Not just any graduate degree prepares you for international affairs.
Turn Your Field Experience into a Global Career
As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, you know that to make a difference in today’s complex and interwoven global economy, you need a head and a heart for helping others. At Thunderbird, we blend concentrated training in global management, leadership and international affairs with opportunities for hands-on consulting in emerging markets—developing a new generation of global leaders with the skillsets and the mindsets to change the world. Put your Peace Corps experiences to work with a degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise.
With a Thunderbird degree, you’ll
- Discover how business done right can be a force for social and economic good
- Develop the cultural dexterity to switch your style based on cultural expectations
- Grow your global mindset and your cross-cultural aptitude
- Master the nuances of managing across cultures, time zones and geopolitical boundaries
- Study alongside peers from around the globe who bring their cultural and professional perspectives into the classroom
- Learn from the brightest minds in global management, top-tier faculty who have, themselves, worked and consulted for businesses around the world
- Gain access to our worldwide network of global alumni who earned Thunderbird The Economist’s #3 ranking for “Potential to Network”
Position yourself for an international career adventure with a Thunderbird master’s degree and open up a world of possibilities.
Thunderbird Emerging Markets Lab
At Thunderbird, you'll enjoy experiential learning with exponential impact. TEM Labs offer students in all degree programs the chance to apply their classroom learning to real-world, real-time organizational challenges through consulting opportunities with organizations around the globe. Much like a Peace Corps field assignment, these projects immerse students in other cultures to learn and grow while delivering real, sustainable solutions.
Thunderbird Degree Programs
Master of Global Management
This renowned master's degree delivers an in-depth education in global management, specialized training in every business discipline from an international perspective, and hands-on, real-world experiences that prepare you to lead worldwide.
Master of Arts in Global Affairs & Management
This innovative degree blends specialized cross-training in international affairs with a broad-stroke education in global management to prepare students for global careers focused on changing lives, communities and circumstances for the better.
Executive Master of Global Management - Global Cohort
For experienced executives, this program features 6 modules in 6 cities in 6 countries, where you will learn alongside global professionals from around the world in a powerful, collaborative environment.
Executive Master of Global Management - Arizona Cohort
Blending in-person classroom education and onsite global seminars, this program is designed for the busy executive. You'll meet every other weekend on the Thunderbird campus and travel abroad as a cohort.
Online Master of Global Management
This convenient online degree, taught by the same faculty in our traditional programs, brings Thunderbird's premier Master of Global Management into a digital learning environment, while offering optional face-to-face components on campus or abroad.
Bachelor's Degrees in Global Management or International Trade
Top Thunderbird recruiters
“ExxonMobil needs leaders with the ability to think globally… Thunderbird has people from all over the world and recruits people with a global mindset. There’s really a good match between the two institutions.”
Refining & Supply Controllers Global Operations Advisor, ExxonMobil
Thunderbird is now a part of Arizona State University
In 2014, Thunderbird School of Global Management became a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise. Together with ASU, Thunderbird offers you access to the extensive resources and support of Arizona’s most prominent university—with the specialized attention and intimate atmosphere of a boutique college.
Ranked among the best
"Thunderbird helps students gain access to international management knowledge whether on or off-campus. Here, you learn to appreciate diverse culture and use it to your advantage."
- Tingli Wan ‘15, China
Ford Automotive Finance Company
Thunderbird Graduates Go Places
Daniel Rex, CEO, Toastmasters International
Mike Kienitz, Chief Procurement Officer, VP Supply Chain, SunPower Corporation
Eduardo Quirarte, Managing Director, Mexico GE Power Services
Rodrigo de Paiva Martins, CEO, GE (Sao Paolo)
Revathi Advaithi, COO, Electrical Sector at Eaton Corporation
Bob Dudley, Managing Director, BP Group
Takaaki Tanaka, CEO, Toshiba
Sunder Kimatrai, EVP, Twentieth Century Fox
Cindy Ergen, Co-founder, Dish Network
Jim Alling, CEO, TOMS
Eduardo Conrado, EVP and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Motorola
Moukarram Atassi, Head of Investment Group, Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD)
Kim Williams, EVP and CFO, Warner Bros. Entertainment