From the School

Welcome to the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. From thousands of outstanding students who join us every year from around the world to our renowned faculty representing six continents, W. P. Carey welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking.

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Overview

Applicants
605
Acceptance Rate
25%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.53
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
650 - 710
GPA
3.31 - 3.81

Deadlines


Round 1
October 3

Round 2
November 28

Round 3
February 6

Round 4
April 3

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
287

98
Full-time
26
Underrepresented Minorities
24
Female
2
Part-time


Students Say

With the full weight of Arizona State University behind it, the W.P. Carey School of Business provides its students with small classes, a top name degree, and a “wealth of information and resources.” Even with its stellar reputation, “professors and admin are hungry to improve” and the school “constantly evaluates the MBA programs to optimize/improve according to feedback, needs of the business community, and trends in business teaching.” Academics are “demanding but rewarding, and extremely thorough,” with multiple concentrations available for students to customize their education in areas such as Healthcare Management, International Business, and the lauded Supply Chain Management program. Students can expect “group projects galore” with the first year bringing “an enormous amount of information” and very little time to do much else; by the second year, “the coursework has decreased significantly.”

The “outstanding” professors are “brilliant technically and readily make themselves available outside of class” and are always encouraging the students to attend office hours if the students feel if they are falling behind. “Our professors have held us to the highest level of professionalism and demand,” says a student. The administration is similarly accessible, and “regularly hold town hall meetings to get a feel of the vibe of the student body and get feedback.” “It has been a pleasure to work with school administration and faculty on adjusting class setups and extracurricular activities. They only want what the students want and proactively try to accommodate for those preferences,” says a student.


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management
Taxation

Center for Research

Economics
Entrepeneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
SCM 591: Sustainability and Social Responsibility - Students learn how an awareness of sustainability impacts communities, companies, and corporate performance. They will also learn how to implement sustainability into green process management and logistics. Students can also choose from eight additional courses in the ASU School of Sustainability on topics such as Human Dimensions of Sustainability, Food System Sustainability, Statistical Modeling for Sustainability, Sustainability and Enterprise.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Center for Environmental Economics & Sustainability Policy

School's environmental commitment 1:
McCord Hall features the latest in sustainable and ecologically sensitive design and technology allowing us to: Use 30% less water and 35% less energy than other facilities.

School's environmental commitment 2:
McCord Hall has a solar array that returns excess power to the campus grid.

School's environmental commitment 3:
We have reduced the copies provided to students by offering them electronic resources, such as E-Book, which is environmentally friendly and more cost effective.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$98,633
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
96%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
68%
School Facilitiated
32%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
80%
School Facilitiated
20%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

45%
Operations/Logistics
15%
Marketing
15%
Finance/Accounting
7%
Consulting
7%
Other
6%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

52%
Southwest
25%
West
8%
South
7%
Midwest
4%
Northeast
3%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

The career placement center has “a variety of effective resources” and plenty of job-finding events such as case competitions, business competitions, networking events, and corporate connections. There is a real focus on leadership at Arizona State, and students are directed towards career leadership courses from the start. Full-time MBAs must complete a required summer internship, and “outreach trips and case competitions are coordinated with various companies in different industries.” The executive coaching program is a great way “to network with leadership within the local community and how they are able to operate in the real world.” The Supply Chain Management concentration is definitely the crown jewel of the W. P. Carey crown and receives attention as such as far as resources go, and say that there are “[fewer] employers in non-SCM related fields” and wish the spectrum of recruiters could be broadened. Employers who frequently hire Arizona State MBAs include Amazon, Intel, CVS, Applied Materials, and Dell.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Operations / Logistics 45% $100,000 $99,688 $78,500 $123,000
Finance / Accounting 15% $97,500 $94,601 $80,000 $107,000
Marketing / Sales 15% $100,000 $101,111 $90,000 $120,000
Consulting 7% $107,500 $107,000 $78,000 $135,000
Other 7% $85,000 $89,667 $84,000 $100,000
General Management 6% $100,000 $102,550 $92,650 $115,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 31% $96,250 $99,642 $78,500 $123,000
Financial Services 18% $100,000 $95,773 $85,000 $105,000
Manufacturing 15% $100,006 $96,337 $80,000 $102,000
Consumer Products 13% $105,000 $102,833 $90,000 $120,000
Consulting 6% $115,000 $116,667 $100,000 $135,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 6%
Media / Entertainment 1%
Petroleum / Energy 1% $103,000 $103,667 $90,000 $118,000
Real Estate 1%

Prominent Alumni

Robert Zollars
Executive Chairman/Mobile Technology

Charles Robel
Chairman/Software

Eddie LeVian
CEO/Jewelry

William Keitel
Former CFO/Communications Technologies

Craig Weatherup
Former CEO/Food and Beverage

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$46,371

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$40,754

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
100%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
100%

New Students Receiving Loans
28%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$27,970
Tuition (Out-State)
$46,176
Fees (In-State)
$968
Fees (Out-State)
$698

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,492
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,924
Fees (In-State)
$235
Fees (Out-State)
$216

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$11,413
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$11,413
Academic Expenses
$1,054

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
227
Part Time
0%

In State
54.0%
Out of State
46.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

17.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
34.00%
International

39% female
61% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The student body itself is composed of “interesting folks from around the country accompanied by a strong international component.” Cohorts tend to be knit tightly, and the overall sense among the student body is “competitive but not cutthroat, [and] very collaborative,” with diverse industry backgrounds encouraging new ideas and ways of approaching problems. Arizona State does an excellent job of providing social structure to what can feel like hectic times; regular happy hours are held for students every Thursday, and “there are many intramural teams that we are encouraged to participate in to get our mind off school for a couple hours out of the week.” Every Monday, faculty will set up coffee and snacks before class starts and have everyone in the lobby congregate to socialize, and after class brings student-run club meetings for which the school provides lunch. The business school also has “a dedicated graduate-students only floor with team rooms, technology assistance, and food and beverages on elective days and Saturdays.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Pam Delany
Director of Admissions

Address
P.O. Box 874906
Tempe, AZ 85287-4906
United States

Phone
480-965-3332

Fax
480-965-8569

Email
wpcareymasters@asu.edu