Bachelor of Science in International Trade
Thunderbird's STEM-designated BS program in international trade provides rigorous training for a career in global commerce.
The Bachelor of Science in international trade provides talented, driven students the exposure to the global business environment that will distinguish them in the workforce. Students learn the functional disciplines of international business while gaining an in-depth understanding of the political, cultural and economic aspects of doing business on a global scale and in international markets in which government regulations vary widely from country to country.
Supported by Thunderbird's training that builds a global mindset, students gain tools for managing supply chains, systematically assessing risk, exporting and importing goods and services, and using economic agreements to develop effective strategies for conducting international trade.
This program is unique in allowing students to learn new skills needed for a career in international trade through comprehensive, hands-on training and to apply these skills during a local, national or international internship. Along with real-world learning experiences that open up global career opportunities, students attend courses taught by outstanding Thunderbird graduate school faculty and enjoy unique opportunities to learn from fellow students from around the world.
Who Should Attend?
- Students interested in international careers in trade and business
- International students who want to take advantage of an additional 2 years option OPT offered by STEM-certified programs
- Students seeking careers where an in-depth understanding of the political, cultural, and economic aspects of doing business on a global scale are needed
In the increasingly globalized economy, the dramatic expansion of international trade has created tremendous opportunities for global business. Thunderbird's Bachelor of Science in international trade prepares students for a career in this growing field in which skilled managers are in demand all over the world. Trained negotiators with a strong grasp of economics and politics on an international level are more valuable than ever to employers operating across borders. Thunderbird's rigorous curriculum and renowned faculty prepare students for a leadership position in a wide range of career fields.
- Commodities broker
- Country manager
- Import and export agent
- International business development manager
- International market analyst
- Supply chain manager
- International product or brand manager
- regulatory affairs manager
Visit ASU's Major Map to learn more details about the BSIT's 120-credit curriculum.
|TGM 101: Principles of Global Management|
|CIS 105: Computer Applications & Info. Tech.|
|ENG 101 or ENG 103: 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|
|TGM 204: Principles of Marketing for Global Organizations|
|COM 225: Public Speaking|
|ENG 101 or ENG 102: First-year Composition OR|
|ENG 105: Advanced First-year Composition OR|
|ENG 107 OR ENG 108: First-year Composition|
|MAT 211: Mathematics for Business Analysis|
|Humanities, Arts and Design|
|TGM 200: Principles of Accounting for Global Organizations|
|ENC 211: Macroeconomic Principles|
|Cultural Diversity in the U.S.|
|Natural Science- Quantitative|
|STP 226: Elements of Statistics|
|ENC 212: Microeconomic Principles|
|Humanities, Arts and Design|
|Natural Science- Quantitative OR|
|National Science- General|
|LES 305: Business Law and Ethics for Managers OR|
|PHI 306: Applied Ethics OR|
|PHI 360: Business and Professional Ethics OR|
|PHI 406: Moral Dilemmas|
|TGM 468: States and Markets in a Global Economy|
|ECN 306: Survey of International Economics|
|TGM 310: Supply Chain Operations for Global Organizations|
|TGM 312: Big Data in the Global Economy|
|TGM 391: Global Business and Professional Development Skills|
|TGM 353: Regional Management Environment|
|TGM 300: Principles of Finance for Global Organizations|
|TGM 430: International Trade and Regional Economic Agreements|
|2 Elective Courses|
|TGM 484: Internship|
|TGM 489: Multinational Organizational Leadership|
|TGM 460: Global Risk Assessment and Management|
|Upper Division Elective|
|TGM 498: Pro-Seminar|
|TGM 478: Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation|
|Upper Division Elective|
Financial Aid & Costs
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.
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.
|Application fee (Arizona resident)||$50|
|Application fee (Nonresident)||$70|
|Application fees (International)||$85|
|Program cost (Arizona resident)||$12,398 per academic year|
|Program cost (Nonresident)||$31,238 per academic year|
|Program cost (International)||$36,699 per academic year|
Faculty & Campus
Eva Vázquez Ortiz
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
To be admitted to ASU, you need the following coursework:
- 4 years math
- 4 years English (non-ESL/ELL courses)
- 3 years lab sciences (1 year each from biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences or physics)
- 2 years social sciences (including 1 year American history)
- 2 years same second language
- 1 year fine arts or 1 year career and technical education
To be admitted to ASU, you will need one of the following:
- top 25% in high school graduating class
- 3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = "A")
- ACT: 22 (24 nonresidents)
- SAT: 1120 (1180 nonresidents)
These are the general university admission requirements. Students who do not meet these aptitude requirements may be reviewed individually before a final admission decision is made. Some degree programs have higher aptitude requirements. To find the requirements for your specific program, please visit ASU’s Degree Search.
Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission, Common Application or the Coalition Application. You need to submit only one application to be considered for admission to ASU.
To expedite the admission decision, self-report your high school grades in the application.
ASU does not have a preference for which application you use to apply. ASU does not require an essay or personal statement in any of these options.
Arizona residents: $50
Domestic nonresidents: $70
International nonresidents: $85
You can pay using a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or eCheck at the time you submit your application or when you log in to My ASU. Or you can mail a check or money order to Admission Services (payable to Arizona State University) at the address below.
Admission Services Applicant Processing
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004
If you applied for admission through the Common Application or Coalition Application, pay the application fee through those applications.
There is no form, paper or code to submit for an application fee waiver. If your financial circumstances qualify you for an application fee waiver, you will answer a series of questions in the application that will automatically qualify you and post to your account.
If you do not self-report your high school grades in the application, you must have your high school send an official copy of your transcripts to ASU.
If you have earned college or university credit, request to have your official transcripts sent to ASU from the issuing institution.
ACT or SAT scores are not required for admission, but may be submitted for ASU course placement or as supplemental information. Have your scores sent to ASU from ACT or College Board when you register for the test. Learn more about sending your test scores to ASU in our FAQ section.
Once you’ve completed all these steps, ASU will review your application. To see if you have any missing items and to review your admission status, sign in at My ASU using your ASURITE UserID, which is sent to you after you apply for admission.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used to award grants, loans, Federal Work-Study and certain scholarships. We encourage you to compare financial aid and college costs. ASU’s Federal School Code is 001081.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Current ASU students who would like to change their major to global management must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. Students should refer to https://changemajor.apps.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
Apply early for priority admission and financial aid consideration.
|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|