Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    605
  • Program Cost
    $67,574
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    47%
  • Selectivity
    67%
  • Job Offers
    69%
  • Average Salary
    $76,574
  • Top Industry
    Technology
Contact Information
1 Global Place
Glendale, Arizona 85306, United States
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Thunderbird School of Global Management

About Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird is the world’s #1 school for international business with nearly 70 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills and social responsibility necessary to create sustainable value for their organizations, communities and the world. Dedicated to preparing business school students and executives to be global leaders and committed global citizens, Thunderbird boasts 40,000 alumni in more than 140 nations worldwide. The school is sought out by graduate students, working professionals and companies seeking to gain the skills necessary for success in today’s global economy.

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My graduating class had students representing 45 different countries. Every day I walked in to a classroom learning business as approached by different countries and cultures. That helped me understand what business leaders from different countries will think of and prepare me to react accordingly. It will lead to an effective application of my MBA learning.

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About Thunderbird School of Global Management

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.3 GPA of All Applicants 3.3 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 53
  • Median 54
  • Middle 80% 24 to 108
Admissions Selectivity
67% Thunderbird School of Global Management 46% Average Across All Schools

605 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
72% 579
76% 605
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 301
67% 67.0
47% 47.0
Female
20% 20
International
76% 76
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Social Science
  • Engineering
  • Business (General)
  • Accepted
  • Other Social Science
  • Engineering
  • Business (General)
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Mumbai
  • University of Arizona
  • Brigham Young University
  • Panjab University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Moderately Important
$45,000 Applicant Average Base Salary
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
1% 1
710 to 739
2% 2
4% 4
680 to 709
10% 10
9% 9
650 to 679
11% 11
14% 14
620 to 649
15% 15
12% 12
590 to 619
16% 16
23% 23
560 to 589
14% 14
19% 19
530 to 559
13% 13
15% 15
500 to 529
2% 2
2% 2
Under 500
16% 16
1% 1
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • U Michigan Language Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Technology 21%
Top Industry
  • Other 19%
  • Consumer Products 15%
  • Financial Services 12%
Amazon, Inc 6
Top Employer
  • Hilti 3
  • DISH Network 3
  • ExxonMobil Corp 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
69% Thunderbird School of Global Management 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
39% 38.7
61% 60.97325153374234
39% Receive Offers
31% 31.3
56% 55.69710982658959
31% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
30% 30.1
22% 21.9117610062893
30% Receive Offers
33% 32.5
25% 25.424767441860464
33% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
83% Graduates seeking full-time employment
11% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Amazon, Inc 6
  • Hilti 3
  • DISH Network 3
  • ExxonMobil Corp 3
  • Deloitte 3
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
15% 15
$72,077.00
36K 110K
Finance/Accounting
21% 21
$81,638.00
45K 120K
General Management
12% 12
$70,453.00
40K 85K
Human Resources
1% 1
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
31% 31
$77,363.00
24K 198K
Information Technology
5% 5
$69,400.00
20K 92K
Operations/Logistics
10% 10
$72,999.00
30K 105K
Other
7% 7
$73,000.00
18K 130K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
11% 11
$69,394.00
24K 105K
Consumer Products
15% 15
$85,841.00
50K 198K
Financial Services
12% 12
$59,700.00
18K 130K
Government
3% 3
$85,200.00
54K 117K
Manufacturing
7% 7
$76,000.00
40K 110K
Media/Entertainment
4% 4
$83,940.00
68K 100K
Non-profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
4% 4
$96,375.00
83K 105K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
3% 3
$82,000.00
62K 114K
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology
21% 21
$77,936.00
42K 125K
Other
19% 19
$69,667.00
40K 120K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
3% 3
$74,000.00
30K 117K
More than one year, up to three years
24% 24
$68,525.00
18K 100K
More than five years
35% 35
$79,931.00
20K 198K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
15% 15
$57,768.00
18K 120K
Australia & Oceania
1% 1
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
5% 5
$81,000.00
40K 130K
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
1% 1
Data not provided
North America
80% 80
$78,329.00
40K 125K
South America
2% 2
$117,000.00
36K 198K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
10% 10
$86,276.00
60K 114K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
6% 6
$93,801.00
80K 117K
U.S. South
3% 3
$78,750.00
60K 90K
U.S. Southwest
24% 24
$76,566.00
40K 105K
U.S. Midwest
13% 13
$75,077.00
41K 92K
U.S. West
21% 21
$74,890.00
45K 125K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Arizona Venture Partnership 3
  • Blackboard, Inc. 3
  • IPG Mediabrands 2
  • DISH Network 2
  • Amway 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 13
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 80
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Houston
  • National Hispanic MBA
  • Net Impact
  • Reaching Out MBA

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$73,333
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $67,574
  • Budget $10,000
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$73,333
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $67,574
  • Budget $10,000
77% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
87% 87
77% 77
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$3,984,263
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
56%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year $0
  • Average post-graduation debt $86,375
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
35 Thunderbird School of Global Management 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
27% 27
Lectures
25% 25
Experiential learning
21% 21
Top Areas of Study
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Master Degree Programs
  • Finance
  • International Management/Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students are required to be fluent in more than one language by graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 16
  • Distance learning No
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?

13% Married Students 67% International Students
22% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
63% 63
Asian American
6% 6
Native American
6% 6
Student Citizenship
Asia
51% 51
North America
30% 30
Dual Citizen
5% 5
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students

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.