Thunderbird School of Global Management was founded in 1946 by Lieutenant General Barton Kyle Yount, the Commanding General of the US Army Air Training Command, and is based in Glendale, Arizona.

The mission of Thunderbird was to create the first US-based international business school focused on growing and educating international business leaders with an education firmly rooted in cultural customs as well as sound business and management practices.

Thunderbird’s ‘Centers for Excellence’ provide students, scholars and the global business community with research, knowledge and information on issues that impact business, relationships and ethics in global business transactions.

‘Centers for Excellence’ at Thunderbird are:

  • Center for Global Energy Studies
  • Garvin Center for Cultures & Languages of Global Management
  • Najafi Global Mindset Institute
  • Lincoln Center for Ethics in Global Management
  • Thunderbird Private Equity Center (TPEC)
  • Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship

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