Thunderbird School Of Global Management Contracts Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group To Expand Global MBA On Demand

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Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group is announcing a new relationship with Thunderbird School of Global Management.

We chose Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group to help us grow this degree offering because they have the experience, the skill set, and the reputation for excellence that is consistent with our exacting standards and those of our students.

Thunderbird School of Global Management, the world’s No. 1-ranked school of international business, is tapping Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group to help the school grow its Global MBA On Demand. Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group, which offers fully integrated online learning services to a growing list of prominent institutions, will provide marketing and recruitment support for the Thunderbird degree offering.

“The rapid spread of globalization has greatly increased the complexity of management decisions and has created a global economy in which the fortunes of individuals, businesses, and societies are inextricably linked,” said Dr. Ángel Cabrera, president of Thunderbird. “As the paradigm for global business evolves, the world desperately needs individuals who can navigate this complex global landscape. Expanding the Global MBA On Demand program offers Thunderbird a tremendous opportunity to meet those needs and to accelerate our reach and impact in the world. We chose Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group to help us grow this degree offering because they have the experience, the skill set, and the reputation for excellence that is consistent with our exacting standards and those of our students.”

Thunderbird’s Global MBA On-Demand is designed specifically to prepare working professionals around the world with the global business skills they need to succeed. This prestigious and unique degree offering is provided in an online-blended format, with 75 percent taking place in a virtual setting and 25 percent through study abroad seminars in locations like Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. These global modules give students an opportunity to meet classmates and work together in exploring regional business markets. This delivery format makes the program accessible to students around the globe, while providing a rich, hands-on view of international business.

Founded in 1946, Thunderbird was the first school in the United States focused solely on preparing international business leaders. Synonymous with global leadership in business education, Thunderbird’s prestigious rankings include 16 consecutive rankings as No. 1 International Full-Time MBA by U.S. News & World Report; No. 1 “Best in International Business” Full-time MBA by Financial Times 2011; No. 3 “Best Executive MBA Program” by The Wall Street Journal 2010; and among the top five distance learning MBA programs in the world by The Economist 2010. The mission of the institution, to educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide, is evidenced by the distinguished work of thousands of alumni and faculty members who are thought leaders and change agents across the globe.

“Thunderbird School of Global Management is world-renowned for this business degree,” said Steve Fireng, chief executive officer and president of Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group. “We have a long history supporting top institutions, and Thunderbird certainly fits that strategy. Our team is looking forward to assisting them in expanding this important degree offering.”

About Thunderbird
Thunderbird is the world’s No. 1-ranked school of international business with more than 60 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 an official Professional Oath of Honor. Thunderbird is sought out by graduate students, working professionals and companies worldwide seeking to gain the leadership skills they need to succeed in today’s global economy.

About Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group
Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group partners with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them launch and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach. Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group provides the entire complement of online learning support services--including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support and technical helpdesk, allowing our university partners to concentrate on delivering high quality academics. Its success is based on a history of performance and innovation that provides its academic partners with the stability and agility required to meet the growing global demand for online learning. Embanet-Compass partners with over 30 colleges and universities serving more than 100 distance education programs.


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