If you're interested in pursuing an advanced degree in the sunny Southwest, Arizona is home to a variety of graduate programs with high earning potential for alumni. The PayScale College Salary Report has salary data for several graduate programs in Arizona.
The Thunderbird School of Global Management is a unique business school program. It is technically described as a "unit" of Arizona State University, but has partnered with private industry to operate independently. It has been around with different names since the 1940s and has produced a number of noteworthy American business titans, including former Morgan Stanley chairman Walid Chammah, BP CEO Bob Dudley, and Luis Alberto Moreno, who is the current president of the Inter-American Development Bank as well as the former Ambassador of Colombia to the United States.