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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. 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.
The MGM is a specialized global management degree for professionals seeking a career in international management, business, or leadership roles across global organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. The program builds on a strong foundation of traditional business administration courses, such as finance, marketing strategies, and data analytics. In addition, the MGM offers a specialized curriculum of cross-cultural communications, languages, industry 4.0, and transdisciplinary concentrations, that prepare our students to work across borders, cultures, industries, and sectors anywhere in the world. As the world's most global and digital leadership, management, and business school, Thunderbird prepares global leaders who help organizations manage and stay ahead of the disruption and changes that characterize this era of rapid technological transformation.
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 world-wide network of 46,000 amazing Thunderbird alumni across 140+ countries!
This full-time master prepares graduates with the skills necessary to lead diverse, international teams in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.
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 managerial responsibilities 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 like-minded mentors and friends across our global network of 45,000 alumni.
Thunderbird’s 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 is offered throughout the academic program to help students prepare to compete in the global job market.
Program Note for Spring Intake Students
Spring incoming students on an accelerated pathway must complete an applied learning experience during the first summer of the MGM program. You may choose either: (1) Global Consulting Lab, (2) Academic Course with Applied Learning or (3) Internship registered for academic credit, as a planned option to satisfy minimum required credit hours for the program.
Recent graduates have been hired by top organizations in the following roles:
Secured summer internships
secured employment 6-month post-graduation