Open Enrollment Programs

Creating Value through Global Strategy

November 2 – 4*, 2015

Thunderbird Campus 

This executive professional development opportunity helps business managers broaden their strategic leadership skills by analyzing the best practices of global corporations in an array of industries. The short-format design of this classroom-based executive leadership program allows managers to participate in a premier corporate training program that teaches global strategy skills without a long-term educational commitment.

History reveals that the most successful companies understand their corporate pasts, their corporate values. They also understand their stakeholders, know what the market wants, listen to customers and develop products that even the customer hasn’t yet imagined. You’ll develop this same skill set, using practical, contemporary tools gleaned from this course.

Newly reformatted, this program features forums for faculty to personally consult on participants’ company challenges. For companies sending two participants, a complimentary video consultation will be provided (post program, led by a Thunderbird faculty member). Companies sending three or more participants will receive a complementary half day in person consultation on day three with a Thunderbird faculty member.* Faculty will be selected by Thunderbird Executive Education based on the industry and needs of the organization.

Program Schedule:
Day 1: 
How to formulate strategic plans and address implementation challenges
Day 2: 
How to execute strategic plans and manage staff, communication and roadblocks

Optional Day 3: Personal team strategy session with Thunderbird faculty

Program Highlights

Learn how to develop and implement effective strategy based on your organization’s values and market needs as you study:

  • Strategy formulation
  • Strategic plan execution
  • Global operations management
  • The impact of organizational design and structure
  • The complexities of planning for and managing international joint ventures and alliances

You will further enhance your strategic management skills through team simulation exercises with peers from around the globe, analysis of global case studies and participation in class discussions.

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Creating Value Through Global Strategy
Thunderbird Professor Kannan Ramaswamy talks about an open enrollment program, “Creating Value Through Global Strategy.”

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Paul Arinze of Exxon Mobil describes the value of Thunderbird executive education programs.

Creating Value through Global Strategy
Timothy Hoagland, president and CEO of Continental Industries, talks about Creating Value through Global Strategy, an executive education program at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.

A Course with Real, Applicable Solutions

The invaluable lessons you learn about the marketing, finance and human resource challenges facing today’s global organizations will help you develop the skills to become a more effective strategic leader.

You will complete this management training seminar with a new understanding of:

  • Business models, strategy and competitive advantage
  • The relationship between business and government
  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Today’s innovative corporate cultures
  • Growth strategies during economic decline

High-potential Participants

Join executives from diverse industries and cultures spanning the globe – peer participants in upper and mid-level management ready to share their varied corporate experiences in a collaborative environment free from competition.

What Past Participants Are Saying

“Creating Value through Global Strategy was superb. I was challenged to think differently about how to manage my global team and garnered useful strategic and tactical insights on how to better engage with my international strategic alliance partners.”

- Doug Nielson
Vice President, Global Card Acceptance Services, American Express

Is Your Company Listed?

Ready to join the important list of companies that have participated in Thunderbird’s Creating Value through Global Strategy program? Below is a sampling:

American Express SAP
Amway Schiff Nutrition
Black & Veatch Sonangol – Angolan National Oil Co.
Bridgestone Americas SunGard
Chevron Texaco Corp. The Boeing Co.
CPKelco USG Corp.
Lucent Technologies Washington Post Newsweek Interactive
Marriott International Inc. Wells Fargo Bank
McDonald’s Corp. Williams International Venezuela Ltd.
SAE International  


Thunderbird’s diverse faculty members bring you renowned global business instruction as well as intimate cultural insight you simply won’t find elsewhere. Their consulting experience with companies around the world, coupled with their own diverse heritages, means that your global business instruction is merged with cross-cultural insight. The end result: you’ll interact with the world’s most accomplished global thought leaders and leave Thunderbird prepared to lead and drive your own global business success anywhere in the world.

The Creating Value through Global Strategy program is led by Professor Kannan Ramaswamy, Ph.D., with support from guest lecturer Bob Herbold and Thunderbird faculty.

Pricing Details

USD $4,600, each additional USD $2,500

Program fee includes tuition, instructional and assessment materials, and meals for the program. Price does not include accommodations, which can be secured online at the Thunderbird Executive Inn, a full-service facility conveniently located on campus and offering a host of amenities and business services for executives.

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Please contact us if you have additional questions or would like to learn more.

Brian Love
Executive Education Programs
1 (800) 457-6959 US | +1 (602) 978-7545
Fax: +1 602 439-4851

Thunderbird School of Global Management
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Glendale, AZ 85306