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The world is innovating. Technology is changing lives and workplaces at an accelerating pace and the global economy is becoming increasingly interconnected. To succeed in this new paradigm, where breakthroughs such as blockchain, genetic engineering and artificial intelligence are forcing all industries' practices to evolve, a whole new brand of global leadership is essential. In a world of rapid technological transformation, Thunderbird is educating nimble, ethical leaders who are equipped to build sustainable businesses, economies, cultures and environments.
Lead and Manage in High-growth Markets
More than ever, today's global organizations need versatile leaders and managers with creative problem-solving skills who can elevate diverse teams across cultures in multiple markets around the world. Students expand their repertoire and sharpen their skills in Thunderbird's MALM program, a unique graduate degree program with classes taught by Thunderbird's world-class professors. The program is designed to explore new leadership and management practices for global organizations from a global perspective in order to deliver the highest quality graduate education in a flexible online format.
The Master of Applied Leadership and Management program is designed specifically for students from around the world and allows them to become a part of the globally connected Thunderbird alumni network that opens doors and opportunities all over the world.
Now Available Online in Mandarin and English
Thunderbird now offers its newly designed online master’s in management degree for the Chinese market. The Online Master of Applied Leadership & Management (MALM) is expertly designed to take Chinese students through a Mandarin and English based curriculum. Through Mandarin speaking faculty and cutting-edge technology, students in China can now have a high-touch, interactive experience earning a master’s degree from Thunderbird at ASU, with the option to attend commencement in person at our new global headquarters facility, under construction now in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information on Thunderbird’s new online master’s in management degree for the Chinese market visit: https://www.asuonline.cn/malm/
Watch the informational video here: https://vimeo.com/460643690
Thunderbird School of Global Management has produced unique leaders for more than 70 years, leaders in every sector capable of tackling the world's greatest challenges. The alumni network comprises 45,000 graduates and 170 chapters around the globe.
Master of Applied Leadership and Management
“Thunderbird appealed to me because of their global approach to leadership and global management in an increasingly interconnected world. The courses are based in established theory and designed to impart the skills necessary for professional advancement. I was able to take what I learned in class and apply it to real-world situations for tangible, meaningful results.”
Keegan Crosby ‘19
Master of Applied Leadership and Management
“The Thunderbird school's global approach was an outstanding choice for me. The faculty’s real-world experience of working in successful cross-cultural business environments, combined with the flexibility of the MALM program format, enabled me to get an education that was accessible and relevant for my own global career.”
Nic Bennett ‘20
Our graduates are leaders across a wide range of organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors around the world. Whether you are an upper-level business executive or an entrepreneur, this leading-edge master's degree will prepare you to assume your next position. The MALM prepares leaders to take on additional managerial responsibilities in global organizations or to make a career change across industries or sectors. This management program focuses heavily on cross-cultural communication and working in diverse teams. T-birds work in multinational companies and transnational enterprises in all sectors, frequently engaging within the international market.
By focusing on cross-cultural communication and immersing yourself in a diverse cohort of students from around the globe, we develop your global perspective, strategic decision-making, and management skills. Through state-of-the-art online 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, the MALM expands horizons and possibilities on a worldwide scale.
Thunderbird’s Career Coaches provide assistance with self-assessment, resume and cover letter development, building an outstanding LinkedIn profile, finding and applying for career and internship opportunities, interview preparation, and negotiating a job offer. Individualized career support and professional development are offered throughout the academic program to further prepare graduates to compete and excel in the global job market.
Recent graduates have been hired by top organizations in the following roles: