MGM in Global Development and Innovation

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Master in Global Management in Development and Innovation

Recent research reveals that graduate programs in international development are in high demand. In fact Devex found that the master's in international development was number three in their survey of most demanded degrees (Devex, 2016). In a study of international development graduates in Canada, researchers found that over 86 percent of graduate were employed (Tiessen & Cameron, 2017). In order to meet this current demand Thunderbird has created the Development and Innovation concentration within the Master of Global Management degree program.

The concentration is relevant to development practitioners seeking to complement their skills and experience and to those interested in pursuing careers in international development agencies within and beyond government, as well as in nongovernmental organizations and community organizations. Students will be equipped with the analytical and practical skills needed to engage critically in issues around innovation and development, and to work across the intersections of innovation, development policy, and global management.

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Offered in collaboration with ASU's School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the MGM in Global Development and Innovation prepares global leaders to leverage innovation strategies to tackle development and planetary challenges. 

Curriculum

Master of Global Management (MGM) in Global Development and Innovation (49 credits):

 18 credits of Global Business Core course common to all concentrations:

  • 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:

Offered through the School for the Future of Innovation in Society

  • GTD 501 Global Technology and Development (3 credits)
  • GTD 503 Technology and the International Political System (3 credits)
  • GTD 511 Development Policy & Practices (3 credits)
  • GTD 505 Research Design (3 credits)
  • GTD 506 Quat/Qual Methods & Analysis (3 credits)

Additional iCourses offered:

  • GTD 504 Development in Zones of Conflict (3 credits)
  • GTD 507 Technology & Development in the Middle East (3 credits)
  • GTD 508 Technology & Development in Latin America(3 credits)
  • GTD 509 Technology & Development in North Africa (3 credits)
  • GTD 510 Technology & Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (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

Transcripts for graduate admissions must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Services department at the main Arizona State University campus. To expedite the processing of your application, please write your application reference number on all documents and envelopes submitted to ASU. Materials submitted without your application reference number will delay the processing of your application.

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Arizona State University
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Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
Graduate Admission Services
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1151 S. Forest Avenue, #SSV112
Tempe, AZ  85287-0112
Email gradtranscripts@asu.edu

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.