Thunderbird School of Global Management Releases 2013 Global Impact Report

August 2, 2013

Thunderbird School of Global Management released its third annual Thunderbird Global Impact Report this week, providing insight into the school’s students, faculty, alumni, clients, citizenship and rankings during fiscal year 2012-2013. The combined data help to show the school’s effect on the world of business and its delivery on its mission to create sustainable prosperity worldwide.

Student teams in the Thunderbird Emerging Markets Laboratory completed more than 13,600 consulting hours in nine countries in fiscal year 2012-13. Thunderbird professors published 10 books and sold more than 79,000 copies of their cases. Thunderbird alumni donated more than 83 hours, on average, in their communities. Thunderbird Executive Education taught more than 1,100 programs in 23 countries. The school’s philanthropic arm, Thunderbird for Good, delivered more than 119,000 instruction hours to 23,200 nontraditional students from Afghanistan, Chile, Haiti and Peru.

“When you look at Thunderbird’s imprint on a map of the world, you can see clearly the incredible impact Thunderbird’s have on global business in every corner of the world. That reach becomes even more tangible when you can actualize how many lives and how many businesses have been touched by Thunderbird in one way or another. This report helps to convey the mystique of the school and show why we’re ranked no.1 in international business year after year,” said Carol Sunnucks, Thunderbird VP of Marketing and Communications.

More facts and figures are available in the report, which measures the school’s activities for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. View the full report at

Media can contact Virginia Mungovan at or +1(602)978-7081 for more information.

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 equipping global leaders with the business skills and global mindset necessary to create sustainable prosperity worldwide. For more about Thunderbird, visit