Executive Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management

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For busy mid-career professionals in Washington D.C.

12-month program | Every other Friday & Saturday

  • Study at the intersection of global business and global public policy


  • Learn to lead across geographies, cultures and sectors


  • Develop a digital global mindset and a unique combination of 21st century hard and soft skills


  • Manage disruptive innovation, digital transformation, collaborative problem-solving and sustainable solutions



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What our alumni say

"If you're an American and you think you have all the answers, think again, join the Thunderbird Family and expand your global horizon...You are never too old, too experienced or too busy to join the Thunderbird Family. I enrolled in the EMAGAM program 25 years after earning my MA in International Studies from a top tier program west of the Mississippi."


- James E., 2020

  USA

"The professors are super helpful and worry about your learning process. They are open and request constructive feedback on how they can provide a better course experience. During the pandemic, the professors adapted the face-to-face class to online classes quite quickly and with high quality."


- Luciana P., 2020

  Brazil

"This program is unique in equipping modern diplomats with 21st-century skill sets and policy tools that balance strategic thinking with agility, enhance global leadership competencies and system thinking capabilities and the capacity to develop multi-stakeholders’ partnerships by leveraging world networks in order to advance the common good."


- Tarek B. Y., 2020

  Tunisia

Globally Focused. Future-Ready.

Earn a master's from the world's top global leadership and management school in an accelerated format and immediately put your newly-acquired skills to work while leveraging Thunderbird's global network of over 45,000 global alumni

A world-renowned faculty of academics & practitioners

This one-year program allows students to earn a master's from the world's top global leadership and management school in an accelerated format with world-renowned academics and practitioners with in-depth experience across fields and industries.

Prof. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Practice & former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Dept.

International Organization: The Craft of Global Networks in Global Affairs: Understanding the basic principles of network theory as applied to the design, development, and management of networks involving business, NGOs, and government.

Prof. Mark Esposito, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor of Global Shifts & author of The AI Republic

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Understanding how the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be the new overarching narrative of how labor, planetary challenges and ethical boundaries will redefine our society indelibly.

Prof. Ann Florini, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor & former Senior Fellow at Brookings

Globalization 4.0: Global Affairs in the 21st Century: An overview of the major trends of the 21st century providing insights into what it means to live in an era of growing complexity, what we know about how such complex systems behave, and how to manage under conditions of great uncertainty.  

Prof. Landry Signé, Ph.D.

Professor & Senior Director for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0 Center

Agile Governance, Emerging Technologies, and Strategic Multistakeholder Collaboration during the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0: A systematic account of the study of leadership, agility, and decision-making processes in public and private organizations, including the role of business and disruptive innovations.

The Thunderbird Difference

Global and multinational school

With more than 44 nationalities represented in the current student body, and a global network of 20 Regional Centers of Excellence by 2025, Thunderbird is the first truly global multinational leadership and management school. 

Leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

New technologies are fusing the physical, biological and digital worlds, fundamentally altering the way we live and work. In this new paradigm, organizations need a different type of global leader.

Transdisciplinary training 

Tremendous resources available throughout Arizona State University's Enterprise offer relevant training across a wide spectrum of disciplines, empowering global leaders to harness the transformative power of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

Digital global mindset

Thunderbird empowers global leaders to understand and influence individuals, groups and organizations across cultures using the digital tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

OUR ALUMNI ARE IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ACROSS THE PRIVATE, PUBLIC AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT SECTORS

Ramon Laguarta '86

Luis Alberto Moreno '88

Bob Dudley '79

Kim Williams '92

Soraya Hakuziyaremye '05

Group CEO, BP

CEO, PepsiCo

Executive VP & CFO, Warner Brothers

Minister of Trade & Industry, Rwanda

CEO, PepsiCo

President, Inter-American Development Bank

FORGE YOUR OWN PATH

Your degree, your way.

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Choose from two concentrations to hone in on the specialty that will build the foundation for your career as a global leader.

Global Public Policy
Building cross-cultural leaders who are shaping global public policy.

Global Business

Creating leaders who are forever changing the world's global business affairs.

Start paving the path that's best for you by learning more about the EMGAM program today.

By submitting my information, I consent to ASU contacting me about educational services using automated calls, prerecorded voice messages, SMS/text messages or email at the information provided above. Message and data rates may apply. Consent is not required to receive services, and I may call Thunderbird directly at +1-602-496-7100. I consent to ASU’s mobile terms and conditions, and Privacy Statements, including the European Supplement.

Thunderbird School of Global Management

400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 900

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-496-7000