Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2017- 68
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 27, 2017
Date of Second Reading: April 24, 2017
Title of Motion: Request from the Thunderbird School of Global Management – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MALM in Applied Leadership and Management
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: Emerging markets continue to be major players in shaping world economic conditions. Thunderbird’s new degree program, the Master of Applied Leadership and Management Program (MALM), will develop the next generation of business leaders by bringing the hallmarks of a Thunderbird education to underserved populations through a course design focused on business management, leadership, and entrepreneurship. The MALM program will not only enhance the global footprint of Thunderbird, but will also support Thunderbird’s mission of creating global leaders who change the world. By developing students’ professional and leadership skills, the MALM program will advance our aspiration to positively impact the economic development and social welfare in challenging regions of the world.