Thunderbird School of Global Management Reviews

  • 19 Reviews
  • Glendale (AZ)
100% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Daisy Rue
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2019
  • Degree: Management
"Attending Thunderbird is the best decision I have ever made, not only academically and with regards to my career but personally as well. As many Thunderbird alumni have already said, an invaluable part of the school's value is the culture and experience of being part of a welcoming and diverse international community. The professors care about what they do and want to see their students succeed, and the Career Management Center is devoted to helping students launch into their career of choice. The courses are very challenging but incredibly informative, and there's never any question of whether the things learned will be applicable later on in one's career. The student experience is unmatched--outside of classes bonds are formed in intramural sports, at cultural appreciation events such as Regional Nights, and in other student-run organizations. Being a Thunderbird means being part of a tightly-knit cohort as a collegiate and a network of like-minded professionals around the world as an alum. I would go back in a heartbeat and I recommend this school to anyone looking for a business education that stands for much more than just a degree."
Binh Bui
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2019
  • Degree: Management
"Thunderbird School of Global Management is a phenomenal program geared towards those who want to pursue careers in international business in other countries. The professors and faculties are extremely well versed in their fields of study and a lot of the information covered in class relates to real world applications which are paramount for success especially abroad. What I have learned from Thunderbird I believe it will fit very well in all types of international environment."
Katharin Hada
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2017
  • Degree: International Business
"Thunderbird is the nationally ranked #4 in international business. There are more than 60% of international students in this school, so the moment you stepped on campus it is like a mini United Nation. In Thunderbird, you will be able to gain the management skill of how to work collaboratively with people from different background. Whatever you learn in this school is from the global perspective. With the great alumni network and the leadership skill that you'll gain throughout the Thunderbird life, you will be able to land to the career that is necessary in today's international business world."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Thunderbird was a very expensive school but one that did afford me the opportunity to study and work abroad which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Great international student body that helps you learn so much more about international business than just the classes."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Thunderbird provided an excellent opportunity to learn about global business in a practical setting. It gave me an extensive network of global friends and connections. I can land in any city in the world and find a T-bird. It was one of the best experiences of my life - close-knit community, fantastic projects and opportunities to see the world and experience global perspectives from fellow students, and a great education that helped me immensely in my future career."
Lisa Vargas
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2017
  • Degree: Management
"I currently attend Thunderbird School of Global Management as a second year Master of Arts student. This school is amazing and has helped me grow in more ways that academically. I have the chance to interact and build relationships with international students daily. These relationships have helped me grow professionally, academically, and even have just opened my eyes to the rest of the world."
Mr. Webb
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2017
  • Degree: Management
"I first discovered Thunderbird back when they still did on campus information and recruiting sessions (pre-ASU merger) and grew to really respect the program from the sidelines simply based on the quality of the students that came to visit. Now that I've had the opportunity to participate in the full-time MGM program, I can't say enough about the program and what it means to me."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"I loved attending that school mostly because of the international flavor, courses, faculty and students"
Eric R
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2017
  • Degree: Management
"Great school, good class size, networking opportunities are massive. The international nature of the campus is important, and will continue to be beneficial throughout future career. The admissions process was great, easy to work with the team on campus, they were extremely responsive and helped tremendously in following up for deadlines. This career path is not for everyone but only those interested in working in a foreign setting. Would recommend for those with more real world experience, probably best to have 3-5 years experience so that you can keep up and be involved in the discussions. Unfortunately the only downside is living in the heat in Phoenix, other than that if you fit the description it is worth pursuing."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I loved attending the school and have many good memories, knowledge and experiences as a result"
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Business
"A good mix of students from different countries. Thunderbird School helped me understand the differences between several cultures and how I can use them to my advantage."
Raquel Solares
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Thunderbird School of Global Management is an experience to learn with people from around the world and maintain relationships for the future. The school has a growing alumni network of individuals with global mindsets in the UN, WTO, and executive positions in other well known organizations."
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2016
  • Degree: Management
"High level of diversity at this school! Tons of learning from a global perspective. I really enjoy the small, intimate class structure. The alumni community is highly participative and wants to support the school in all kinds of ways. A valuable learning experience overall!"
Jessica Humphries
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2016
  • Degree: Management
"My institution is amazing! The professors are very knowledgeable and helpful!! They throw a lot at you to prepare you for what is coming next, which can be stressful but very beneficial in the long run! The Career Management Center is very focused on helping everyone find what they are passionate about and aiding in finding careers that fit those passions!"
Jennifer Eagar
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2014
  • Degree: International Business
"Thunderbird School of Global Management instills a global mindset right from the admissions process. If you are interested in Global Business from a Global perspective, Thunderbird is the place for you. Our diversity of students is second to none, knowledge of a second language is a graduation requirement, along with a 'Thunderbird International Experience' (studying abroad for at least one class). I have traveled to Europe and Latin America for my classes and have loved the global culture and Thunderbird Mystique. I am proud to be a Thunderbird."
Alexander Ganevsky
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"Thunderbird is a unique graduate school. The majority of the student body is international creating a great environment to study international business. The career office has helpful, knowedgible staff to help you acquire your dream job. The Thunderbird network is also great because alumni from the school are located all over the world giving you many opportunities to get your foot in the door with employers anywhere. The dorms are conveniently placed and comfortable, and campus is safe with campus security available 24/7. The main disappointment I have is the academic curriculum. If you were a business student for your undergraduate study, the first semester is going to feel useless or like a refresher if you're lucky. I hate to say it but the classes I took at University of Idaho in the Integrated Business Curriculum were far better than the majority of classes I took Fall 2013 at Thunderbird. It would be so much better if they let you skip intro business classes based on your academic career like other schools do. All that aside though, faculty is always available should you have any difficulties. The technology available for classes is great, but nothing I would really say "cutting edge" about. The school is located in Glendale, Arizona which unfortunately isn't a very fun area. There is a bus system, but you will prefer having a car to get around. The campus is near several shopping places and restaurants making it convenient, but it lacks in entertainment, requiring you to travel a ways to areas like Scottsdale, Downtown Phoenix, or Tempe if you are looking to blow off steam in the nightlife. Luckily there is the Get Out of Glendale club that will occasionally organize party buses to these areas. Thankfully, Thunderbird itself does offer the convenience of a pub on campus if you are looking for a nearby place unwind."
Joseph Black
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2013
  • Degree: Finance
"This program is an amazing venture. the student life in the classroom is full of different people from all over the world. This leads us to experience how business from all countries over the world. with over 100 countries represented within the school it is easy to find someone to sit with and talk about their life stories (which everyone comes from a different walk of life). the one drawback of the program is the lack of analytical assignments within the school work itself. But, this is made up for by teachers have extra sessions and case competitions that force the extra learning to take place in a fun and exciting way."
Jared Ehm
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2013
  • Degree: Business
"Thunderbird was a great school that gave each and every student the ability to choose their place in the business world, literally world. The diversity of students and the global network was the best that I had even heard of or imagined. It was very international based which made it more difficult than other curriculums as well."