Presented February 25, 2010 Joy C. Lubeck, Associate Vice President Thunderbird Corporate Learning and Partnerships Presentation Overview for BMC Software, Inc.
Thunderbird History In 1946, re-established as The American Institute for Foreign Trade Dedicated to global management education for over 60 years Founded as an Airbase in 1941 to train WWII pilots from USA, China, UK and Canada
Today, Thunderbird is the leading education provider in the field of international management
Alumni base of over 40,000
Degree Programs (45 countries represented)
Full-time MBA in Global Management / Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management
Executive MBA – US or Europe / Global MBA on Demand, Global MBA for Latin America
10,000 international executives
In 2006/07 Executive Programs run worldwide including China, Philippines, India, South Korea, Singapore, France, Azerbaijan, UAE, South Africa, Czech Republic, USA, Mexico, Canada, Russia, and others.
Centers of Excellence
Language and Culture, Global Management
Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
THUNDERBIRD’s unique mission “ We educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide.”
Why Thunderbird? Experience Sixty-year history of global business education and service to international businesses. World Class Faculty Thunderbird faculty, ranked top five in the world, is recognized for their innovative teaching methods, global best practices, experience, diversity, pragmatic research and applied program design. Flexibility Thunderbird has developed a wide variety of delivery formats and alliances that align with the geographically diverse population and will be adapted to specifically fit with the program purpose at every stage. Innovation & Customization The Thunderbird team develops highly dynamic programs involving simulations, relevant cases, business games, business challenge projects, action learning, coaching, and assessment tools specific to our clients’ needs. Global program content includes business, culture, and communication.
Thunderbird: recognized leader #1 Thunderbird School of Global Management 15 th Consecutive #1 Ranking “ International Programs” Full-time MBA 2011 U.S. News & World Report Top 5 Thunderbird School of Global Management “ Distance Learning MBA Programs in the World” 2010 The Economist #2 Thunderbird School of Global Management “ Potential to Network” School-Wide 2009 The Economist
Thunderbird offers more than the world's best education in global business. It also offers the world's most global business school partnership opportunity! Partnership with Thunderbird includes an extensive array of global learning opportunities, recruiting resources, and affiliation opportunities that can help your company adapt quickly to a rapidly changing global economy and increase your global brand awareness.
Corporate Learning / Executive Education (click here to learn more)
What if your company could tap into a secret reservoir of unlimited global business knowledge? Would it make a difference in your company's future? At Thunderbird, our passion is to help organizations like yours unlock and unleash its full global business potential.
Recruiting Opportunities (click here to learn more)
Your company wants to educate and recruit the best global business executives it can — executives that are successful beyond borders, time zones and your company's expectations. Learn more about how recruiting and hiring Thunderbird's enterprising MBA graduates and interns can enable your company to significantly accelerate its global business success.
Business Research Services (click here to learn more) Planning business ventures in new, emerging markets in different parts of the world? Access our expertise in international business research that comes backed by a comprehensive resource bank of databases, internet sources, print and electronic journals and much more.
Corporate Philanthropy for Thunderbird (click here to learn more) Discover the variety of ways in which you can play a part in molding the future of the new global economy. Help Thunderbird students — future global business leaders — exceed their potential.
Thunderbird Centers for Excellence (click here to learn more) Thunderbird's centers of excellence give your company access to leading business and academic research in four critical global business areas, including the Lincoln Center for Ethics in International Management, the Center for Global Entrepreneurship, Thunderbird Private Equity Center, and the Garvin Center for Language and Culture.
Thunderbird Offers a Unique Value Proposition.… Global Content Business, Culture, Strategy, Finance Global Presence Campuses, Operations, Alliances Global Community Faculty, Staff, Partners, Students, Alumni
IF the challenges your company is facing have to do with global business issues …
IF you want global reach and cross-cultural experience …
IF you seek customer intimacy and partnership – to be listened to, to be respected, to be challenged, to be understood, to learn and work closely together …
IF you value innovation and global thought leadership …
...THEN Thunderbird is the very best custom partner you can choose.
Thunderbird Global Mindset ® The ability to influence individuals, groups, organizations, and systems that are unlike you and your own. In a survey of 1500 executives from 12 large multinational companies, the respondents rated their ability to cultivate a global mindset in their organization dead last – 34th out of 34 dimensions. THUNDERBIRD can help.
Masters Degrees for working professionals - specifically designed for high-potential working executives with global business responsibilities or career plans:
- Comprehensive curriculum
- Executive-style class sessions take place on alternating
weekends or in compacted modules connected by wed-based
Corporate MBA programs
Q: What does a custom corporate MBA from Thunderbird look like?
A: It looks like your company’s global future. The number one benefit of Thunderbird’s custom corporate MBA is that it is a solutions-based program. Content, delivery, faculty, location and timing – all are focused around your company’s particular global strategy and vision, your products, your industry, even your competitors.
Understanding language and culture is the bridge that connects companies and
individuals in the global marketplace. The Thunderbird Language and Culture
Programs (TLCP) are uniquely designed for the needs of individuals around the
Current programs include:
Intensive Spanish is also available and often taken by MBA IM students to fulfill their MBA IM graduation requirement to demonstrate proficiency in a second language.
The Pre-MBA/Masters Intensive English Program builds business English skills and confidence for international students entering Thunderbird's prestigious MBA program or another graduate business program.
GMAT and TOEFL Preparation Programs are available to students who need to prepare for the tests or improve their current scores to enter an MBA program
Customized Language and Culture Programs provide intensive training for executives to increase their ability to conduct business in different countries and cultures