Overview

The Thunderbird School of Global Management-Arizona State University-Hiroshima University Global Initiative offers an undergraduate degree program on the campus of Hiroshima University, a leading national comprehensive research university in Japan. In the Global Initiative, students study towards a Bachelor in Global Management or Bachelor of Science in International Trade.

At Thunderbird/ASU-HU Global Initiative, students spend the first and second years in the City of Higashi-Hiroshima and study on the campus of Hiroshima University (HU), followed by the third and fourth years spent at the ASU West Campus. On the HU campus, students enjoy the international academic community on the 620 acres of university campus space, full of rich nature and located in the suburbs of the central city of Hiroshima.

An intensive pre-admission English as a second language program prepares non-native English-speaking students to study in English, and through the rigorous four-year Thunderbird curriculum, students will be equipped with specialized skills, knowledge, and global perspectives to play a leading role in global and complex environments.

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

BGM Core Curriculum

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

BUSINESS AND CULTURE LANGUAGES & CULTURE

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    
Elective    
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    
Elective    
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    

 

BSIT Core Curriculum

Visit ASU's Major Map to learn more details about the BSIT's 120-credit curriculum.

MAJOR MAP

Course Credits Dates
Term 1
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    
Elective    
Term 2
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    
Term 3
TGM 200: Principles of Accounting for Global Organizations    
ENC 211: Macroeconomic Principles    
Cultural Diversity in the U.S.    
Historical Awareness    
Natural Science- Quantitative    
Term 4
STP 226: Elements of Statistics    
ENC 212: Microeconomic Principles    
Humanities, Arts and Design    
Natural Science- Quantitative OR    
National Science- General    
Term 5
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    
Term 6
TGM 353: Regional Management Environment    
TGM 300: Principles of Finance for Global Organizations    
TGM 430: International Trade and Regional Economic Agreements    
2 Elective Courses    
Term 7
TGM 484: Internship    
TGM 489: Multinational Organizational Leadership    
TGM 460: Global Risk Assessment and Management    
Upper Division Elective    
Elective    
Term 8
TGM 498: Pro-Seminar    
TGM 478: Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation    
Upper Division Elective    
Two Electives    

 

Program Costs

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.

A $7,000 scholarship is available to eligible international students who apply before March 31.

ESTIMATE TUITION

Fees USD$
Application fee (Arizona Resident) TBD
Application Fee (nonresident) TBD
Application Fee (International) $85
Academic year (Arizona Resident) TBD
Academic year (nonresident) TBD
Academic year (International) $36,699

 

Faculty & Campus

Faculty Highlights

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.

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Hiroshima University

Hiroshima University is the largest one-campus university in Japan and has facilities for research and education as well as a wide variety of student facilities. These facilities include a number of restaurants, libraries, computer labs, shops, a health center, a hair dresser, a bicycle repair shop, and more.

Requirements & Deadlines

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Apply early for priority admission and financial aid consideration.

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

 

How to apply

  1.  Please fill the Pre-Application Form and email to info@thunderbird-tokyo.jp

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  2.  Initial meeting with student support staff to discuss academic majors and understand how to apply to the Global Initiative. You will receive an email message from Thunderbird Global Initiative Office requesting dates to meet in-person or online. 
     
  3.  Apply and complete application to Thunderbird – HU Global Initiative at Arizona State University
     
  4.  Submit all the required application materials online to Arizona State University. Once you have completed and submitted all documentation you will be able to check your admission status by signing into My ASU.
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