Prospective Student Events



Discover Thunderbird at an on-campus, on-location or online event

Campus Preview Day

For most prospective students, one visit to Thunderbird’s campus lets them know they’ve found their academic and cultural home. Meet with our faculty, staff, students and alumni during Campus Preview Day — and discover the Thunderbird mystique for yourself. Highlights include a case presentation by faculty; sessions on our curriculum, unique global experiences, internship opportunities and campus life; networking opportunities with the T-bird community; and, our signature Regional Night event hosted by current students and featuring the food and culture from a particular region of the world.

Complimentary accommodations are provided for Friday or Saturday night only during Campus Preview Day.  

Campus tours

Visit our main campus in Glendale, Arizona and enjoy a student-led tour of the grounds and facilities that help T-birds thrive. Experience the diversity of Thunderbird’s campus and the rich culture in and around Phoenix, the fifth largest U.S. city. Campus tours take place on Fridays. To schedule a tour, please contact with at least one week advanced notice.

2015 tour dates coming soon!

Class visits

Experience our Executive MGM program for yourself by sitting in on a class. To schedule an EMGM class visit, email

Executive MGM class visits dates

Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14





Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28

Friday, April 10 & Saturday, April 11

Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25

You may also request to observe one of our full-time degree program classes (available Monday through Thursday). To schedule a full-time program class visit, please contact us at 

 with at least one week advanced notice.

“First Tuesday” networking events

Thunderbird alumni chapters have a long-standing tradition of meeting once a month in a designated location to socialize and network with other alumni in the area. As a result of this tradition, a “T-Bird” graduate can be traveling to Atlanta or Beijing or Paris or Buenos Aires or Singapore, and he or she will have the opportunity to join the monthly gathering of fellow T-birds. These “First Tuesday” events welcome prospective students for international networking and idea-sharing opportunities with our exemplary alumni.

Information sessions

Information sessions are held on-site in locations around the world. They offer you the opportunity to meet Thunderbird faculty, students and alumni and gain valuable insight into how Thunderbird can move you forward in your global business career.





All Graduate Programs Information Session
March 10, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Memorial Union, Room 220
Arizona State University, Tempe Campus


Professional Programs Information Session
April 14, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Hilton Chandler
2929 Frye Road, Chandler, AZ 85224




Professional Programs Information Session
April 25, 2015 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Thunderbird Campus
Herberger Building, Room 236
1 Global Place, Glendale, AZ 85306





Professional Programs Information Session
May 19, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Scottsdale, AZ
Location: TBD 


Executive Lecture Series

Thunderbird’s faculty thought-leaders are known around the world for their innovative teaching methods, their academic and professional insights into global management and their unparalleled understanding of the nuances of regional business. Now is your opportunity to experience Thunderbird faculty in action during an upcoming Executive Lecture Series event on our Arizona Campus — or online via live feed.