Online Bachelor of Global Management

Globalization relies on dedicated leaders who are driven to create sustainable prosperity worldwide. In a global management major, you’ll learn how to manage global organizations and lead effectively in international contexts. This degree develops your knowledge in international business, entrepreneurship and leadership so you can become a skilled global leader.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is global management?

Global management is a distinct set of administration, communication and management strategies tailored to the needs of an interconnected, worldwide community. This includes how organizations manage hiring, marketing, finance, sales and other important functions internationally. Recent globalization and technological advancement mean that management approaches have had to quickly adapt to new international realities.

Why earn your Bachelor of Global Management from ASU Online

The online global management major from ASU draws on the Thunderbird School of Global Management's expertise in international management practices, global affairs and intercultural communication training to provide you with a highly specialized global leadership and management education. The school emphasizes applied content, so you can learn how to use theoretical concepts in practical scenarios. You’ll develop skills and gain experience that international employers value highly in this era of rapid globalization and technological innovation.

Additionally, this bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money, while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master’s degrees include:

Topics covered in the global management major

Arizona State University's global management degree online covers leadership, management and entrepreneurship across the private, public and non-profit sectors. This includes studying global marketing, accounting, finance, markets and trade within the context of international business. You’ll also develop crucial professional leadership skills in classes focused on multinational organizational leadership and regional management. Courses in the global management program also address cultural competencies and cross-cultural communication. With this knowledge, you’ll have a deep understanding of how to successfully lead global groups and organizations.

Does my global management degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Global management courses

Classwork in the global management major incorporates case studies and other hands-on coursework so you can gain professional experience in global business and leadership. To earn this degree, you’ll need to complete an internship, which can take different forms. For example, you may work on an international initiative at your existing job or with another institution in your area. The curriculum culminates in a capstone project in which you will be required to provide a written analysis of a company investment. Courses in this major include:


TGM 312: Big Data in the Global Economy


TGM 204: Principles of Marketing for Global Organizations


TGM 300: Principles of Finance for Global Organizations


TGM 353: Regional Management Environment (GCSI OR G)


TGM 489: Multinational Organizational Leadership


Global business management careers

The global management major prepares graduates for leadership roles in multinational corporations, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, start-ups and social enterprises. A global management degree can also lead to careers in public service. Some graduates may work in diplomacy or for international nonprofits. Career paths in the field include:

Compliance Manager


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $128,620

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 4.2 %
Salary: $98,100

Manufacturing Plant Manager


Growth: 1.6 %
Salary: $107,560

Market Research Analyst


Growth: 13.4 %
Salary: $68,230

Marketing Manager


Growth: 6.6 %
Salary: $140,040

Regulatory Affairs Manager


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $128,620

Sales Manager


Growth: 4.0 %
Salary: $130,600

International leaders serve as faculty in the Thunderbird School of Global Management

Our school consists of more than 30 full-time faculty and nearly 50 adjunct faculty who teach the same courses in person and online, meaning you’ll receive the same high-quality education no matter where you are in the world. Our faculty members have strong leadership experience in the academic and professional worlds. Many of our adjunct faculty work full time in prestigious leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit arenas.

International leaders serve as faculty in the Thunderbird School of Global Management

Our school consists of more than 30 full-time faculty and nearly 50 adjunct faculty who teach the same courses in person and online, meaning you’ll receive the same high-quality education no matter where you are in the world. Our faculty members have strong leadership experience in the academic and professional worlds. Many of our adjunct faculty work full time in prestigious leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit arenas.

Admission requirements for the global management major

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

A global university with a reputation for innovation

ASU is a global university that is committed to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also received accolades from other prestigious organizations, showcasing our commitment to excellence across all disciplines.

#1


master’s in management, according to Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal.

#1


in innovation for 9 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 5


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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