• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 6 months

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Advance your career by completing the Thunderbird International Business Management MicroMasters Certificate. Certificate credits can be applied toward two accredited master degrees— the Online Master of Applied Leadership & Management or the Online Master of Global Management.

The International Business Management MicroMasters Program from the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University offers a highly specialized global management education that will open pathways to leadership roles in multinational corporations as well as in non-governmental organizations.

Leveraging Thunderbird's 70 years of expertise and top international rankings, the MicroMasters Program will equip you with management skills essential for conducting global business successfully. You will learn how to identify risks and opportunities in global business settings and acquire strategies for mastering interpersonal encounters in multicultural environments through effective communication, people management, and marketing skills.

You will also gain leadership skills, the ability to adapt to ever-changing business environments, as well as learn to tolerate ambiguity, while developing a passion for appreciating other cultures.

Successful completion of this MicroMasters Program will earn you the opportunity to be accepted into one of two Thunderbird master degree programs: the Online Master of Applied Leadership & Management or the Online Master of Global Management.

Job Outlook

Modern business is global. With globalization accelerating at a rapid pace, global mindset and skillsets are now the norm for most career advancement.

Many Thunderbird graduates go on to become country managers, do business development work internationally, open subsidiaries in foreign locations, manage global projects, and advance business careers in multinational companies.

Career opportunities: Business Development Manager, Project Manager, Account Executive, Marketing Manager, Business Analysts, Customer Service Manager, Business Consultant, Entrepreneur.

The International Business Management MicroMasters Program is offered at Thunderbird School of Global Management - ThunderbirdX.

Programme Structure

What You'll Learn:

  • Analytical tools for understanding the rapidly changing and dynamic global political economy.
  • Effective communication strategies for interpersonal encounters.
  • To explore the mix of organizational practices and people essential for sustaining competitive advantage globally.
  • To understand how value is created via customer relationships and their strategic implications in the context of competitor and value-chain.
  • Skills, mindset and understanding of how to be successful in a globalized marketplace.
  • Average Length: 6 weeks per course
  • Number Of Courses: 4 Courses in Program

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Duration description
      Average Length: 6 weeks per course Effort: 10-12 hours per week, per course
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    996 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 996 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    996 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 996 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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