Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    N/A
  • Program Cost
    $91,500
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    121
  • Yield
    60%
  • Selectivity
    90%
Contact Information
1 Global Place
Glendale, Arizona 85306, United States
Website

Thunderbird School of Global Management

About Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird School of Global Management, the world’s first graduate school focused exclusively on international business, has more than 60 years of experience in developing global leaders. Thunderbird is also the world’s first business school to adopt a Professional Oath of Honor, ratified by the Faculty Senate and Board of Trustees in 2006. About 40 percent of the school’s professors and 60 percent of its students originate from outside the United States, while its alumni live and work in more than 140 countries. Thunderbird is based near Phoenix, Arizona, with satellite offices in Russia and Switzerland.

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Thunderbird possesses the greatest amount of experience in international business of all the schools, and its blend of classroom work, field projects, and the mix of individual and group assignment, led to an incredibly rewarding and practically applicable experience for me.

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About Thunderbird School of Global Management

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 156
  • Middle 80% 84 to 252
Admissions Selectivity
90% Thunderbird School of Global Management 77% Average Across All Schools

N/A Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 62
90% 90
60% 60.0
Re-Applicants
3% 3
0%
Wait-listed
100% 1
0 Minimum TOEFL Score
Pre-MBA Careers
Marketing / Sales
30% 30
Operations
30% 30
General Management
15% 15
Consulting
12% 12
Finance / Accounting
9% 9
Other
4% 4
Technology
33% 33
Consumer Products
18% 18
Financial Services
9% 9
Pharma / Health Care
9% 9
Government
9% 9
Other
7% 7
Real Estate
6% 6
Non-Profit
3% 3
Consulting
3% 3
Media / Entertainment
3% 3
Manufacturing
0% 0
Petroleum / Energy
0% 0
$126,000 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • American Express
  • Intel
  • Raytheon
  • Jabil
  • ON Semiconductor

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$91,500
Total Program Cost
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$91,500
Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
Loan guarantee policy No Max loan guarantee per year $0
0 Full Tuition Scholarships Awarded
65% Percent that received aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
90% 90
75% 75
Students in Core Classes
40 Thunderbird School of Global Management 36 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
Team project
20% 20
Lectures
15% 15
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Joint Degree Programs
Top Areas of Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • 0
  • Students must write a complete business plan
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 20
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • • Campus-wide Dual-Band Wireless-N WiFi (170+ access points) • $2.0m in classroom/conference room/student study room improvements (lecture capture, audio, video, lectern, projectors, monitors, DocCams, Smartboards, WiFi, whiteboards, lecterns/podiums, paint, carpet, furniture) • New state of the art 80-person auditorium (plus 13 adjacent high-tech break-out/study rooms) • New state of the art 30-person conference room • Tegrity recording studio • 3-Year PC Refresh program • Moodle upgrades/enhancements (including mobile capabilities) • SalesForce CRM implementation • New Online application tool + auto lead distribution + lea

Students: Who are my classmates?

38 Average age of student 31% International Students
31% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
52% 52
Asian American
20% 20
African American
20% 20
Student Citizenship
North America
73% 73
Asia
15% 15
Dual Citizen
12% 12
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Campus
  • Campus distance from airport 24 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing On campus housing includes 2 levels of executive accommodations, hotel and dormitory.
  • Temporary housing available

Alumni: How strong is my network?

38,432 Living MBA Alumni 67 Countries where alumni clubs exist
170 Active alumni clubs
3% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.