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Thunderbird offers five specialized global graduate degrees and programs:

  • Master of Global Management: For mid-career professionals (one-year program)
  • Executive Master of Global Management: For experienced professionals (17-month program)
  • Executive Master of Global Leadership & Strategy: For executives and high potential managers (one-year program)
  • Online Master of Applied Leadership & Management: For working professionals (12 to 24-month program)
  • Executive Master of Arts in Global Affairs & Management: For mid-career professionals (one-year program)

Entry requirements

To earn a place in a program, applicants will need the following:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university degree program
  • Competitive TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores (if required)
  • Official GMAT/GRE score (waivers available)
  • International experience
  • Submission of online application, including

                1.Resume documenting professional and academic history

                2.1 essay answering an application question

                3.Contact information for 1 professional or academic reference

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Admissions interview(s), if applicable

The MGM program cost is US$70,000 USD + fees for all students.

There are a number of scholarships available. Students can also apply for TA/RA and student worker positions during their program up to 20 hours per week. Similarly, students who take on leadership roles in student clubs or activities and maintain good academic standing at Thunderbird GPA 3.5 or higher are highly encouraged to re-apply for scholarships during their second year.

Thunderbird School of Management has two main campuses, one for undergraduates at ASU’s West Campus, and one for graduate students at ASU’s downtown phoenix campus. 

Thunderbird’s Career Management Center provides on-site visits to local companies such as Honeywell and On Semiconductor, oversees career development, student mentorship by Thunderbird alumni. 


Through a wide range of student clubs, student life at Thunderbird is built around social, professional and cultural activities. Take Regional Nights Thunderbird’s global tradition for example, or the Student Leadership Organizations.

Thunderbird students have full access to ASU’s Sun Devil Fitness, including a variety of recreational, fitness and sport opportunities.

 

1. There is a $115 application fee 

2. Thunderbird will be looking at the following admissions criteria:

  • Academics (grades, GMAT, any additional schooling)
  •  Employability/Success Factors (years and quality of work experience/professional skills, leadership/managing teams, communication skills, prior business knowledge)
  •  T-bird Fit
  •  Overall quality of your application


Thunderbird’s Career Management Center offers one credit professional development course. All students are paired with an alumni mentor, a student liaison, a career coach, and a faculty advisor. The entire Thunderbird community cares about students’ success and we are all here to support T-birds throughout their Thunderbird journey.

Many Thunderbird programs including the Master of Global Management, require both applied learning and internship experiences. The Global Challenge Lab sends teams of students to complete consulting projects for organizations in the US and abroad.

Thunderbird’s global alumni network includes 45,000 from 143 countries, with almost one-quarter living abroad.


About

Thunderbird offers five specialized global graduate degrees and programs:

  • Master of Global Management: For mid-career professionals (one-year program)
  • Executive Master of Global Management: For experienced professionals (17-month program)
  • Executive Master of Global Leadership & Strategy: For executives and high potential managers (one-year program)
  • Online Master of Applied Leadership & Management: For working professionals (12 to 24-month program)
  • Executive Master of Arts in Global Affairs & Management: For mid-career professionals (one-year program)

Entry requirements

To earn a place in a program, applicants will need the following:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university degree program
  • Competitive TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores (if required)
  • Official GMAT/GRE score (waivers available)
  • International experience
  • Submission of online application, including

                1.Resume documenting professional and academic history

                2.1 essay answering an application question

                3.Contact information for 1 professional or academic reference

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Admissions interview(s), if applicable

The MGM program cost is US$70,000 USD + fees for all students.

There are a number of scholarships available. Students can also apply for TA/RA and student worker positions during their program up to 20 hours per week. Similarly, students who take on leadership roles in student clubs or activities and maintain good academic standing at Thunderbird GPA 3.5 or higher are highly encouraged to re-apply for scholarships during their second year.

Thunderbird School of Management has two main campuses, one for undergraduates at ASU’s West Campus, and one for graduate students at ASU’s downtown phoenix campus. 

Thunderbird’s Career Management Center provides on-site visits to local companies such as Honeywell and On Semiconductor, oversees career development, student mentorship by Thunderbird alumni. 


Through a wide range of student clubs, student life at Thunderbird is built around social, professional and cultural activities. Take Regional Nights Thunderbird’s global tradition for example, or the Student Leadership Organizations.

Thunderbird students have full access to ASU’s Sun Devil Fitness, including a variety of recreational, fitness and sport opportunities.

 

1. There is a $115 application fee 

2. Thunderbird will be looking at the following admissions criteria:

  • Academics (grades, GMAT, any additional schooling)
  •  Employability/Success Factors (years and quality of work experience/professional skills, leadership/managing teams, communication skills, prior business knowledge)
  •  T-bird Fit
  •  Overall quality of your application


Thunderbird’s Career Management Center offers one credit professional development course. All students are paired with an alumni mentor, a student liaison, a career coach, and a faculty advisor. The entire Thunderbird community cares about students’ success and we are all here to support T-birds throughout their Thunderbird journey.

Many Thunderbird programs including the Master of Global Management, require both applied learning and internship experiences. The Global Challenge Lab sends teams of students to complete consulting projects for organizations in the US and abroad.

Thunderbird’s global alumni network includes 45,000 from 143 countries, with almost one-quarter living abroad.


University highlights

World University Rankings - Masters In Management

  • 2018
    #54
  • 2020
    #49=
  • 2022
    #56

Ranking criteria

56.6
Overall
54.1
Employability
60.5
Alumni Outcomes
46.5
Diversity
32.7
Thought Leadership
87.2
Value for Money

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Campus locations

Thunderbird School of Global Management,

400 E Van Buren , Phoenix , Arizona , United States , 85004

Admissions Office,

Admissions Office , Glendale , Arizona , United States , 85306-6000

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