|Restrictions:||Dickinson applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Maximum Credits Earned (per semester):||4.0|
Glendale is Arizona's fourth largest city and part of the greater Phoenix metroplex, which is considered the business and cultural hub of the southwest. Phoenix is home to corporate and regional headquarters for companies including Intel, Dial, Avnet, PetSmart, US Airways, Honeywell and Boeing. In addition to Phoenix's wide-range of cultural and sporting events, students will find themselves just a short distance from other well-known destinations in Arizona, including Sedona and Tucson.
The Thunderbird graduate school was built in 1946 on the site of Thunderbird Field, a historic airbase established to train pilots during World War II. The school's unique curriculum is based on the principle that “to do business on a global scale, executives must know not only the intricacies of business, but also understand the customs of other countries and be able to communicate in different cultures.” True to the vision of its founders, Thunderbird hosts an extraordinarily large number of international students atypical of most other graduate business programs in the US.
This unique opportunity is available to Dickinson seniors during the fall semester only. Students may study at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the first and oldest graduate management school focused exclusively on global business. Thunderbird is located in Glendale, Arizona and is regarded as the world's leading institution in the education of global managers.
Dickinson students studying at Thunderbird complete 12 credits worth of classes that comprise the first semester of graduate coursework for a MA in Global Affairs or MS in Global Management. These 12 Thunderbird credits will translate into a normal 4 credit load at Dickinson. Students who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Advanced Global Studies or a Certificate of Global Management and earn credits toward completion of their Dickinson degree. In addition, students who participate on the program may receive preferred admission for Thunderbird’s graduate programs and may use the credits earned towards a Master’s in Global Affairs or Global Management at Thunderbird.
Courses available to Dickinson students:
|MA Global Affairs||Credits||MS Global Management||Credits|
|Accounting from a Global Perspective||1.5||Accounting from a Global Perspective||1.5|
|Finance from a Global Perspective 1||1.5||Finance from a Global Perspective 1||1.5|
|Managing People from a Global Perspective 1||1.5||Managing People from a Global Perspective 1||1.5|
|Strategic Management||1.5||Strategic Management||1.5|
|Global Affairs Theory: Power and Principle||3.0||Global Entrepreneurship||3.0|
|States & Markets in the Global Political Economy||3.0||States & Markets in the Global Political Economy||3.0|
|Choice of Language||
||Choice of Language||varies|
Note: IB&M students are cautioned to avoid taking similar coursework at Dickinson and Thunderbird.
3.0 credits at Thunderbird is equal to 1 Dickinson credit; 1.5 credits at Thunderbird is equal to .5 Dickinson credit
• tuition and fees • room and board • pre-departure and on-site orientations
The program fee does not include primary health insurance, airfare, optional travel, personal expenses, books or supplies.
3.3 GPA Fall semester seniors only
Thunderbird Orientation Handbook (currently being updated) Thunderbird Student Budget Sheet (currently being updated) Thunderbird website
Professor Michael Fratantuono, On-site Coordinator P.O. Box 1773 Carlisle, PA 17013-2896 Phone: (717) 245-1075 (717) 245-1075 E-mail: email@example.com
Brian Brubaker, Director of Study Abroad, MBA Thunderbird '04 P.O. Box 1773 Carlisle, PA 17013-2896 Phone: (717) 245-1341 (717) 245-1341 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org