Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2015-54
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair
Date of First Reading: January 26, 2015
Date of Second Reading: February 23, 2015
Title of Motion: Request from the Thunderbird School of Global Management – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – Bachelor of Global Management (BGM)
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: This degree will draw on Thunderbird School of Management’s expertise in global management practices, intercultural communication and language development. The curriculum will provide ASU’s undergraduate student population access to Thunderbird’s outstanding global management facility and strong relationships with global organizations to develop the skills needed to operate effectively in today’s globally connected world. Through a strong language and intercultural focus on Arabic, Chinese, English or Spanish, students will develop the advanced communication skills demanded by international employers, governments, and non-governmental entities.