Meet Our People

Our Global Alumni Network

Thunderbird’s worldwide community of graduates is uniquely equipped to make a difference in this era of rapid change and disruption. T-birds serve in key leadership position in corporations, not-for-profit organizations and public service positions across the globe. The School leverages the resources and talent of our alumni to guide, advocate and support the achievement of our collective mission. Thunderbird offers our alumni the opportunity to future-proof their skills through lifelong learning opportunities and by connecting them with each other in a global network of experts.


Image of Thunderbird Founder David Young
A Thunderbird students stands in the student lounge

Our Students

Thunderbird attracts the brightest minds from across the world. Our students share a deep passion for diverse cultures, a sense of adventure for seeing the world, a unique ability to thrive in fluid and unpredictable environments, and shared commitment to advancing equitable and sustainable prosperity worldwide. We call this the Thunderbird Mystique, a sense of global citizenship and and a desire to be part of something bigger than oneself. 

Our World-Class Faculty

Thunderbird’s world-renowned professors have extensive hands-on experience in global management, and they’re passionate about sharing their personal insights, proven solutions, and global networks. Where many management school professors teach theory, Thunderbird’s esteemed faculty also teach real-world scenarios drawn from their own experiences. This grounded approach to management education provides students with practical, applicable tools and strategies to succeed in any global business challenge they encounter.

Thunderbird Senior Associate Dean and Professor Lena Booth teaching in a classroom
Thunderbird staff enjoy a game of shuffleboard in the Pub

Our Staff

With offices in over 15 location worldwide, our staff reflects the diversity of our global institution. Our staff help advance the School's mission by supporting our world-class faculty, our global alumni network, our students, each other.