Rankings

Since 1946, Thunderbird has been synonymous with global leadership in business education.

This leadership is recognized by major publications around the world, which have consistently named Thunderbird as a leader in global business education. The following is a list of our current MBA rankings and executive education rankings.

MBA Rankings
Award
#1
“International” Full-time MBA
U.S. News & World Report 2014
#1
“Top MBA Program by Specialty: International Business”
Bloomberg Businessweek 2012
#1
Executive MBA “Alumni” score
The Wall Street Journal 2010
#1
Executive MBA “Management Skills Taught” score
The Wall Street Journal 2010
#2
“International” Full-time MBA
U.S. News & World Report 2015
#2
“Internationalism of Alumni”
The Economist 2013
#3
“Potential to Network”
The Economist 2013
#3
“Best Executive MBA Programs”
The Wall Street Journal 2010
#4
“International Management MBA”
QS MBA Rankings 2013
#4
“Top MBA Online Programs”
QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2014
TOP 5
Among the top 5 distance learning MBA programs in the world
The Economist 2010
#5
“Most International B-Schools” in the US
(Based on global student body)
Bloomberg Businessweek 2012 
#5
“Top MBA Programs by Speciality: Diversity
Bloomberg Businessweek 2013 
#7
“Top 10 for Corporate Social Responsibility”
Financial Times 2011
#7
Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students
Princeton Review’s “The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition”
#8
Online MBA
Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2014
#9
“Most International Students”
U.S. News & World Report “The Short List” 2012
#9
“The Best Business Schools of the World” (Full-time MBAs outside of Latin America)
AmericaEconomia 2009
TOP 15
Among the top 15 schools for global management
Princeton Review’s 2010 “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools”
#16
Executive MBA programs
Bloomberg Businessweek 2012
#18
Top Executive MBA programs worldwide
Poets&Quants 2013
#25
“Best Online Graduate Business Programs”
U.S. News & World Report 2013

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Executive Education Rankings
Award
#3
“International Clients” Custom Programs
Financial Times 2014
#5
“Faculty Diversity” Open Enrollment Programs
Financial Times 2014
#7
“International Location” Open Enrollment Programs
Financial Times 2014
#13
Overall Executive Education
Financial Times 2014
#13
“Course Design” Open Enrollment Programs
Financial Times 2014
#14
Top Open Enrollment Programs in the World
(includes Thunderbird International Consortia programs)

Financial Times 2014

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