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Thunderbird School of Global Management

Glendale, AZ

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Admissions Programs
Varies by program. Please inquire with Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Admissions department at admissions@thunderbird.edu for more details.

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To apply to Thunderbird, students must submit a completed online application, three personal essays, GMAT scores (and TOEFL scores for international students), two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a resume. For the accelerated program, applicants must have the above requirements ... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1 Global Place

Glendale, AZ 85306-6000

United States

Phone: 602-978-7100

Fax: 602-439-5432


Admissions Statistics
Admissions Selectivity Rating:89
Average UGrad GPA:3.31
Average GMAT Score:599
GMAT Range (25-75%):490 - 760
Average Years of Work Experience:4.4
Total # of Applicants:426
Total # of Applicants Accepted:270
Total # Enrolled:140
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Application Process
Rolling Admission:Yes
Rolling Admission Deadline:06/30
Rolling Decision Notification:No
Early / Priority Application Deadline:10/30
Regular Application Deadline:11/30
Application Deadline Round 1:11/30
Application Deadline Round 2:01/30
Application Deadline Round 3:03/30
Application Deadline Round 4:05/10
In-State Application Fee:$125
Out-of-State Application Fee:$125
International Applicant Application Fee:$125
Applications accepted for other terms than Fall:Yes
Terms and Deadlines:spring; rolling deadlines June 30, Aug. 30 and Nov. 10
Early Decision Programs:Yes
Terms and Deadlines:Fall terms; Oct 30
Transfer Applicants Accepted:Yes
Deferred Admission:Yes
Admissions Process Need Blind:Yes
Admissions Journal:
Thunderbird offers degree programs for full-time students and working professionals, as well as a comprehensive suite of executive education certificate programs. All courses are taught from a global perspective by world-class faculty who are recognized around the globe for their innovative teaching methods, global business best practices, and groundbreaking research.

Ranked as the top international MBA program by U.S. World News and Report, a Thunderbird education is recognized around the world. As a Thunderbird student, you’ll become part of a powerful network of students, alumni, and faculty. In fact, Thunderbird's campus is often referred to as a mini-United Nations, due to the extraordinary level of cultural and ethnic diversity among its student body and faculty. Dedicated to creating global citizens and committed to using the power of business to create sustainable wealth worldwide, Thunderbird was the first business school to implement an Oath of Honor which is signed by graduating students pledging to conduct business in an ethical, civil and sustainable manner.

Thunderbird's world-renowned degree programs include our MBA in Global Management, Executive MBA (U.S.), Online Global MBA, Distance Learning Global MBA - Latin America, a Master of Arts in Global Affairs, Master of Science in Global Management and multiple dual-degree and post-MBA programs. Where will the world's leading international business school lead you? Find out at www.thunderbird.edu
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Admissions Requirements
For Non-Native English Speakers:TOEFL Required:Yes
TOEFL Recommended:No
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Paper Based Test):
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Computer Based Test):
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Admissions Factors
GMAT Score:Very Important
Undergraduate GPA:Important
Letters of Recommendation:Important
Essay / Personal Statement:Very Important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Work Experience:Very Important
Other Factors:Important
Special programs offered to recruit underrepresented students or students with disadvantaged backgrounds:Thunderbird's Alumni-backed SHARE scholarship program provides scholarships and mentorships to promising students from emerging markets who intend to take their learnings back to their home countries to create sustainable business opportunities. Thunderbird's Global Scholars program offers scholarships to students from countries under-represented in the school's student body.
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Admissions Requirements

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  • GMAT Range (25-75%):
    490 - 760
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  • Rolling Admission:
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