Thunderbird School of Global Management

Arizona State University's Thunderbird School of Global Management prepares you to enter this complex and exciting market with specialized, hands-on training in international management, cross-cultural relations, global political economy and regional business environments. With your global outlook—and your Thunderbird education—you will stand out from the competition.

About

History

On April 8, 1946, Thunderbird School of Global Management was chartered on the Glendale, Ariz. World War II airbase, Thunderbird Field, where pilots from around the world came for training during wartime. General Barton Kyle Yount obtained the airfield with the express purpose of developing a school focused exclusively on international trade and global relations.

Education

Global commerce and international organizations require a different brand of leadership. Arizona State University's Thunderbird School of Global Management prepares you to enter this complex and exciting market with specialized, hands-on training in international management, cross-cultural relations, global political economy and regional business environments. With your global outlook—and your Thunderbird education—you will stand out from the competition.

Research

  • Thunderbird's faculty actively research and develop case studies based on complex current global business scenarios. 
  • Impeccably written and thought-provoking, these cases are used in Thunderbird degree program and executive education environments to illustrate real-world global management occurrences and initiate deep analysis and professor/student discussion of causes and solutions. 
  • These unique case studies offer brilliant insight into international business and are available for purchase as part of the Thunderbird Case Series.

Career

  • Job/Internship Postings
  • Recruiting Sessions
  • Career Fairs
  • Customized Resume Books
  • Coaching Activities
  • International Hiring

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Services

Student services

Thunderbird offers career events and workshops throughout the academic year to enhance your career development.

Housing services

Printed and online housing guides are available to help students search for and choose the best off-campus housing option. The guides include input from students who live off-campus and know the community. The guides also provide information to help students make good choices regarding their safety and well-being while living off campus. 

Library services

 As new technologies, disciplines and opportunities for discovery continue to emerge, the learning and research needs of ASU students and faculty demand a library that is both agile and robust, community-centered and service-minded, imaginative and engaged, and equipped to support a growing and dynamic New American University.

Medical services

ASU Health Services is dedicated to the well-being and educational success of each individual student by providing high quality health care that is accessible, affordable, and compassionate

Student Life

Campus life

Every day is an adventure for T-birds on the historic Thunderbird School of Global Management campus in Phoenix, Arizona. You will live and learn among culturally diverse peers in an environment where you can live comfortably and explore safely. Attend a social event, gather with your cohort, visit the on-campus Thunderbird pub, join a club. The adventures are endless at Thunderbird.

Sports facilities

Sport Clubs:

  • Global Table Tennis Club
  • Thunderbird Cricket Club
  • Thunderbird Football Club (soccer)
  • Thunderbird Golf Club 
  • Thunderbird Rugby Club
  • ThunderRunning Club
  • American Football Club 
  • Thunderbird Horse Riding Club

Student clubs

Student life at Thunderbird is built around social, professional and cultural activities—many of which are headed up by Thunderbird's elite Student Leadership Organizations. These organizations support fellow students, staff, faculty and administrators in delivering the full Thunderbird experience. Get involved! Be part of these organizations--or join one of our many clubs--and make your Thunderbird adventure even more memorable. 

Accreditation

  • Your Thunderbird education is recognized worldwide. As an accredited institution, you’re assured a quality educational experience. 
  • All ASU graduate and undergraduate academic programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Thunderbird is also accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB, the accrediting association for schools of business).

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