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

#1

Internationalism of Alumni

The Economist 2014

#7

Best Business Schools - International Specialty

U.S. News & World Report 2019

1st

school to focus exclusively on international business

Globally Accredited Institution

Thunderbird is accredited by the AACSB

Thunderbird is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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).

Programs & Degrees Rankings

  • #1
    Public University of Choice for International Students (ASU)
    2018 Open Doors Report, Institute of International Education
  • #1
    U.S. News & World Report 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • #1
    Internationalism of Alumni
    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
    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
    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
  • #7
    Best Business Schools - International Specialty
    U.S. News & World Report 2019
  • #7
    Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students (among Public Universities)
    The Chronicle of Higher Education 2017-2018
  • #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 Masters in General Management - USA/North America
    Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2018
  • #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 Rankings

  • #1
    Standout Performance: Most Female Friendly School (70% of open program participants are women)
    Financial Times 2017
  • #5
    “Faculty Diversity" Open Enrollment Programs
    Financial Times 2014
  • #6
    International Clients
    Financial Times 2017
  • #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