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Certificate in Global Business Administration

August 9, 2013 - February 22, 2014 | São Paulo, Brazil

The transition to a truly global business environment requires the development of specific skills and competencies. The Certificate in Global Business Administration (CGBA) was conceived and designed to guide the executive in their personal transformation. Beginning with the first few moments of class, each participant involved with the CGBA will be immersed into the world of international business with access to the best and the most recent strategies and frameworks to prepare them to occupy the challenging leadership role required in global business.

THE CGBA is composed of seven modules consisting of 96 classroom hours spread over seven months. The classes will be taught by both Thunderbird and IPL professors from various cultural backgrounds. The objective of the program is to deepen the experience of the participants in this international exchange. Also included in the program is a four-day module where the Brazilian executives will travel to the Thunderbird campus in Arizona to focus on Global Mindset, Global Strategy and Global Marketing.


Certificate in Global Business Administration
Brazilian participants discuss the Certificate in Global Business Administration, a joint venture between Thunderbird School of Global Management in the United States and the Institute of Performance and Leadership in Brazil. Play video (2:45)


August 9, 2013 - February 22, 2014
CGBA 2013 Module Schedule

August 9-10, 2013 (São Paulo)
Global Political Economy, Roy Nelson (Thunderbird Faculty)

September 13-14, 2013 (São Paulo)
Global Finance, Professor Roberto Dumas (IPL Faculty)

October 11-12, 2013 (São Paulo)
Global Strategy, Internationalization Challenges

November 8-9, 2013 (São Paulo)
Cross-Cultural Management, Professor Gilberto Sarfati (IPL Faculty)

December 6-7, 2013 (São Paulo)
Global Negotiations, Professor Denis Leclerc (Thunderbird Faculty)

January 27-30, 2014 (Arizona, USA)
Thunderbird Experience | Strategy, Marketing & Global Mindset
Professor Mansour Javidan, Ph.D. and Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D. 

February 21-22, 2014 (São Paulo)
Global Leadership, Professor Carlos A. J. Da Costa (IPL Faculty)

Real World Benefits

At the end of the CGBA, the executive will:

  • Master the skills necessary to identify, analyze, and resolve complex situations
  • Be able to effectively lead global teams and appreciate cultural diversity
  • Effectively design strategy for performance in an international context
  • Have a solid understanding of the competitive landscape
  • Have the ability to launch products at a global level and design an ideal global marketing strategy
  • Gain confidence to negotiate in a complex global environment

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Adey Zaghab
Executive Education Programs

Tel: +1 602 978-7338
Fax: +1 602 439-4851

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