Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2012-20
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Arnold Maltz, Chair
Date of First Reading: January 23, 2012
Date of Second Reading: February 20, 2012
Title of Motion: Request from the W.P. Carey School of Business – for the establishment of graduate degree program – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Global Financial Management
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the W.P. Carey School of Business – for the establishment of a graduate degree program – Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Global Financial Management
Rationale: The proposed Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Global Financial Management degree program is an applied research professional doctorate designed for corporate leaders and senior government officials in China seeking a terminal degree alternative to the traditional Ph.D. intended for those pursing an academic career. This is an ASU degree with a highly qualified China partner, the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) providing assistance. The Shanghai city government and Shanghai Jiaotong University, one of China’s oldest and most respected universities, jointly established SAIF to advance finance education and research in China.
ASU will be responsible for curriculum development, faculty selection and program execution with assistance from SAIF to insure curriculum quality and relevance in a Chinese context. In addition, SAIF will provide facilities for course delivery as well as local logistics support for program delivery in Shanghai. Upon completion of the program curriculum, the participant will earn an ASU DBA in Global Financial Management degree and a SAIF Advanced Program Certificate.