Launch your global business and policy career with a unique Bachelor of Science degree from the world’s premier leadership and management school. Master global economic dynamics and develop a digital global mindset. Study disruptive technologies such as AI, IoT and blockchain, diverse business environments, global supply chains and cross-cultural negotiation.

As the world’s economy becomes increasingly interconnected and competitive, it’s vital for today’s graduates to understand business, leadership and management in all industries within a global context. By earning a Bachelor of Science in international trade, you’ll build deep knowledge and analytical skills for leadership and management of global economic dynamics, Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, regional business environments, global supply chains and cross-cultural communications.

International trade is a complex and dynamic career field. This program empowers you with transdisciplinary management acumen and valuable insights into business, political and cultural practices in key regional business environments around the world. You’ll get advanced training for making data-driven decisions and solving cross-cultural problems on a global scale.

You’ll also develop a digital global mindset with future-ready skills and hands-on experience in how international trade and global finance influence business, the public sector and world markets. This program is not limited to the private sector, taking you deep into the intersection of global business and public policy. The program provides a strong foundation in the most salient trade and commerce policy issues in the world today. It also offers a firm understanding of diverse cultures and international management and negotiation practices – key transferable skills across a vast spectrum of industries.

Designed as a transformative learning experience for the 21st century, this program goes far beyond managing the exchange of goods and services from one country to another. Rather, it allows you to build expertise in international trade at the nexus of global business and public policy.


Who Should Attend?

  • Students interested in international careers in trade and business who want greater flexibility in program delivery
  • Students seeking careers where an in-depth understanding of the political, cultural, and economic aspects of doing business on a global scale are needed


Core Curriculum

Learn more details about the OBSIT's 120-credit curriculum by exploring ASU's Major Map.


Course Credits
Term 1-A
TGM 101: Principles of Global Management 3
ASU 101-ONL: The ASU Experience 1
ENG 101 or ENG 102: First Year Composition OR 3
ENG 105: Advanced First-Year Composition OR 3
ENG 107 or ENG 108: First-Year Composition 3
Term 1-B
CIS 105: Computer Applications and Information Technology 3
MAT 210: Brief Calculus 3
Term 2-A  
TGM 204: Principles of Marketing for Global Organizations 3
ENG 101 or ENG 102: First-Year Composition OR 3
ENG 105: Advanced First-Year Composition OR 3
ENG 107 or ENG 108: First-Year Composition 3
Term 2-B
MAT 211: Mathematics for Business Analysis 3
Humanities, Arts, and Design 3
Elective 3
Term 3-A
COM 225: Public Speaking 3
ECN 211: Macroeconomic Principles 3
Cultural Diversity in the U.S. 3
Term 3-B
TGM 200: Principles of Accounting for Global Organizations 3
Natural Science- Quantitative 4
Term 4-A
STP 226: Elements of Statistics 3
TGM 468: States and Markets in a Global Economy 3
Historical Awareness 3
Term 4-B
ECN 212: Microeconomic Principles 3
Natural Science - Quantitative OR 4
Natural Science - General 4
Term 5-A
TGM 353: Regional Management Environment 3
TGM 312: Big Data in the Global Economy 3
Elective 3
Term 5-B
TGM 310: Supply Chain Operations for Global Organizations 3
TGM 391: Global Business and Professional Development Skills 1
Humanities, Arts, and Design 3
Term 6-A
LES 305: Business Law and Ethics for Managers OR 3
PHI 306: Applied Ethics OR 3
PHI 360: Business and Professional Ethics 3
ECN 306: Survey of International Economics 3
Elective 3
Term 6-B  
TGM 300: Principles of Finance for Global Organizations 3
TGM 430: International Trade and Regional Economic Agreements 3
Term 7-A  
TGM 484: Internship 3-6
TGM 460: Global Risk Assessment and Management 3
Term 7-B
TGM 489: Multinational Organizational Leadership 3
Elective 3
Term 8-A
TGM 478: Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Term 8-B  
TGM 498: Pro-Seminar 3
Upper Division Elective 2


Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid

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Program Costs

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Fees USD$
Application fee (Arizona resident) $50
Application Fee (nonresident) $70
Application Fee (International) $85
Program cost: per academic year (Arizona Resident) $13,698
Program cost: per academic year (Nonresident) $15,972


Faculty & Campus

Faculty Highlights


Thunderbird Professor Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson

Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor

Lena Booth

Deputy Dean, Thunderbird Academic Enterprise and Finance Professor
Thunderbird Associate Dean and Professor Seigyoung Auh

Seigyoung Auh

Associate Dean of Research, Professor of Global Marketing & Research Faculty, Center for Services Leadership

Online Learning

Our custom-designed degree programs and courses are delivered online by the same award-winning faculty who teach on campus. These eminent professors design the courses using state-of-the-art technology and instructional tools, providing you with a direct connection to the knowledge and expertise of our renowned faculty.

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Requirements & Deadlines

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Apply as soon as possible for priority admissions and financial aid consideration.

Deadline Dates
Fall Admission Application Opens July 1, 2021
Priority Admission Deadline Nov 1, 2021
Regular Admission Deadline Jan 15, 2022
Late Admission for First-Year and International Students May 1, 2022
Admission Deadline for Transfer Students July 1, 2022


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