MGM in Global Affairs

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MGM in Global Affairs

Understanding the intersection between business and politics is more important than ever for managers in both the private and public sectors. World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Survey and Jobs of the Future by McKinsey Global Institute 2017 suggested "transdisciplinary, virtual collaboration, cross-cultural competency" as important job skills for the future. The Master of Global Management, Global Affairs concentration will provide students the knowledge base and hard skills needed to succeed in the growing job markets at the nexus of global business and politics.

This concentration focuses on students who aspire to take on management positions in government agencies such as the Department of Commerce, the State Department and the Treasury Department; international organizations, such as the World Bank and World Trade Organization; and major companies that require analysts to monitory policy trends, managers to oversee global supply chains and representatives to present business interests to governments (both domestic and foreign).

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Your Degree. Your Way. 

Thunderbird's specialized Master of Global Management degree delivers cross-cultural, hands-on training in the nuances of international management, preparing you with the perfect balance of practical and people skills to inspire, influence and drive global success. Then, you'll broaden your mindset and marketability by pairing your deep-dive leadership training with an innovative concentration area and foreign language options.

Curriculum

Master of Global Management (MGM) in Global Affairs (49-credits)

18 credits of Global BusinessCorecourse common to all concentrations:

  • Communicating and Negotiating Across Cultures (3 credits)
  • Communicating and Negotiating Across Cultures (3 credits)
  • Global Data and Marketing Analytics (3 credits)
  • Global Leadership and Strategy (3 credits)
  • Navigating Global and Regional Business Environments (3 credits)
  • Global Accounting and Financial Management (3 credits)
  • Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business (3 credits)

6 credits of Applied Learning electives:

  • Thunderbird Emerging Market (TEM) Lab (6 credits), or
  • Thunderbird Advanced Market (TAM) Lab (6 credits)

12 credits of Concentration coursework:

  • Global Affairs & Foreign Policy Analysis (Required, 3 Credits)
  • Global Affairs Methods (Required, 3 Credits) 
  • Regional Business Environment (3 credits) (an additional region that students have not already taken in the Required course)
  • Strategies in Global Development (3 credits)
  • International Organizations & Human Rights (3 credits)
  • Managing Country Risk (3 credits)

12 credits of any graduate level electives relevant to career, could also be language courses to fulfill second language requirement.

1 credit (Capstone) Thunderbird Integrative Experience - Professional Development Plan

 

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Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Fall (August start)

September 1 Application opens
October 30
Early-consideration deadline
November 30
First-round deadline
January 30 Second-round and scholarship deadline
March 30 Third-round and international student deadline
May 25 Final deadline

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university degree program
  • Competitive TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores (if you did not graduate from an English-speaking university in a native English-speaking country)
  • Official GMAT/GRE score (waivers available)
  • International experience
  • Submission of online application, including
    • Resume documenting professional and academic history
    • 1 essay answering an application question
    • Contact information for 1 professional or academic reference
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Admissions interview(s), if applicable

Transcripts

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Global leadership potential

Our Admissions team will consider both your professional and personal experience when assessing your fit for the program. On average, our students have five years of professional experience before entering the program; however, each candidate's global leadership potential—and his or her ability to bring global experience and cultural insight into the classroom—is of utmost importance to our Admissions team. We seek to fill our program with globally minded students whose professional or personal experiences will add value to the diverse cultural and social Thunderbird experience.

International students

The application process for international students is the same as for domestic students, with the exception of submitting proof of English proficiency (for students whose native language is not English). After admission, you will also be required to obtain a U.S. visa, which includes submitting a graduate financial guarantee. All international transcripts must be submitted in their original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by a university, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation. Photocopies and notarized transcripts are not acceptable.

English proficiency requirements

Applicants are required to meet certain English proficiency standards for acceptance. If your English proficiency scores are below acceptance standards, you may be required to take pre-degree English instruction to ensure you meet the level of English proficiency needed to succeed in your graduate studies. Learn more.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Thunderbird Scholarships & Other Awards

Thunderbird seeks individuals whose global mindset and personal mission align with our own—and we make generous scholarships available to those whose passion for international management, cultures and world relations is seen in both their words and their actions.

Financial Aid

There are many different options available to help you finance your graduate education at Thunderbird. In fact, more than 96% of Thunderbird students receive financial assistance through loans, scholarships or other awards. Arizona State University’s Financial Aid team works with you hand-in-hand to find the financing solutions for your unique situation. For detailed instructions or advice, contact the ASU Financial Aid team at finaid.tbird@asu.edu.

Application & Program Costs

Application & Program Costs

 

Application Fee (Domestic)*

$70

Application Fee (International)*

$115

Program Deposit** (make your deposit here)

$500

Program Cost

$70,000

Contact your admissions representative to learn more about estimated costs for books and materials, global experience and living expenses.

*Applications will not be processed until the fee is received and fees are non-refundable.
**The ​enrollment deposit ​confirms your acceptance of admission and reserves ​your ​seat ​in ​the ​program, allowing you to register for your first term courses. All ​deposit funds ​are ​​applied ​to ​your ​student ​account.

 

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At a Glance

3 or 4

Semesters in Duration
Applied Learning Opportunities

49

Credit hours
Average work experience
6 years
Student age
30 years on average
Diversity
29 countries represented in student body
Degree earned
Master of Global Management

70K

Tuition cost
Other fees may apply. See Tuition Cost tab.