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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 04/24/2014

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Thunderbird School of Global Management

1 Global Place
Glendale, AZ 85306
(602) 978-7000 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Larry Penley, President
Name change notes: American Institute for Foreign Trade to Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management (1969) to American Graduate School of International Management-Thunderbird Campus (1979) to Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management (6/16/04) to Thunderbird School of Global Management (2/2/07).
HLC Institution ID: 1001
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 03/31/1965 - 03/25/1969
Accreditation Date(s): 03/26/1969

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2012 - 2013

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2022 - 2023

Last Date of Information Change: 04/16/2014

Control: Private NFP
Degrees Awarded (details below): Certificate, Masters

Stipulations on Affiliation Status:

The in-house MBA in Global Management is limited to the site in the Republic of Korea for LG Electronics.
Approval of New Degree Locations:
Prior Commission approval required.
Approval of Distance and Correspondence Courses and Programs:
The institution has been approved under Commission policy to offer up to 20% of its total degree programs through distance education. The processes for expanding distance education are defined in other Commission documents.

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 0   3
Graduate: 542   574
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   0  

Degree Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 0   0
Bachelors Degrees 0   0
Masters Degrees 19   671
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 5   41

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 08/17/2013)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Miami Campus - Miami, FL;
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Mexico State Campus - Atizapan de Zaragoza, Estado do Mexico, MEXICO; Tecnologico de Monterrey Sede Bogota - Bogata, COLOMBIA; Thunderbird Europe - Geneva, SWITZERLAND; Campus Leon - Leon, Guanajuato, MEXICO; Tecnologico de Monterrey Sede Lima - Lima, PERU; Campus Santa Fe - Mexico, Distrito Federal, MEXICO; Mexico City Campus - Mexico, Distrito Federal, MEXICO; Campus Monterrey - Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MEXICO; Asociación Civil del instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios superiores de Monterrey - Panama City, PANAMA; SABIC Academy - Saudi Basic Industries Corporation - Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA; Costa Rica - San Jose, San Pedro, COSTA RICA; Escuela Superior de Economia y Negocios - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR; La Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA) - Santa Cruz de la Sierra, BOLIVIA; Campus Guadalajara - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO;