Thunderbird Executive Education Programs Ranked Among Top 10 Worldwide

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Thunderbird School of Global Management’s executive education programs have been ranked among the top 10 worldwide by the Financial Times. In rankings released today, the publication places Thunderbird No. 8 among executive education providers in the world. By categories, Thunderbird was ranked No. 5 for Open Enrollment and No. 24 for Custom Programs.

Thunderbird executive education programs are highly sought after by top global companies because they are designed to help businesses and professionals navigate the complexities of business in an ever-changing and dynamic global economy

Thunderbird School of Global Management’s executive education programs have been ranked among the top 10 worldwide by the Financial Times. In rankings released today, the publication places Thunderbird No. 8 among executive education providers in the world. By categories, Thunderbird was ranked No. 5 for Open Enrollment and No. 24 for Custom Programs.

The school’s Open Enrollment programs were further recognized as No. 1 for “international location” and “quality of participants,” and No. 2 for “preparation,” “course design” and “teaching materials.” Custom Programs were also noted as No. 1 for “international clients” and No. 2 for “faculty diversity.” All of these top rankings represent many of the key differentiators between Thunderbird’s programs and those of its competitors.

“Thunderbird executive education programs are highly sought after by top global companies because they are designed to help businesses and professionals navigate the complexities of business in an ever-changing and dynamic global economy,” says Beth Stoops, Senior Vice President of Thunderbird Corporate Learning. “The school produces global managers who are distinguished by a global mindset that allows them to work successfully with individuals from diverse cultures and to manage effectively in different social, economic, and political environments. There has been no time in history when these skills have been more in demand and relevant to success in business whether a company is local, national or multinational.”

Top clients of Thunderbird executive education programs include Exxon Mobil Corp., LG Electronics, The SK Group, Henkel KGaA (the parent company of Dial Corp.) Novartis, Raytheon, Intel Corporation.

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 and 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.

The Financial Times Top 10 providers of Executive Education 2010
1.) Harvard Business School
2.) HEC Paris
3.) IMD
4.) Center for Creative Leadership
5.) Iese Business School
6.) Fundacao Dom Cabral
7) Esade Business School
8.) Thunderbird School of Global Management
8.) Insead
10.) Essec Business School

Financial Times Executive Education 2010 full report

Thunderbird also holds a No. 1 ranking for international business for the traditional MBA by the Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report.

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