Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-17
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: October 30, 2017
Date of Second Reading: November 27, 2017
Title of Motion: Request from the W.P. Carey School of Business- Morrison School of Agribusiness - for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate –Risk 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: This certificate is designed to give undergraduate business students (as well as non-business students who possess the proper prerequisites) a solid foundation in the theory and practice of modern risk management. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to identify and measure a variety of business and financial risks, and to design and articulate strategies for managing and communicating risks. The concept of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is emphasized at the onset of the certificate curriculum. ERM emphasizes that risks and risk management strategies must be considered holistically at the firm level, not in isolation.