Thunderbird’s Fundamentals of Space Leadership executive certificate is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to understand leadership in the rapidly evolving space industry. Powered by Thunderbird Executive Education, this program encompasses a multifaceted curriculum that delves into the intricate intersections of space technology, business strategies, and policy frameworks.

Participants gain a deep understanding of the key dynamics shaping the space sector, including emerging technologies, market trends, regulatory environments, and international collaborations. Through a combination of engaging coursework, industry insights, and practical exercises, the program empowers students to navigate the complexities of space ventures, make informed strategic decisions, and effectively engage with stakeholders across government, commercial, and academic sectors. Whether aiming to lead space-related initiatives, influence policy agendas, or drive innovative business ventures, graduates of this program are equipped to drive positive impact and foster advancements in the global space landscape.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the space economy including terminology, sectors, history, future opportunities and risks.
  • Define space policy and leadership skills in the context of national security and economic development.
  • Understand the purpose and role of governmental civil space exploration.
  • Apply and adapt entrepreneurial models and financing, explore related industries, analyze investment opportunists.
  • Identify the opportunities and challenges space brings to the environment and explore sustainable space solutions.

Who Should Attend?

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National and local governmental leaders in science and economic development

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Military officers and national security professionals

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Business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, financial planners


  • Introduction to the space domain
  • Space technology 
  • Space business opportunities, model, financing, and investment
  • Global leadership and national security in space
  • Space effects and industry analysis
  • Space, the environment and sustainability
  • Global assets, data, and systems


Registration Information

Certificate Location Dates Type Cost Register
Fundamentals of Space Leadership Dubai, U.A.E. February 20-22, 2024 Executive Certificate $3,500 (USD) Register

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Thunderbird empowers global professionals to shape the changing landscapes impacting their enterprises by expanding and updating their future-ready skills and connecting them to a diverse network of global experts.

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