Enhance your continuing education opportunities with Thunderbird Online’s Executive Certificates and Foundation Courses for Global Business. Thunderbird Online’s facilitated online professional development programs are available to global business professionals around the world. These top-ranked programs are accessible, convenient and up-to-date with the most insightful global business content from the world’s #1 ranked school in international business based in Glendale, AZ. The uniquely flexible online continuing education programs, combined with unmatched global business content, ensure you are fluent in the language of global business. Thunderbird Online’s professional development programs provide you with a comprehensive education in core global business concepts to broaden your global mindset, sharpen global skills and enhance your marketability.
Develop a well-rounded business skill set to successfully drive actionable global results by enhancing your global business knowledge.
Enhance your understanding of global business essentials focusing specifically on marketing, leadership and finance to increase your global effectiveness and marketability. Use the skills learned in your business essentials certificate to define and implement global strategies that will positively drive results for your organization.
Understand the expectations of a socially responsible organization and develop an action plan for implementing CSR within your global community.
Gain a firm understanding of CSR as a system where businesses monitor and ensure their active compliance with the law, ethical standards and international guidelines to define and create a sustainable value chain. Thunderbird’s three-course 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.
Study the intricacies of finance, and prepare yourself with the knowledge, tools and conceptual understanding to succeed in today’s global financial environment.
Understanding the unique challenges, opportunities and success strategies of the global financial market takes sophisticated, comprehensive instruction in all matters of global finance. Thunderbird Online’s Executive Certificate in Global Finance is designed to provide you the background knowledge, tools, conceptual understanding and hands-on skills necessary 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.
Develop your global leadership skills and utilize your key strengths to inspire teamwork and collaboration.
Develop your understanding of global leadership success strategies and the skills to enhance your leadership effectiveness. Use these skills to define and implement global leadership knowledge that will transform your business. Thunderbird Online’s three-course certificate program will empower you with the knowledge and skills to analyze and develop a global leadership plan to inspire teamwork, leadership, and effective collaboration.
Enhance your proficiency and knowledge of the theory and application of global business and management concepts.
Develop your global management skill set by focusing on cross-cultural communication, leadership and corporate social responsibility to increase your global effectiveness and foster team success. Use these skills to create value for your team, and drive results across your entire organization.
Broaden your global marketing skill set to successfully market your organization and achieve success on a global scale.
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. Thunderbird Online’s Executive Certificate in Global Marketing is designed to provide you the background knowledge, tools, conceptual understanding and hands-on skills to succeed in the world of global marketing. This three-course online certificate program gives you the confidence and capability to market your organization globally with success-based strategies on your side.
Develop your understanding of cross-cultural negotiation tactics and discover your power position and power approach.
Negotiation is an art acquired over time by understanding who your audience is, and how you can best communicate with them. Handling global communication and negotiation is a delicate task, and crafting agreements is a constant challenge in an ever-changing global environment. Stakes are higher and negotiations trickier when the parties involved come from different cultures and customs. Thunderbird Online’s Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations prepares you to develop a winning global negotiation strategy by teaching you powerful tools to help maximize leverage, minimize misunderstandings and effectively execute your negotiation plan.
Set your company up for global success by learning the key fundamentals in the world of international trade credit management & export trade finance.
Develop an understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze international customer credit risks and customers’ financial statements and creditworthiness, manage accounts receivable, international credit and collections, and use the most appropriate export risk mitigation and financing alternatives. You will be empowered with the skills and understanding to further your company’s growth by successfully mitigating credit and financial risks, enhancing working capital and implementing strategic process improvements in the quote-to-cash cycle.
Focus on enhancing your knowledge of global trends for social sector leaders, and various leadership techniques to succeed and lead on a global scale.
The development of leaders in the social sector is even more important today because it enables an organization to continue to fulfill the social needs of people and lead to overall social development. This specialized online certificate in social sector leadership will focus on enhancing the knowledge of participants on global trends in the social sector, and various leadership techniques to succeed and lead on a global scale. Thunderbird Online’s Executive Certificate in Social and Voluntary Sector Leadership will empower you with the skills necessary to become a successful global leader in the social sector.
Refine your oil & gas management skills for global success.
Thunderbird Online’s Certificate in Global Oil & Gas Management is designed to provide you with a well-rounded, global understanding of the ever-changing oil and gas industry. Management styles and strategies in the global oil and gas industry are in constant flux. In this era of increased industry consolidation and heightened competition, the dynamics of international business are in full force.
Thunderbird Online’s Certificate in Global Oil & Gas Management focuses on the business of the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream segments of the industry. You will have the opportunity to analyze and understand global oil and gas strategies, and position your organization as a leader in this dynamic, global competitive landscape. Immerse yourself in this Thunderbird Online certificate, and gain a thorough understanding of today’s global energy marketplace, and how it directly relates you as an integral part of the overall oil and gas value chain.
Explore aspects of the global environment that affect a company’s financial bottom line. Through this online finance course, you will examine the relationship among three dominant world currencies, currency trading, and activities that take place in the global financial market. This online finance course will introduce you to universally used financial theories to provide a reference point for understanding how goods and services are traded across borders. Prepare yourself for the complicated financial situations that arise as a result of conducting global business. As the course capstone, you will create an action plan to further develop the leadership competencies necessary for success in the global marketplace.
Identify key issues of cross-cultural communication ranging from broad cultural communication paradigms to specific skill building. Corporate examples are integrated throughout this course to illustrate and emphasize important aspects of global communication. You will create an action plan to further develop your leadership competencies.
Understand the development and importance of customer relationship management as an integral part of an organization’s strategy. Determine the need for it’s implementation, as well as some processes and procedures being used to accomplish this organizational goal of serving the customer. As the course capstone, you will create an action plan to further develop your customer relationship management competencies.
Enhance your financial literacy by exploring the tools and techniques that will help you in your daily activities. The tools and techniques taught within this course will help to enhance your company’s financial strength. At the end of the course, you will create an action plan to further develop the leadership competencies necessary for success in the global financial marketplace.
Increase your understanding of best practices of global manufacturing processes and methods. You will examine the Toyota Production System (TPS), known as lean manufacturing, as a philosophy and approach to achieve world-class production standards and manufacturing excellence. Identify and eliminate activities that do not add value in the process of design, production, supply chain management, and customer relations. As the course capstone, you will create an action plan to further develop your global manufacturing strategy competencies.
Enhance your understanding of the marketing process, whether you are new to the field, or an established marketing veteran. As a part of your learning experience, you will explore many tools and techniques that will help you in your daily marketing activities. Gaining an understanding of global marketing tools and techniques will help to strengthen your company’s market position. You will create an action plan to further develop a successful global marketing strategy.
Learn to think strategically, from a leadership perspective, about undertaking new global initiatives. Examine the strategic planning process and explore the decision-making process that supports the questions of whether, and how, to enter or expand into the global marketplace. You will consider structural alternatives for a global organization and how to lead a global transition. As the course capstone, you will create an action plan to further develop your strategic planning skills for your organization and develop your global strategy.
Examine some of the benefits that companies are seeing because of continuous improvement initiatives via supply chain strategies. While examining these issues through a variety of business examples, you will consider a general framework that explains the characteristics and concerns surrounding global supply chain management. At the end of this course, you will create an action plan to further enhance your global supply chain competencies.
Learn and understand how marketing research impacts the overall success of your company, both domestically and globally. You will also explore how international marketing research increases understanding of the international marketing environment, potential markets for a company’s product or service, market entry options, and consumers and competition in a potential target market. As the course capstone, you will create an action plan to further develop the leadership and strategic competencies necessary for success in marketing for global entry.
You will examine and understand the global leadership paradigm. Define a clear set of global leadership competencies that address many of the qualities determined to be important for global leadership. This course incorporates three core global leadership competency clusters: business acumen, relationship management and personal effectiveness. As the course capstone, you will create an action plan to further develop your global leadership competencies.
Thunderbird Online’s GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) Preparation Course is designed for individuals who are looking to pursue an MBA, and would like further assistance on the subject areas focused on in the GMAT including the Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative Section, and Verbal Section of the GMAT exam.
Thunderbird Online’s TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Preparation Course is designed for individuals who require additional assistance in preparing for the TOEFL exam. The TOEFL is the most widely respected English-language test in the world. During this online course, you will focus on overall test taking strategies and developing your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
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