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Our Worldwide Presence

Thunderbird is the world’s only truly global and multinational management school. With more than 45,000 distinguished alumni in 145 countries and a rapidly expanding network of satellite Centers of Excellence in all regions, Thunderbird delivers cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose programs across the globe.

What our COEs do

  • Facilitate academic offerings in major commercial centers around the world, including degrees and executive education. 
  • Connect and engage with our worldwide alumni network.
  • Support international recruiting and student engagement.
  • Advance thought leadership and solutions through strategic partnerships.

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Degrees Programs

Programs designed to empower leaders of transnational organizations to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world

Executive Education

Thunderbird empowers global professionals to shape the changing landscapes impacting their enterprises

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Cross-Cultural Communication

Enhance your strategic global leadership perspectives and capabilities for increased influence across cultures and greater overall success with global responsibilities.


Thunderbird leverages the school’s expertise in business education and our global networks to teach women in emerging and underserved markets how to start and grow small businesses. Our programs equip women with the knowledge, tools, and connections to improve their lives and communities. We drive economic development around the world through our training programs and the resources we develop.

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Regional Partnerships

Thunderbird Dean Sanjeev Khagram presents at the Dubai International Financial Center Innovation Academy

DIFC Academy

Delivering training sessions to educate the community of innovators and entrepreneurs in DIFC Innovation Hub and throughout the region.

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PwC Academy

Partnered with PwC Academy to develop and deliver programs to develop leaders of public and private sectors in MENA

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Institute of Capacity Development of Oman

Partnered to develop 100 leaders in the public sector to advance the vision of Oman.

Our Staff & Offices

The Dubai International Financial Center
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Dubai, UAE

Thunderbird Regional Center of Excellent in Dubai is located in the heart of the Innovation Hub of the Dubai International Financial Center.

DIFC Innovation Hub, Gate Avenue, South Zone, Level 1
Unit 176/178
DIFC, Dubai, UAE

Our Staff

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