Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2016-44
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 28, 2016
Date of Second Reading: April 25, 2016
Title of Motion: Request from the Thunderbird School of Global Management–– for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Global Trade and Commerce
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: The Graduate Certificate in Global Trade and Commerce is a 15 hour program which provides specialized content knowledge essential to graduate placement in the business, government, and non-governmental entities that operate on a global scale. The purpose of the certificate program is to provide a solid foundation and knowledge base in commerce and trade as practiced on a global scale, to develop analytic capabilities, decision-making and leadership skill sets essential to making sound commerce and trade decisions. The curriculum is delivered in a case-based,
team-oriented learning environment. This certificate provides additional depth and breadth beyond a graduate business degree to further enhance students' knowledge base and focus career goals.