Thunderbird School of Global Management

Launch a Global Career with the World's #1 Ranked School in Global Business

U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times

Full-time Master's Programs

Whether your passion is for global management, finance, marketing or international affairs, Thunderbird's Master's programs can set you on a path to success.

If you're looking for a career dealing with important issues like international conflict resolution, sustainable economic development, humanitarian relief and human rights, Thunderbird's Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management program gives you the cross-training in international business and global affairs you need. This program can be completed in 15-18 months.

If you're a recent undergrad or an early career professional interested in launching a new future in global business, Thunderbird's Master of Science in Global Management gives you the broad-based business background and cross-cultural skills to succeed. This program can be completed in 15-18 months.

If you want a specialized degree so you can concentrate your career on a core global management discipline, Thunderbird's Master of Science in Global Marketing and Global Finance programs provide you with a deep-dive, focused education with hands-on applied learning projects. These concentrated programs can be completed in just 9 months.

Designed to broaden your global mindset and your global opportunities, Thunderbird's Master's degrees prepare you for the world of international business.

Program Highlights and Benefits

  • MS in Global Management and MA in Global Affairs -- 45 credit hours, which includes supplementary language study (if needed)
  • MS in Global Finance and Global Marketing -- 34 credit hours, which includes an entire second trimester of electives based on the career path of your choosing
  • Specialized classes designed to prepare you for a career in general global management, international affairs, global finance or global marketing.
  • Core business courses in all global management disciplines taught from a global perspective.
  • Peer diversity, with students from over 60 countries; some of whom speak up to six languages.
  • Global experiences delivered through interaction with a diverse student body and faculty, global curriculum and study abroad opportunities
  • World-renowned faculty known for their innovative teaching methods and real-world global experience.
  • Foreign language curriculum is included in the MA and MS in Global Management programs for those who do not already speak a second language.
  • Thunderbird changes your career -- and your life. After Thunderbird, you're not just prepared to make a better salary. You're prepared to make a difference.

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Why Thunderbird?

For more than 60 years, we have educated global leaders who are also global citizens - because we live by the credo that borders frequented by trade seldom need soldiers, and we're committed to helping develop a stable world economy where that philosophy becomes reality.

Our uniquely flexible programs combine an unmatched global business education with international and cross-cultural studies to ensure you're fluent in the language of international business, wherever you choose to go in the world.

  • Home of the #1 ranked full-time MBA in international business.
  • World-renowned faculty known for their innovative teaching methods and real-world global experience.
  • Diverse student body, with more than 60 countries represented in virtually every cohort.

Business School/MBA Rankings

#1 "International" Full-time MBA
U.S. News & World Report 2014

#1 "Top MBA Program by Specialty: International Business" Full-time MBA
Bloomberg Businessweek 2012

#2 "International" Full-time MBA
U.S. News & World Report 2015

#1 "Internationalism of Alumni"
The Economist 2014

#3 "Best Executive MBA Program"
The Wall Street Journal 2010

#3 "Potential to Network"
The Economist 2014

#8 Online MBA
Financial Times 2014

The Thunderbird Oath

Thunderbird's vision is to grow our positive impact in a world economy that needs ethical leadership more than ever.
There is no greater demonstration of our commitment to this vision than the work of our 40,000 graduates.