Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management: Creative Industries
The Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management with a concentration in Creative Industries (MAGAM-CI) is for creatives seeking the skills of management, and managers seeking the craft of creativity. It is designed for individuals pursuing global leadership and management careers in Film/Television/New Media, Music, AR/VR/XR, Gaming, Design, Dance, Fashion, Theatre, the Arts, Themed & Location-Based Entertainment, and Sports.
This 11-month graduate degree program delivers leadership and management fundamentals for success across sectors (business, non-profit, and government) as well as a digital global mindset and holistic approach to the creative industries. Balancing the need for both a cohort experience and convenience, the MAGAM-CI uses a hybrid mix of in-person classes with synchronous and asynchronous online classes.
In addition to hard and soft skills needed to navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution (i.e. Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Data Analytics, Negotiation, Cross-Cultural Communication, etc.), students walk away with an understanding of how creativity really works. Students attain a comprehensive set of practices that fosters generative and sustainable innovation and implementation geared towards opportunity recognition within tomorrow’s increasingly cross-border and trans-industry marketplace. The program prioritizes industry immersion in every class and focuses on the nexus of art and commerce. Creativity for managers and management for creatives.
This program is delivered in a hybrid model with courses delivered at the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles, Thunderbird's Global Headquarters in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, and online.
Fall 2021 Class Profile
- Art History
- Sound Recording Technology
- Fashion Communication
- Film and Television
- Design Studies
- Film and Media Production
- Arizona State University
- DePaul University
- University of California Irvine
- Loyola University Chicago
- University of Arizona
- Texas A&M
- College of the Holy Cross
- Reyerson University Toronto
Who Should Attend?
- Early to mid-stage professionals who are pursuing careers in the global creative industries and seeking next level training and opportunities.
- Creative-minded individuals looking to accelerate their careers by attaining a global management mindset.
- Business-minded individuals looking to leverage a deeper understanding of creative practices or shift to a creative career.
- Aspiring leaders in the global creative industries including arts organizations, public and not-for-profit, who seek practical skillsets (finance, accounting, marketing) to advance professionally.
This one-of-a-kind program boasts an innovative 30-credit curriculum designed for creatives interested in refining their management skills, or management professionals interested in the creative fields.
|TGM575: Global Affairs: Finding Your Way in the Global Creative Industries||3|
|HDA521: Counting Arts & Culture in the Global Creative Industries||3|
|TGM506: Communicating & Negotiating Across Cultures in Global Creative Industries||3|
|TGM545: Leadership & Strategy in the Global Creative Industries||3|
|HDA598: Creativity & Design Thinking in Global Creative Industries||3|
|TGM517: Finance & Accounting in Global Creative Industries||3|
|TGM586: Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Business in Global Creative Industries||3|
|TGM557: Marketing & Data Analytics in Global Creative Industries||3|
|Technologies & Intellectual Property in Global Creative Industries||3|
|TGM598: Creative Industries Career Boot Camp||3|
Financial Aid and Costs
Apply for a Thunderbird Alumni Scholarship using the Scholarship Form in the application. On average, applicants receive up to $12K for the three (3) terms it takes to complete the Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management: Creative Industries. The award is based on merit, financial need, GPA, GRE/GMAT scores (if applicable), and international experience.
There are many different options available to help you finance your graduate education at Thunderbird. More than 96% of Thunderbird students receive financial assistance through loans, scholarships, or other awards. Arizona State University’s Financial Aid team works with you hand-in-hand to find the financing solutions for your unique situation.
Use the tuition estimator for most up-to-date tuition costs for this 30-credit program (15 credits per semster). Make sure to select whether you are an Arizona resident, non-resident, or international student.
|Application fee (domestic)||$70|
|Application fee (international)||$115|
Faculty & Campus
Admission requirements of the MAGAM-CI include:
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited university degree program
- Competitive TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores (if you did not graduate from an English-speaking university in a native English-speaking country)
- International experience
- Submission of the online application, including:
- Resume documenting the professional and academic history
- Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
- Admissions interview with one Thunderbird faculty member
Transcripts for graduate admissions must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Services department at the main Arizona State University campus. To expedite the processing of your application, please write your application reference number on all documents and envelopes submitted to ASU. Materials submitted without your application reference number will delay the processing of your application.
Our Admissions team will consider both your professional and personal experience when assessing your fit for the program. Each candidate’s global leadership potential—and his or her ability to bring global experience and cultural insight into the classroom—is of utmost importance to our Admissions team. We seek to fill our program with globally-minded students whose professional or personal experiences will add value to the diverse cultural and social Thunderbird experience.
Applicants are required to meet certain English proficiency standards for acceptance. If your English proficiency scores are below acceptance standards, you may be required to take pre-degree English instruction to ensure you meet the level of English proficiency needed to succeed in your graduate studies. Learn more. View the minimum and direct entry scores here.
Apply early for priority admissions and scholarship consideration.
|Early consideration||October 30|
|Third-round and international student deadline||March 30|