Globalization relies on dedicated leaders who are driven to create sustainable prosperity worldwide. In a global management major, you’ll learn how to manage global organizations and lead effectively in international contexts. This degree develops your knowledge in international business, entrepreneurship and leadership so you can become a skilled global leader.

Global management is a distinct set of administration, communication and management strategies tailored to the needs of an interconnected, worldwide community. This includes how organizations manage hiring, marketing, finance, sales and other important functions internationally. Recent globalization and technological advancement mean that management approaches have had to quickly adapt to new international realities.

The Online Bachelor of Global Management draws on Thunderbird's expertise in international management practices, global affairs and intercultural communication training to provide you with a highly specialized global leadership and management education. The school emphasizes applied content, so you can learn how to use theoretical concepts in practical scenarios. You’ll develop skills and gain experience that international employers value highly in this era of rapid globalization and technological innovation.


Who Should Attend?

  • Students interested in starting a global career.
  • Students seeking global leadership and management skills in a flexible online format.
  • Students who want to take on leadership roles in multinational corporations, government agencies, or global nongovernmental organizations.
  • Students interested in helping organizations stay ahead of disruption



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Course Credits
Term 1-A
TGM 101: Principles of Global Management 3
ASU 101: The ASU Experience 1
CIS 105: Computer Applications and Information Technology 3
ENG 101 or ENG 102: First-Year Composition OR 3
ENG 105: Advanced First-Year Composition OR 3
ENG 107 or ENG 108: First-Year Composition 3
Term 1-B
Cultural Diversity in the U.S. 3
Historical Awareness 3
Term 2-A
TGM 204: Principles of Marketing for Global Organizations 3
ENG 101 or ENG 102: First-Year Composition OR 3
ENG 105: Advanced First-Year Composition OR 3
ENG 107 or ENG 108: First-Year Composition 3
Term 2-B
MAT 210: Brief Calculus 3
Humanities, Arts and Design 3
Elective 3
Term 3-A
COM 225: Public Speaking 3
ECN 211: Macroeconomic Principles 3
TGM 200: Principles of Accounting for Global Organizations 3
Term 3-B
Natural Science- Quantitative 4
Term 4-A
STP 226: Elements of Statistics 3
Humanities, Arts and Design 3
Term 4-B
ECN 212: Microeconomic Principles 3
Natural Science (Quantitative or General) 4
Elective 3
Term 5-A  
LES 305: Business Law and Ethics for Managers OR 3
PHI 306: Applied Ethics OR 3
TGM 312: Big Data in the Global Economy 3
Term 5-B
TGM 468: States and Markets in a Global Economy 3
TGM 391: Global Business and Professional Development Skills 1
Elective 3
Term 6-A  
TGM 353: Regional Management Environment 3
TGM 300: Principles of Finance for Global Organizations 3
Elective 3
Term 6-B
Elective 3
Term 7-A
TGM 484: Internship 3-6
Elective 3
Term 7-B  
TGM 489: Multinational Organizational Leadership 3
TGM 487: Global Entrepreneurship 3
Two Upper Division Electives 5
Term 8-A
TGM 498: Pro-Seminar 4
Elective 3
Term 8-B
TGM 478: Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation 3
Two Upper Division Electives 6


Financial Aid & Costs

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Application fee (Arizona resident) $50
Application Fee (nonresident) $70
Application Fee (International) $85
Program cost: per academic year (Resident tuition) $13,698
Program cost: per academic year (Non-resident tuition) $15,972


Faculty & Campus

Faculty Highlights

Thunderbird Clinical Associate Professor Denis LeClerc

Denis Leclerc

Clinical Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication and Global Negotiations

Online Learning

Our custom-designed degree programs and courses are delivered online by the same award-winning faculty who teach on campus. These eminent professors design the courses using state-of-the-art technology and instructional tools, providing you with a direct connection to the knowledge and expertise of our renowned faculty.

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Requirements & Deadlines

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

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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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Why Thunderbird for a degree?

Thunderbird is 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.

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