Thunderbird School of Global Management


For Fall 2012 Entry

Round 3

Deadline: March 30, 2012 (Recommended final deadline for international students)

Final Round

Deadline: May 10, 2012

For Spring 2013 Entry

Round 1

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Round 2

Deadline: August 30, 2012 (Recommended final deadline for international students)

Round 3

Deadline: November 10, 2012


Three personal essays

1. What international / cross-cultural background will you bring to Thunderbird and how will those past experiences add

value to your classmates and to your future management assignment? (Please limit response to 1,500 words)

2. What are your short and long-term career objectives; how and why will a Thunderbird degree, combined with your past

educational and professional experiences, enable you to achieve these objectives? (Please limit response to 1,500


3. At Thunderbird, we recognize management as a true profession and that education confers not only knowledge and

skills, but also a responsibility to use those skills for the betterment of society. Acceptance to Thunderbird therefore

signifies the joining of a community with shared values that are captured in our graduation pledge, the "Thunderbird

Professional Oath of Honor". After reading the pledge, please respond to either option 1 or 2 below. (Please limit

response to 1,500 words.)

4. Optional: Is there anything that you think the Admissions Committee should know which you feel has not been

covered? If your credentials and essays represent you clearly and fairly, do not feel obligated to answer this question.

(Please limit response to 1,500 words.)

5. Optional, required essay only for those interested in being considered for scholarships: Please explain why

you believe that you would be a strong candidate for a Thunderbird Scholarship. If you know the name of the

scholarship for which you would like to be considered, please include this in your essay. If you are unsure, Thunderbird

will match your profile to scholarship funds that are available for you. Your answer MUST be under one page in length.


Two letters of recommendation



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