Overview

Applicants
1,159
Acceptance Rate
14%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.54
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
650 - 710
GPA
3.38 - 3.76

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 3

Regular Application Deadline
November 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
4:1
Total Faculty
312

78
Full-time
28
Minority
25
Female
22
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.



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
MGT 591: Managing Sustainability for Competitve Advantage equips students with an understanding of the changing role of sustainability in firm strategies and with the knowledge needed to view sustainability in the context of a firm’s overall strategy, identify sustainability-related opportunities and threats, understand the costs, benefits and risks of sustainability-related strategies, and maximize the probability of success for such strategies. 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:
Our new building, 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:
Our new building, 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
$102,578
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
95%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
69%
School Facilitiated
31%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
86%
School Facilitiated
14%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

53%
Operations/Logistics
12%
Other
10%
Consulting
10%
Finance/Accounting
7%
General Management
3%
Marketing
3%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

50%
Southwest
29%
West
9%
Northeast
9%
South
3%
Midwest

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 53% $100,006 $105,899 $80,000 $140,000
Other 12% $96,000 $101,200 $78,000 $125,000
Consulting 10% $102,000 $102,400 $55,000 $130,000
Finance / Accounting 10% $95,500 $94,500 $84,000 $105,000
General Management 7% $113,000 $106,000 $85,000 $120,000
Marketing / Sales 3%
Information Technology 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 36% $95,538 $106,004 $78,000 $130,000
Consumer Products 12% $104,500 $104,833 $80,000 $120,000
Financial Services 12% $97,000 $95,000 $80,000 $113,000
Consulting 10% $113,500 $105,500 $55,000 $140,000
Manufacturing 10% $105,003 $110,001 $90,000 $130,000
Other 7% $95,000 $90,333 $80,000 $96,000
Petroleum / Energy 5% $103,000 $103,667 $90,000 $118,000
Non-profit 2%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 2%
Real Estate 2%

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
$43,346

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$36,092

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
99%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
99%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
100%

New Students Receiving Loans
34%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$25,810
Tuition (Out-State)
$43,186
Fees (In-State)
$966
Fees (Out-State)
$696

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,397
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,799
Fees (In-State)
$234
Fees (Out-State)
$215

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$11,080
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$11,080
Academic Expenses
$1,054

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
203
Part Time
0%

In State
51.0%
Out of State
49.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
30

Demographics

18.00%
Minorities
29.00%
International

37% female
63% 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

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


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