Become a global leader with a degree in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU. This major prepares students to help lead global organizations in this new digital era. With the accelerated pace of technological change globally, the world needs leaders who are agile and able to take advantage of these new tools to build sustainable prosperity worldwide.
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Thunderbird prepares graduates for this new era of rapid change and opportunity by providing innovative instruction in areas such as globalization 4.0, global digital transformation and global entrepreneurship. This program also requires students to get hands-on, real-world experience in an international internship. Students can meet this requirement in a number of ways, including by working on an internationally-focused project with their current employer or with a local firm. Thunderbird’s Bachelor of Global Management degree prepares graduates for a variety of careers in global management working in multinational firms, technology companies, international not-for-profit organizations, or as an entrepreneur, as well as public service careers in diplomacy, with Ministries of Trade or Foreign Affairs, or with multilateral organizations.

What is a Global Management degree?

As the global economy continues to expand, demand for globally minded specialists is rapidly increasing. Thunderbird/ASU's Online Bachelor of Global Management prepares you to compete in a global marketplace through specialized courses like Intercultural Communication, Global Marketing, States and Markets in a Global Economy, and Multinational Organizational Leadership. Equipped with a strong global business background, you will be ready for a career in fields such as international marketing, consulting, foreign service, human resources, entrepreneurship and many others.

The world's leader in global management

Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of Arizona State University, unites students with outstanding global management faculty members and global organizations so students can develop the skills needed to operate effectively in today's globally-connected world. Students develop skills that international employers, governments and nongovernmental entities greatly value.

This online Global Management Degree draws on Thunderbird’s expertise in global management practices and intercultural communication training to provide students with a highly specialized, global business education. As a leader in global management, Thunderbird is a globally accredited school, recognized worldwide and accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

  • World’s #1 Master in Management (MiM) degree (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019)
  • #1 Most Innovative university in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
  • #2 Best Online Bachelor’s degrees in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)


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Thunderbird & ASU faculty:

  • 34 full-time faculty and 48 adjunct faculty teaching the same courses in-person and via ASU Online.
  • All faculty have strong leadership experience within the academic and professional worlds.
  • Many of our adjunct faculty work full-time in prestigious leadership positions in the public, private and not-for-profit arenas.

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Related Careers

Global management careers:

  • International Marketing Manager, average annual salary $72,769
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager, average annual salary $65,547
  • Global Supply Chain Manager, average annual salary $81,347
  • Foreign Service Officer, average annual salary $88,144
  • Global Sales Manager, average annual salary $75,911
  • Manager of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), average annual salary $50,000
  • Export-Import Manager, average annual salary $66,324


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