ASU-Thunderbird M&A: The Learning Curve

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer Founded in 1946, Thunderbird has been highly regarded for its leadership in management and business education. After struggling financially in the early 2010s, Thunderbird was for sale, and Arizona State University stepped in. In December 2014 Thunderbird became part of one of the largest universities in the country. The reasons […]

What Does ASU Have to Offer? Free Services and Schedule of Upcoming Events

By: Emma Livingston, Staff Writer Now that Thunderbird has joined forces with ASU, T-Bird students have access to a vast network of ASU campuses and events. Getting to ASU is easy thanks to the free car shuttle service, Ruby Ride, that takes students from the Thunderbird campus to ASU West. One of the highlights of […]

Walmart International Challenge

By: Emma Livingston, Staff Writer The Challenge: Assemble a diverse team and, in just eight short days, create both a cogent strategy to enhance Walmart Store’s Millennial online shopping share and a persuasive presentation to convince a panel of judges from Walmart that your team’s strategy is the best. On February 11, 2015, ten teams […]

The “Sun Bird” Tradeoff: An ASU Merger Update

By, Rick Beitman In the ongoing saga that is the Thunderbird and ASU merger, the Chicago-based Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the accrediting body for both institutions, has approved the linkup. In a November 24 e-mail, Thunderbird President Dr. Penley and ASU Deputy Provost Dr. Mark Searle informed students of the integration of Thunderbird School of […]

Weekly Update for 8/11/14

Dear students, I hope you have had a good week.  This week’s update starts with some thoughts I wanted to share with you in response to feedback I’ve received from a number of students. As we all know, this is a time of change for Thunderbird, and I know this has been difficult for you […]