Executive Master of Global Management

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Global Executives for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The world is innovating more rapidly than ever before. New technology is changing the way we live, work, and relate to each other. To thrive in this new paradigm of constant technological disruption, where artificial intelligence and data analytics are driving change in all industries and sectors, a revitalized brand of business and management education is essential.

Thunderbird is educating, inspiring, and empowering nimble, ethical leaders who are equipped to build sustainable enterprises in an increasingly competitive and interconnected global economy driven by accelerating advancements in technology. Don’t just keep pace with the competition. Set the pace by transforming at Thunderbird.


As an experienced international executive, you know the power of a global mindset. Create worldwide value for yourself and broaden your personal brand by studying the intricacies of global management with world-renowned faculty and a cohort of exceptional peers. Learn, travel and collaborate to earn this elite, specialized degree.

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Credit hours


in months
Work experience
8+ years preferred; 15 years on average
Student age
40 years on average
In-person classes on Thunderbird's campus and global seminars abroad
Degree earned
Master of Global Management


Tuition cost
Other fees may apply. See Tuition Cost tab.

Estimated Total Tuition Cost

Tuition Fee* 


Program cost excludes: textbooks, travel, lodging, and all costs related to the global field seminar/Global Challenge Laboratory.

*NOTE: All amounts shown in the Tuition and Fees Schedules or in other university publications or Web pages represent tuition and fees as currently approved. However, Arizona State University reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice, upon approval by the Arizona Board of Regents or as otherwise consistent with board policy, and to make such modifications applicable to students enrolled at ASU at that time as well as to incoming students. In addition, all tuition amounts and fees are subject to change at any time for correction of errors. Finally, please note that fee amounts billed for any period may be adjusted at a future date.

Contact your admissions representative to learn more about estimated costs for books and materials, global experience and living expenses.

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Financial Aid
There are many different options available to help you finance your graduate education at Thunderbird. In fact, more than 80% of Thunderbird students receive financial assistance through loans, scholarships or other awards. Arizona State University’s Financial Aid team works with you hand-in-hand to find the financing solutions for your unique situation. For detailed instructions or advice, contact the ASU Financial Aid team at finaid.tbird@asu.edu.

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Admission requirements

  • 8+ years work experience
  • 3+ years in management
  • Résumé documenting work and management experience
  • Competitive TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Duolingo scores (if you did not graduate from an English-speaking university in a native English-speaking country)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions, validating the completion of a four-year degree
  • Interview with Thunderbird faculty and staff
  • GMAT/GRE not required


Transcripts for graduate admissions must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Services department at the main Arizona State University campus. To expedite the processing of your application, please write your application reference number on all documents and envelopes submitted to ASU. Materials submitted without your application reference number will delay the processing of your application.

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PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004
Graduate Admission Services
Arizona State University
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe, AZ  85281
Email gradtranscripts@asu.edu

Preferred/average work experience

On average, the students in Thunderbird's Executive MGM program have 15 years of work experience. Our preferred work experience duration is at least 8 years, with 3 years in management.

Application fee

Domestic application fee: $70
International application fee: $115

Applications will not be processed until the fee is received and fees are non-refundable.

Enrollment deposit

Domestic & international enrollment deposit: $500

The ​enrollment deposit ​confirms your acceptance of admission and reserves ​your ​seat ​in ​the ​program, allowing you to register for your first term courses. All ​deposit funds ​are ​​applied ​to ​your ​student ​account.  


Please send transcripts to Arizona State University.

This in-depth global business degree combines general management coursework, cross-cultural insight and regional studies to educate global business leaders. With its innovative program format, the Executive MGM delivers a strategically choreographed progression through every facet of international management, with experiential learning opportunities and practical, applicable education in the nuances of global business. Through case studies, peer interaction and hands-on applied-learning projects, you’ll be connected with top national and international corporations, gaining the real-world experience of a truly immersive global business education.

While sharing many elements of a traditional business education, the Executive MGM offers

  • A more specialized international focus for careers in global leadership
  • Accounting, marketing, finance and core business competencies—all taught through a global lens
  • Training in global management strategies and the cultural nuances affecting business in specific regions of the world
  • Cross-cultural communications, negotiations and international political economy courses
  • ROI from day one as you study real-world cases, learn from the best practices of professors and cohort members and even address your own professional challenges in class

Curriculum/Course Descriptions

Fall Semester

  • TGM 598 Lifelong Personal Leadership in a Global Economy (3 credits)
  • TGM 506 Communicating and Negotiating Across Cultures (3 credits)
  • TGM 530 Big Data in the Global Economy (3 credits)

Spring Semester

  • TGM 549 Global Leadership (3 credits) 
  • TGM 598 Global Digital Transformation (3 credits) 
  • TGM 594 or TGM 596 Global Field Seminar or Global Challenge Lab (3 credits) 
  • Elective 1 (3 credits)

Summer Semester

  • TGM 505 Navigating Global and Regional Business Environments (3 credits)
  • Elective 2 (3 credits)
  • Elective 3 (3 credits)
  • TGM 597 Thunderbird Professional Development (1 credit)* 

* This course goes across 3 semesters

EMGM Fall 2021-Summer 2022 Program Dates

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