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Jenkins MBA

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Mark Beasley


Name:  Mark Beasley
Role: Deloitte Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and Director, ERM Initiative
Education: Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1994

“For a number of years, I served as one of six board members on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO) Board, and was extensively involved in COSO’s creation of its Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework that contains core principles on the fundamentals of launching ERM processes in today’s organizations.

That framework is now widely recognized around the globe as providing leading best practices guidance for ERM implementation. My work with COSO was instrumental in the Poole College of Management launch of its ERM Initiative in 2004.

The ERM Initiative’s mission is to provide thought leadership about enterprise risk management, with a particular emphasis on the role of ERM in strategic planning and corporate governance. The initiative hosts regular ERM Roundtables featuring chief risk officers who provide real-world insights about ERM implementation techniques and tools. We also deliver ERM executive education to boards of directors, audit committees, and senior management on effective risk management oversight.”

Since 2007, the Jenkins MBA has offered a series of graduate business courses on ERM to expose the next generation of chief executives to ERM best practices.