Global MBA Online

Global MBA Online

Experience a world-class business school education from the convenience of any location with Thunderbird’s top-ranked Global MBA Online program. Designed for working professionals and other online learners, Thunderbird’s Global MBA Online delivers comprehensive coursework in all facets of global management, as well as cross-cultural communications/negotiations, global political economy and regional business environments.

Blending web-based coursework with onsite seminars around the globe, our Global MBA Online gives you the opportunity to work across time zones and borders with your diverse cohort peers – and learn quickly how to adapt your style and mindset to work most effectively in a multi-cultural environment. To further cohort interaction, you will meet your classmates during an onsite foundations course at the start of the program, study together online, travel together abroad and graduate together on Thunderbird’s Phoenix, Arizona, campus.

  • Immediate access to coursework at anytime from anywhere
  • Engaging online lectures
  • Interactive chats/bulletin boards
  • Online collaboration with global professors and classmates using technology of modern global business

Learn about program tuition and financing options available to you.

Program at a glance
Student stats*
Credit hours


Average age


Program duration

19 months

Male/female ratio
67% male / 33% female 
Program format
Blended program - online courses supplemented with weeks in residence abroad
Percentage of non-US students


Work experience recommended

2 years

Average years of work experience


Degree earned
Global MBA
Program ranking
Among the “Top 5 Distance Learning MBA Programs in the World” –The Economist, 2010
* Statistics based on most recent cohort


  • Laptop or desktop with high-speed internet access and multimedia compatibility
  • Mac or Windows operating system
  • 1 GB RAM and 60 GB Hard-drive (minimum)
  • Internet Explorer or Firefox web browser
  • Webcam & headset/microphone
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (contact Admissions for student discount information)