Overview

Thunderbird’s accelerated master program offers an accelerated pathway for Arizona State University (ASU) immersion undergraduate students to obtain a Master of Global Management degree in only one year after a student’s undergraduate graduation.

Choose one or two specialty concentrations from Global Business, Digital Transformation, Data Science (all STEM Designated) to Global Affairs, Health Solutions, Public Policy, and more. Our one-of-a-kind Global Challenge Lab takes you into the field for a real-world, client-facing practical group project, and you immediately get linked to a worldwide network of 46,000 Thunderbird alumni across 140+ countries!

This full-time accelerated graduate program prepares students with the skills necessary to lead diverse, international teams in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Through the 4+1 accelerated program, pair your ASU undergraduate degree with a Master of Global Management from Thunderbird and broaden your global mindset, your global skillset, and your global marketability--all through just one additional year of study.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

What is an MGM?
flip icon

flip icon
What is a Master of Global Management?

A degree at the intersection of global business, public policy and international affairs

Explore how the MGM's core curriculum overlaps with these three key areas, and how its concentrations and applied learning opportunities earn it the #1 ranking in the world.

Learn More  

Why Thunderbird?
flip icon

flip icon
Why Thunderbird for Degree?

We are a global network of future-ready leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs

innovating across the private and public sectors to advance inclusive and sustainable prosperity worldwide.

Learn More  

Who Should Attend?

  • ASU students enrolled in full-immersion campus degree programs
  • Diverse students that all have a desire to access the global marketplace in the industry of choice
  • ASU undergrads who want to obtain a global view of organizations and who want to add globally-focused projects, a foreign language, travel, and complementary global business skills to their resume to expand their job opportunities in more than one country
  • Applicants who are pursuing a foreign language, participating in a study abroad program, or demonstrating an ability to thrive in cross-cultural environments should apply

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge curriculum of the MGM includes 18 hours of course credits, 6 credits overseas applied consulting lab, 24 elective credits for concentrations and languages, and a one-credit for career development.

Use 12 of your 24 elective credits to earn one of seventeen different concentrations, or design your own. Use the other 12 elective credits to learn a second language, take additional courses within your concentration, or earn a second concentration.

Course Credits Dates
TGM 506 Communicating and Negotiating Across Cultures 3  
TGM 557 Global Marketing and Data Analytics 3  
TGM 545 Global Leadership and Strategy 3  
TGM 515 Navigating Global and Regional Business Environments 3  
TGM 517 Global Accounting and Financial Management 3  
TGM 586 Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business 3  
TGM 597 Thunderbird Personal Leadership Development 1  
TGM 596 Thunderbird Experiential Practicum (Global Challenge Lab) 6  

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Over 96% of our MGM students receive financial assistance

Program Costs

Students pay their regular undergraduate tuition while still enrolled in their senior year. By accelerating your master's program in a single year after graduation, you will save time and money by graduating with a single additional years of graduate study.

Fees USD ($)
Senior Year of Undergrad No additional costs for graduate-level courses
Graduate Tuition $53,000 (USD)

 

Our Faculty & Campus

Faculty Highlights

Thunderbird Exec Director and Professor Doug Guthrie

Doug Guthrie

Executive Director of Thunderbird China and Professor
Thunderbird Associate Dean and Professor Seigyoung Auh

Seigyoung Auh

Associate Dean of Research, Professor of Global Marketing & Research Faculty, Center for Services Leadership
Thunderbird Professor Richard Ettenson

Richard Ettenson

Professor and Kieckhefer Fellow in Global Marketing and Brand Strategy
Thunderbird Associate Dean, Faculty and Administration Mary Teagarden

Mary Teagarden

Deputy Dean - Faculty & Administration, Professor of Global Strategy & Editor, Thunderbird International Business Review
Thunderbird Senior Associate Dean Lena Booth

Lena Booth

Senior Associate Dean of International Academic Partnerships
Thunderbird Clinical Associate Professor Denis LeClerc

Denis Leclerc

Clinical Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication and Global Negotiations
Thunderbird Professor Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson

Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor

Our Campus

We wanted to give every student the resources to change the world so we built the most technologically advanced educational headquarters on the planet. Learn a new language in our immersive VR language lab, visualize and interpret data using AI in our global decision theater, and connect with our global community using the latest in immersive and virtual communications.

Take a Tour

Requirements & Deadlines

Application Requirements

Entry requirements of the Accelerated 4+1 MGM include:

  • Good standing with Arizona State University
  • Cumulative of 3.0 GPA (GMAT or GRE required)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher (no GMAT or GRE required)
  • International experience (preferred)
    • Submission of the online application, including
      • Resume documenting professional and academic history
      • 1 essay answering an application question
      • Contact information for 1 professional or academic reference
      • Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Admissions interview(s), if applicable

Application Deadlines

Apply as soon as possible for priority admissions and financial aid consideration.

Deadline Dates
Early Consideration Deadline October 30th
First-round Deadline November 30th
Second-round Deadline January 30th
Third-round and international student deadline March 30th
Final Deadline June 25th

 

Apply to this program

Two Thunderbird School of Global Management students smiling while looking at a laptop together.

Need help finding the right program?

Answer a few brief questions and allow Thunderbird's virtual assistant to find the right program for you.

Request more information

By clicking "Submit" I consent to Thunderbird School of Global Management using the information above to contact me regarding my programs of interest and provide any other information I request. If you are in the European Union or another country or state that has adopted the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) or similar privacy protection, please also read the ASU European Supplement to ASU's Privacy Statement