The namesake for the W.P Carey School of Business is Wm. Polk Carey. Mr. Carey was a highly successful real estate investor and giving philanthropist. His foundation pledged $50 million to the business school in 2003. He firmly believed that the key to economic growth is a high-quality education and wanted the school to play an integral part in that.
The W.P. Carey School of Business has carried elite AACSB accreditation for more than 50 years. The diverse faculty represents six continents. Its mission statement is as follows. “The W. P. Carey School of Business educates tomorrow’s business leaders, takes an entrepreneurial approach to learning, and conducts groundbreaking research, in order to create positive change on a global scale.”
Business programs are offered on-campus with four location options. They are offered in both fully online and hybrid formats. Undergraduate degrees range from Business Entrepreneurship to Sports Business. There are numerous master’s programs which include five distinctly formatted MBA’s.
Additional degrees include Accountancy, Business Analytics, Global Logistics, Finance, Information, Taxation, and Real Estate Development. Numerous other master’s programs are available as well as a doctoral program.
The W.P. Carey School of Business serves over 10,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate-level students through a variety of top-notch academic and extracurricular programs. For example, the Entrepreneurship + Innovation program offered through ASU partners with the Center for Entrepreneurship to bring students, faculty, and businesses together through a variety of unique networks, mentorship programs, and business exclusive student organizations. At Arizona State, students can further their peer relationships due to residential college communities for undergraduate students. This system places business school students in student housing with others of their same discipline, encouraging a sense of unity and purpose. Additional services are offered within the residence, such as on-site workshops, academic tutoring, advising, and social events such as pizza night.
According to the University, over 80% of students receive some form of financial aid in addition to nearly $1 million in funds dedicated specifically to those within the business school. This level of financial support is also backed by strong corporate networking connections that tie into internship and employment opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Students have an opportunity to take advantage of Career Services, which is a department focused on preparing students for real-world employment skills such as personal branding, mock interviews, and strategic planning skills. Career coaches are also available to work with students one on one to offer sage advice for the job search process and many components within it. At Arizona State University, there are many tools and resources put in place to help students, at any phase of their educational journey, reach their goals.
The W.P. Carey School of Business offers a variety of online degrees. A sampling of undergraduate degrees includes Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, and Tourism. Online Master’s Degrees include an MBA, Master of Science in Business Analytics and Master of Supply Chain Management. Online learners have access to many resources that are available to on-campus students. A recent $15 million gift from the W.P. Care Foundation has even increased those resources to an even greater degree.