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NOTE: All Available Application Fee Waivers for 2018 Have Been Distributed.

Applying for graduate school is a big deal. We understand that. Applying to Thunderbird School of Global Management is a really big deal. In 1946, Thunderbird became the world's first-ever graduate business school to focus exclusively on training students for success in international leadership and management.

Thunderbird embraced the globalization of business early—and being first set us ahead of our graduate school competition. Now, you have the same opportunity.


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Be one of the first 50 students to apply to one of our fall 2018 graduate programs and we will waive your application fee. Simply complete the short form on this page to request your waiver. An enrollment counselor will contact you with details and walk you through the application process. Before you know it, you'll be on your way to a Thunderbird education.

Specialized Global Management Degrees

Thunderbird's specialized master's degrees deliver a cutting-edge, practical education in regional business, cross-cultural relations and geo-political considerations, preparing you to do business anywhere in the world.

Master of Global Management

Master of Global Management

This renowned master's degree delivers an in-depth education in global management, specialized training in every business discipline from an international perspective, and hands-on, real-world experiences that prepare you to lead worldwide.

Master of Arts in Global Affairs & Management

Master of Arts in Global Affairs & Management

This innovative degree blends specialized cross-training in international affairs with a broad-stroke education in global management to prepare students for global careers focused on changing lives, communities and circumstances for the better.


Online Master of Global Management

Online Master of Global Management

This convenient online degree, taught by the same faculty in our traditional programs, brings Thunderbird's premier Master of Global Management into a digital learning environment, while offering optional face-to-face components on campus or abroad.

Executive Master of Global Management - Arizona Cohort

Executive Master of Global Management

Blending in-person classroom education and onsite global seminars, this program is designed for the busy executive. You'll meet every other weekend on the Thunderbird campus and travel abroad as a cohort.



Thunderbird is a unit of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise

In 2014, Thunderbird School of Global Management became a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise. Together with ASU, Thunderbird offers you access to the extensive resources and support of Arizona’s most prominent university—with the specialized attention and intimate atmosphere of a boutique college.

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