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We educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide. We will dramatically grow our positive impact in a world economy in dire need of the global leadership talent we were founded to provide.
Arizona State University has announced that Thunderbird will move to ASU's Downtown Phoenix Campus and into a new, state-of-the-art building that will be home to its graduate degree and executive education programs. This move will place Thunderbird students and executive partners in the heart of Phoenix's entrepreneurial, cultural, and professional hub. Thunderbird's outstanding undergraduate programs will continue to be delivered on ASU's West campus.
Thunderbird Executive Education offers 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. 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 in Geneva, Switzerland, Moscow, Russia, and Dubai, UAE. 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.
Thunderbird's faculty is unlike anything you will find at other graduate schools. The world's foremost authorities on global leadership, our professors are real-world consultants and practitioners who have worked for and with organizations around the world. You will get more than a theory about global management. You will get personal, hands-on insight from faculty who live it.
From day one at Thunderbird, you become a member of an elite community of global professionals spread worldwide. With more than 170 alumni chapters worldwide, Thunderbird's alumni network is active and accessible—ready to support you personally or professionally, wherever your life and career may take you.
At Thunderbird, you will do more than learn global management. You will live it. Each degree program offers hands-on, global project opportunities—from internships to field seminars abroad and consulting projects in emerging markets.
As a global professional, you encounter nuanced management and leadership issues at every turn, with Thunderbird Executive Education's extensive experience in global business—and our faculty of real-world practitioners. They thrive on developing solutions for the most complicated global scenarios.
Through our partnership with Arizona State University, America's most innovative higher education institution with over 2,000 faculty in 15 colleges that offer almost 400 different degrees, we offer you unique, specialized and customized executive education resources you will find only here. Thunderbird's experience and expertise in delivering training, executive education and professional development--combined with ASU's depth of subject matter experts--is a synergy that enables us to deliver precisely what business professionals and corporate partners need.
There are many off-campus housing options around ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus. Printed and electronic off-campus housing guides are available to help you find the right fit. Or, there is a simple online search tool that lets you review nearby housing options and make the choice that best suits your lifestyle.
There are countless dining options on the ASU Downtown Campus. Thunderbird students can choose from dining halls, fast-casual restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and markets. Plus, there are unlimited international cuisine options around the downtown campus that welcome your visits.
At Thunderbird, cultural diversity is celebrated and put on full display during "Regional Nights" organized by the Thunderbird Student Government. Regional Nights happen at least once each semester and celebrate the food, culture, traditions, art, and performance of a particular region.
Student life at Thunderbird is built around social, professional, and cultural activities—many of which are organized and hosted by students themselves. Through a wide range of student clubs, T-birds bring the spirit of cultural unity and global citizenship alive. Keep up to date on Thunderbird activities and announcements with the Thunderbird Tribune, the weekly newsletter for the student community. You'll find social events, administration updates, important announcements, and more in the Thunderbird Tribune.
Thunderbird students have full access to ASU's Sun Devil Fitness opportunities, including a variety of recreation, fitness, and sport opportunities that include intramurals, group fitness, personal training, sports clubs, and instructional classes. These activities enhance your educational experience by promoting healthy lifestyles, building community, and enabling student success.
ASU Health & Counseling Services are available for any student, regardless of race, gender, age, student status, religion, ability, size, financial situation, the issue you are dealing with, or whether you have had health care before.

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