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Thunderbird’s specialized Master of Global Management degree delivers cross-cultural, hands-on training in the nuances of international management, preparing you with the perfect balance of practical and people skills to inspire, influence and drive global success. Then, you’ll broaden your mindset and marketability by pairing your deep-dive leadership training with an innovative concentration area and foreign language options.
At a Glance
Semesters in duration
Applied Learning Opportunities
Degree earnedMaster of Global Management
Average work experience 4.4 years
Alumni chaptersin 143 countries
Diversity60+ countries represented in student body
Tuition cost (USD)Other fees may apply
Average program scholarship (USD)
Who Should Attend
Functional managers in HR, finance, marketing, supply chain, and operations who want to be more involved in their global business strategy
Leaders whose organizations operate in a global context, or who want to work for a global organization
Leaders who want to drive growth and proactively respond to social, political, regulatory, and natural forces that impact their business
Professionals from the public and nonprofit sectors who want greater knowledge of global business
Concentrations - Your Degree. Your Way.
Global Business(STEM Certified)
Global Digital Transformation (STEM Certified)
Nonprofit Leadershipand Management
Digital Audience Strategy
Creative Industries and Design Thinking
Data Science(STEM Certified)
Development and Innovation
"I came to Thunderbird for the number one ranked Master’s in Management degree, in addition to that I’ve found a family made up of fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff who support me in my personal and professional development. It’s truly amazing what I’ve gained in and out of the classroom here at Thunderbird – a world-class education and an amazing support system – which is what the Thunderbird Mystique is all about."
- Mayowa A., 2021
"My journey at Thunderbird has been invaluable. The diverse student body gave me the chance to learn about a number of different cultures and perspectives. The Thunderbird Career Management Center provided many opportunities to network with employers via on-campus recruiting events and company site visits. The global alumni network is extremely strong and have increased my job prospects significantly. If you’re looking for a world-class education, a great community, and to advance your career, Thunderbird is the place for you!."
- Sarah B., 2021
“My experience as an international student at Thunderbird has been amazing in every way. You can’t ask for a more supportive, welcoming and diverse learning community than Thunderbird. The professors, the real-world coursework, and even your classmates all combine to teach you to lead a global team of professionals in solving complex challenges anywhere in the world. Also, the Career Management Center has done an outstanding job of preparing us to get into the workforce in leadership roles.”
- Lida P., 2021
The Thunderbird MGM prepares you for management roles in any industry, anywhere in the world. Whether you are in global business, government/foreign service, nonprofit/NGO, or aid organizations, Thunderbird can help you gain the skills to lead cross-cultural teams with a distinctly global perspective.
Our New Global HQ
Thunderbird’s new state-of-the-art global headquarters on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus is under construction, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2021 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the School’s founding. The cutting-edge facility will allow Thunderbird to deliver exceptional leadership and management education for generations to come.
Opening Fall 2021
Top Global Companies Recruiting Thunderbirds include: