in International Business Management. He is the head of the Department of Internatonal Relations, Bina Nusantara University. At the same time, he is also head of the Centre for Business and Diplomatic Studies (CBDS), Bina Nusantara University.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia, in 1999. He then received his master’s degree in 2004 and doctorate in 2007, both in management, from the Graduate School of Management, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan. His master’s degree and doctorate were funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He received professorship from Bina Nusantara University in 2015. He also received his second doctorate from Padjadjaran University in 2016.
Prior to joining Bina Nusantara University in late November 2011, he was a faculty member in the Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia. There, he taught courses on international trade regimes, international finance regimes, and international political economic thoughts.
He was a visiting fellow at the School of Marketing, Management and International Business, Australian National University in September-November 2011. Partnering with Associate Professor Pierre van der Eng, he conducted research on the internationalization of corporate Indonesia and its impact on the economic relationship between Australia and Indonesia. He writes his thought in his weblog mursitama.com.