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.

Our next Preview Day is on September 19, 2015

Make plans now to attend one these upcoming Preview Days:
November 7, 2015
February 20, 2016
April 16, 2016

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, May 29 & Saturday, May 30

Friday, June 12 & Saturday, June 13

Friday, June 26 & Saturday, June 27

Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11

Friday, July 24 & Saturday, July 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

Our enrollment staff are currently traveling to meet with prospective students throughout the Western U.S., stop in or schedule an appointment to speak with us at a “Coffee Chat”.




Date: July 29, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm MST (Phoenix time)

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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.