Curriculum

A perfect blend of international relations & management

Your full-time Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management is designed to provide you with the political, economic and cultural training to thrive in international affairs and global relations. The MA in Global Affairs and Management features coursework in international relations, political economy and area studies taught by world-class multinational faculty members. The curriculum also includes accounting, finance, marketing, management and entrepreneurship – all from a global perspective – with a breadth of additional global affairs electives for specialization.

Your studies begin with Foundations Week, an interactive and engaging course covering key aspects of leadership, team-building, motivation, ethics, cross-cultural communication, self-assessment, professional development and career-management strategies. You will also have the opportunity to participate in Global Professional Development Seminars presented by our Career Management Center – completing coursework in topics such as business presentations, public speaking, cross-cultural teambuilding and networking, business report writing and business etiquette in global settings.

For specific information about program curriculum, contact our Global Admissions Team at admissions@thunderbird.edu or call +1 602 978-7100 or 800 457-6966 (US toll-free).

Economics bootcamps

Depending on your undergraduate background, you may be required to take an online economics bootcamp prior to beginning the program. Read more.

English proficiency

Depending on your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score (if applicable), you may be required to take “Business English Communications” course(s) prior to beginning the program.