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Global Management (Executive), M.B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 17 months


  • This in-depth global business degree combines general management coursework, cross-cultural insight and regional studies to educate global business leaders. With its innovative program format, the Executive MGM delivers a strategically choreographed progression through every facet of international management, with experiential learning opportunities and practical, applicable education in the nuances of global business. Through case studies, peer interaction and hands-on applied-learning projects, you’ll be connected with top national and international corporations, gaining the real-world experience of a truly immersive global business education.
While sharing many elements of a traditional business education, the Executive MGM offers
  • A more specialized international focus for careers in global leadership
  • Accounting, marketing, finance and core business competencies—all taught through a global lens
  • Training in global management strategies and the cultural nuances affecting business in specific regions of the world
  • Cross-cultural communications, negotiations and international political economy courses
  • ROI from day one as you study real-world cases, learn from the best practices of professors and cohort members and even address your own professional challenges in class

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Global Financial Decisions
  • Regional Business Environment I: Emerging Markets 
  • Multinational Value Chain
  • Global Marketing Management

For more information, please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis up to the start of the program.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 17 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements
  • Résumé documenting work and management experience
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores if you did not graduate from an English-speaking university in a native English-speaking country
  • 1 letter of reference from a supervisor
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions, validating the completion of a four-year degree
  • Interview(s) with Thunderbird admissions representative (by invitation only)

Work Experience

  • On average, the students in Thunderbird's Executive MGM program have 15 years of work experience.
  •  Our preferred work experience duration is at least 8 years, with 3 years in management.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    61764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 87500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.
  • National

    61764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 87500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.
  • In-State

    61764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 87500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 17 months.
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Living costs for Arizona City

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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