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Arizona State University, Carey School of Business Distance MBA

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the highest-ranked and largest business schools in the United States, though students boast about its community feel. The school is located in the Phoenix, Arizona area and also operates a renowned MBA program in China. Students have a huge variety of degree choices, come from 99 countries and include 50 National Merit Scholars. They learn with a faculty that’s internationally regarded for its research productivity, including a Nobel Prize winner. The alumni network is 80,000 strong. For more information, visit www.wpcarey.asu.edu.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Online
Total Program Enrollment 103
Tuition (Total) $54,600

Program Information

Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Says

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the highest-ranked and largest business schools in the United States, though students boast about its community feel. The school is located in the Phoenix, Arizona area and also operates a renowned MBA program in China. Students have a huge variety of degree choices, come from 99 countries and include 50 National Merit Scholars. They learn with a faculty that’s internationally regarded for its research productivity, including a Nobel Prize winner. The alumni network is 80,000 strong. For more information, visit www.wpcarey.asu.edu.

Specializations Offered: Finance, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Online.

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School Rankings

LinkedIn

#18 Best Graduate Universities for Sales Professionals

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#5 Best Administered

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 36% accepted out of 383 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.4
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Out of State Application Fee: $70
  • In State Application Fee: $70

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Admission Information

When making an admissions decision, Arizona State considers your resume, work experience, essays, academic transcript, GMAT score, letters of recommendation and personal interview. Admissions requirements vary by program. In recent years, full-time students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.3 and an average GMAT score of 673, with a large perce...When making an admissions decision, Arizona State considers your resume, work experience, essays, academic transcript, GMAT score, letters of recommendation and personal interview. Admissions requirements vary by program. In recent years, full-time students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.3 and an average GMAT score of 673, with a large percentage of students coming from the West and Southwest. In the evening program, the average GMAT score was 577 and the average undergraduate GPA was 3.25. In the online program, the average GMAT score was 583 and students had an average 7.8 years work experience.

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Important Dates

Round 1
November

27

Deadline
July

1

Start
Round 2
February

3

Deadline
July

1

Start
Round 3
April

1

Deadline
July

1

Start
Round 4
June

2

Deadline
July

1

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 975
Percent International Students 12%
Total Full-Time Faculty 251
Full-Time Faculty 87%

Student Life

Though life at Arizona State is undoubtedly busy, students tell us that it’s definitely possi­ble to achieve a good work/life balance. Fortunately, “The class load allows for a focus on career search and time for social activities and family.” And, of course, with over 60,000+ students university-wide, MBA candidates are part of a “bustling and lively community.” Moreover, the “MBA program and its new McCord Hall are at the heart of campus and pro­vide a convenient atmosphere for learning. The W.P. Carey program is located right next to the Memorial Union (activity center with restaurants) and the sports/fitness center. It’s really the best location for a business school.” Students also greatly appreciate that they’re encouraged to “become part of clubs and organizations that span from professional, to cul­tural, to leisure.” A second-year student shares, “I really enjoy spending time with my classmates outside of classroom settings. We have company sponsored tail gates during football season and program happy hours every Thursday to socialize after a long week of school work.”

Career

For the most part, MBA students at Arizona State speak very highly of the career options and outreach available. Indeed, “One of the top highlights of ASU is the Career Management Center (CMC). The CMC team helps students prepare and search for intern­ships and full-time employment. Nothing is a hand-out, but they help arm you with the tools and skills you need to be successful.” Moreover, professors also generously “offer their networks to students looking for internships/jobs.” Additionally, a first-year student quickly notes that ASU frequently, “sets up career events for us and encourages us to use eRecruiting, which is a very prosperous job and internship search engine.” Employers who frequently hire Arizona State MBAs include American Airlines, American Express, Williams-Sonoma, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., PepsiCo, PetSmart, Sprint, US Airways, State of Arizona, Procter & Gamble, Raytheon, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Samsung Electronics, Honeywell, Black & Decker, Apple, Deloitte Consulting, Nestle, Intel Corporation, JPMorgan Chase and ChevronTexaco.

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About

Success in the job market is the hallmark of the W. P. Carey MBA – Full-time Program at Arizona State University (ASU). Our placement rate after graduation places us among the top ten MBA programs in North America. Consider the Full-time Program if you seek to build broad business skills in conjunction with a functional emphasis in one of many areas of specialization. Delivered over the course of 21 months, the case-based and team-oriented learning format integrates a core business curriculum with an in-depth specialization. Classes are small, with less than 50 students in core courses, allowing you to interact closely with your peers and faculty members. A required internship between the first and second years of the program, together with a career leadership course, set the stage for a successful post-graduate career. Our student-services and career management teams provide you with the personalized service and individual attention you need to achieve academic success, while also focusing on your future.

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Students Say

Using typical business parlance, MBA candidates feel that Arizona State’s W.P. Carey School offers a “[fantastic] return on investment.” And with “great scholarship offerings,” a “great industry network,” a top ranked program in supply-chain management and a fab­ulous location, it’s easy to understand why. Moreover, W.P. Carey School places an empha­sis on “small class sizes.” In turn, this allows for a “very personal [MBA] experience” and courses with “more direct focus.” The school operates on a quarter system which can sometimes make for a heavy workload. A first-year adds, “The quarter system allows exposure to more courses, but the drawback of this system is that courses are only seven and a half weeks long, and it is a challenge for the professors to cover the content in a meaningful way.” Students truly dig the fact that their professors are “question-askers.” Indeed, they really “know how to teach application” and deftly weave lectures and conversations around “the most relevant topics of the day.” More importantly, professors strive to make themselves readily “accessible.” They are frequently “available outside of class time and take a person­al interest in the success of the student.” And they are “always challenging us to work up to and surpass our potential as students.” Student opinion on the administration is decidedly mixed. As one first-year candidate laments, “[It’s] not clear who runs the joint.” However, he does admit that “program coor­dinators do a good job with the day to day.” And a second-year student counters, “The administration (deans, etc.) also involve themselves in student life by attending our meet­ings and asking us for our input.” A fellow second-year enthusiastically adds that the, “majority of the school faculty are very receptive to students and incorporate our feedback into the course curriculum. [Indeed, they are] very willing to help students and also arrange guest lectures by industry leaders and tie in course material with them.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    The Seidman Research Institute serves as an essential link between the local, national and international business communities and the intellectual and creative resources of the nationally ranked W. P. Carey School of Business. From collecting and disseminating essential information about local economies to benchmarking industry practices to identifying emerging business research issues, the institute's member research centers have gained the recognition and respect of business practitioners and academics the world over. • Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research • JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center • The Spirit of Enterprise Center • CABIT: Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology • Center for Services Leadership • Center for Executive and Professional Development • CAPS: Center for Strategic Supply Research • CaSN: Center for Supply Networks • Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency • Center for Real Estate Research and Practice • Center for Environmental Economics & Sustainability Policy

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://wpcarey.asu.edu/mba/full-time/experience/international.cfm

  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://wpcarey.asu.edu/mba/full-time/experience/life.cfm

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    This program partners full-time MBA students who demonstrate mastery in certain subjects with working professional students.

  • Research Facilities:

    The Seidman Research Institute serves as an essential link between the local, national and international business communities and the intellectual and creative resources of the nationally ranked W. P. Carey School of Business. From collecting and disseminating essential information about local economies to benchmarking industry practices to identifying emerging business research issues, the institute's member research centers have gained the recognition and respect of business practitioners and academics the world over. • Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research • JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center • The Spirit of Enterprise Center • CABIT: Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology • Center for Services Leadership • Center for Executive and Professional Development • CAPS: Center for Strategic Supply Research • CaSN: Center for Supply Networks • Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency • Center for Real Estate Research and Practice • Center for Environmental Economics & Sustainability Policy

  • Study Abroad:

    Universidad Torcauto De Tella (UTDT) Argentina, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (SUFE) China, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, Austria/Prague, Czech Republic, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Koblenz, Germany, ESC Toulouse - Toulouse, France Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy University of Waikato, New Zealand Adolfo Ibanez, Chile Insper, Brazil Qut, Brisbane Peking University - Guanghua School of Management Copenhagen Business School Universidad ESAN - Peru European Business School - Germany

    2012 – Faculty led program in Peru

  • Women Support Groups:

    Graduate Women in Business http://wpcarey.asu.edu/mba/full-time/experience/clubs.cfm

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business include:

Jianguo Xu - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Shanghai Electric

Bill Keitel - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Qualcomm

Steve Marriot - Senior Vice President of Culture and Events, Sodexho

Mary Ann Miller - Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Avnet, Inc.

Chris Cookson - President, Technologies, Sony Pictures

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $51,975

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Dell, Cisco Systems, Johnson & Johnson, Intel Corporation, Bank of America

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Operations / Logistics 54% $97,481
Other 43% $87,118
Business 34% $91,679
Technical 23% $96,500
General Management 14% $94,378
Financial Services 14% $91,875
Finance / Accounting 12% $77,250
Marketing / Sales 10% $89,250
Consulting 9% $98,200
Manufacturing 9% $91,600
Consulting 7% $85,300

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 79%
Three Month Employment 89%
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