Prepare for success in a global marketplace through specialized courses like global marketing; states and markets in a global economy; and multinational organizational leadership. Equipped with a strong global business background, you will be ready for a career in global marketing, consulting, foreign service, human resources, entrepreneurship and many others.

The BGM program prepares students to take on entrepreneurial  and intrapreneurial leadership roles in multinational corporations, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, startup or social enterprises. Thunderbird's elite faculty and strong relationships with global enterprises allow students to develop and hone the skills needed to thrive as leaders in today's globally interconnected economy. Students gain experience and develop skills that international companies, governments and nonprofit entities value highly in employees.

Everyone in the program has the opportunity to explore the politics, cultures, and economics of different countries around the world while putting the skills they have learned into practice in real-world settings through a required international internship. Although students are strongly encouraged to pursue internships outside their home country, they may also satisfy this requirement by doing a local internship with an international component.

Bachelor of Global Management students also complete a senior capstone project that draws on the unique skills they have developed throughout the program. In the capstone project, students work together in consulting teams to provide recommendations for a global organization on a challenge it faces internationally. The internship and the capstone project allow students to demonstrate their skills and work experience for potential employers as part of their professional development plan.


Who Should Attend?

  • Students interested in starting a global career.
  • Transfer students who want to focus on global management and leadership skills.
  • Students who want to take on leadership roles in multinational corporations, government agencies, global nongovernmental organizations, startups or social enterprises.
  • Students interested in contributing to global and digitally disruptive organizations. 

Curriculum & Specialization

Core Curriculum

Use the ASU Major Map to see details about the BGM's 120-credit hour curriculum.


Course Credits Dates
Term 1
TGM 101: Principles of Global Management    
CIS 105: Computer Applications and Information Technology    
ENG101 or ENG 102: First-Year Composition OR    
ENG 105: Advanced First-Year Composition OR    
ENG 107 or ENG 108: First-Year Composition    
MAT 210: Brief Calculus    
TGM 191: First-Year Seminar    
Historical Awareness    
Term 2
TGM 101 or ENG ENG 102: First-Year Composition OR    
ENG 105: Advanced First-Year Composition OR    
ENG 107 or ENG 108: First-Year Composition    
Humanities, Arts and Design    
Complete two Elective Courses    
Term 3
TGM 200: Principles of Accounting for Global Organizations    
COM 225: Public Speaking    
ECN 211: Macroeconomic Principles    
Cultural Diversity in the U.S.    
Natural Science- Quantitative    
Term 4
STP 226: Elements of Statistics    
ECN 212: Microeconomic Principles    
Humanities, Arts and Design    
Natural Science: Quantitative OR    
Natural Science: General    
Term 5
LES 305: Business Law and Ethics for Manager OR    
PHI 306: Applied Ethics OR    
PHI 360: Business and Professional Ethics OR    
PHI 406: Moral Dilemmas    
TGM 391: Global Business and Professional Development Skills    
TGM 468: States and Markets in the Global Economy    
ENG 301: Writing for Professionals    
TGM 312: Bid Data in the Global Economy    
Term 6
TGM 353: Regional Management Environment    
TGM 300: Principles of Finance for Global Organizations    
Complete 3 Elective Courses    
Term 7
TGM 484: Internship    
TGM 487: Global Entrepreneurship    
TGM 489: Multinational Organizational Leadership    
Complete two Upper Division Electives    
Term 8
TGM 478: Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation    
TGM 498: Pro-Seminar    
Complete two Upper Division Electives    


Financial Aid & Costs


Financial Aid

ASU is committed to offering you a top-quality education that provides the most value for your investment and prepares you for a lifetime of success. Learn more on the ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services page.

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Program Costs

Apply early for priority admission and financial aid consideration. Approximately 84% of students receive some form of financial aid. ​You can use ASU's tuition estimator to see a breakdown of potential costs.


Fees USD$
Application fee (Arizona Resident) $50
Application Fee (nonresident) $70
Application Fee (International) $85
Academic year (Arizona Resident) $12,398
Academic year (nonresident) $31,238
Academic year (International) $36,699


Faculty & Campus

Faculty Highlights

Thunderbird Senior Associate Dean Lena Booth

Lena Booth

Deputy Dean, Thunderbird Academic Enterprise and Finance Professor
Thunderbird Associate Dean and Professor Seigyoung Auh

Seigyoung Auh

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

Our Campus

The West campus of Arizona State University creates a learning community blending liberal arts education with 21st-century workforce preparation. The campus provides modern amenities in its residence halls, dining facilities, and the Sun Devil Fitness Complex and swimming pool. Subtropical landscaping, fountains and outdoor enclaves are third-space opportunities for students to socialize or collaborate while pursuing any of more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

West campus landmarks include the Albert Paley-designed entry gates, extensive public art, and at the center of campus, Fletcher Lawn. This commons is a contemporary homage to traditional university education, as is the Oxford-inspired architecture around it on the courtyard-fashioned campus.


Requirements & Deadlines

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Apply early for priority admission and financial aid consideration.

Deadline Dates
Fall Admission Application Opens July 1, 2021
Priority Admission Deadline Nov 1, 2021
Regular Admission Deadline Jan 15, 2022
Late Admission for First-Year and International Students May 1, 2022
Admission Deadline for Transfer Students July 1, 2022


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