Thunderbird Executive Education Programs Rank Among Top 10 Worldwide

Glendale, Arizona (PressExposure) May 14, 2012 -- The Financial Times has ranked Thunderbird School of Global Management as one of the world's top 10 providers of executive education. This year, the publication places Thunderbird No. 9 in the overall executive education ranking, No. 3 for Open Enrollment Programs and No. 21 for Custom Programs.

The school's Open Enrollment programs were further recognized as No. 1 for "faculty," "international location," "course design" and "teaching methods and materials"- the only school out of 65 in the survey with four No.1 rankings by category. All of these top rankings represent many of the key differentiators between Thunderbird's programs and those of its competitors.

"These rankings are particularly important to us because it is based on our client's direct feedback to the Financial Times," said Dennis Baltzley, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Executive Education at Thunderbird. "We are taking time today to say 'thank you' to our clients for their business, and it is being part of the Thunderbird family that make these successes possible."

Thunderbird's Executive Education programs are delivered wherever the clients' needs take them, yet often from the school's three main campuses in Glendale, Arizona, Geneva, and Moscow. Of the many things unique to Thunderbird Executive Education, central is the fact that we are "global" to our core. A great example of this is a leadership program that Thunderbird developed with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE). Created exclusively for global managers who conduct business overseas, the program is delivered in New Zealand, the United States, and China. Perhaps even more uniquely, this work is designed and delivered with global partners -- The University of Auckland and Cheng Kung University.

Thunderbird's Open Enrollment programs are short, non-degree, certificate-based programs for executives and business professionals seeking the specific and targeted skills they need to compete in today's global marketplace. These courses are offered on campus in Glendale and abroad, as well as online.

Thunderbird's custom executive education programs offer businesses throughout the world a wide array of customized degree and non-degree programs that are specifically designed for companies based on their unique objectives and challenges.

About Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird is the world's No.1-ranked school of international business with more than 65 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities and the world. Dedicated to preparing students to be global leaders and committed global citizens, Thunderbird was the first graduate business school to adopt a Professional Oath of Honor. Thunderbird's global network of alumni numbers 40,000 graduates in 147 nations worldwide. The school is sought out by graduate students, working professionals and companies seeking to gain the skills necessary for success in today's global economy. For more about Thunderbird, please visit:

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Press Release Submitted On: May 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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