Executive Certificate in Global Management

Enhance your proficiency and knowledge of the theory and application of global business and management concepts.

Develop your global management skill set by focusing on cross-cultural communication, leadership, and corporate social responsibility to increase your global effectiveness and foster team success. Use these skills to create value for your team, and drive results across your entire organization.

Thunderbird Online's three-course certificate program is comprised of courses from the Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations, Executive Certificate in Global Leadership, and the Executive Certificate in Global Corporate Social Responsibility. Through this online certificate, you will focus on upper-level management concepts that will prove to be successful in motivating your team, and driving actionable results for your company.

Real-World Benefits

  • Learn and understand time-tested negotiation approaches for global strategy management.
  • Examine the definition of culture and the expectation of understanding how culture impacts business relationships.
  • Define the various levels of culture and identifying cultural competencies necessary for successful global business negotiations.
  • Evaluate and understand your strengths to become a better global leader by focusing on enhancing and improving your strengths.
  • Understand and lead toward your team’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Enhance your understanding of how to retain the balance between your team’s strengths and weaknesses to enhance cooperation.
  • Understand society’s new expectations of CSR including case studies and discussions on specific global issues.
  • Focus on the business significance of sustainability, and the importance of corporate sound responsibility.
  • Recognize how to manage sustainability pressures regarding human rights, development, and global corruption.

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To receive your Executive Certificate in Global Management, you must register for and complete each of the following three online courses:

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To earn the Executive Certificate or individual "Certificates of Completion," participants are required to:

  • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
  • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
  • Complete the End-of-Course Survey

Thunderbird Online's Executive Certificate in Global Management focuses on developing and enhancing leaders who require a well-rounded global business education focused on the fundamentals of negotiation, leadership and corporate social responsibility.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today's global marketplace.
  • Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area.
  • Post MBA – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

The Cross-Cultural Communication course is led by Professor Denis Leclerc, Ph.D. Professor Denis Leclerc, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Cross-Cultural Communications and Global Negotiations at Thunderbird School of Global Management.

The Enhancing Your Leadership Strengths course is led by Thunderbird Professor Christine Pearson, Ph.D., Professor of Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management, who has built a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost authorities on the role of strategic preparation in heading off workplace crises. Dr. Pearson is the co-author of "The Cost of Bad Behavior: How Incivility is Damaging Your Business and What to Do About It" which makes a business case for workplace civility.

The Principles of CSR and Sustainability is led by Thunderbird Professor Gregory Unruh, Ph.D. Professor Unruh, is the Director of the Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Lincoln Center for Ethics. The Lincoln Center is the institutional focal point for Thunderbird’s work in global citizenship, which covers the areas of professional ethics, corporate social responsibility, reputation and environmental sustainability. Professor Unruh is a leading expert in the role of technological innovation in addressing the challenges of global sustainability, and author of Earth, Inc.
Your Thunderbird Online Executive Certificate courses include:

  • All online study materials
  • Access to the Thunderbird learning environment
  • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
  • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume, and e-mail signature

Single Program Fee: $1,980
Three-Course Certificate Track: $4,752
(a 20% savings)

The continuing education unit (CEU) is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

Each participant receives 1.5 CEUs per online course completed, equating to 4.5 CEUs for the entire online executive certificate program.

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