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Glendale, AZ
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Academic Programs
Full-Time Students:
MBA in Global Management
- Start dates in either August or January
- Trimester format offering either traditional or accelerated schedule
- Focus areas and electives deepen your global education
- Core business courses in accounting, finance, management and...
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Thunderbird Students Say...

As the “#1 International Business School,” Thunderbird has a “global emphasis, collaborative student body, world-class professors, and a fantastic alumni network.” “Thunderbird is a very special business school with what we like to call the ‘Thunderbird mystique,’” one student explains. “The... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1 Global Place

Glendale, AZ 85306-6000

United States

Phone: 602-978-7100

Fax: 602-439-5432


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Trimesters
Degrees Offered: Full-time MBA in Global Management: 12-month track; 15-month track (with internship or concentration term); 21-month track (with internship and concentration term). Executive MBA in Global Management - 21 months. Online MBA: 19- or 28-month tracks. Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management: 15-18 months. Master of Science in Global Management: 15-18 months. Master of Science in Global Marketing: 9 months. Master of Science in Global Finance: 9 months. Post MBA Master of Global Management: full-time or online formats - 8-19 months. Dual Degree MBA/Master of Global Management: full-time or online formats – 8-28 months.
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: Online Dual Degree with Indiana University (MBA and Master of Global Management): 28 months. Full-time MBA + Master of Global Management Dual Degree with partner institution: 12-18 months. Thunderbird MBA, Master of Arts or Master of Science + Vermont Law School JD or Master of Environmental Law and Policy: 19-40 months, depending on degree combination chosen.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Leadership/Management, Marketing
Study Abroad Options: For details on Thunderbird global study opportunities visit www.thunderbird.edu/global-studies. For specifics on exchange programs visit www.thunderbird.edu/exchange-programs.
Online Course Catalog: http://www.thunderbird.edu
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Student Faculty Ratio
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Academic specialties of facultyURL
Truly global curriculumhttp://www.thunderbird.edu/graduate-degrees/mba-degrees/full-time-mba/curriculum
Diverse student bodyhttp://www.thunderbird.edu/student-experience
Ranked #1 in the worldhttp://www.thunderbird.edu/about-thunderbird/rankings
Robust alumni networkhttp://www.thunderbird.edu/why-thunderbird/global-alumni
Hands-on global learning opportunitieshttp://www.thunderbird.edu/why-thunderbird/global-studies
Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Recommended
Description: Thunderbird's mission is to educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide. In support of our mission, we incorporate education in sustainable, ethical business practices into every aspect of our curriculum - and emphasize our commitment to these principals with our "Oath of Honor" (believed to be the first of its kind at a business school). See http://www.thunderbird.edu/about-thunderbird
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
School's environmental commitment:  
1: Driven by a student-led initiative, the iconic "Thunderbird tower" on the school's historic campus was renovated using all green processes and materials, incorporating as much of the original building as possible in the renovation. The renovated tower now houses the Thunderbird Pub, Thundershop, student meeting rooms, common areas and outdoor patio.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:International Student Resources - http://students.thunderbird.edu/thunderbird-international-student-services Student Clubs - http://www.thunderbird.edu/clubs
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:Student Clubs - http://www.thunderbird.edu/clubs Project Artemis - http://t4g.thunderbird.edu/
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:Student Clubs - http://www.thunderbird.edu/clubs
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:Student Clubs - http://www.thunderbird.edu/clubs
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
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