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Top-tier candidates for your global roles

Thunderbird students are specially trained to drive success in the global marketplace. Their focused training in global management disciplines, cross-cultural relations, global political considerations, negotiations and communications sets them apart from the competition. They are ready to make an impact in your organization from day one.

What makes T-birds different?

  • Specialized degrees in global management
  • Hands-on, applied learning experiences
  • Cross-cultural training
  • Practical and provend guidance from world-class faculty

Our Talent

Our Talent

Thunderbird students are:

Intrigued

by the thought of becoming part of an influential global community of change makers.

Drawn

to global challenges and energized by the opportunity to address them.

Eager

to take risks and discover new solutions.

Curious

about the traditions and customs of other cultures.

 

 

Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni

 The world's foremost network of global leaders

 Alumni in Action

Bob Dudley '78

When BP was in the throes of a global crisis after an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, they called T-bird Bob Dudley '79 to the helm. With his international management experience and level head, Dudley navigated the catastrophe with skill and aplomb.

 

 

 

Robert Shanks ’76
Chief Financial Officer
Ford Motor Company
Sunder Kimatrai ’92
Executive Vice President
Asia Pacific
Twentieth Century Fox
Jacques Tapiero ’82
President,
Emerging Markets
Eli Lilly
Javier Perez ’77
President
MasterCard Europe
Moukarram Atassi ’92
Head of Investment Group
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Jim Alling ’85
CEO and COO
T-Mobile USA
Phillip Cabrera ’78
Vice President and Treasurer
International McDonalds
Rashid Skaf ’93
President and CEO
AMX
Joaquin Duato ’85
Worldwide Chairman
Pharmaceuticals
Johnson & Johnson
Theo Van der Loo ’79
President
Bayer
Gordon Smith ’96
Consumer & Community 
Banking Co-CEO
JP Morgan Chase
Ed Verona ’87
President and CEO
US-Russia Business Council
Takaaki Tanaka ’80
CEO
Toshiba China
Denise Farinos ’04
Finance Director
South America
General Motors
Hiroshi Hamada ’91
COO
Hoya Corporation
Candy Ergen ’81
Co-Founder
Dish Network
Robert Eichfeld ’67
Vice Chairman
Grameen Foundation
Miland Sathe ’91
CEO
Nidan Juices
Steven Schaver ’81
President
EchoStar Int’l
John Kailey ’76
Director
International Business Development
Owens Corning
Kim Williams ‘92
Chief Financial Officer
CORE Media Group
William Wade ’83
President and CEO
Asia Satellite
Anthony Hassiotis ’77
CEO
Postbank
Eduardo Conrado ’92
SVP and Chief 
Marketing Officer
Motorola Solutions
David Knower ’85
Managing Director
Germany
Cerberus Capital
Bob Dudley 79
CEO
BP Group
Mark Smucker ’96
President
US Retail Coffee
J.M. Smucker Company
Giel-Jan Van Der Tol ’85
Group Head 
Wholesale Banking
Dubai Bank
Shigeya Kato ’80
Chairman
Showa Shell Sekiyu
Jordan Trajkov ‘01
Director of Tourism
Macedonia
William Tung ’87
VP, Asia-Pacific/Latin America
Columbia Sportswear
Cindy Davis ’81
Executive VP
Global Customer Insights
Walmart
Alexander G. Muthoot ’05
Director
Muthoot Group
Philip Reeker ’91
Deputy Ass't Secretary
Europe /Eurasia
U.S. State Department
Saad Abdul-Latif ’81
CEO 
Asia, Middle East and Africa 
Pepsico
G. Kelly O'Dea ’72
Chairman and CEO Alliance
HPL Worldwide