Thunderbird has been one of the top-ranked international management schools for decades. With more than 70 years of experience, Thunderbird continues to produce leaders capable of tackling the world's greatest challenges. As the world continues innovating and the technology changes of the 4th Industrial Revolution alter the way we live and work, Thunderbird is developing nimble, ethical, global leaders who are equipped to craft sustainable businesses, economies, cultures and environments around the world for the 21st century.
Thunderbird's new state-of-the-art global headquarters on ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus is under construction, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2021 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the School's founding. The cutting-edge facility will allow Thunderbird to deliver exceptional leadership and management education for generations to come.
Joining the Nation's Most Innovative Public University
In 2015, Thunderbird became an independent unit of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise, combining Thunderbird's multi-decade heritage of developing global business leaders with ASU's expansive resources, and in 2018 relocated to ASU's vibrant Downtown Phoenix campus. The move brought the world's #1-ranked master's in management under the umbrella of the nation's #1-ranked school for innovation.
As part of the merger with ASU, Thunderbird transformed its MBA program into an innovative Master of Global Management (MGM), which was ranked #1 by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education for 2019. Students now choose from 15 concentration opportunities and benefit from the combination of Thunderbird's rich history of training global leaders in skills like cross-cultural management, cross-language communication, and cross-border negotiation and ASU's rich history of innovation in disciplines from bio design to journalism, space science to humanities.
Our degree portfolio also includes the prestigious Executive Master of Global Leadership & Strategy, the Online Master of Applied Leadership & Management and two bachelor's degrees: the Bachelor of Global Management and the Bachelor of Science in International Trade, both of which are delivered on the ASU West campus.
Leading the Way in Executive Education
Thunderbird Executive Education delivers world-class global enterprise and leadership success development through open programs for individuals seeking career development opportunities and custom programs for global organizations looking for individualized development solutions for their unique challenges. Ranked among the world's best executive education programs, Thunderbird's product offerings have expanded over the years to include a robust selection of online executive certificate programs, international consortia programs, executive coaching, and more. As part of the merger, all executive education programs delivered across the ASU enterprise will be consolidated under Thunderbird, broadening the portfolio and its global reach.
Expanding Our Global Footprint
The school has often been called a “mini-United Nations” because of its diverse and inclusive global student body. Thunderbird is also known worldwide for its vast and engaged alumni network of more than 43,000 individuals in nearly 150 nations around the globe. Thunderbird has more than 170 alumni chapters that meet regularly in 70 countries.
Thunderbird's global footprint has expanded over the years as well, with operations now in Geneva, Switzerland, Moscow, Russia, Dubai, UAE, Tokyo, Japan, and Seoul, Korea. The School has plans to expand to twenty global hubs by 2025.
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Thunderbird School of Global Management Locations
Located in top centers for international business and trade, Thunderbird School of Global Management offers degree programs, professional development opportunities and corporate solutions to individuals and organizations around the world. Discover how a Thunderbird education can shape your career and put you, your company and your community on a path to sustainable economic growth and stability.
If you want to do business in any corner of the world, you need a school that knows every corner of the world. Check out the programs and services available at each of our global locations: