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GMAT & TOEFL Scores for the Thunderbird School of Global Management

This is part of our series profiling different graduate degree programs and graduate schools at U.S. universities for international students on an F1 Visa or J1 Visa. This week we profile the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Thunderbird School of Global Management,

  • Located in sunny Glendale, Arizona
  • Unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise
  • An excellent choice for international students looking to receive their MBA in the United States.
  • This top-ranked business school prides itself on global diversity, boasting a culture of global innovation.
  • 29 countries are currently represented in the student body.


  •  Thunderbird prides itself on developing global leaders of the future.
  • Their recent partnership with ASU (Arizona State University) has let them keep their decorated legacy, while being able to take advantage of the resources ASU can offer.
  • Thunderbird aspires to be able to reach out to new parts of the globe with this partnership.
  • Thunderbird looks for prospective students who have a unique spirit, love of everything international, and a passion for culture.
  • Such a heavy emphasis on international culture makes this a great option for international students.


 The Thunderbird School of Global Management is both nationally and globally recognized as one of the top business schools.

According to Thunderbird, they hold the following rankings:

  • #1 Public University Hosting International Students,
  • #4 Best Business School – International Specialty,
  • #1 Most Innovative School in the U.S.,
  • #1 Internationalism of Alumni (2015),
  • #1 Networking & Number of overseas MBA alumni branches for Executive MBA (2015),
  • #1 Top MBA Program by Specialty: International Business (2012).

As you can see, the Thunderbird School of Global Management holds a plethora of number one ranked international programs. Seriously – look at all the different #1 rankings they have/have had over the recent years!

The #1 ranking of hosting international students and #4 ranking of Best Business School – International Specialty should especially be appealing to international students, further making Thunderbird an excellent choice.

 Degrees and Programs

 The Thunderbird School of Global Management has a wide variety of different programs and degrees for international students to choose from:

  • Master of Global Management,
  • Master of Arts in Global Affairs & Management,
  • Executive Master of Global Management – Arizona Cohort,
  • And a wide variety of different Executive Education Programs.

As you can see, Thunderbird offers programs and degree that allow you to receive graduate degrees with a focus on global business.

There is a wide variety of applicable programs for international students that can help you achieve your career goals with a focus on global/international business.

We suggest visiting the home page of the above listed programs to see which one best fits your goals.

Application Requirements

 Like most schools, the Thunderbird School of Global Management has its own set of application requirements.

Thunderbird does not offer a set of general requirements, so we will be listing the requirements for the Master of Global Management (MGM) program. Please visit the homepages of the other programs for the application requirements.



John Romanucci

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