Thunderbird School of Global Management, often referred to as just Thunderbird, was established by Lieutenant General Barton Kyle Yount in 1946. It was originally known as the American Institute for Foreign Trade, and was established on the historic airbase of Thunderbird Field. Over the years, the school's name changed a number of times, and it was given its present name in 2007. The main campus is located in Glendale, Arizona. It also operates global campuses in Beijing, China; Geneva, Switzerland; Monterrey, Mexico; and Moscow, Russia.
Thunderbird School of Global Management awards the Master of Arts in Global Affairs, Master of Science in Global Management, as well as several graduate degrees in the field of international management. Students can also opt for the Executive MBA degree or certificate programs. In addition, the school offers distance learning opportunities. The US News & World Report has, for 14 consecutive years, named Thunderbird as the #1 school in International Management.
Thunderbird School of Global Management's students publish a number of newsletters, journals, and magazines every year including the Thunderbird Magazine, Thunderbird International Business Review, Thunderbird Global Private Equity Center, Thunder News, E-Thunder, and Thunderbird Executive Newsletter. Among the notable alumni of the school are Luis Alberto Moreno, President of Inter-American Development Bank; Walid Chammah, co-president of Morgan Stanley; Stephen J. Nolan, U.S. Ambassador to Botswana; and Sam Garvin, Vice Chairman of Phoenix Suns.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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