The ASU W.P. Carey MBA: What You Need To Know
The W.P. Carey School of Business is a highly aggressive player in the business school arena, one of the best in the west. In the latest U.S. News ranking of MBA programs, Carey ranked 4th overall but No. 1 but the university has maintained its longstanding title of No. 1 in innovation yet again.
Arizona State University is in the Sonoran Desert with an average of 300 days of sunshine annually. The university has multiple campuses in the Phoenix-metro area, with the largest being in Tempe, the city neighboring Phoenix – the fifth largest city in the US by population, with major employers in the area such as Banner Health, American Express, Amazon, and Honeywell.
The cohort of just over 60 students learn and closely collaborate in McCord Hall, a state-of-the-art building that includes team learning spaces, breakout rooms, and classrooms.
ASU’s full-time MBA program takes two years to complete. To be accepted into the program, prospective students must submit an admissions essay and a GMAT or GRE score. The curriculum consists of typical business courses and electives that are taught by award-winning faculty.
Students can customize their MBA through seven concentrations: Business Analytics, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management. The MBA is also a STEM-designated program, meaning eligible international students can stay in the country up to 36 months after graduation.
ASU Carey students have access to the award-winning Intellectual Fusion Learning Labs, where they will have the opportunity to collaborate with other graduate students from other disciplines to solve applied problems.
Built into the MBA is a summer internship between the first and second year of the program, and the career team works closely with each student to select an internship that best fits their goals. Carey hosts a wide variety of internship options with major companies across the country.
W.P. Carey MBAs feel extremely supported by those around them and those within the program.
“My favorite thing about the MBA at W.P. Carey is how personalized it feels. You truly feel like your peers and professors care about your success. More importantly, at W.P. Carey, we truly measure ourselves not by who we exclude but by whom we include and how they succeed,” says past MBA Autumn Stewart.
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