Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    586
  • Program Enrollment
    612
  • Yield
    83%
  • Selectivity
    68%
Contact Information
450 East Lemon Street
McCord Hall
Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States
Website
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W.P. Carey School of Business

About W.P. Carey School of Business

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 wide variety of degree choices, come from about 100 countries, and include about 50 National Merit Scholars. They learn with a faculty internationally regarded for its research productivity, including a Nobel Prize winner. The alumni network is 90,000 strong. For more information, visit www.wpcarey.asu.edu.

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Events Calendar

  • Jan 6
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Life after Grad School - Women at W. P. Carey

    Online

    The W. P. Carey School offers a unique environment in which women thrive. This Online session features an alumni panel who will share the resources they found while in graduate school and the career path they took upon graduation.

  • Jan 7
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    MACC & MTax: Account for Your Success

    Tempe, AZ

    In only nine months, the Master of Accountancy (MACC) and Master of Taxation (MTax) programs deliver in-depth knowledge, and fulfill course requirements for the CPA exam in Arizona and California. Join us on ASU's Tempe campus to learn about the long-term success you can enjoy with a MACC or MTax from the W. P. Carey School of Business.

  • Jan 7
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Full-time MBA: Customize Your MBA

    Online

    The choice is yours. With in-depth specializations, multiple areas of emphasis, and innovative dual degree options to choose from, your MBA is exactly what you want it to be. Join us online to learn how you can customize the W. P. Carey Full-time MBA to match your career goals.

About Arizona State University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 75
  • Median 59
  • Middle 80% 23 to 156
Admissions Selectivity
68% W.P. Carey School of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

586 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
69% 548
73% 586
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 306
68% 68.0
83% 83.0
Female
32% 32
International
14% 14
Wait-listed
100% 52
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
  • Interviews Considered
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
27% 27
Operations
25% 25
Marketing / Sales
15% 15
Other
12% 12
General Management
9% 9
Management
5% 5
Consulting
4% 4
Human Resources
3% 3
Financial Services
23% 23
Technology
21% 21
Consumer Products
10% 10
Pharma / Health Care
9% 9
Other
9% 9
Government
7% 7
Petroleum / Energy
6% 6
Manufacturing
5% 5
Consulting
5% 5
Real Estate
2% 2
Media / Entertainment
2% 2
Non-Profit
1% 1
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
1% 1
710 to 739
3% 3
4% 4
680 to 709
3% 3
4% 4
650 to 679
7% 7
8% 8
620 to 649
11% 11
14% 14
590 to 619
13% 13
17% 17
560 to 589
10% 10
13% 13
530 to 559
19% 19
24% 24
500 to 529
7% 7
8% 8
Under 500
26% 26
7% 7
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • Other

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,075
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,075
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
65% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
14% 42
7% 22
Students in Core Classes
45 W.P. Carey School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Team project
25% 25
Case study
20% 20
Distance learning
15% 15
More Information
Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Successful completion of a capstone strategy course.
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 48
  • Average # of months to complete program 22
  • Six-Year completion rate 94%
  • Max time allowed to complete 72
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings, Alternate weekends, Via the Internet (unscheduled)
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
Technology Improvements
  • The school has added a 129,000 sq. ft. building that has brand new A/V equipment with capture and streaming. Our infrastructure now has a 20GbE-100GbE backbone; the complex has high-density 802.11a/b/c/g/n wireless; server infrastructure was upgraded to 8Gb SAN and high speed cached storage; faculty PCs, research and administrative servers have been moved to new state of the art system with increased security. Digital signage has been implemented in the school’s buildings and extended campuses.

Students: Who are my classmates?

Yes Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
73% 73
Hispanic
12% 12
Asian American
10% 10
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Nonprofit
Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • Volunteer
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

17,265 Living MBA Alumni 39 Countries where alumni clubs exist
81 Active alumni clubs
1% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.