Overview

Applicants
396
Acceptance Rate
64%
Years of Work Experience
6.7
Average Age
32

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.23
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.91 - 3.54
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
22%
Average Verbal GRE Score
150
Average Quantitative GRE Score
152
Average Writing GRE Score
3.7
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
147 - 157
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
148 - 156
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
3.1 - 4

Deadlines

Early/Priority/Round 1 Application Deadline
October 1

Regular / Round 2 Application Deadline
November 30

International Application Deadline
February 1

Start Terms Other Than Fall
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$70
Out-of-State Application Fee
$70
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$90

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Optional

Extracurricular Activities
Interview
State Residency

Special Programs Offered To Recruit Underrepresented Minority Students Or Students With Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Academic scholarships and application fee waivers.

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
550
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
80

Faculty Information

Students Say

ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business attracts a wide variety of online MBA students thanks to its excellent reputation, and students accordingly name "the quality of education" along with "flexibility" when asked about the greatest strengths of the program. Academically, ASU offers students an "optional area of emphasis" in finance, international business, marketing, or supply chain management. Students find that their classes provide "different environments that we will face as we progress through our careers," within a " well orchestrated" and "coordinated" program that uses "top tier tools" to "[deliver] excellent content with excellent access and feedback." They save the highest praise for their fellow MBA students, who "range from managers at Fortune 500 companies (Apple, Boeing, Cisco), to Air Force pilots and Law School dual degree students." These "extremely intelligent and dedicated" students are "professional," "diverse," collaborative," "self-motivated," talented," and "demanding." Students say they develop "good time management skills" to balance coursework with jobs and family," but "professors are always willing to help" and "the workload is just right [. . .] for working professionals looking to advance their careers." Faculty have an "excellent understanding of how to conduct an online class," and their "use of technology to facilitate learning is very impressive." The program emphasizes collaborative work and "the outcomes from team projects [are] very respectable considering that teams are often spread across the globe." Students feel the administration is "always available for questions and continuously checks in for feedback," fostering a supportive atmosphere where "the online students [feel] like they are a part of the larger university community." Overall, students prize the "flexibility," "reputation," and "military friendly" perks of the program, as well as the opportunity to get a "quality" MBA while "balancing [a] family/career."

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
319
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
77%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
11%

78%
Full-time
27%
Female
25%
Minority

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
3

Chat rooms
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Accounting
Yes

Economics
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Healthcare Administration
Yes

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

International Business
Yes

JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

MS/MBA -- Dual Degree
Yes

Organizational Behavior
Yes

Real Estate
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Center for Research

Economics
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Real Estate
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Sustainability
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
Yes
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Craig Carter
Supply Chain Management

Hector Chade
Economics

John Fowler
Supply Chain Management

Glenn Hoetker
Management

Jennifer Nahrgang
Management

Career Services Overview

Students Say

ASU's diversity benefits students well past graduation: students collaborate with "classmates from around the globe," then find "opportunities to travel and work in different countries." ASU's "global reputation" manifests itself in an "extensive network of alumni" that can provide "international opportunities." The fact that ASU's "excellent" professors are "experts in their fields" who encourage "the team-centric focus of this program" also lends itself well to networking. Students entering the online MBA program have an average age of 32 with almost 7 years of professional experience. In fact, many students are "top tier professionals working for large corporations on their way up the ranks." More than anything, students report career satisfaction that ASU's MBA program offers graduates a way to "expand the number of career paths available." Students praise ASU for "leading the industry in online education," providing "great experience working as part of a virtual team."

Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$84,225

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
26

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
We provide virtual career coaching, online tools and videos as well as opportunities for them to participate in online resume books and on campus events.

Graduates Employed by Region

48%
Southwest
19%
West
17%
Midwest
5%
Mid-Atlantic
5%
South
3%
International
3%
Northeast

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Lt. Col. Scott Coulson
U.S. Army - Bronze Star & Purple Heart recipient (served while in the program)

Kyle Sanders
President, Population Health & Care Continuum at St. Vincent's HealthCare

Chris Percy
Vice President - Corporate Business Solutions, AT&T

Michael McCullar
Chief Operating Officer at Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Craig Relyea
SVP/GM Digital Strategy & Marketing, LeapFrog Enterprises

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $27,060 $27,060
Fees Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $196 $196
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,150 $1,150
Fees Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $8 $8
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $56,799 $56,799

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Application Deadline
June 15

Financial Aid Notification Begins
Rolling

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
68%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
17%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
53%

Average Aid Package
$28,283

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$2,501

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$30,511

Average Debt at Graduation
$36,486

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
329
Full-Time
96%
Part-Time
4%

In State
35.0%
Out of State
65.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

19.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
2.0%
International
65.0%
Out of State

26% female
74% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Ruthie Pyles
Director of Admissions

Address
PO Box 874906
Tempe, AZ, 85287
United States

Phone
480-965-3332

Fax
480-965-8569

Email
wpcareymasters@asu.edu


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