The Thunderbird School of Global Management-Arizona State University-Hiroshima University Global Initiative offers an undergraduate degree program on the campus of Hiroshima University, a leading national comprehensive research university in Japan.
At Thunderbird/ASU-HU Global Initiative, students study towards a bachelor’s degree in global management or international trade. Upon successful completion of all the requirements, a Thunderbird bachelor’s degree is conferred by Arizona State University, whose main campus is located at the heart of the City of Tempe in the State of Arizona.
An intensive pre-admission English as a second language program prepares non-native English speaking students to study in English, and through the rigorous four-year Thunderbird curriculum, students will be equipped with specialized skills, knowledge, and global perspectives to play a leading role in global and complex environments.
4-year Bachelor’s degree program
Bachelor of Global Management (BGM) or
Bachelor of Science in Intl Trade (BSIT)
* All four years of academic instruction in Global Initiative is provided in English.
|Degree||Bachelor’s degree (by Arizona State University)|
|Location||2 years at Hiroshima University campus (Japan) + 2 years at ASU campus (USA)|
BGM draws on Thunderbird’s expertise in global management practices and intercultural communication training to provide students with a highly specialized global business education.
Thunderbird’s highly specialized global business education
By learning the skills needed for a career in international trade and applying those skills through a local, national or international internship, students will further deepen their understanding of the political, cultural and economic aspects of business and pave the way for global career development.
Learning skills needed for a career in international trade
Arizona is the hottest market in the country right now, and Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, is one of the hottest cities. It is a largest city in Arizona with a population of 1.6 million, and ranked 5th in the nation after New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.
In recent years, high-tech industries such as semiconductors have relocated from Silicon Valley in California to Arizona, which has vast expanses of inexpensive land. This is why it has been called the “Silicon Desert,” and it is one of the fastest-growing and most rapidly developing areas in the United States. With many companies headquartered in Phoenix, there are plenty of internship opportunities.
Thunderbird graduates, after experiencing internships at a variety of global companies including Ford and Intel, work for global companies and non-profit organizations such as the United Nations, organizations for international cooperation and NGO.
Through “T-bird Connect”, a unique platform created exclusively for Thunderbird alumni, students continue to connect with more than 45,000 alumni in approximately 145 countries around the world after graduation, enabling them to explore new opportunities and business chances.
The career support office helps students find employment opportunities in various countries and companies. Based on a database of many companies for which graduates are working, we provide useful information for job searches, such as job information, guidance, and mock interviews.
Documents screening only
School transcripts: GPA 3.0 or above*1 English test scores: TOEFL iBT 61 or IELTS 6.0 or above*2
|English for Undergraduate Admission and Achievement||8-week online intensive program provided by ASU. Students will be exempted from English admission requirement by completing this program with a certain level of grades.|
|Who||Those who have not taken TOEFL or IELTS
Those who do not meet the English proficiency for our admission requirement
Those who feel unsure about classes conducted in English
|Period||8 weeks: annually in March, May, August and October|
|Bachelor of Global Management (BGM)||4 years||$32,000||¥3,360,000|
|Bachelor of Science in International Trade (BSIT)||4 years||$32,000||¥3,360,000|
This program offers a scholarship for all students. (no repayment required)
Students eligible for scholarships can receive a scholarship every year for four years while they are in school.
Fill out the Thunderbird application form and send to below email address.
Global Initiative Office will inform you of the date and time for a counseling session – either in person or online – via email.
At the counseling, we will advise you on your major, how to prepare for application, and the flow of the application procedure.
Submit all required documents to Global Initiative Office. (They can be submitted as PDF files via email.)
My ASU ID, with which you can log into the ASU portal site and find out your application results, will be issued after all the required documents are submitted.
Log into the ASU portal site with My ASU ID to check your application result.
Proceed with the admission procedure according to the guidance, which will be sent once application has been accepted.
Please send an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASU/Thunderbird Global Initiative Japan office
email: email@example.com Phone: 03-6634-9500