Thunderbird School of Global Management has once again been ranked No. 1 in International Business by the Financial Times in its annual worldwide ranking of full-time MBA programs.

This is the sixth year the Financial Times has included an International Business specialty in its annual look at the world’s best MBA programs, and Thunderbird has landed the No. 1 spot every year. This year, the school ranked ahead of University of South Carolina (Moore), Hult International Business School, Insead, and Georgetown University (McDonough).

“From Davos to Oakland and places in between, the world is demanding a new kind of global leader,” said Thunderbird President Ángel Cabrera. “People around the globe are beginning to realize what Thunderbird has known for 65 years — that we need more men and women who combine global mindset, enterprising spirit and global citizenship to move nations, businesses and communities forward in times of change.”

With its unique mission and vision in the world of business schools, Thunderbird School of Global Management consistently sets itself apart from other schools in the International Business category. It has been one of the foremost advocates of business ethics, corporate responsibility, and professional integrity for business school graduates and managers worldwide. In 2004, well before the global financial crisis took hold, it became the first graduate business school in the world to challenge students to adhere to a professional Oath of Honor to guide their careers. The school also played a key part in developing the United Nations Global Compact “Principles for Responsible Management Education,” or PRME, which serve to strengthen the role of business schools in promoting ethics and corporate social responsibility.

In addition to its No. 1 ranking for International Business, Thunderbird made the Financial Times’ general list of the top providers of full-time MBA programs. The school is ranked No. 89 on the top-100 list of schools around the world.

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