Diamonds in the Rough: International Management at Thunderbird

MBA applicants can get carried away with rankings. In this series, we profile amazing programs at business schools that are typically ranked outside the top 15.

The Thunderbird School of Global Management has been ranked first in international business by U.S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years, “Best in International Business” by the Financial Times for six consecutive years and first in “Internationalism of Alumni” by The Economist in 2011. Offering an MBA in global management, Thunderbird tailors its curriculum across all courses to prepare students to tackle the challenges of globalization and to develop broadly multicultural, globally oriented management skills. With an average of 23 countries represented among its students, the program is noted for embracing diversity. Students must fulfill a secondary language requirement as part of their degree and are given ample immersive opportunities to study abroad, including six-week international modules, winter/summer interim courses, exchange student programs, international internships, language abroad programs and an emerging market lab. The school also offers an MA in global affairs, an MS in global finance, an MS in global management, several online dual degree programs in conjunction with partner institutions and a post-MBA program in global management for students looking to supplement their degree with further international emphasis.

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