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Price: $70,000
Duration: 28 months on average
Start Dates:
January 2020 and August 2020
Location: Online
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Global Leadership for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Master's in Management ranking globally
in the Times Higher Education/WSJ 2019 Business Schools Report
Most Innovative School in the U.S.
in the U.S. News & World Report
Internationalism of Alumni
in The Economist 2015

Program Overview

Technology is changing the way we live and work. To succeed in this new paradigm, where machine learning and artificial intelligence are driving all industries' practices to levels never before seen, a revitalized brand of global leadership is essential. With rapid changes in the healthcare industry comes increased demand for nimble, innovative and creative leaders.

This healthcare concentration will be a new option for Thunderbird’s specialized Master of Global Management (MGM) degrees program, which earned the No. 1 Master's in Management ranking in the Times Higher Education/WSJ 2019 Business Schools Report. The program will explore the impact of decentralization on delivery of healthcare services, the future of healthcare services, how to adapt to changing stakeholder needs, the impact and opportunities of technology, and a wide range of healthcare-related business content.

Program Outline

The program consists of 49 credits in total. 43 credit hours online will be a blend of video lectures, simulations, exercises and exams as well as active discussion and team-based learning. 6 credit hours are designed as in-person applied project practicums, where students identify, analyze and solve problems for real-world clients in the healthcare industry. Students will travel to international locations selected by the clients involved in the projects. Onsite projects for 2020/2021 will likely be held in the Western U.S.


The following areas are covered in the program:

  • Global leadership
  • Cross-cultural dynamics and negotiation
  • Healthcare business
  • Strategy
  • Practical/experiential training
  • Diverse elective options
  • Global Accounting: Managing with Numbers
  • Financial Value Creation for Leaders
  • Leading Digital and Data Decision Making
  • Strategy in a Competitive World
  • Global Leadership and Personal Development
  • Global Marketing Strategy and Management
  • Communicating and Negotiating in a Dynamic World
  • Navigating Global and Regional Business Environments
Entry Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university degree program
  • Competitive TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores (if you did not graduate from an English-speaking university in a native English-speaking country)
  • Official GMAT/GRE score (waivers available)
  • Submission of an online application, including
  •  Resume documenting professional and academic history
  • 1 essay answering an application question
  • Contact information for 1 professional or academic reference
  • Official transcripts from all previous