MS in Global Management

Master of Science in Global Management

We’re currently reviewing our portfolio of programs. Please reach out to the Admissions team for more information about Fall 2015 degree program offerings.

To succeed in the modern global marketplace, an understanding of fundamental global business principles, coupled with an understanding of how cultural nuances affect business and business interactions, is critical. Thunderbird’s Master of Science in Global Management offers a broad-stroke education in global business with core courses in accounting, finance, management, entrepreneurship and marketing – all taught from a global perspective.

Designed for recent liberal-arts undergraduates or early-career professionals interested in embarking on a future in global management, Thunderbird’s MS in Global Management blends global business instruction with in-depth training in international relations, cross-cultural communications and foreign language to prepare you for management opportunities in today’s competitive global landscape.

Learn about program tuition and financing options available to you.

Program at a glance
Student stats
Credit hours


Average age


Program duration
Depending on internship

15-18 months

Male/female ratio
44% male / 56% female
Program format
Campus-based, full-time program with intakes in the fall
Average # of countries represented


Second-language proficiency
Not required for admission, but required before graduation. If you enter the program without a second language, you will take language courses as part of your degree.
Degree earned
Master of Science in Global Management
Master’s to MBA option
After graduation, eligible individuals can apply to an accelerated track of Thunderbird’s MBA program and complete the degree in just two trimesters.