Curriculum

Prepare to lead in today's global economy

Thunderbird's Master of Science in Global Management curriculum is designed to give you a deep understanding of fundamental global business principles, along with an understanding of how cultural relations affect business interactions. We combine classroom instruction in global business with cross-cultural interactions for a truly immersive education. The program curriculum features a broad-stroke education with global business courses in all management disciplines, as well as a winterim/summerim study-abroad opportunity.

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.