Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2019-54
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 22, 2019
Date of Second Reading: September 9, 2019
Title of Motion: Request from the Thunderbird School of Global Management - for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Global 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: Thunderbird’s Certificate in Global Management provides broad-based training in global business and global studies that help prepare them for a global management career. While there may be comparable programs, such as the W.P. Carey Certificate in International Business, the Thunderbird Certificate in Global Management offers many unique courses, not found in other program. Examples include “Regional Management Environment,” which consciously integrates an in-depth understanding of the political, economic, and cultural aspects of doing business in specific region with tools to assess business trends in specific countries. Other courses, such as “Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation,” and “Global Entrepreneurship,” introduce students to aspects of global business not covered in such an in-depth way in other programs.