Published Date 13/06/2023 01:48 PM

Maarif Education launches its first entrepreneurship summer program in collaboration with Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Maarif Education continues increasing its offering of outstanding educational programs to students by launching the first program of its kind throughout Saudi Arabia. Maarif has unveiled this year’s summer program in partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management (Thunderbird) at Arizona State University (ASU) in the United States. The six-week program for entrepreneurs will be held in Arizona from June 12 to July 22, 2022.
The program teaches and trains high school students to build a business and develop entrepreneurial skills. It aims to cultivate a generation of qualified entrepreneurs and instructors utilizing the latest strategies from experts in the field. Maarif Education believes in the advantages of this program, including training delivered by the most qualified experts from the best educational institutions in the United States of America, within a varied program that includes lectures, workshops, and practical activities. Students will have the chance to meet with entrepreneurs to learn from their experiences. This program will also provide an opportunity to meet students from different countries and backgrounds to develop their multicultural understanding.
Throughout the six-week program, students will work on identifying and developing solutions to some of today’s challenges faced both in their home countries and in the world. Each day, students will engage with a problem-based learning curriculum and apply their knowledge to solve the challenges they have chosen as their subject of study.
In addition to preparing students for higher education and supporting university applications, individuals will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive educational experience that embeds the concepts and fundamentals of international management. It will also develop their entrepreneurial skills to succeed in local and global labor markets using their understanding of the fundamentals of international business, such as international marketing, consulting, human resources, entrepreneurship, and much more.
“For the past 50 years, Maarif has been working towards achieving its vision of improving the educational outcomes of students in Saudi Arabia and preparing them for the future by offering world-class development programs and playing a central role in the development of the educational sector in line with the 2030 vision of the Kingdom,” stated Maarif Education’s CEO.
“We are pleased to partner with Maarif Education to continue our mission of empowering and influencing global leaders and managers who maximize the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for business, government, and sustained property worldwide,” stated Thunderbird Director General and Dean.
 About Maarif Education
 Over its more than 50-year history, Maarif has influenced the lives of tens of thousands of families across Saudi Arabia through strong national and international education offered through Manarat Schools, Al Faisaliah Schools, Green Hills International Schools, Noor Al Islam Schools, and GEMS Saudi International Schools.
Maarif strives to achieve academic excellence, providing its students with an exceptional learning environment and holistic experience. It enables them to become effective and influential leaders in their societies with a progressive global perspective while maintaining a proud Saudi identity.
Maarif leads the development of the Kingdom's school education sector, utilizing global best practices and standards fully aligned with and supporting the achievement of Vision 2030.
Maarif currently operates 13 educational institutions across the Kingdom, with 74 national and international kindergartens, primary, intermediate, and high schools for girls and boys, providing services to 20,000 students and employing more than 2,200 staff.
About Thunderbird School of Global Management
Thunderbird School of Global Management is a unit of the Arizona State University Enterprise. For more than 75 years, Thunderbird has been the vanguard of global leadership, management, and business education, for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are much more than a school. Thunderbird is a worldwide network of future-ready leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs innovating across the private and public sectors to advance inclusive and sustainable prosperity worldwide. To learn more, visit