SOURCE: Thunderbird School of Global Management


December 12, 2013 16:01 ET

Thunderbird Releases 2014 Dates for Top-Ranked Executive Education Program

Thunderbird International Consortia Offers Managers and Executives Real, Applicable Solutions to Global Challenges

GLENDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - December 12, 2013) - Thunderbird School of Global Management has released the 2014 dates for its top-ranked executive education program, Thunderbird International Consortia. This semi-custom program brings together managers and executives from globally focused organizations for a two-week series of courses designed to address their current specific global challenges.

Participating organizations help to define the consortium curriculum which ensures that executives get the most out of the experience. But unlike a completely custom-designed program, Thunderbird draws on the global challenges of all participating multinational organizations to develop the curriculum, such as:

  • Succession planning and retention
  • Expansion into new markets
  • New product and service development
  • Profitable growth
  • Defining your organization's global strategy

The topics are presented using an experiential learning approach with lecture by Thunderbird's world-renowned faculty, as well as through case study, simulations, report-back presentations and engaging group discussions. The result is a candid and constructive learning environment where challenges are aired, ideas are shared and solutions are discovered.

"This program provides participants with the opportunity to build their global mindset, their networks and continue to strengthen their leadership skills," said Senior Vice President of Thunderbird Executive Education Dennis Baltzley.

In 2014, Thunderbird International Consortia will be offered Mar. 2 - 13, Jun. 1 - 12 and Sep. 21 - Oct. 2. All of the two-week programs will be offered at Thunderbird's campus near Phoenix, Arizona.

Since 1993, Thunderbird has operated multiple international consortia groups with Global 500, Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies from a range of industries including automotive, consumer products, energy, technology, manufacturing and pharmaceutical/health care. Thunderbird Executive Education is ranked as a Top 10 provider worldwide by Financial Times. The publication also ranks Thunderbird's open enrollment programs, including the Thunderbird International Consortia, as No. 3 in the world.

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About Thunderbird School of Global Management  

Thunderbird is the world's No.1-ranked school of international business with nearly 70 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 148 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, visit

About Thunderbird Executive Education  

Thunderbird, ranked among the top 10 providers of executive education worldwide, is a premier provider of global business education. Thunderbird helps professionals navigate the complexities of global business through cutting-edge programs, courses and solutions that build on and enhance the vision and skills need to compete successfully in today's global business environment. The headquarters are based near Phoenix, with other locations around the globe including Geneva, Switzerland and Moscow, Russia. For more about Thunderbird Executive Education, visit:

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