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Transform your global leadership skills

Global business is advancing at warp speed. With our exclusive portfolio of in-person and online professional development programs for individuals and custom solutions for companies, Thunderbird delivers the training you need to lead in this fast-paced, complex environment. You understand the challenges of the global marketplace. Prepare to overcome them.
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  • GlobalAutoIndustry.com is the leading global business intelligence source for the automotive industry, connecting the worldwide auto supplier industry with the resources to effectively do business globally.

    Through the web site, www.GlobalAutoIndustry.com, auto supplier executives can find insight, solutions and strategies focused on doing business in the world’s top automotive markets.

  • Global Business Professor (by GlobalAutoIndustry.com) delivers a secure, subscription-style, education and information service to automotive industry professionals worldwide. 

    The subscription service offers on-demand and live seminars, online courses, audio interviews, eJournals, reports, studies, and in-house workshops.

    Global Business Professor provides company professionals access to the latest learning tools to help them accelerate global business knowledge and expertise.

    Global Business Professor helps automotive industry professionals succeed in international markets and win globally.

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About Thunderbird

Stand Out in a World of Possibilities

For over 70 years, Thunderbird Global School of Management has been at the forefront of innovation, offering a unique and powerful educational experience that teaches global leaders how to manage in diverse social, economic and political environments.

Thunderbird gives you the tools to succeed with a broad portfolio of executive education programs designed to fit your comprehensive learning and development needs and ensuring that you receive a return on investment.

Since its inception in 1946, Thunderbird has focused exclusively on educating global leaders in the intricacies of international business and management. Now a unit of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise, today Thunderbird is strengthened by the resources of America’s largest and most innovative public university.

Thunderbird offers a wide-range of professional development and executive education courses and certificate programs both in person and online so you can identify your own needs and interests. Whether you want to accelerate your career or make a change in it, we have the programs to help you do it and a cohort of colleagues and faculty to help you learn what you need.

Thunderbird is not for everyone. It’s for people who are driven, focused, and who are comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity. It is for adventurers who enjoy the thrill of discovery and new places. Thunderbird is for people who want a career with an international flavor.

Regardless of where you may be in your professional journey, Thunderbird can help you reach your destination.

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Executive Testimonials (Students)

I found the program to be INSIGHTFUL in preparing for negotiations that involve crosscultural issues.

Roberto Valla
V.P. of International Business Development
Boeing Defense, Space & Security

A great INVESTMENT for any project-driven organization, with immediate payback.

Sammy Rashed
Head of Sourcing – Global Sites
Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland

This training OPENS YOUR MIND to the many obstacles we face daily and how they shape our decisions.

Cheryl Fischer
IT Services, DHL

I was challenged to THINK DIFFERENTLY about managing my global team.

Doug Nielson
V.P. Global Card Acceptance Services
American Express

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Online Courses and Certificate Programs

  • Thunderbird’s online certificate courses deliver robust Thunderbird curriculum via a convenient, interactive online format. Courses may be taken individually or as part of a grouping to earn an executive certificate in the global management discipline of your choosing. Cost-effective and designed for your busy professional schedule, these courses are available at the click of a button.

    Executive Certificate Programs: $ 4,752

    All-inclusive pricing

    Your Certificate fees cover:

    • All online study materials
    • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or
    • Thunderbird Executive Certificate
    • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
    • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

    To download Executive Certificate Programs Overview – brochure, please click here.

  • Understand the evolution of business intelligence (BI) and how it applies to emerging business issues.

    The Executive Certificate in Business Analytics program is comprised of three-courses (Offered the first Monday of every other month):

    Business Analytics & Strategy
    The Business Analytics & Strategy course within the online Executive Certificate in Business Analytics focuses on understanding a range of fundamental quantitative models that have proven useful to analysts and decision makers.This course provides a survey of concepts, structure and analytical tools that are the foundation for organizing quantitative data and employing quantitative models to get insights that help you make better decisions.

    Enterprise Analytics & Big Data
    The Enterprise Analytics & Big Data course within the online Executive Certificate in Business Analytics focuses on understanding how to assess what data resources are available to an organization and the quality of those resources. It also examines how to push these resources to decision makers, and how to help decision makers appropriately interpret/use the data.

    Data Mining & Predictive Analytics
    The Data Mining & Predictive Analytics course within the online Executive Certificate in Business Analytics focuses on understanding the practice of data mining and predictive modeling. We will study the fundamental principles and techniques of data mining and examine real-world examples and data to place data-mining techniques in context to develop data-analytic thinking.

    This three-course online certificate program gives you the confidence or added expertise to overcome challenges in your current position by specializing in data management.

    Real-world benefits

    • Learn how firms compete with analytics.
    • Deepen your quantitative and analytical skills.
    • Discover how to derive value from data, lead data driven analyses, and create a business advantage.
    • Interpret and leverage the data within your organization to uncover trends, build predictive analysis models, and get closer to the customer to increase profitability.


    All-inclusive pricing

    Your course fees cover:

    • All online study materials
    • Access to the W.P. Carey learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.


    Start Dates
    Start dates vary for the three courses in this certificate. Contact us.

    Requirements
    To earn the Executive Certificate or individual “certificates of completion,” participants are required to:

    • Participate in 5-7 hours of content per week
    • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
    • Complete the End-of-Course Survey

    Participants
    The Executive Certificate in Business Analytics is ideal for executives, managers, business owners, and leaders who want to learn how firms compete with analytics.

    Who Should Enroll?

    Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today’s competitive marketplace.

    Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in quantitative and analytical skills.

    Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to build predictive analysis models.

    To download Executive Certificate in Business Analytics brochure, please click here.

  • Enhance your understanding of global business essentials focusing specifically on marketing, leadership, and finance to increase your global effectiveness and marketability. Made up of three innovative courses, this online business essentials certificate will give you both the confidence and capability to make critical global business decisions utilizing proven success-based strategies.

    The following programs make up this series:

    Applied Financial Management
    Immerse yourself in the fundamental concepts and current issues of finance to understand and develop the tools to make global corporate financial decisions.

    Applied Marketing Strategy
    Enhance your ability to understand your customers and global strategy to make informed marketing decisions for your organization.

    Understanding Global Leadership
    Discover how to use your existing strengths, incorporated with new and proven leadership approaches, to become a better global leader for your team and organization.

    Real-world benefits
    • Enhance your understanding of tactics for developing competitive advantages by creating customer value.
    • Discover the fundamentals of global marketing strategy and marketing analysis including customer, competitor and company analysis.
    • Understand major tactics and tools used by global marketers to facilitate the management of their international marketing plans.
    • Discover and define the traits and behaviors of a sophisticated global leader.
    • Lead through employee empowerment so your team can perform and develop utilizing their key strengths.
    • Develop an understanding of how to retain the balance between your team’s strengths and weaknesses to enhance cooperation.
    • Focus on understanding the necessary skills and strategies for effectively analyzing a capital project across borders.
    • Develop tactics for extracting information from financial statements in order to analyze the operating, investing and financing activities of a company.
    • Learn the fundamentals of foreign exchange, the parity conditions and the various foreign currency exposures faced by multinational firms.

    Start Dates

    Each of these three courses start the first Monday of every other month.

    Requirements

    To earn individual “Certificates of Completion” for each course and the Executive Certificate for all three, participants are required to:
    • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
    • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
    • Complete the End-of-Course Survey

    Participants

    Thunderbird’s Online Executive Certificate in Global Business Essentials is geared toward business associates and emerging leaders who require a well-rounded global business education focused on the fundamentals of marketing, leadership and finance.

    Who Should Enroll?

    Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today’s global marketplace.

    Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area.

    Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

    All-inclusive pricing

    Your course fees cover:

    • All online study materials
    • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
    • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
    • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

    To download Executive Certificate in Global Business Essentials brochure, please click here.

  • Develop your understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a system where businesses monitor and ensure their active compliance with the law, ethical standards, and international guidelines to create a sustainable value chain. Made up of three innovative courses, this online certificate program will empower you with the knowledge and skills to analyze and develop a global CSR plan and create sustainable systems to grow the financial and social value of your organization.

    The following programs make up this series:

    Principles of CSR and Sustainability
    Dive deep into the complexities of corporate citizenship issues, identifying the strategic key players involved and understanding the risks of mismanaging corporate citizenship on a global scale.

    Corporate Environmental Sustainability and Innovation
    Enhance your understanding of sustainable product development and design, and learn how to incorporate corporate sustainability initiatives into your organization’s strategy.

    Strategic Applications of Corporate Social Responsibility
    Discover how to strategically manage both financial and social responsibilities for your organization and community while analyzing the social components of CSR as they relate to your company’s responsibilities, performance and initiatives.

    Real-world benefits

    • Develop skills to understand society’s expectations of a socially responsible organization.
    • Discover ways that you can be the most effective citizen within your global economy.
    • Learn how to manage sustainability pressures relating to human rights, development and global corruption.
    • Analyze how to manage and overcome resource scarcity within your organization.
    • Develop a concrete understanding of your fiduciary responsibility to your organization and its citizens.
    • Learn about government regulations and non-governmental certifications and how to relate them to your organization.
    • Enhance your understanding of a commitment and the value of commitments to your organization and community.
    • Grow your ability to create both financial and social value for your organization and community.
    • Develop knowledge of environmental sustainability and create a sustainable value chain.
    • Analyze sustainability as a growth driver and create sustainable systems for your organization.


    Start Dates
    Each of these three courses start the first Monday of every other month.


    Requirements
    To earn individual “Certificates of Completion” for each course and the Executive Certificate for all three, participants are required to:

    • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
    • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
    • Complete the End-of-Course Survey

    Participants

    Thunderbird’s Online Executive Certificate in Global Corporate Social Responsibility is specifically for working professionals and executives who seek to increase their knowledge of corporate citizenship, sustainability and innovation.

    Who Should Enroll?

    Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today’s global marketplace.

    Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area.

    Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

    All-inclusive pricing

    Your course fees cover:

    • All online study materials
    • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
    • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
    • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

    To download Executive Certificate in Global Corporate Social Responsibility brochure, please click here.

  • Understanding the unique challenges, opportunities and success strategies of the global financial market takes sophisticated, comprehensive instruction in all matters of global finance. Thunderbird’s Executive Certificate in Global Finance provides you the background knowledge, tools, conceptual understanding and hands-on skills to succeed in the world of global finance. Whether your goal is to incorporate these skills into your current career, or position yourself for a transition into global finance, this three-course online professional development program will give you the confidence and capability to conduct business globally with secure, smart and success-based finance strategies.

    The following programs make up this series:

    Applied Financial Management
    Immerse yourself in the fundamental concepts and current issues of finance to understand and develop the tools to make global corporate financial decisions.

    Multinational Financial Management
    Focus on intermediate and advanced global financial practices, and methods for developing your analytical skills to make sound financial decisions on a global scale.

    Elective
    You may take any online certificate course as your elective.

    Real-world benefits

    • Develop tactics for extracting information from financial statements in order to analyze the operating, investing and financing activities of a company.
    • Understand the intricacies of managing a firm’s working capital in an efficient manner.
    • Define effective strategies for applying various techniques to value securities and capital projects.
    • Learn the fundamentals of foreign exchange, the parity conditions and the various foreign currency exposures faced by multinational firms.
    • Determine how to identify and manage various country risks.
    • Recognize and learn to apply techniques for efficiently managing short-term assets and liabilities in a global setting.
    • Focus on understanding the necessary skills and strategies for effectively analyzing a capital project across borders.
    • Identify the importance and usefulness of a thorough financial analysis to a global manager and company stakeholders.

    All-inclusive pricing

    Your course fees cover:

    • All online study materials
    • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
    • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
    • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

    Start Dates
    Each of these three courses start the first Monday of every other month.

    Requirements
    To earn individual “Certificates of Completion” for each course and the Executive Certificate for all three, participants are required to:

    • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
    • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
    • Complete the End-of-Course Survey

    Participants
    Thunderbird’s Executive Certificate in Global Finance is designed for individuals to enhance their knowledge of global financial markets, effective strategies and financial analysis methods to make sound financial decisions.

    Who Should Enroll?

    Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today’s global marketplace.

    Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area.

    Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

    To download Executive Certificate in Global Finance brochure, please click here.

  • Develop your understanding of global leadership success strategies while gaining the knowledge and skills to analyze and develop a global leadership plan to inspire teamwork, leadership and effective collaboration.

    The following programs make up this series:

    Enhancing Your Leadership Strengths
    Become an effective global leader in your organization by developing your key strengths, leveraging your employees’ strengths, learning appropriate communication methods and modeling collaborative teamwork.

    Understanding Global Leadership
    Discover how to use your existing strengths, incorporated with new and proven leadership approaches, to become a better global leader for your team and organization.

    Elective
    You may take any online certificate course as your elective.

    Real-world Benefits

    • Discover and define the traits and behaviors of a sophisticated global leader.
    • Learn how to integrate leadership theories into your everyday leadership model.
    • Determine your method of adapting to change and understand how your actions positively affect your team.
    • Lead through employee empowerment so your team can perform and develop utilizing their key strengths.
    • Understand how to lead high-performing and diverse teams to increase team collaboration and overall success.
    • Discover leader-level listening, learning and reading to fully understand your team and organization’s needs.
    • Learn how to lead employees beyond bad behavior to create a positive workplace environment.
    • Develop an understanding of how to retain the balance between your team’s strengths and weaknesses to enhance cooperation.


    The Executive Certificate in Global Leadership also includes the Hay Group Emotional and Social Competency Inventory 2*. Emotional and social intelligence make the difference between a highly effective leader and an average one. The real benefit comes from this unique 360° view into the behaviors that differentiate outstanding performers from average performers. It will help you create a competitive advantage for your organization by increasing your performance, innovation and teamwork, ensuring your time and resources are used effectively while you build motivation and trust.

    *Inventory developed by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Hay Group.


    All-inclusive pricing

    Your course fees cover:

    All online study materials

    • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
    • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
    • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature


    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

    To download Executive Certificate in Global Leadership brochure, please click here.

  • Enhance your global management skill set by focusing on cross-cultural communication, leadership and corporate social responsibility to increase your global effectiveness, foster team success and drive results across your entire organization.

    The following programs make up this series:

    Cross-cultural Communication
    Identify and understand cultural communication differences so that you can better prepare for achieving effective communication in a multicultural environment.

    Enhancing Your Leadership Strengths
    Become an effective global leader in your organization by developing your key strengths, leveraging your employees’ strengths, learning appropriate communication methods and modeling collaborative teamwork.

    Principles of CSR and Sustainability
    Dive deep into the complexities of corporate citizenship issues, identifying the strategic key players involved and understanding the risks of mismanaging corporate citizenship on a global scale.

    Real-world benefits

    • Learn and understand time-tested negotiation approaches for global strategy management.
    • Examine the definition of culture and the expectation of understanding how culture impacts business relationships.
    • Define the various levels of culture and identify cultural competencies necessary for successful global business negotiations.
    • Evaluate, understand and enhance your strengths to become a better global leader.
    • Understand and lead toward your team’s strengths and weaknesses.
    • Enhance your understanding of how to retain the balance between your team’s strengths and weaknesses to enhance cooperation.
    • Understand society’s new expectations of CSR including case studies and discussions on specific global issues.
    • Focus on the business significance of sustainability and the importance of corporate sound responsibility.
    • Recognize how to manage sustainability pressures regarding human rights, development and global corruption.

    Participants
    Thunderbird’s Executive Certificate in Global Management focuses on developing and enhancing leaders who require a well-rounded global business education focused on the fundamentals of negotiation, leadership and corporate social responsibility.

    Who Should Enroll?

    Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today’s global marketplace.

    Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area.

    Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.


    Start Dates
    Each of these three courses start the first Monday of every other month.

    Requirements
    To earn individual “Certificates of Completion” for each course and the Executive Certificate for all three, participants are required to:

    • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
    • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
    • Complete the End-of-Course Survey


    All-inclusive pricing

    Your course fees cover:

    • All online study materials
    • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
    • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
    • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

    To download  Executive Certificate in Global Management brochure, please click here.

  • Effective marketing on a global scale takes more than a traditional marketing strategy, analysis and approach. It takes a keen understanding of cultural differences and a broad perspective on how to set your organization’s products or services apart in the global marketplace.

    This certificate is designed to provide you the background knowledge, tools, conceptual understanding and hands-on skills to succeed in the world of global marketing. Composed of three online courses, this program gives you the confidence and capability to market your organization globally with success-based strategies on your side.

    The following programs make up this series:

    Applied Marketing Strategy
    Enhance your ability to understand your customers and global strategy to make informed marketing decisions for your organization.

    Integrated Marketing Brand Strategy
    Discover how to choose the most effective international marketing strategy to position your product or service for upward, global success.

    Elective
    You may take any online certificate course as your elective.

    Real-world benefits

    • Enhance your understanding of tactics for developing competitive advantages by creating customer value.
    • Discover the fundamentals of global marketing strategy and marketing analysis including customer, competitor and company analysis.
    • Uncover basic strategic issues involved in global market segmentation, target marketing and market positioning.
    • Understand major tactics and tools used by global marketers to facilitate the management of their international marketing plans.
    • Focus on in-depth concepts related to product development, pricing strategies, marketing communications and distribution management.
    • Understand how the various stages in a country’s development will affect your organization’s marketing decisions.
    • Determine how to relate to consumer decision processes and how your marketing strategy influences these processes.
    • Analyze metrics and determine how you can best evaluate marketing effectiveness, strategy and performance of a service business.

    All-inclusive pricing

    Your course fees cover:

    • All online study materials
    • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
    • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
    • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature


    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.


    Start Dates

    Each of these three courses start the first Monday of every other month.

    Requirements

    To earn individual “Certificates of Completion” for each course and the Executive Certificate for all three, participants are required to:

    • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
    • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
    • Complete the End-of-Course Survey

    Participants
    Thunderbird’s Executive Certificate in Global Marketing is focused on marketers who are developing a global marketing strategy, enhanced market positioning and influencing consumer decision making processes on a global scale.

    Who Should Enroll?

    Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today’s global marketplace.

    Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area.

    Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

    To download Executive Certificate in Global Marketing brochure, please click here.

  • Negotiation is an art acquired over time by understanding who your audience is and how you can best communicate with them. This in-depth Executive Certificate prepares you to develop a winning global negotiation strategy by introducing powerful tools to help minimize misunderstandings, maximize leverage in conflict situations and effectively execute your negotiation plan.

    The following programs make up this series:

    Cross-cultural Communication
    Identify and understand cultural communication differences so that you can better prepare for achieving effective communication in a multicultural environment.

    Dynamics of Global Negotiations
    Examine the theory and practice of negotiations among individuals, organizations and groups in multicultural settings to understand and identify cultural differences in communication and negotiation styles.

    Managing Conflict with a Global Mindset
    Learn to manage communication and conflict by understanding the cultural wants, needs and expectations of others so you can adjust your style and techniques to most effectively confront and overcome conflict.

    Real-world benefits

    • Understand different levels of culture by improving self-awareness and communication skills through the examination of your cultural orientation.
    • Enhance your capacity to work in global teams and improve your ability to give feedback to team members.
    • Examine how global diversity and inclusion will impact your company and learn how to leverage individual contributions to foster creative problem-solving.
    • Evaluate the impact of using “Power Over” versus “Power With” in developing your negotiation strategy.
    • Recognize cultural, situational and social factors of virtual negotiations by understanding the surprises of social distance.
    • Understand how the attributes of a “global mindset” affect global negotiation and conflict management by identifying different frameworks of conflict styles.
    • Identify and understand the implications of cultural orientations when choosing an alternative dispute resolution.


    Register for the 3-course track and receive:

    1. Gain access to the Cultural Orientations Indicator® web-based software self-reporting tool that is designed to foster self-awareness and cultural-awareness so you can effectively communicate and collaborate in a global team environment.
    2. Recieve access to the ExpertNegotiator® web-based software to help plan and enhance your negotiation strategy.

    Both offers are available for 1 year from the start of your first course.


    All-inclusive pricing

    Your course fees cover:

    • All online study materials
    • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
    • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
    • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.


    Start Dates

    Each of these three courses start the first Monday of every other month.

    Requirements

    To earn individual “Certificates of Completion” for each course and the Executive Certificate for all three, participants are required to:

    • Participate in weekly facilitated discussion forums
    • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
    • Complete the End-of-Course Survey


    Participants

    Thunderbird’s Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations is ideal for business individuals who are looking to enhance their understanding of cross-cultural communication, negotiation tactics and identifying cultural differences.

    Who Should Enroll?

    Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today’s global marketplace.

    Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in a global business focus area.

    Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to enhance your global knowledge.

    To download Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations brochure, please click here.

  • Understand integrated sourcing strategies and explore issues related to logistics. This three-course online certificate program, delivered in partnership with Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, gives you the confidence or added expertise to overcome challenges in your current position by specializing in supply chain management.

    The following programs make up this series:

    Operations of Supply Chain Management
    Examine modern business challenges in sustainability, ethics and globalization and discover how supply chain principles can help companies better meet the challenges of the modern world.

    Integrated Supply Chain Strategy
    Learn to analyze supply chain performance from a strategic perspective, apply flow management as an integrated set of supply chain processes, and utilize these principles to influence strategic inventory control

    Elective
    You may take any online certificate course as your elective.

    Real-world benefits

    • Learn primary goals of a company’s supply chain.
    • Explore issues related to procurement, operations and logistics.
    • Understand integrated sourcing strategies.
    • Differentiate whether to make or buy.
    • Analyze total cost of ownership.
    • Identify ways to reduce supply chain disruptions.
    • Understand strategic cost management.
    • Identify critical elements for strategic planning.
    • Recognize the elements of a green approach.


    All-inclusive pricing

    Your course fees cover:

    • All online study materials
    • Access to the W.P. Carey learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.


    Start Dates
    Start dates vary for the three courses in this certificate. Contact us.

    Requirements
    To earn individual “Certificates of Completion” for each course and the Executive Certificate for all three, participants are required to:

    • Participate in 5-7 hours of content per week
    • Complete the End-of-Course Assessment with a score of 80% or higher
    • Complete the End-of-Course Survey

    Participants
    The Executive Certificate in Foundations of Supply Chain Management certificate is ideal for executives, managers, business owners, and leaders who want to learn how complex supply chain problems are solved in the workplace.

    Who Should Enroll?

    Working Professionals – Improve your marketability in today’s global marketplace.

    Experienced Executives – Gain expertise in quantitative and analytical skills.

    Post-Graduate Degree – Focus on a specific business area to build predictive analysis models.

    To download Executive Certificate in Supply Chain Management brochure, please click here.

  • Thunderbird’s online certificate courses deliver robust Thunderbird curriculum via a convenient, interactive online format. Courses may be taken individually or as part of a grouping to earn an executive certificate in the global management discipline of your choosing. Cost-effective and designed for your busy professional schedule, these courses are available at the click of a button.

    Online Course Fees: $ 1,980

    All-inclusive pricing

    Your course fees cover:

    • All online study materials
    • Access to the online Thunderbird learning environment
    • Certificate at the completion of your course and/or Thunderbird Executive Certificate
    • One-year of access to the Thunderbird Online Global Networking & Career Portal
    • Exclusive Thunderbird Online certificate badge to display on your LinkedIn profile, resume and e-mail signature

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    3 CEUs per course | 9 CEUs for Executive Certificate

    The CEU is a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under qualified instruction. One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of time spent in such an educational experience. The main purpose of CEUs is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed non-credit educational and career enhancement activities.

  • Immerse yourself in the fundamental concepts and current issues of finance to understand and develop the tools to make global corporate financial decisions.

    • Learn proven tactics for extracting information from financial statements to analyze the operating, investing and financing activities of a company.
    • Discover effective strategies to manage a firm’s working capital.
    • Apply various valuation techniques to value securities and capital projects.
    • Understand the fundamental pieces of information needed to make a valuable, beneficial investment decisions.
    • Perform a working capital analysis to identify a firm’s areas of strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations for improvement.
    • Learn proven methods to evaluate financial statements to direct business toward growth and international expansion.
    • Understand the fundamentals of a complete credit analysis and define the “five C’s” of credit.
    • Recognize the importance of time value of money and how to apply present value concepts to a variety of business circumstances.
    • Discover ways to estimate net cash flows in order to rank prospective investing projects and determine which will provide the greatest return.
    • Realize the importance and usefulness of a thorough financial analysis to a global manager and company stakeholders.

    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Global Business Essentials
    Enhance your understanding of global business essentials focusing specifically on marketing, leadership, and finance to increase your global effectiveness and marketability.

    Executive Certificate in Global Finance
    Develop the background knowledge, tools, conceptual understanding and hands-on skills to succeed in the world of global finance, gaining the confidence and capability to conduct business globally with secure, smart and success-based finance strategies.


    Course Content:

    • Overview of Corporate Financial Management
    • Understanding Financial Statements
    • Working Capital Management
    • Financial Analysis
    • Time Value of Money
    • Valuing Securities
    • Investment Analysis
    • How to Evaluate an Investment Project
  • The Global Marketing Strategy Essentials course focuses on training you to understand your customers and global strategy to make informed marketing decisions for your organization.

    • Recognize how the stages of a country’s development influence your organization’s business model and marketing decisions.
    • Focus on a country’s development and advancement to determine your organization’s relationship with its customers.
    • Identify market segments, customer profiles and global segments that exist by evaluating profitable global customers for your organization.
    • Understand the consumer decision processes and how your marketing strategy influences these processes.
    • Analyze your competitive strategies, marketing programs and enhanced global positioning.
    • Identify value-chain partner and understand their role in bringing the product to market through their partnership abilities.
    • Observe the ever-changing global landscape and trends, and how that will influence your organization’s ability to implement a global action plan.


    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Global Business Essentials
    Enhance your understanding of global business essentials focusing specifically on marketing, leadership, and finance to increase your global effectiveness and marketability.

    Executive Certificate in Global Marketing
    Gain the background knowledge, tools, conceptual understanding and hands-on skills to succeed in the world of global marketing, building the confidence and capability to market your organization internationally with success-based strategies on your side.

    Course Content:

    • Global Marketing Overview
    • Understanding Your Organization
    • Identifying Your Customers
    • Understanding and Relating to Your Customers
    • How to Develop a Competitive Difference
    • Selecting the Right Partners
    • Learning to Leverage Country Differences
    • Utilizing the Situation Analysis to Make Informed Marketing Decisions
  • The Business Analytics & Strategy course within the online Executive Certificate in Business Analytics focuses on understanding a range of fundamental quantitative models that have proven useful to analysts and decision makers. This course provides a survey of concepts, structure and analytical tools that are the foundation for organizing quantitative data and employing quantitative models to get insights that help you make better decisions.

    What Will Be Covered in Your 4 Week Professional Development Course?

    • Evaluate three of the most common methods of forecasting and choose which strategy is best given market conditions.
    • Define and analyze transformation processes available for producing and delivering products and services.
    • Calculate the capacity/resource requirements and the resulting time to deliver a product/service for given demand levels and uncertainties.
    • Explain why inventory exists and determine appropriate inventory management policies.
    • Identify and discuss key decisions in the core activities of purchasing and logistics management.

    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Business Analytics

  • Identify and understand cultural communication differences so that you can better prepare for achieving effective communication in a multicultural environment.

    • Understand different levels of culture by improving self-awareness and communication skills through the examination of your cultural orientation.
    • Explore the impact of cultural differences on managerial communications and meeting etiquette.
    • Enhance your capacity to work in global teams and improve your ability to give feedback to team members.
    • Distinguish the differences between stereotypes and generalizations when assigning particular cultural orientations to a society, group, organization, team or individual.
    • Examine how global diversity and inclusion will impact your company.
    • Learn how to leverage individual contributions to foster creative problem-solving.

    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Global Management
    Enhance your global management skill set by focusing on cross-cultural communication, leadership and corporate social responsibility to increase your global effectiveness, foster team success and drive results across your entire organization.

    Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations
    Develop a winning global negotiation strategy by discovering powerful tools to help minimize misunderstandings, maximize leverage in conflict situations and effectively execute your negotiation plan.


    Course Content:

    • Cross-Cultural Communication in the 21st Century
    • Self-Awareness and Knowing Your Cultural Orientation
    • Global Teams and Communication Analysis
    • Open Attitude (Stereotypes and Generalizations)
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Global Leadership and Style Switching
    • Feedback in Cross-Cultural Settings
    • Global Team Challenges
  • The Data Mining & Predictive Analytics course within the online Executive Certificate in Business Analytics focuses on understanding the practice of data mining and predictive modeling. We will study the fundamental principles and techniques of data mining and examine real-world examples and data to place data-mining techniques in context to develop data-analytic thinking.

    What Will Be Covered in Your 4 Week Professional Development Course?

    • Learn how data mining changes the innovation equation in organizations.
    • Understand the drivers and determinants of disruptive innovation and how best to leverage data mining.
    • Develop a practical, business-focused understanding of the three different orientations to data mining: exploratory, predictive and forensic.
    • Understand how to develop new business opportunities or drive innovation in organizations by leveraging data mining.
    • Establish an operational (hands–on) understanding of data-driven decision making, using data mining tools and techniques to assist managers to take one of three(exploratory, predictive, forensic) perspectives to data.

    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Business Analytics

  • Examine the theory and practice of negotiations among individuals, organizations and groups in multicultural settings to understand and identify cultural differences in communication and negotiation styles.

    • Describe unique challenges for global negotiators and understand the difference between international, multinational and global challenges.
    • Evaluate the impact of using “Power Over” versus “Power With” in developing your negotiation strategy.
    • Distinguish different types of negotiation approaches through stages and phases and understand the importance of preparation and trust in a multicultural context.
    • Analyze the “hardball” and problem-solving tactics you will use to plan your negotiation strategy.
    • Recognize cultural, situational and social factors of virtual negotiations by understanding the surprises of social distance.
    • Interpret how to gain confidence and competency through dialogue, problem solving and the power of understanding.
    • Understand how to close your negotiation with reasonable offers rather than one-sided offers.

    Exclusive offers

    1. Gain access to the Cultural Orientations Indicator® web-based software self-reporting tool that is designed to foster self-awareness and cultural-awareness so you can effectively communicate and collaborate in a global team environment.
    2. Recieve access to the ExpertNegotiator® web-based software to help plan and enhance your negotiation strategy.

    Both offers are available for 1 year from the start of your first course.


    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations
    Develop a winning global negotiation strategy by discovering powerful tools to help minimize misunderstandings, maximize leverage in conflict situations and effectively execute your negotiation plan.


    Course Content:

    • Introduction to Global Negotiating “Power Over” versus “Power With”
    • Trust and Preparation
    • Understanding Self and Strategic Choices in a Cultural Context
    • Design a Strategy to Win
    • The Virtual Negotiation: Surprises and Social Distance
    • Introduction to Phases and Preliminary Steps
    • Opening and Exploration Phase
    • Closing Stage and Wrap-Up
  • Become an effective global leader in your organization by developing your key strengths and your ability to understand and leverage your employees’ strengths, learning appropriate communication methods and modeling collaborative teamwork.

    • Evaluate and understand your strengths to become a better global leader.
    • Understand and lead toward your team’s strengths and weaknesses.
    • Discover the critical concepts and application of emotional and social intelligence.
    • Develop an understanding of leader-level listening through effective communication.
    • Discover the elements of leader-level reading and understanding.
    • Strengthen your employees by leading beyond bad behavior.
    • Enhance your understanding of how to retain the balance between your team’s strengths and weaknesses to enhance cooperation.
    • Understand leader-level learning and how to communicate “total leadership” to your team and colleagues by utilizing your key strengths.


    This course also includes the Hay Group Emotional and Social Competency Inventory 2*. Emotional and social intelligence make the difference between a highly effective leader and an average one. The real benefit comes from this unique 360° view into the behaviors that differentiate outstanding performers from average performers. It will help you create a competitive advantage for your organization by increasing your performance, innovation and teamwork, ensuring your time and resources are used effectively while you build motivation and trust.

    *Inventory developed by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Hay Group.

    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Global Leadership
    Develop your understanding of global leadership success strategies while gaining the knowledge and skills to analyze and develop a global leadership plan to inspire teamwork, leadership and effective collaboration.

    Executive Certificate in Global Management
    Enhance your global management skill set by focusing on cross-cultural communication, leadership and corporate social responsibility to increase your global effectiveness, foster team success and drive results across your entire organization.

    Executive Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership
    Enhance your knowledge of global trends in the social sector while learning various leadership techniques to succeed and lead on a global scale.


    Course Content:

    • Leading with Focus and Balance
    • Mastering Relationship Skills, Part I
    • Mastering Relationship Skills, Part II
    • Leading with Emotional and Social Intelligence
    • Leading from Your Strengths
    • Leading Others from Their Strengths
    • Leading from Your Emotional and Social Intelligence
    • Leading as a Way of Life
  • The Enterprise Analytics & Big Data course within the online Executive Certificate in Business Analytics focuses on understanding how to assess what data resources are available to an organization and the quality of those resources. It also examines how to push these resources to decision makers, and how to help decision makers appropriately interpret/use the data.

    What Will Be Covered in Your 4 Week Professional Development Course?

    • Implement programs to ensure data quality.
    • Implement programs to extract, transform and load analytical databases.
    • Build and query relational databases.
    • Build and query dimensional databases.
    • Present data in a manner that is understandable to nontechnical managers.
    • Practice evidence-based management.

    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Business Analytics

  • The Supply Chain Strategies course looks closely at supply chains as an integrated system of processes. You’ll

    • Understand integrated sourcing strategies.
    • Explain the concept of Keiretsu and how it can benefit sourcing.
    • Understand sourcing hubs.
    • Differentiate whether to make or buy.
    • Understand order fulfillment.
    • Explain the concept of disruptive risk.
    • Identify ways to reduce supply chain disruptions.
    • Describe the promise and elements of a green logistics approach.
    • Understand strategic cost management.
    • Identify critical elements in supply chain strategic planning.
    • Describe a framework for supply chain performance management.
    • Understand demand driven supply networks.

    This course is delivered in partnership with Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Foundations of Supply Chain Management
    Understand integrated sourcing strategies and explore issues related to logistics.

    Course Overview:

    • The curriculum for the supply chain certificate is in-depth and driven by best practices and industry benchmarks.
    • Delivered by faculty who teach in our W. P. Carey supply chain programs, including our Master of Science in Global Logistics (MS-GL), the certificate consists of two core courses and your choice of an elective course.
    • The case- and simulation-based curriculum is designed for real-world applicability.
    • The certificate curriculum is enhanced by weekly quizzes and readings, and a final, overall assignment is due at the end of the course.
    • Coursework can be completed on your time throughout the week, with all work being due by Sunday evenings.
    • Delivered online to fit your busy schedule, the supply chain certificate can be completed in fewer than six months.
    • You will explore the intricacies of the supply chain field, leverage your current skills and expertise and unlock knowledge that goes beyond the tasks and functions of your organization

    Program Participants

    Created to provide a graduate-level understanding of the supply chain, the certificate program is ideal for:

    • Professionals with at least two to three years of supply chain experience who want to broaden their expertise.
    • Seasoned supply chain leaders looking to capitalize on current best practices.
  • Learn to manage communication and conflict by understanding the cultural wants, needs and expectations of others so you can adjust your style and techniques to most effectively confront and overcome conflict.

    • Understand how the attributes of a “global mindset” affect global negotiation and conflict management by identifying different frameworks of conflict styles.
    • Learn the tools necessary for evaluating and managing conflict and divergent needs in negotiation.
    • Recognize effective, ineffective and key psychological behaviors that impact multicultural negotiations.
    • Identify and understand the implications of cultural orientations when choosing an alternative dispute resolution.
    • Utilize mediation to identify social dimensions and problem-solving skills to achieve a win-win settlement.

    Exclusive offer

    Gain access to the Cultural Orientations Indicator® web-based software self-reporting tool that is designed to foster self-awareness and cultural-awareness so you can effectively communicate and collaborate in a global team environment.


    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations
    Develop a winning global negotiation strategy by discovering powerful tools to help minimize misunderstandings, maximize leverage in conflict situations and effectively execute your negotiation plan.


    Course Content:

    • Introduction to Global Mindset Attributes and Conflict Management
    • Framework for Conflict Styles
    • Negotiation as Conflict Management
    • Embracing Tension in Conflict Management
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Breakthrough Strategy with a Global Mindset
    • Mediation as a Participant
    • Mediation as a Mediator
  • Discover how to choose the most effective international marketing strategy to position your product or service for upward, global success.

    • Differentiate between the various types of international marketing strategies to determine the best organizational strategy.
    • Identify the factors that are required to position a product or service in the market.
    • Utilize break-even analysis to support your decision-making process.
    • Estimate annual sales and profitability using sales forecasts to assist in prioritizing the order of market entry.
    • Understand the unique characteristics of service marketing.
    • Identify the metrics used to evaluate services and operational effectiveness of a service business.
    • Develop measures and metrics to evaluate marketing effectiveness, global strategy and enhanced performance.
    • Identify the four critical gaps in a service business and how to employ effective strategies to overcome each gap.

    This course was recently recognized by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) for the Distinguished Course Award in the Distance Learning Community of Practice.

     

    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Global Marketing
    Gain the background knowledge, tools, conceptual understanding and hands-on skills to succeed in the world of global marketing, building the confidence and capability to market your organization internationally with success-based strategies on your side.

    Course Content:

    • Choose Your International Marketing Strategy
    • Position Your Product or Service in the Market
    • Conduct a Break-Even Analysis
    • Leverage Sales Forecasts and Transfer Pricing
    • Services Marketing
    • Two-part Approach to Evaluating Metrics for Services
    • Overcoming Gaps in Services
  • Focus on intermediate and advanced global financial practices, and methods for developing your analytical skills to make sound financial decisions on a global scale.

    • Understand the relationships between interest rates, foreign exchange and inflation rates.
    • Recognize how to identify foreign exchange exposures and determine if alternative hedging instruments should be used to manage these exposures.
    • Analyze current risk management strategies and see how they can mitigate the impact of currency fluctuations on foreign cash flows.
    • Evaluate the risks associated with foreign investment opportunities.
    • Learn how to prepare a cross-border valuation analysis and how to estimate foreign currency discount rates using inflation differentials.
    • Employ different option strategies to maximize return and minimize risk for your organization.
    • Explore how to manage short-term financing, accounts receivable and accounts payable to ensure clear decision making in a global environment.
    • Examine how a global firm’s corporate strategy can affect currency exposure management.

    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Global Finance
    Develop the background knowledge, tools, conceptual understanding and hands-on skills to succeed in the world of global finance, gaining the confidence and capability to conduct business globally with secure, smart and success-based finance strategies.

    Course Content:

    • Overview of Advanced Global Financial Management
    • Financial Options
    • Forwards, Futures and Swaps
    • Short-term Assets and Liabilities Management
    • Currency Exposures
    • Currency Hedging
    • Country Risks
    • Overview & Recap of Advanced Global Financial Management
  • The Integrated Supply Chain Management course within the online Executive Certificate in Foundations of Supply Chain Management focuses on examining modern business challenges in sustainability, ethics, and globalization. This is done through a supply chain lens and you will discover how supply chain principles can help companies better meet the challenges of the modern world. This is tailored to customers, investors, governments, and non-profit organizations who demand effective and efficient solutions.

    • Establish a supply chain management lexicon.
    • Present the primary goals of a company’s supply chain.
    • Explore some of the different issues related to procurement, operations and logistics.
    • Establish an understanding of the importance of integration throughout the supply chain.
    • Help students appreciate the importance of supply chain management in addressing issues of expansion, globalization, social responsibility, finance, marketing, data analytics, etc.
    • Create an awareness of supply chain concepts that can aid in developing solutions to both simple and complex problems in the workplace.

    This course is delivered in partnership with Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Foundations of Supply Chain Management
    Understand integrated sourcing strategies and explore issues related to logistics.

    Course Overview

    • The curriculum for the supply chain certificate is in-depth and driven by best practices and industry benchmarks.
    • Delivered by faculty who teach in our W. P. Carey supply chain programs, including our Master of Science in Global Logistics (MS-GL), the certificate consists of two core courses and your choice of an elective course.
    • The case- and simulation-based curriculum is designed for real-world applicability.
    • The certificate curriculum is enhanced by weekly quizzes and readings, and a final, overall assignment is due at the end of the course.
    • Coursework can be completed on your time throughout the week, with all work being due by Sunday evenings.
    • Delivered online to fit your busy schedule, the supply chain certificate can be completed in fewer than six months.
    • You will explore the intricacies of the supply chain field, leverage your current skills and expertise and unlock knowledge that goes beyond the tasks and functions of your organization

    Program Participants

    Created to provide a graduate-level understanding of the supply chain, the certificate program is ideal for:

    • Professionals with at least two to three years of supply chain experience who want to broaden their expertise.
    • Seasoned supply chain leaders looking to capitalize on current best practices.
  • Discover how to use your existing strengths, incorporated with new and proven leadership approaches, to become a better global leader for your team and organization.

    • Learn the traits, behaviors and values that will make you an exceptional global leader.
    • Analyze how behavior affects the way a leader leads, and the necessary steps to move toward an integrative model of leadership.
    • Understand the foundations that define leadership and lead across various cultures through cross-cultural intelligence.
    • Learn and evaluate your strategy of how to build a commitment to your company’s global vision.
    • Develop an understanding of the behaviors of “Level 5 Leaders.”
    • Learn how to lead effectively by adapting to change within your organization.
    • Understand how to lead through turbulent times.
    • Discover how to lead with authenticity by exploring the evolution of leadership theories and studying the personalities and strengths of successful leaders.


    This program is part of the:

    Executive Certificate in Global Business Essentials
    Enhance your understanding of global business essentials focusing specifically on marketing, leadership, and finance to increase your global effectiveness and marketability.

    Executive Certificate in Global Leadership
    Develop your understanding of global leadership success strategies while gaining the knowledge and skills to analyze and develop a global leadership plan to inspire teamwork, leadership and effective collaboration.


    Course Content:

    • The Role of the Leader
    • Leading with Vision
    • Leading with Cultural Intelligence
    • Leading with Level 5
    • Leading by Letting Go: The Pull of Leadership
    • Learning to Lead through Crucibles
    • Leading through Crises
    • Leading Authentically

Thunderbird School of Global Management

On-Campus Programs – Glendale, AZ

Value Creation and Winning in the Global Arena

April 5-8, 2017

The business realities of today hardly resemble the competitive environment of just 10 years ago. Beat out your competitors by understanding the new realities of the global marketplace.

  • Gain cutting-edge thinking and strategies to create additional value for your organization through enhanced brand loyalty and engagement by consumers and stakeholders alike.
  • Engage, update and sharpen your global strategic perspective to succeed where others fail.

This course is designed for mid- to senior-level managers with global and/or cross-cultural responsibilities.

Global Mindset for Strategic Leadership

April 10-13, 2017

Enhance your strategic global leadership perspectives and capabilities for increased influence across cultures and greater overall success with global responsibilities.

  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the key, research-based global leadership capabilities, collectively called “Global Mindset,” in order to work with diverse groups in your global organization.
  • Complete the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI) and GlobeSmart assessments to evaluate your current global leadership skill set and cultural preferences.
  • Enhance your Global Mindset to work across cultures while exploring the nuances of leading within specific cultures, based on your own experiences and on research findings through GLOBE, a 20-year study of leadership behaviors across 62 societies.

This course is designed for mid- to senior-level managers with global and/or cross-cultural responsibilities.

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For 70 years, Thunderbird has been at the forefront of innovation, offering a unique and powerful educational experience that teaches businesses how to manage in diverse social, economic and political environments.

Thunderbird gives you the tools to succeed with a broad portfolio of executive education programs designed to fit your comprehensive learning and development needs and ensuring that you receive a return on investment.

 And …

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Thunderbird works with its business and organizational partners from the first step – we help you determine and define what you need to move your team forward. With a clear goal defined, we custom-design programs for professionals in corporate, government, and social sector organizations to achieve the results you need. Participants engage with world-class educators in a two-way knowledge pipeline, which carries classroom theory to the field and real-world expertise to Thunderbird.

PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Thunderbird offers a wide-range of professional development and executive education courses and certificate programs both in person and online so you can identify your own needs and interests. Whether you want to accelerate your career or make a change in it, we have the programs to help you do it and a cohort of colleagues and faculty to help you learn what you need.

NEW PROGRAM
The 2017 Transformational Global Leadership Journey. The Journey is comprised of a series of four multi-day programs, exploring specific global leadership competencies paired with immersive executive experiences.

GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF COACHING
In 2015, recognizing the growing need to groom new business leaders, Thunderbird launched the Global Institute of Coaching. The Institute helps people become a coach, engage with a coach, or build coaching within an organization. Only Thunderbird has the capacity and diversity to deliver a high quality coaching network that can adapt to conditions and cultures anywhere in the world.

TRAINING CENTER
Our Center for Business Skills Development (CBSD) in Russia, offers executive development programs and customized training to help solve business issues and nurture strong, innovative leaders worldwide.

DID YOU KNOW?
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