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Thunderbird School of Global Management is the most global and digital school of international business, leadership, and management in the world. Our #1 ranked Master of Global Management (MGM) is the world's top global management program according to the Wall Street Journal. It combines leadership and management fundamentals, international affairs, economics, cross-cultural communications, and languages, with industry 4.0 (AI, IoT, Blockchain ++), diversity/equity/inclusion, sustainability/circular economy/ESG, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
Thunderbird’s accelerated master program offers an accelerated pathway for Arizona State University (ASU) immersion undergraduate students to obtain a Master of Global Management degree in only one year after a student’s undergraduate graduation.
Choose one or two specialty concentrations from Global Business, Digital Transformation, Data Science (all STEM Designated) to Global Affairs, Health Solutions, Public Policy, and more. Our one-of-a-kind Global Challenge Lab takes you into the field for a real-world, client-facing practical group project, and you immediately get linked to a worldwide network of 46,000 Thunderbird alumni across 140+ countries!
This full-time accelerated graduate program prepares students with the skills necessary to lead diverse, international teams in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Through the 4+1 accelerated program, pair your ASU undergraduate degree with a Master of Global Management from Thunderbird and broaden your global mindset, your global skillset, and your global marketability--all through just one additional year of study.
Thunderbird’s new state-of-the-art global headquarters on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus is under construction, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2021 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the School’s founding. The cutting-edge facility will allow Thunderbird to deliver exceptional leadership and management education for generations to come. Our new state-of-the-art facility will enable Thunderbird students to connect with the world and experience in real-time that which they seek to learn and study.
"Thunderbird’s 4+1 MGM program has been the best decision I could have made for my college career. I am a first-generation college student and struggle to pay for University, and this program has allowed me to save a year of time and money, making a world-renowned graduate degree within reach. I now feel well-positioned and prepared for an international career."
Jurni Anderson., 2021
B.S. Supply Chain Management
W.P. Carey School of Business
"I have gained invaluable connections with peers from around the world, meaningful relationships with world-class professors, mentorship and advice from members of the alumni network, and crucial skills to advance my global career and entrepreneurial ventures. In just a few months, I found myself being part of a tight community of like-minded individuals that I can call family."
Ana Paula Chavarry Pizzorno
Bachelor of Global Management
Thunderbird School of Global Management
"Thunderbird’s 4+1 Accelerated Master’s in Global Management program has allowed me to take a look at the world through the lense of a global citizen. This program has not only saved me time and money, but has also pushed me to really challenge myself and appreciate my final year as an undergraduate student at ASU. The courses, professors, and other members of my cohort make the Thunderbird experience a truly unique opportunity that is meaningful beyond the classroom."
B.S. in Psychology
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Our graduates are leaders across a wide range of organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors around the world. The MGM will prepare you to assume different roles in global organizations or to make a career change across industries or sectors. Our top-ranked global management program will prepare you with the problem-solving skills needed in order to leverage the tools of the digital age to manage change and disruption in your organization.
By developing your Global Mindset, and immersing you in a diverse cohort of students from around the globe, we help develop your global perspective, strategic decision-making, and management skills through on-campus instruction, hands-on experience in the field, and by connecting you with like-minded mentors and friends across our global network of 45,000 alumni.
Thunderbird’s coursework includes Career Coaches provide assistance with self-assessments, resume and cover letter development, building a LinkedIn profile, finding and applying for job and internship opportunities, interview preparation, and negotiating an offer. Individualized career support and professional development are offered throughout the academic program to help students prepare to compete in the global job market.
Recent graduates have been hired by top organizations in the following roles:
Secured summer internships
secured employment 6-month post-graduation