Thunderbird MBA rankings update
U.S. News & World Report released its “2015 Best Graduate Schools” rankings on March 11, 2014, and Thunderbird moved up to No. 85 overall. The school also ranked No. 2 in the International Business category. “While this is a good showing, we recognize that Thunderbird belongs at the top of the list in International Business — a spot we held for 18 consecutive years,” said Thunderbird President Larry Edward Penley, Ph.D. “Working together as a community, I am confident Thunderbird will reclaim its place at No. 1.” He said the school has a rankings action committee that will continue to examine opportunities to improve.
Thunderbird is still ranked No. 1 in International Business by Bloomberg Businessweek. Additionally, Thunderbird debuted at No. 8 in the inaugural Financial Times Online MBA ranking released March 10, 2014. The school earned top marks in several subcategories as well, ranking No. 2 for Online Interaction, No. 4 for Program Delivery and No. 5 for International Mobility. Thunderbird also placed No. 3 worldwide in The Economist Potential to Network rankings. “Thunderbird’s future is bright, and I look forward to what lays ahead for this unique and special place,” Penley said.