A world-class education from two top-ranked universities
“As a Global MBA student, you will transform your life. You will acquire new competencies as a global leader that prepare you to face the challenges of a new global reality. Through advanced technologies that lead interaction among students from different countries, you will develop leading managerial skills and practices to increase your personal and team effectiveness to be successful in a complex business world. This development is crystalized through both an MBA degree from two top-ranked universities and an unforgettable academic experience in a multicultural environment.”
— Rosario B. Toro Palacios, Ph.D.
Tecnológico de Monterrey Global MBA Director
Innovative partnership, unparalleled opportunities
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. Through the use of live satellite broadcasting, local class facilitation and virtual interaction, students in Tecnológico de Monterrey and Thunderbird’s joint Global MBA program receive a world-class education and learn to succeed in a global business market. You can earn a joint degree from these top-ranked universities without interrupting your current job responsibilities or family and personal life.
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Tecnológico de Monterrey System is a private institution integrated by four main entities: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Universidad TecVirtual, Universidad Tec Milenio, and Tec Salud. The Tecnológico de Monterrey System has 70 campuses throughout Mexico with currently more than 140,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and more than 270,000 alumni. With the objective to focus strategies and resources, the Tecnológico de Monterrey System has developed different schools in specific research areas such as Business (EGADE Business School), Public Administration (EGAP), Education (EGE) and Engineering (EIA, EID), among others. Tecnológico de Monterrey is the best-known school in Mexico with highly renowned and innovative programs in engineering, business and public management. Tecnológico de Monterrey has 69 years of education experience in Mexico, Latin America and the world. The Global MBA program is delivered through Universidad TecVirtual of the Tecnológico de Monterrey System, which has been a pioneer in quality distance education in Latin America for over 22 years.
TecVirtual University and Global MBA are accredited, with the highest score, by CIEES – Comités Interinstitucionales para la Evaluación de la Educación Superior, A.C , and Tecnológico de Monterrey is accredited by SACS - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
“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 be a successful global leader. The world-class degree, executive-based schedule and an affordable investment are priceless to your professional growth.”
— Humberto “Bert” Valencia, Ph.D. Vice President for Distance Learning Programs
of Global Management
As the world’s # 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.
Committed to giving students the management skills to drive business forward and the cross-cultural relations skills to succeed in international markets, Thunderbird’s curriculum is taught from a 100% global perspective by world-class faculty with extensive academic and professional expertise. As a result, students emerge from Thunderbird with the knowledge and ability to lead in today’s global marketplace – and a well-honed global mindset that sets them apart from the competition.
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.
With 40,000 alumni in 148 nations around the globe, Thunderbird’s robust alumni network welcomes students from day one – and is a resource for professional, personal and community support that is unmatched in the B-school marketplace.
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
Through the course of the Global MBA 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 combined to bring you a world-class education. Discussion groups and other asynchronous Web-based interactions also occur throughout the term.
The Global MBA program offers the finest assembly of student 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. The program positions you for success in the new global economy by providing hands-on instruction in business from every angle. The 22-month program curriculum is delivered in lock-step sequence, meaning that students progress together through the program, taking courses in a prescribed order.
• 43.5 credit hours
• Basic and advanced global business strategy, management and leadership • Cross-cultural and executive business communication
• International relations with a focus on global and Latin American business issues • Case studies for applied learning throughout the program
• Classes held every other Friday afternoon and all day Saturday
• Effective global managers must speak fluent English, therefore all classes in the program are taught in English.
“I never imagined that I could pursue my Global MBA without interrupting my job responsibilities, activities and personal life. However, I was amazed with the flexible schedule this program offers. Thanks to the world-class education of the Global MBA program, I know I will succeed in a global business environment.”
—Lucina Zazueta, Class of 2014 Campus Santa Fé, Mexico
Recent classes have included students from:
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany,
Guatemala, Holland, Honduras, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama,
Peru, Spain, United States and Venezuela
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 degrees to work for them in corporations and entities around the globe.
Average Age 32 years Professional Experience 8 years PAEP/GMAT Average Scores 630 / 583 TOEFL 600 / 250 / 100
Undergraduate Majors: Gender:
Enrollment Engineering Sciences 52% Male 60% Business Admin 43% Female 40% Other 5% 2 4
Phoenix, USA (Thunderbird)
êMonterrey, Mexico (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
MEXICO Originating Sites Current Sites Future Sites l Miami, Florida Lima, Peru l Guadalajara, Mexico l
l Panama City, Panama
Interactive delivery connects curriculum and participants
The combination of live satellite broadcasts, local class facilitation and virtual interaction provides for a campus environment that encourages you to interact with your classmates and faculty on a regular basis from any location that is convenient for you.
êMexico City, Mexico
Bogota, Colombia l
l Houston, Texas
l San Jose, Costa Rica
Interims: A world apart from the average MBA
The Global MBA program differentiates itself through regional business environment seminars. Students experience a one-week study-abroad seminar where they gain a first-hand perspective of regional business environments by visiting local companies, participating in lectures and presentations and taking cultural trips to historic and local sites. In addition, the Global MBA includes two one-week, on-location sessions – one at the beginning and one at the end of the program, featuring a final seminar and graduation ceremony.
Destinations vary with each class.
Faculty: Learning from the leaders
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 ground-breaking 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.
“ We focus specifically on sharpening global business leadership skills necessary for these students to take a leadership position in their organization after graduation.”
—Kishore Dash, Ph.D.
Nothing symbolizes the Global MBA more than its alumni. They are global business leaders representing both Thunderbird and Tecnológico de Monterrey every day through 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. Following the program, Global MBA graduates go on to contribute greatly to their organizations’ global presence, strategy and success — using the skills and tools they honed during their joint degree studies. To date, more than 1,700 alumni have completed this elite program.
Class of ‘06 Class of ‘10 Class of ‘06
Class of ‘02 Class of ‘07 Class of ‘00
Invest in yourself with the Global MBA
In today’s competitive global marketplace, traditional business skills are not enough. To succeed, leaders need truly global management skills, cross-cultural relations aptitude, regional business environment awareness and a commitment to corporate social responsibility. Thunderbird and Tecnológico de Monterrey’s renowned Global MBA offers exactly that, preparing students for the demands and opportunities of the modern global economy. It’s an investment in yourself and the future of business worldwide.
Are you ready to begin your global journey? Apply today!Tuition includes:
• Fees for program coursework (22 courses) • All books, cases and course materials
• Two on-site seminars including room, meals and activities (airfare is not included) • One global interim seminar on location (airfare is not included)
Thunderbird is consistently ranked #1 in international business by leading global publications (Financial Times, U.S. News & World
Report). Thunderbird’s Distance Learning MBA is
ranked among the top 5 in the world by
The Economist with our alumni network ranking
#1 for “internationalism of alumni” and #2 for “potential to network.”
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Tecnológico de Monterrey is ranked by employers as the #1 university of Latin America (QS University Rankings Latin America 2012), and among the top 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2012). Additionally,
the “Emerging/Trendence Global Employability Ranking 2011” placed Tecnológico de Monterrey as
the #2 most frequently mentioned Latin American university by Presidents and CEOs; and “Educamericas” ranked Universidad TecVirtual as
the #3 best business and online school among Spain and Latin America (2011).