International Business Management Micromasters powered by edX –Online Program

Offered by: Thunderbird School of Global Management

College credits: N/A

Course length: 6 Weeks

Overview

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

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 skills 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 contexts.
  • Skills, mindset, and understanding of how to be successful in a globalized marketplace.

The edX - Guild Experience:
All edX courses, MicroMasters and XSeries in partnership with Guild are offered as an enhanced program to promote successful completion of course and relevance to professional goals. The three-month program includes:
  • Full access to course & content components for extended time - though expected duration of courses vary, all students will have access to content for three months to ensure you can fit the course into your busy life
  • Credential upon completion of each course - credentials matter today, to help you stay current at work, learn a new skill, or expand your professional growth
  • Network of peers - connect with colleagues around the country in an easy-to-use forum to engage in professional and academic topics
  • Community coach - professional coach right at your fingertips. Interact with with a Master's degree coach who provides 1:1 and group coaching to help you stay on track  
  • Weekly events - webinars, study sessions and virtual group coaching to discuss student-driven topics 
  • Resource hub - videos, articles, tracking tools and content around relevant content like time management, leadership development and leveraging credentials at work

Curriculum

Courses require individual enrollments. Courses for this program include:
  • States and Markets in the Global Economy ($367)
  • Global Marketing Strategy ($367)
  • Managing People from a Global Perspective ($367)
  • Communicating in a Global Context ($367)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Pricing on the application will reflect only the price of the first course.
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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.

Cost

With tuition assistance, Guild students may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education.

Guild students may pay as little as 0-10% of the published cost of a course or program by taking advantage of:
  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer 
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.
Talk to your Guild Education Coach about whether this program is eligible for funding from your employer!

Schedule

edX courses are 100% online and asynchronous, which means you can log in when it's convenient for you - from almost any place in the world with an internet connection. You'll be able to move through the courses at your own pace. Stay a little longer where you need or want more time, and speed through the materials that you master quickly.  
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Why Guild

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The Lifelong Learning Credit (up to $2000) and the American Opportunity Tax Credit* (up to $2500) are both available annually to U.S. students.

Guild negotiates reduced tuition with partner colleges and programs, giving you affordable options from the start.

​Guild works with your employer to offer corporate tuition assistance to qualified employees.

Guild is committed to reduce the cost of higher education for hard-working adults. We'll help make an affordable path to move your education forward.​

* The American Opportunity Tax Credit is only available for eligible students in undergrad or master's degree programs. All other funding categories are available for all eligible students. Please check with your individual employer to verify your eligibility.

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Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
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  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

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