GLOBAL MBA - Thunderbird School of Global Management

GLOBAL MBA - Thunderbird School of Global Management


2010 - 2012


Mural - Tecnológico de Monterrey

Tecnológico de Monterrey is the best-known school in Mexico with

highly renowned programs in engineering and business. Tecnológico

de Monterrey is a private institution with a main campus in

Monterrey and 33 campuses throughout Mexico with a Fall 2009

total enrollment of over 91,000 students and 195,000 alumni.

The Global MBA for Latin American Managers program is delivered

through the Virtual University (Universidad Virtual) and supported

academically by the School of Business Administration and

Leadership (Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección

de Empresas, EGADE). Tecnológico de Monterrey has more than 20

years of experience in distance learning in Mexico and Latin America.

The Global MBA for Latin American Managers program takes a

master’s degree education to the next level. Through the use of live

satellite broadcasting, local class facilitation and virtual interaction,

students earn a joint degree from both Tecnológico de Monterrey

and Thunderbird.

“As a global MBA student, you will have the

opportunity to be part of an elite program

that prepares you to face the challenges

of globalization. Using state-of-the-art

technology combined with traditional

class attendance, this program allows you

to get a prestigious degree from two topranked

universities and live an unforgettable

experience in a multicultural environment.”

Accredited by AACSB-International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of

Business; EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System and SACS - Southern Association

of Colleges and Schools

— Dr. Miguel Moreno Tripp

Tecnológico de Monterrey Global MBA Director


Welcome Wall - Thunderbird USA Campus

As the world’s No. 1 ranked graduate school in international

business, Thunderbird is dedicated to educating global leaders who

create sustainable prosperity worldwide. The entire Thunderbird

community is the living embodiment of the belief that global

management can be a force for positive economic and social change.

“The Global MBA program allows you to

have it all: a top-notch MBA while you

continue with your current career and family

life. What you’ll learn from two top-ranked

schools and from your diverse classmates

and faculty will enable you to cross

cultures to be successful as a global leader.

The world-class degree, executive-based

schedule and an affordable investment are

priceless to your professional growth.”

Some of the world’s most prominent thought leaders and

enterprising business innovators come together at Thunderbird to

build borderless global communities by embracing cultural diversity

and promoting world prosperity through global citizenship. Alumni

comprise more than 40,000 individuals who work in more than

12,000 corporations, governments and NGOs in 141 countries.

As a T-bird you become part of this elite and close-knit community.

More than Thunderbird’s ability to develop leaders who work

successfully with individuals from diverse cultures and manage

effectively in different social, economic, and political environments

is the core value the school provides, and the global mindset that

sets T-birds apart from their peers.

— Dr. Humberto “Bert” Valencia

Thunderbird Global MBA Director

Accredited by AACSB-International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of

Business; and NCA - Northern Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Designed and delivered for working global professionals

Today’s working professionals understand the importance of moving forward with their careers while continuing to

learn and develop in today’s global business environment. They also understand the importance of balancing their

priorities. The Global MBA program fits your needs. You’ll receive a world-class education from two top-ranked

universities and learn to succeed in a global business market without interruption to your current job responsibilities

or family and personal life.

Through the course of the program, you’ll learn from a blended format. Face-to-face seminars, live classes delivered

via satellite and local tutors for onsite case discussions are all used to bring you a world-class education. Classes are

held every other Friday afternoon and Saturday. Discussion groups and other asynchronous Web-based interaction

also occur throughout the semester from any location that is convenient for you. Effective global managers must

speak fluent English, therefore all classes in the program are taught in English


Basic and advanced global business strategy,

management and leadership

Cross-cultural and executive business


International relations with a focus on global

and Latin American business issues

Case studies for applied learning throughout

the program


Fees for program coursework (24 courses)

All books, cases and course materials

Two trips to Phoenix, Arizona USA (airfare,

campus dorm room, meals, and activities)

One trip to an interim seminar on location

(airfare to destination not included)

Graduation regalia and fees

Note: Annual, term and monthly payment plans are available.


The 21-month program curriculum covers basic and advanced global business topics, cross-cultural negotiation and

communications, and a variety of global issues from a Latin American perspective. These new management skills are delivered

to you through a lock-step curriculum, meaning that students progress together through the program, taking courses in a

prescribed sequence. Students who drop out of the sequence must restart their coursework with a subsequent class.


August 7: Fly to Phoenix, Arizona USA

August 8-9: Orientation at Thunderbird Campus

August 9-14: Global Business Leadership for the 21st Century (3)

August 15: Fly Home

TERM 1 - FALL 2010

September 3-4, 17-18 October 1-2, 15-16, 29-30 November 12-13, 26-27 Finals: December 3-4

Cross-Cultural Communication for International Managers (2) Business Communications for Executives (2)

Fundamentals of Macroeconomics (1.5)* Fundamentals of Microeconomics (1.5)*

*Waivable Courses: Microeconomics (1.5) and Macroeconomics (1.5)

TERM 2 - WINTER 2011

January 14-15, 28-29 February 11-12, 25-26 March 11-12, 25-26 April 8-9 Finals: April 15-16

Global Political Economy (2) International Negotiation and Bargaining (2)

Accounting Fundamentals (1.5) Financial Accounting (1.5)

One week trip: either May 8-14 or May 15-21


International Business Interim (1) – Destination options may include: Dubai, Geneva, or Tokyo

TERM 3 - SUMMER 2011

May 27-28 June 10-11, 24-25 July 8-9, 22-23 August 5-6, 19-20 Finals: August 26-27

Competing through Strategy (1.5) Competing through People (1.5)

Managerial Accounting (1.5) Profit Planning (1.5)

Fundamentals of Managerial Finance (2)

TERM 4 - FALL 2011

September 9-10, 30 October 1, 14-15, 28-29 November 11-12, 25-26 December 9-10 Finals: December 16-17

Advanced Managerial Finance (3) Global Economics (1.5)

International Trade (1.5) Regional Business Environment in North America (2)

TERM 5 - WINTER 2012

January 20-21 February 3-4, 17-18 March 2-3, 16-17, 30-31 April 20-21 Finals: April 27-28

International Marketing Management (3) Production and Operations Management (3)

Regional Business Environment in Latin America (2)


June 9: Fly to Phoenix, Arizona, USA

June 10-14: Latin American Business Leadership for the 21st Century (3)

June 15: Ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona


Note: We reserve the right to modify this schedule.


Global MBA for Latin American Managers students begin the program with a nine-day, on-site seminar at the Thunderbird

Global students. Global alumni.

Global MBA students come to the program from all over the world for a unique joint degree experience that blends

high-tech learning with high-touch instruction. Their cultures, backgrounds and ambitions exemplify the global

mindset both common and unique to those who join this program. Once graduated, these individuals continue

to pursue their global passions – putting their world-class degree to work for them.

Student Body Profile

Current Enrollment

2010/2011: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303

Male/Female: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72%/28%

Average Age: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 years

Professional Experience: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 years

Program Graduates (to date) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,317

Class of 2010-2011 Average Test Scores

PAEP/GMAT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 628/593

TOEFL:Computer/Written/Internet . . . . . 250 /600/100

Undergraduate Majors:

Engineering Sciences: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51%

Business Administration: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45%

Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

Countries Represented:

Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia,

Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, France,

Germany, Guatemala, India, Israel, Mexico, Nicaragua,

Peru, South Korea, Spain, United States, and Venezuela


campus in Glendale, Arizona and reunite midway through the program to participate in a one-week, on location seminar.

“Before beginning the Global MBA for Latin

American Managers program, I wondered how

I would be able to juggle my studies along

with my job and other commitments. During

the program, I realize that we not only had a

manageable schedule and workload but, that

we are on a path to success.””

—Arjan K. Shahani Moreno, Class of 2009

Chief of Corporate Communications

Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, Monterrey, Mexico


Thunderbird faculty like Dr. Kishore Dash deliver an invigorating learning experience for participants.

World-class professors

The character of great business schools is synonymous with their great thinkers, teachers and writers

who originate new ideas and perspectives and inspire a global following in their fields. The Global MBA

faculty is recognized for innovative teaching methods, global best business practices and groundbreaking

research, as well as commentary and viewpoints on the global business scene. They are:

Global thought leaders from countries throughout the world. Most faculty have extensive

professional experience working and living internationally, which they incorporate into

their teaching.

Real-world consultants who are highly sought after to help companies worldwide remain

competitive in rapidly evolving global markets.

Published authors/academics who write about the future of global business through

a stream of thought-provoking books, articles, guest lectures, blogs and more.

Contributors to Thunderbird’s thought leadership community forum at


A world apart from the average MBA

The Global MBA program is by no means just another

distance learning MBA. Top-notch Thunderbird and

Tecnológico de Monterrey faculty bring proven tactics and

valuable insight into every lesson. Plus, you will learn from

your peers too. This program offers the finest assembly of

professionals who bring to class the most diverse views

on current events — and the greatest experience in Latin

American issues faced day-to-day in their jobs. No other

distance learning MBA offers as much.

“The Global MBA’s one-week international interim seminar included a visit to the

World Trade Organization’s headquarters in Geneva. The opportunity to see the

organization in action was an experience that I always dreamed of having.”

—Antonio Peredo Arenas, Class of 2010

Santa Fe, Mexico Campus

World-class alumni

Nothing symbolizes the Global MBA more than its alumni themselves. They are global business leaders

representing both Thunderbird and Tecnológico de Monterrey every day by their words and deeds. Most

significant is the impression each of them leaves on those whose lives they touch. This impression is

one of extraordinary business acumen, integrity, and a global mindset that is unparalleled in graduate

business education. To date, over 1,300 alumni have completed this elite program.

In just three short years, while earning his MBA from the

joint Thunderbird-Tecnológico de Monterrey program

at the Santa Fe campus in Mexico, Echeverria made four

significant professional leaps. He credits the Global MBA

for the swift career advancement and marketable skill set.

“Since day one, I was able to translate my school learning

into my job,” he says.

—Rodrigo Echeverria, Class of 2006

Senior Operations Manager for Teletech’s U.S. Embassy account


Originating Sites

Current Sites

Future Sites


Los Angeles, USA

Phoenix, USA (Thunderbird)


•Miami, Florida

Monterrey, Mexico (Tecnológico de Monterrey)

Leon, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico • •

Mexico City, Mexico

San Salvador, El Salvador • Panama City, Panama

San Jose, Costa Rica

Bogota, Colombia •

•Lima, Peru

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Thunderbird is consistently ranked #1 in international

business by leading global publications

(Financial Times 2009, U.S. News & World Report

2010). Thunderbird’s Distance Learning MBA is

ranked #7 in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit

2008). In 2009, AmericaEconomia ranked

Thunderbird #9 among the best business schools

in the world (outside of Latin America).

Expansión ranked Tecnológico de Monterrey’s

EGADE Monterrey as the number one school of

business in Mexico for four consecutive years and

a top ranked MBA program in Latin America

according to AméricaEconomía


Dr. Humberto “Bert” Valencia

1 Global Place

Glendale, AZ 85306-6000

Tel: +1 602 978-7535

Fax: +1 602 978-7874


Dr. Miguel Moreno Tripp

Av. Eugenio Garza Sada Sur 2501

64849 Monterrey, N. L., México

Tel: (52 81) 8358-1400 ext. 6161

Fax: (52 81) 8358-1400 ext. 6176

Cover photo: Rodrigo Vallejo, Class of 2010, Bogota, Colombia campus

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