Global Leadership for the
Fourth Industrial Revolution

Number 1 Masters in Management
Number 1 in Innovation

Why Thunderbird?

Thunderbird prepares global leaders and managers equipped with the future-ready skills and hands-on experience that organizations around the world demand in order to seize the immense opportunities offered in this era of technological transformation.

– Sanjeev Khagram, PhD
Director General and Dean

Global Leadership for the
Fourth Industrial Revolution

global and multinational

Global and multinational school

With over 45,000 distinguished alumni in more than 140 countries, and a rapidly-expanding network of centers for excellence in all regions, Thunderbird is able to deliver cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose programs, from executive education to basic entrepreneurship training, providing stackable degrees and credentials to professionals across the globe.

Fourth Industrial Revolution

Fourth Industrial Revolution

New technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and genetic engineering are fusing the physical, biological and digital worlds, fundamentally altering the way we live, work and relate to one another. In this new paradigm, organizations need a different type of leader.

new leader

A new brand of leader

Thunderbird produces a new brand of agile and resilient professional equipped with a global digital mindset, cross-cultural intelligence, and transdisciplinary skillsets to drive innovation and success in this era of rapid change.



Thunderbird is unique in that we operate at the intersection of business, international affairs and public policy, providing leaders with the cross-sectoral skills they need in order to shape the dynamic environments impacting their organizations.



Thunderbird empowers global leaders to harness the transformative power of the Fourth Industrial Revolution by leveraging tremendous resources available throughout Arizona State University’s Knowledge Enterprise to provide relevant training across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

digital global mindset

Digital global mindset

A collection of qualities and attributes that allow a leader to understand and influence individuals, groups and organizations across culutures. The global mindset of the 21st century is digital because the way we connect and create value is through the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

hands on experience

Hands-on experience

Through a rigorous curriculum and applied learning in real-world environments, Thunderbird provides students with practical, hands-on knowledge that allows them to hit the ground running in challenging environments around the world.


Equitable and sustainable prosperity worldwide

As a value-driven institution, we recognize the need for growth strategies that address economic inequality and mitigate the impacts of human activity on the environment.


Master's in Management*


alumni across 145 countries


countries in current cohorts

* Times Higher Education and Wall Street Journal 2019

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