Letter from the President

Dear T-birds,

I am very pleased Thunderbird alumni have been inspired to join Thunderbird students and recent graduates in signing the Thunderbird Oath of Honor. As true global citizens, Thunderbird alumni have long distinguished themselves for their ethical professional conduct in their approach to conducting business. Read full letter...

April News Briefs

Thunderbird ranks No. 1 for international business again
Thunderbird has once again been ranked as the No.1 school for international business by U.S. News & World Report magazine. This is the 15th consecutive year Thunderbird has earned this distinction from U.S. News.

Because the U.S. News & World Report ranking is determined by a survey of business school deans and program directors throughout the country, it represents an important validation of the strength of our brand and reputation within an increasingly competitive global business education market.

Click here to see more Thunderbird rankings.

Students rank Thunderbird best in Princeton Review
The Princeton Review asked students for their opinion on how well their business school is preparing them in the core business competencies. Thunderbird was among 15 schools voted for best preparation for a career in global business. See the rankings online here.

Alumni using social media
Don't forget to find Thunderbird on all major social media outlets including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Alumni who would like to be included in the Thunderbird Alumni list should e-mail Click here to see a preview of the current alumni listed.

Thunderbird International Business Review
- limited time subscription discount for alumni

Thunderbird is offering a steeply discounted T-bird alumni subscription rate to the school's flagship business journal, Thunderbird International Business Review (TIBR), for a limited time only. Alumni who subscribe for one year by June 30, 2010, will receive six issues for $100 - a discount of more than 60 percent off the normal rate of $275 per issue in the United States and $311 outside the United States.

The Review showcases the school's global thought leadership on key international business topics with contributions from Thunderbird alumni, faculty and others. Forthcoming issues will cover the global recession of 2008, sovereign wealth funds, intellectual property, finance, and corporate social responsibility.

Contact TIBR Managing Editor Suzy Howell at or go directly to the subscription form by clicking here. For more information on the Review, please click here.

Knowledge Network

Story: Alumni step up their global game at Homecoming 2010
More than 250 Thunderbird alumni and their guests gathered on campus March 25-28 for Homecoming 2010.


Story: Thunderbird partnership empowers Jordanian entrepreneurs
Thunderbird has teamed with the Business Development Center (BDC) in Jordan to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed.


Story: Super First Tuesday in New York
By Gbemi Disu '06, Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving - Images from the Super First Tuesday in New York, held at the Galway Hooker Pub on March 2, 2010. 


Blog: Alumni Impact
Thunderbird alumni and staff contribute to the Alumni Impact blog

Visit the Thunderbird Knowledge Network

Thunderbird Making Headlines

Managing Yourself: Making It Overseas, Harvard Business Review

Baghdad gets a helping hand in business, Financial Times

An Encore Role for New Thunderbird Dean, BusinessWeek

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Letter from Dr. Cabrera (continued)

Dear T-birds,

I am very pleased Thunderbird alumni have been inspired to join Thunderbird students and recent graduates in signing the Thunderbird Oath of Honor. As true global citizens, Thunderbird alumni have long distinguished themselves for their ethical professional conduct in their approach to conducting business.

Thunderbird has a clear sense of purpose, powerfully articulated by the School's second president, William Schurz, when he said: "Borders frequented by trade seldom need soldiers." Our goal is to educate global leaders who, through business and their leadership, contribute to building a more prosperous and peaceful world. Thunderbird's mission-educating global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide-is a reflection of our belief that business can and should be a force of good around the world. It's also a vision of global management as an honorable profession that requires technical competence, professional skill and a non-negotiable commitment to ethical professional practice. The presence of the oath will help remind every member of our community that as professional global managers, we remain committed to a responsible exercise of our duties and to having a positive impact in our communities.

Thunderbird continues to play a key role in advancing corporate social responsibility and the unique role business schools must play in educating future business leaders. As the first business school in the world to develop a professional oath of honor for its graduates and through our collaboration with the World Economic Forum, United Nations Global Compact and its Principals for Responsible Management Education, and the Aspen Institute, Thunderbird has gained recognition as a global thought leader in this arena.

With the launch of this Web site, Thunderbird alumni can now join the effort by demonstrating their commitment as global citizens to adhere to these core values by signing the Thunderbird Oath of Honor. This single act by our alumni community can send a powerful message to the world at large. I encourage you to join your fellow alumni in this visible symbol of the shared values of our Thunderbird community. To sign the Alumni Oath, click here.

Best regards,
Ángel Cabrera
President - THUNDERBIRD School of Global Management

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April 18-29:
Thunderbird International Consortia: Join executive participants from around the world for a two-week consortia featuring custom curriculum designed to address the global business challenges of partner companies.

May 11-13:
Communicating and Negotiating with a Global Mindset Certificate Program*, Glendale, AZ, more info here.
*Alumni of Thunderbird's degree programs will receive a 50% discount on all executive education certificate programs, and 30% on full-time programs.

May 25-27:
Leading and Managing in Turbulent Times: Global Leadership Certificate Program, Glendale, AZ, more info here.

June 16-18:
Leading Global Projects for Strategic Results Certificate Program, Geneva, Switzerland, more info here.

June 7:
Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations, Global Finance, and Global Marketing begin, more info here.

September 16-19:
Thunderbird European Regional Reunion, Bad Ischl, Austria, for more information, click here.



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