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  • Introduce yourself and other T-Bird reps If time permits, have each guest introduce him/herself, where they are from, and what they do
  • After WWII, land purchased by General Kyle Yount for $1 and he founded the American Institute of Foreign Trade The graduate school was built on the site of Thunderbird Field, a historic airbase established to train American, Canadian, British and Chinese pilots during World War II. The remnants of that earlier time can still be seen on the modern campus in a number of landmark buildings, including the airfield control tower, barracks and airplane hangars. Check on # of alums
  • Thunderbird Mission Statement – The worldwide Thunderbird community is the living embodiment of the belief that global management can be a force for positive economic and social change. Thunderbird teaches the application of management knowledge across cultures, borders, and socio-economic systems. Thunderbird believes in and uniquely develops these five principles Global Mindset – Capability to lead global organizations by applying business knowledge in different environments, and working with individuals from diverse cultures Global Citizenship – The creation of sustainable economic and social value worldwide Global Entrepreneurship – Innovation and capability of pursuing new opportunities in uncertain environments Global Thought Leadership - Advancing knowledge through rigorous and relevant research Global Learning Network – Networking on a global scale and exposure to different cultures and business environments
  • **Add RANKED #1 IN THE WORLD graphic from website ’ 07 was the last time the WSJ ranked schools
  • Faculty Awards China Eathquake Russia – Georgia
  • Introduce yourself and other T-Bird reps If time permits, have each guest introduce him/herself, where they are from, and what they do
  • Do we want to include CCC, RBE, and Gl Neg on this slide?
  • Full-time MBA has two different options: Traditional program ranges from 15 – 20 months, depending upon study abroad, internships, and course load Accelerated for students who have significant previous experience in finance, accounting – program ranges from 11 – 16 months Two years work experience required for both programs Dual Degree – earn your MBA from one of our partner institutions and get your Masters in Global Management from Thunderbird. Post MBA – you already have your MBA, but would like to get your Masters in Global Management. Get that global edge in 12 months with Thunderbird.
  • REPLACE PICTURE EMBA Arizona – Students with 8 – 10 years experience, weekend format, 16 months Global MBA On-Demand – 19 month lock-step curriculum: 25% delivered in person on campus or abroad, 75% delivered via the web, average student has 5 years work experience, 30-32 years of age Global MBA for Latin American Managers – helping the manager with responsibilities or company headquartered in Latin American. Program delivered via satellite to campuses across Latin America, with on campus and study abroad programs incorporated during the 21 month program. Dual Degree On-Demand – earn your MBA with the leading online MBA school – Indiana University, Kelley Direct and your Masters in Global Management with Thunderbird. Two leading programs, two degrees. Post MBA – you already have your MBA, but would like the “global” education – earn your Masters in Global Management through this unique web-based program.
  • Aren’t able to commit to getting your degree right now, but want to get the Thunderbird experience? Take an Open Enrollment Program.
  • Aren’t able to commit to getting your degree right now, but want to get the Thunderbird experience? Take an Open Enrollment Program.
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  • Thunderbird Overview

    1. 1. Thunderbird Information Session
    2. 2. Thunderbird History <ul><li>History & Legacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1941 – Thunderbird Field trains international pilots in WWII </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1946 – American Institute of Foreign Trade founded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2011 – Currently around 40,000 alumni in 140 nations </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Thunderbird Mission and Five Pillars <ul><li>Thunderbird educates global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Thunderbird builds its foundation on five principle concepts: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global Mindset ® </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global Citizenship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global Thought Leadership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global Learning Network </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Rankings <ul><li>#1 “International&quot; Full-time MBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. News & World Report 2012 (16th consecutive #1 ranking) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>#1 “Best in International Business” Full-time MBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Times 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>#1 “Potential to Network” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Economist 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>#3 “Best Executive MBA Programs” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wall Street Journal 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>#8 “Top providers of Executive Education” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Times 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>#9 “The Best Business Schools of the World” (Full-time MBAs outside of Latin America) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AmericaEconomia 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>#7 Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Princeton Review 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>#1 “International Business” Full Time MBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wall Street Journal 2007 (7th consecutive #1 Ranking) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Top 5 Distance-learning MBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Economist Unit 2010 </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Why Thunderbird? <ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thunderbird's curriculum combines business knowledge with global studies and for most programs, a language component </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50% of the students are international, with over 60 countries represented on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thunderbird's faculty come from many different countries. They have both the academic and practical knowledge in the areas that they teach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alumni Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40,000 alumni in 140 countries, one of the most extensive alumni network of any business school </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Global Faculty
    7. 7. Global Alumni Network <ul><li>40,000 Alumni in 140 countries </li></ul><ul><li>151 Cities with Alumni Chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly “First Tuesdays” </li></ul>Nairobi, Kenya Washington DC Bangkok, Thailand Santiago, Chile Amsterdam, Holland
    8. 8. Career Management Map
    9. 9. Where Thunderbird Graduates Work (by Function) Industry Specific
    10. 10. Where Thunderbird Graduates Work (by Industry) Industry Specific
    11. 11. Thunderbird Programs
    12. 12. What do our programs have in common? <ul><ul><li>Global Experience Requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combine global management and global affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate a regional focus in curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross Cultural Communications </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Full-time Degree Programs <ul><li>MBA in Global Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-Year Accelerated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dual Degree – MBA + M-GM </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Degree Thunderbird / Vermont Law School </li></ul><ul><li>Post MBA (Master of Global Management) </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Science in Global Management </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Arts in Global Affairs & Management </li></ul>
    14. 14. Degrees for Working Professionals <ul><li>Executive MBA (Arizona & Europe) </li></ul><ul><li>Global MBA On-Demand (Web-based) </li></ul><ul><li>Global MBA for Latin American Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Degree On-Demand with Indiana University-Kelley Direct (MBA + M-GM) </li></ul><ul><li>Post MBA On-Demand (M-GM) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Study Abroad Options <ul><ul><li>Winterims / Summerims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modules Abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thunderbird Emerging Markets Laboratory (TEM Lab) </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Executive Education (on-site) <ul><li>Classroom Programs in Glendale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading and Managing in Turbulent Times:  Global Leadership Certificate Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicating and Negotiating with a Global Mindset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating Value Through Global Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading Global Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Management Program for Oil & Gas Executives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tuition Credit to most degree programs up to $5,000 </li></ul>
    17. 17. Executive Education (Online) <ul><li>Facilitated Online Executive Certificates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Negotiations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging Markets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tuition Credit to most degree programs up to $5,000 </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Online Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application form & fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transcripts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GMAT test (or GRE if MS/MA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation letters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOEFL (non-native speakers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview highly encouraged </li></ul></ul>Applying to Thunderbird
    19. 19. Program Start Times <ul><li>SPRING (Rolling deadlines through November 30 th ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January start for Full-time MBA and Distance Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FALL (Rolling deadlines through May 10 th ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August start for Full-time MBA & MA/MS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August start for Executive MBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>September start for Distance Learning </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Want to see for yourself? <ul><li>Thunderbird Preview Events : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nov. 4-6, 2011, Feb. 17-19, 2012, Apr. 13-15, 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Class visits </li></ul><ul><li>Friday Campus Tours </li></ul><ul><li>First Tuesdays </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>602-978-7100 </li></ul>
    21. 21. Borders frequented by trade seldom need soldiers. - William Schurz, President 1947-1951
    22. 22. Thank you