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Executive Certificate in Global Leadership

Develop your understanding of global leadership success strategies while gaining the knowledge and skills to analyze and develop a global leadership plan to inspire teamwork, leadership and effective collaboration. 

Real-world Benefits

  • Discover and define the traits and behaviors of a sophisticated global leader.
  • Learn how to integrate leadership theories into your everyday leadership model.
  • Determine your method of adapting to change and understand how your actions positively affect your team.
  • Lead through employee empowerment so your team can perform and develop utilizing their key strengths.
  • Understand how to lead high-performing and diverse teams to increase team collaboration and overall success.
  • Discover leader-level listening, learning and reading to fully understand your team and organization’s needs.
  • Learn how to lead employees beyond bad behavior to create a positive workplace environment.
  • Develop an understanding of how to retain the balance between your team’s strengths and weaknesses to enhance cooperation.


The Executive Certificate in Global Leadership also includes the Hay Group Emotional and Social Competency Inventory 2*. Emotional and social intelligence make the difference between a highly effective leader and an average one. The real benefit comes from this unique 360° view into the behaviors that differentiate outstanding performers from average performers. It will help you create a competitive advantage for your organization by increasing your performance, innovation and teamwork, ensuring your time and resources are used effectively while you build motivation and trust.


*Inventory developed by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Hay Group.

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Pricing Options

There are two different enrollment options:

Three-course Executive Certificate track
$4,752 (USD) — a 20% savings

Single course
$1,980 (USD)

All-inclusive pricing
Your course fees cover:

  • All online study materials
  • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
  • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
  • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
  • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

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Start Dates

Each of these three courses start the first Monday of every other month.


To earn individual "Certificates of Completion" for each course and the Executive Certificate for all three, participants are required to:

  • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
  • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
  • Complete the End-of-Course Survey

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Thunderbird's Executive Certificate in Global Leadership is intended for leaders and upcoming leaders interested in focusing on global leadership strategies, effective management tactics and communication methods to succeed and lead on a global scale.

Who Should Enroll?

Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today's global marketplace.

Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area.

Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

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