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Master of Global Management

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Downtown Phoenix

August and January

96% receive scholarships


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. 

Global Mindset

Transdisciplinary Skillset

Cross-Sectoral Approach

4IR Leadership

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 Affairs

Global Entrepreneurship

Global Digital Transformation (STEM Certified)

Public Policy

Public Administration

Nonprofit Leadershipand Management

Sustainability Solutions

Digital Audience Strategy

Sustainable Tourism

Legal Studies

Creative Industries and Design Thinking

Data Science(STEM Certified)

Integrated Healthcare

Development and Innovation

Healthcare Delivery

Student Testimonials

"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


Graduate Stories

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:



  • ExxonMobil
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Honeywell
  • Intel
  • Amazon
  • On Semiconductor
  • World Vision

6-month post-graduation employment rate


secured summer internships

Thunderbird School of Global Management

400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 900

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-496-7000