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Since 1946, Thunderbird has been synonymous with global leadership in business education.

Since its inception in 1946, the Thunderbird School of Global Management has focused exclusively on educating leaders from around the world in the intricacies of international management. While other business schools scramble to add global curriculum and keep pace, Thunderbird remains firmly at the forefront. And, through its partnership with Arizona State University the School promises to grow even stronger. For those who seek an educational opportunity in an environment focused on global engagement, Thunderbird continues to deliver on its promise of creating global prosperity and global opportunity.

Rankings

This leadership is recognized by major publications around the world, which have consistently named Thunderbird as a leader in global business education. The following is a list of our current rankings and executive education rankings.

Program & Degrees

        • #1
          “Most Innovative School" Arizona State University
          U.S. News & World Report 2016 & 2017
        • #1
          “Most Female Friendly" Thunderbird
          Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2017
        • #1
          “Program quality” Executive MBA
          The Economist 2015
        • #1
          “Networking” & “Number of overseas MBA alumni branches” Executive MBA
          The Economist 2015
        • #1
          “Number of industry sectors from which students applied” Executive MBA
          The Economist 2015
        • #1
          "Internationalism of Alumni"
          The Economist 2014
        • #1
          "Top MBA Program by Specialty: International Business"
          Bloomberg Businessweek 2012
        • #1
          "Global Experience"
          Ivy Exec 2017 Best Executive MBA Rankings, West Region
        • #1
          Executive MBA "Alumni" score
          The Wall Street Journal 2010
        • #1
          Executive MBA "Management Skills Taught" score
          The Wall Street Journal 2010
        • #2
          "Student assessment of the helpfulness of EMBA alumni" Executive MBA
          The Economist 2015
        • #3
          “Recruiter Reputation" Online Master of Global Management
          QS Distance/Online MBA Rankings 2017
        • #3
          "Potential to Network"
          The Economist 2014
        • #3
          "Best Executive MBA Programs"
          The Wall Street Journal 2010
        • #4
          Best Business Schools "International" Specialty
          U.S. News & World Report 2018
        • #4
          "Top 10 Culturally Dynamic Universities"
          College Magazine 2016
        • #5
          "Quality of Faculty" Executive MBA
          The Economist 2015
        • #5
          "Student rating of teaching quality" Executive MBA
          The Economist 2015
        • #5
          "Personal Development and Educational Experience" Executive MBA
          The Economist 2015
        • #5
          "Most International B-Schools" in the US (based on global student body)
          Bloomberg Businessweek 2012
        • #5
          "Top MBA Programs by Specialty: Diversity"
          Bloomberg Businessweek 2013
        • #6
          Online Master of Global Management
          QS Distance/Online MBA Rankings 2017
        • #7
          "Top 10 for Corporate Social Responsibility"
          Financial Times 2011
        • #9
          "Career Development" Executive MBA
          The Economist 2015
        • #9
          "Most International Students"
          U.S. News & World Report "The Short List" 2012
        • #13
          Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities (ASU)
          Peace Corps 2017
        • #15
          "Best Executive MBA" Global Ranking
          Ivy Exec 2017 Best Executive MBA Rankings
        • #16
          Executive MBA Programs
          Bloomberg Businessweek 2012
        • #18
          Top Executive MBA programs worldwide
          Poets&Quants 2013
        • #21
          "Best Online Graduate Business Programs"
          U.S. News & World Report 2015

Executive Education

        • #1
          “Most Female Friendly"
          Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2017
        • #3
          “International Clients” Custom Programs
          Financial Times 2014
        • #5
          “Faculty Diversity" Open Enrollment Programs
          Financial Times 2014
        • #6
          Thunderbird Custom Programs (U.S.)
          Financial Times 2015
        • #7
          “International Location” Open Enrollment Programs
          Financial Times 2014
        • #13
          "Course Design" Open Enrollment Programs
          Financial Times 2014
        • #14
          Top Open Enrollment Programs in the World (includes Thunderbird International Consortia programs)
          Financial Times 2014
        • #15
          Overall Executive Education
          Financial Times 2015