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Thunderbird Business School

Essay Questions for 2014-2015 / Class of 2017

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for Thunderbird's MBA program.  

Early Decision: October 30, 2014
Round 1 Deadline: November 30, 2014
Round 2 Deadline: January 30, 2015
Round 3 Deadline: March 30, 2015
Round 4 Deadline: May 30, 2015


Essay(s) are required for admissions consideration for all Thunderbird programs. These personal essay(s) allow you to share your thoughts, values and ideas on the world of global business - and explore how earning a Thunderbird degree can position you for success in this environment.

Thunderbird Essay A. Thunderbird's mission is "We educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide." State your personal mission and how it is aligned with Thunderbird. Explain how you developed your personal mission, either from your own life experiences, or by the examples of others. (Limit 500 words)
Thunderbird Essay B (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.) To help ensure successful processing, please include a file extension (e.g. essay.doc) and limit the size of uploaded files to 5.0 MB.
Thunderbird Scholarship Essay (Optional). Required only for those interested in being considered for scholarships. Personal Scholarship Statement: In 200 words or less, please explain why you believe that you should be considered for financial assistance from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Include both need and merit factors in your response.

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.

Visit the Thunderbird admissions website for more application information.