Master of Leadership and Management: Global Creative Industries Program By Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU |Top Universities
Program Duration

11 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

60,000 USDTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

30 Jun, 2024Application Deadline

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Business and Management Studies

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Master of Leadership and Management with a concentration in Global Creative Industries (MLM-GCI) is for creatives seeking management training and managers who lead creative teams. It is designed for individuals pursuing global leadership and management careers within film-television-new media, music, gaming, design, architecture, fashion, dance, theater, fine arts, themed entertainment, sports, e-sports, advertising, branding, as well as the Metaverse economy which ranges from Web 3. AI, and Blockchain to Extended Reality (XR) inclusive of immersive technologies like Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The program is a unique collaboration with ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

This 11-month graduate degree program delivers leadership and management fundamentals for success across sectors (business, nonprofit, and government) as well as a digital Global Mindset and holistic approach to the global creative industries.

In this program, students will gain the hard and soft skills needed to navigate and thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (i.e. finance, accounting, marketing, data analytics, negotiation, cross-cultural communication, etc.) and gain an understanding of how creativity really works. Students attain a comprehensive set of practices that fosters generative and sustainable innovation and implementation geared towards opportunity recognition within tomorrow’s increasingly cross-border and trans-industry marketplace. The program prioritizes industry immersion in every class and focuses on the nexus of art and commerce, emphasizing creativity for managers and management for creatives.

The MLM-GCI course schedule is a hybrid mix of in-person class sessions and asynchronous online learning modules that students can take at their own pace. Nine of the ten courses take place at the ASU California Center, located in the historic Herald Examiner Building in downtown Los Angeles, and one course is conducted at Thunderbird’s new, most technologically-advanced Global Headquarters in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Program overview

Main Subject

Business and Management Studies

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Master of Leadership and Management with a concentration in Global Creative Industries (MLM-GCI) is for creatives seeking management training and managers who lead creative teams. It is designed for individuals pursuing global leadership and management careers within film-television-new media, music, gaming, design, architecture, fashion, dance, theater, fine arts, themed entertainment, sports, e-sports, advertising, branding, as well as the Metaverse economy which ranges from Web 3. AI, and Blockchain to Extended Reality (XR) inclusive of immersive technologies like Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The program is a unique collaboration with ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

This 11-month graduate degree program delivers leadership and management fundamentals for success across sectors (business, nonprofit, and government) as well as a digital Global Mindset and holistic approach to the global creative industries.

In this program, students will gain the hard and soft skills needed to navigate and thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (i.e. finance, accounting, marketing, data analytics, negotiation, cross-cultural communication, etc.) and gain an understanding of how creativity really works. Students attain a comprehensive set of practices that fosters generative and sustainable innovation and implementation geared towards opportunity recognition within tomorrow’s increasingly cross-border and trans-industry marketplace. The program prioritizes industry immersion in every class and focuses on the nexus of art and commerce, emphasizing creativity for managers and management for creatives.

The MLM-GCI course schedule is a hybrid mix of in-person class sessions and asynchronous online learning modules that students can take at their own pace. Nine of the ten courses take place at the ASU California Center, located in the historic Herald Examiner Building in downtown Los Angeles, and one course is conducted at Thunderbird’s new, most technologically-advanced Global Headquarters in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

60+
80+
6.5+
30 Jun 2024
11 Months
Aug
  • Candidates are required to submit references or letter(s) of recommendation for acceptance
  • Candidates are required to submit an essay(s) for acceptance

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

60,000 USD
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International Students

60,000 USD
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More programs from the university

Thunderbird offers a variety of undergraduate degree programs that position students for success as global professionals, ready to adapt and thrive in a dynamic world. 


Entry requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits for both the Bachelor of Global Management and the Bachelor of Science in International Trade. 

    • BGM requires 30 credits of Thunderbird specific courses.

    • BSIT requires 39 credits of Thunderbird specific courses. 


  • First-year students must have a 3.00 GPA.

  • Transfer students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • The estimated base tuition for international students is $36,425 USD. The estimated base tuition for Arizona residents is $12,388 USD and $32,338 USD for out-of-state tuition (tuition only; excludes additional fees, housing, etc).

  • ASU offers merit-based scholarships to international students who demonstrate high academic achievement.

Master’s degrees 

Thunderbird offers five specialized global graduate degrees and programs:


Entry requirements

To earn a place in a program, applicants will need the following:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university degree program.

  • Competitive TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores (if required).

  • Official GMAT/GRE score (waivers available).

  • International experience.

  • Submission of online application, including:

    • Resume documenting professional and academic history.

    • Essay answering an application question.

  • Contact information for a professional or academic reference.

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions.

  • Admissions interview(s), if applicable.


The program cost for the MGM is $70,000 USD + fees. There are a number of scholarships available. Students can also apply for TA/RA and student worker positions during their program up to 20 hours per week. Similarly, students who take on leadership roles in student clubs or activities and maintain good academic standing at Thunderbird GPA 3.5 or higher are highly encouraged to re-apply for scholarships during their second year.


Tuition for the other degree programs are below:

  • Executive Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management = $60,000 USD

  • Executive Master of Global Management = $67,207 USD

  • Executive Master of Global Management (Specialization in Space Leadership) = $67,207 USD

  • Master of Leadership and Management: Global Creative Industries = $60,000 USD

  • Master of Leadership & Management = $39,000 USD


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