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Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee $125

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 75.2% - High
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.30 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.8-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 215
Average GMAT score 618 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 530-700
Students with prior work experience 173
Average work experience (months) 54

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Admission to Thunderbird's MBA in Global Management program requires academic excellence and professional work experience; acceptance is based on an overall review of an applicant's credentials. The application requires all undergraduate transcripts, resume, letters of recommendation, GMAT (or GRE) scores, TOEFL scores (if necessary), 3 personal essays, a completed application form and $125 fee.
Executive program
The Thunderbird Executive MBA program requires a minimum of eight years full-time work experience since receiving an undergraduate degree, to include at least three years proven managerial experience. The application includes an employment and educational history form, two personal essays, letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a $125 application fee.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program
Admission to Thunderbird's Global MBA On-Demand distance learning program requires academic excellence and professional work experience; acceptance is based on overall review of an applicant's credentials. The application requires undergraduate transcripts, resume, letters of recommendation, GMAT or GRE scores, TOEFL scores, 3 personal essays, a completed application form and $125 fee.

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Jay Bryant
Full-time program phone (602) 978-7100
Full-time program E-mail admissions@thunderbird.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​thunderbird.​edu/​graduate_degrees/​learn_more_about/​apply_to_thunderbird.​htm
Executive program phone (602) 978-7384
Executive program E-mail emba@thunderbird.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​thunderbird.​edu
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program E-mail N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone (602) 978-7534
Part-time distance learning program E-mail josh.allen@thunderbird.edu
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​www.​thunderbird.​edu
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(6) Departments/concentrations
entrepreneurship international business
finance marketing
general management other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, marketing
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time accelerated, full-time other, part-time distance learning, traditional executive MBA, other executive MBA
Joint programs available law, Our master's programs may also partner with the Peace Corps

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The focus of a Thunderbird education is to learn management from a global perspective. Every course reflects this goal. It's not just marketing, but global marketing, not just strategy, but global strategy. Campus learning is complemented by a 2-3 week course exploring management challenges in another part of the globe. Required language proficiency rounds out Thunderbird's unique curriculum.
Executive program
The Executive MBA program combines a traditional MBA curriculum with in-depth international and language studies and two overseas modules. The alternate weekend format offers convenience and maximizes interaction among students in a multilingual, multinational setting. Instruction centers on the ability to manage cross-culturally that is the key to success in today's global marketplace.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program
The Global MBA On-Demand lets professionals learn from anywhere world-wide via technology that allows global collaboration. Coursework is 75% online and 25% on-site in the U.S., Europe, and China. Three program components - World Business, International Studies, Cross-Cultural and Business Communication - deliver a unique learning experience which prepare managers to work successfully worldwide.
 

Business School Ranking

#75 Best Business Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#21 in Executive M.B.A.
#1 in International

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 42
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Acceptance rate 75.2% - High
Average starting salary and bonus $90,859 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.30 - Medium
Average GMAT score 618 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 30.2% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 51.7% - Low
Enrollment (full-time) 509
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 509

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 509
Minority students 9.4%
International students 52.5%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Catherine King-Todd
Financial aid phone (602) 978-7130

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $43,080 per year
Part-time: $1,436 per credit
Required fees $2,305 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $5,265
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $52,280

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Thunderbird School of Global Management has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 303
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 232
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 30.2% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 51.7% - Low

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 83
Low base salary $24,000
Average base salary $84,654
High base salary $144,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $28,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $85,739
High base salary: U.S citizen $130,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $24,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $81,000
High base salary: Foreign nationals $144,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 32
Low signing bonus $2,000
Average signing bonus $16,094
High signing bonus $37,500

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $15,333
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $37,500

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 14
Low other compensation $5,000
Average other compensation $13,313
High other compensation $33,600

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $5,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $12,673
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $30,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $15,075
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $33,600

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 36
Marketing/sales low salary $24,000
Marketing/sales average salary $83,296
Marketing/sales high salary $112,500
Number reporting operations/production jobs 14
Operations/production low salary $28,000
Operations/production average salary $77,357
Operations/production high salary $115,000
Number reporting general management jobs 13
General management low salary $36,000
General management average salary $85,347
General management high salary $120,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 22
Finance/accounting low salary $40,000
Finance/accounting average salary $86,807
Finance/accounting high salary $144,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 20
Consulting low salary $55,000
Consulting average salary $92,733
Consulting high salary $120,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 5
Human resources low salary $60,000
Human resources average salary $70,000
Human resources high salary $80,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 8
Other occupations low salary $40,000
Other occupations average salary $72,672
Other occupations high salary $89,033

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 4
Government low salary $62,467
Government average salary $84,500
Government high salary $102,000
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 10
Manufacturing low salary $24,000
Manufacturing average salary $56,780
Manufacturing high salary $98,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 5

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 21
Northeast low salary $60,000
Northeast average salary $98,781
Northeast high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 8
Middle Atlantic low salary $62,467
Middle Atlantic average salary $89,686
Middle Atlantic high salary $102,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 12
South low salary $73,500
South average salary $83,163
South high salary $100,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 16
Midwest low salary $43,680
Midwest average salary $78,968
Midwest high salary $105,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 23
Southwest low salary $28,000
Southwest average salary $78,429
Southwest high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 20
West low salary $55,000
West average salary $83,250
West high salary $115,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 20
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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