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Thunderbird School of Global Management to move to downtown Phoenix campus

The school’s new building is slated to open in downtown Phoenix in 2021

Downtown Phoenix new home to Global Management School

An artist's rendering displays the Thunderbird School of Global Management's new building located near ASU's downtown Phoenix campus. The Thunderbird School will be home to the Thunderbird Investor Network.

The Thunderbird School of Global Management will be moving to Arizona State University's downtown Phoenix campus next to the Beus Center for Law and Society, according to a University spokesman. 

The school, which is currently located in Glendale, will move to the new building downtown upon its expected completion in 2021.

The building will sit between First and Second streets, becoming the sixth college based on the downtown Phoenix campus, according to a University press release. 

“Locating Thunderbird with other ASU schools and departments on the Downtown Phoenix campus will provide greater community embeddedness and enhanced resources for Thunderbird students and faculty,” ASU President Michael Crow said in a press release Tuesday. “This move also brings Thunderbird closer to other university schools and departments and to the private- and public-sector forces in downtown Phoenix that are engaged in international business and non-profit organizational activity.”

The Thunderbird School of Global Management offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Global Management and certificates varying from Global Finance to Global Trade and Commerce.

ASU merged with Thunderbird in December 2014, providing Thunderbird students the same resources as ASU students and integrating Thunderbird’s graduate programs into ASU.  

“This is an incredible opportunity for Thunderbird to broaden its mission and have an even greater impact on students and the businesses and organizations with which the school partners,” said Allen Morrison, CEO and director general of Thunderbird, in a press release. 

Editor’s note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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