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Global Management ,BGM

Global Management, BGM

Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Global, Global Communication, Global Studies, International Business, International Studies, Language and Cultures, Supply Chain Management, global business, global leadership, global negotations, international entrepreneur, international leadership

Prepare for success in a global marketplace through specialized courses like global marketing; states and markets in a global economy; and multinational organizational leadership. Equipped with a strong global business background, you will be ready for a career in global marketing, consulting, foreign service, human resources, entrepreneurship and many others.

Program Description

The BGM program prepares students to take on leadership roles in multinational corporations, government agencies or nongovernmental organizations. Thunderbird's elite faculty and strong relationships with global enterprises allow students to develop and hone the skills needed to thrive as leaders in today's globally interconnected economy. Students gain experience and develop skills that international companies, governments and nonprofit entities value highly in employees.

The program offers two tracks: the international business, language and culture track in which two years of foreign language is required; and the international business and culture track in which there is no foreign language requirement and more emphasis on management-related courses. Students who select the foreign language track may complete coursework in a variety of languages. The international business, language and culture track is offered to on-campus students only. Online students may pursue only the international business and culture track.

Everyone in the program has the opportunity to explore the politics, cultures and economics of different countries around the world while putting the skills they have learned into practice in real-world settings through a required international internship. Although students are strongly encouraged to pursue internships outside their home country, they may also satisfy this requirement by doing a local internship with an international component.

Bachelor of Global Management students also complete a senior capstone project that draws on the unique skills they have developed throughout the program. In the capstone project, students work together in consulting teams to provide recommendations for a global organization on a challenge it faces internationally. The internship and the capstone project allow students to demonstrate their skills and work experience for potential employers as part of their professional development plan.

This truly global program provides global career opportunities around the world, global courses taught by outstanding Thunderbird graduate school faculty, and preparation for graduates to thrive in today's complex and dynamic global job market. Thunderbird School of Global Management has produced unique leaders for 75 years, agents of change in every sector who are capable of tackling the world's greatest challenges. The network of alumni, known as T-birds, comprises 45,000 graduates and 170 chapters around the globe.

Thunderbird's Bachelor of Global Management is also offered in a flexible online format. Students should visit for more information.

At a Glance
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: Yes
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 210 - Brief Calculus
  • Math Intensity: Moderateprogram math intensity moderate

Required Courses (Major Map)
Accelerated Program Options
Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Change of Major Requirements

Current ASU students who would like to change their major to global management must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Students should refer to for information about how to change a major to this program.

Attend Online
ASU Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

ASU Local

Earn an ASU degree with ASU Local, an integrated college experience where students take advantage of in-person success coaching and programming experiences on site while completing one of 130+ undergraduate online degrees that come with online faculty interaction and tutoring support. Learn more about ASU Local.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site:

Global Opportunities
Global Experience

As globalization continues to impact the way people live and work, international experiences have become vital to success in every field of business, especially global management. Through international study and internships, students gain skills employers value highly, including communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility, motivation and a global perspective on business applications worldwide. Completing their required Thunderbird internship abroad positions students to thrive in leadership roles globally upon graduation.

Career Opportunities

As the global economy continues to face volatility and disruption as it expands and interconnects, demand for globally-minded specialists is rapidly increasing. Graduates of the Bachelor of Global Management program have a variety of globally transferable skills that open doors to an abundance of career opportunities around the world in the following fields:

  • compliance manager
  • foreign service officer
  • general manager
  • manager of a nonprofit organization
  • marketing manager
  • regulatory affairs manager

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Career *Growth *Median Salary
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* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Contact Information

What are Accelerated Programs?
Accelerated Programs allow students the opportunity to expedite the completion of their degree.

3 year programs

These programs allow students to fast-track their studies after admission and earn a bachelor’s degree in three years or fewer while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students should talk to their academic advisor to get started.

4+1 year programs

These programs allow students to accelerate their studies by combining undergraduate with graduate coursework, which may allow them to earn a bachelor’s and a master's degree in as few as five years (for some programs).

Each program has requirements students must meet to be eligible for consideration. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.
What are Concurrent Programs?
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
What are Joint Programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.

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What are Online Programs?
ASU Online offers programs in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. See for more information.
What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program in which residents of western states (other than Arizona) may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

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