Arizona State University Thun­der­bird School of Global Management

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AACSB, Higher Learning Commission

The AACSB-accredited Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University has been educating global leaders for almost 75 years, with over 43,000 alumni scattered amongst 150 different nations around the world. Prominent faculty members are well equipped in every area of international business and guide, instruct, and mentor one of the most diverse and inclusive student populations in the country. Thunderbird’s specialized, innovating, and customizable global management degree programs develop ethical and motivated leaders ready to create sustainable solutions and successfully tackle the global economy.


Undergraduate students obtain a wealth of knowledge in the Bachelors degree programs. The degree in Global Management equips students in areas like intercultural communication and global marketing. The degree in International Trade provides courses in areas like big data in the global economy and supply chain management for global operations. Just under 100% of Thunderbird students receive financial aid through scholarships, loans, grants, and other awards.  

The Masters in Global Management (MGM) is a prestigious degree program that allows students to customize by choosing one of 16 different areas of specialization. Some of the options are Global Business, Global Affairs, Global Entrepreneurship, Global Digital Transformation, Sustainability Solutions, Public Policy, Public Administration, Nonprofit Leadership & Management, and Sustainable Tourism. Over $1 million in scholarships are available to MGM students.

Thunderbird is also known for its excellent Executive Education Programs. Corporations and organizations benefit from this program in many ways. Executive Masters degrees are in Global Management, Global Leadership & Strategy, and Global Affairs & Management.  

Student Life

Thunderbird provides a plethora of career development activities and professional connection events like networking events, career fairs, case interviewing, international job searches, and on-campus recruiting. Career coaches help assess academic and career pathways and help provide career tools and resources. The Alumni Mentor Program connects students with expert alumni who share insights and experiences for professional development.

Students are encouraged to engage in student clubs that offer social benefits, leadership and professional skills development, and cultural awareness. Some exceptional groups include Thunderbird Student Government, Global Supply Chain Club, Technology Business Club, Women International, Net Impact, Global Investment Group, Finance Association, Analytics Club, Africa Business Club, and East Asian Club. Once a semester, Thunderbirds celebrate a different culture’s traditions, art, food, and entertainment at the Regional Nights event.

The Global Challenge Labs provide real-world applied learning opportunities for students and include the Global Challenge Lab, the Executive Challenge Lab, the Global Organizational Consulting Practicum, and the Alumni Challenge Lab. Each lab involves an international immersion, teamwork, executive interaction, faculty support, and real-life on-site consulting projects in countries like Ecuador, Columbia, Chile, and Indonesia.

Online Programs

The online Bachelors in Global Management offers the same excellent program as on-campus, including applied learning and an international internship opportunity. There is also an online Masters in Applied Leadership & Management, providing flexibility in scheduling and completion for the working professional.

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