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Thunderbird School of Global Management


International MBABusiness is now a global affair. Markets in the developed nations have become saturated with very low growth rates. USA grew at 1.7% in 2011. Germany, among the EU's better performing economies grew at 3.1%. In contrast, China's growth rate for 2011 was 9.2%, growing at 7.2%. The 6 countries that registered double-digit growth in 2011 are a few unexpected diverse set of countries - Qatar (18.8%), Mongolia (17.3%), Turkmenistan (14.7%), Ghana (13.6%), East Timor (10.6%) and Panama (10.6%). Companies seeking high profits should look beyond the traditional growth markets. US businesses have already invested $4.3 trillion abroad as FDI. China alone utilized $116 billion in 2011, to total nearly $781 billion invested since the Chinese markets opened up. What's more, the US exports $ 1.5 trillion worth of goods and services, while Germany exported $1.4 trillion. China exported $ 1.9 trillion worth of goods and services and imported goods worth $1.7 trillion.

The money and goods changing hands require specialized management, marketing, supply chains and other strategic services that can be best provided by an MBA with an International focus.

Type of International MBAs – How to Pick the Best?...


Thunderbird Full-time MBA has a Global focus. The core courses include accounting, finance, marketing, management and international studies, while the foundation course last 1 week. The foundation course is mandatory for all entering students and covers key aspects of leadership, team building, motivation, ethics and cross-cultural communication. Thunderbird MBA also introduces students to Career Management Seminars, Industry Experience and Global Experience (two-week course in Latin America, Europe or US).

Thunderbird has partnered with several institutions for the Dual Degree MBA programs. The institutions include: Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Fordham University, INCAE, Michigan State University The Eli Broad School of Management, Soochow University, The University of Arizona Eller College of Management, The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business Administration, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, University of Colorado at Denver Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Florida College of Business Administration, University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Victoria...




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