Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1193
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $10,284
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    4,523
  • University Selectivity
    80%
  • University Yield
    47%
  • Job Offers
    61%
  • Average Salary
    $49,373
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1946
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
W. P. Carey School of Business BS Program
PO Box 873406
Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States
Website
405x225

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 huge 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 80,000 strong. For more information, visit www.wpcarey.asu.edu.

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ASU puts huge emphasis on entrepreneurial endeavors. They even go as far as to fund current students and their ideas. The university is committed to keeping up with the changing times and tries to be as innovative as the students attending it.

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  • Sep 23
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Master's Discovery Day

    Tempe, AZ

    Learn how to boost your job search by earning a master's degree in as little as nine months. The top-ranked W. P. Carey School of Business offers many graduate business degrees to advance your career, with individual support to help you accomplish your career goals. Don’t miss the opportunity to receive application tips, explore financial aid options, and network with future classmates.

  • Sep 23
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    Full-time MBA: Getting Qualified - International Student Focused

    Online

    International students often encounter unique steps in the application process for American universities. Find out what steps you can take now — and the key application requirements — for the W. P. Carey Full-time MBA program.

  • Sep 23
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Online 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 Online MBA to match your career goals.

About Arizona State University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
80% Arizona State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Class rank
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. High school GPA
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1040
  • Min. ACT 22
  • Min. GPA 3.00
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1160
  • Min. ACT 25
  • Min. GPA 3.60
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
30281% 30,281
80% 80
47% 47
80% School Selectivity
47% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Min score of 500 (paper); 173 (computer); or 61 (internet) on TOEFL OR Min overall band of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 on International English Testing System OR Min score of 53 on Pearson Test of English

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
4320% 4,320
51% 51
44% 44
51% Program Selectivity
44% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

N/A

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.0
  • Other transfer requirements Meet current ACT/SAT/GPA/or class rank requirements or complete Business Skill courses with minimum required GPA and submit Admissions Portfolio
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 88
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Admission to the Bachelor of Science majors in Business requires higher test scores/class rank/GPA than does general admission to the University, as follows: 1160 SAT or 25 ACT or 3.6 high-school GPA or top 8% class rank

Careers

Financial Services 23%
Top Industry
  • Other 11%
  • Manufacturing 5%
  • Petroleum/Energy 4%
KPMG, LLP 8
Top Employer
  • Deloitte and Touche, LLP 8
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP 8
  • Intel Corporation 7
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
61% Carey School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
60% 60
62% 61.74527272727272
60% Receive Offers
47% 47
59% 59.252482758620694
47% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
1% 1
16% 15.83261363636364
1% Receive Offers
0% 0
17% 16.796475409836066
0% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
1% 1
9% 9.05625
1% Receive Offers
0% 0
9% 9.484761904761905
0% Accept Offers
76% Graduates seeking full-time employment
24% Graduates not seeking employment
73% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Finance/Accounting
35% 35
$49,199.00
25K 80K
General Management
7% 7
$42,385.00
26K 95K
Human Resources
3% 3
$44,833.00
25K 60K
Management Information Systems
15% 15
$53,479.00
32K 75K
Marketing/Sales
16% 16
$48,275.00
27K 85K
Operations/Production
20% 20
$54,400.00
30K 87K
Other
4% 4
$49,500.00
35K 70K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
11% 11
$53,031.00
39K 80K
Consumer Products/Retail
7% 7
$51,130.00
30K 85K
Consulting
3% 3
$54,444.00
42K 73K
Financial Services
23% 23
$45,051.00
25K 80K
Government/Education
2% 2
$39,186.00
30K 51K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
3% 3
$50,850.00
26K 120K
Manufacturing
5% 5
$52,500.00
35K 68K
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
$49,400.00
32K 75K
Petroleum/Energy
4% 4
$56,385.00
30K 75K
Sports/Leisure
4% 4
$34,038.00
26K 55K
Technology/Science
16% 16
$51,530.00
25K 87K
Transportation
7% 7
$49,022.00
35K 95K
Utilities
2% 2
$53,800.00
37K 60K
Other
11% 11
$50,278.00
25K 92K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3
$49,182.00
30K 70K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$53,333.00
50K 60K
U.S. South
2% 2
$46,667.00
38K 58K
U.S. Southwest
78% 78
$47,725.00
25K 120K
U.S. Midwest
4% 4
$52,862.00
38K 65K
U.S. West
12% 12
$58,203.00
30K 87K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Ernst and Young, LLP 14
  • US Airways 13
  • Deloitte and Touche, LLP 12
  • KPMG, LLP 12
  • Target Corporation 11
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 77
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 377
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 859
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
The Business Career Center offers career services and courses to prepare students for full-time jobs and internships in their field of professional practice through: individual career coaching, career decision-making strategies and tools, research tools, resume and cover letter critiques, interview preparation and mock interviews, sponsored trips to major markets, and required career courses. Highly successful targeted career programs in Investment Banking and Consulting are also offered.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$21,834
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $10,284
  • Fees $768
  • Expenses $10,782
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$35,486
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $23,936
  • Fees $768
  • Expenses $10,782
68% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 8% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 47%
  • Merit 53%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website https://students.asu.edu/financialaid
Scholarships
$21,395,669
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$25,520,585
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Carey School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
62% 57
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
62% 36
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Carey School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Computer Information Systems
More Information
Business Program Classes
38% Less than 20 Students 23% More than 50 Students
39% 21 to 50 students
36 Average number of students in non-business required electives
92 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • MGT-394 (Women, Power, and Leadership)
  • MGT-494 (Technology, Industry, and Management in China)
  • MKT-398 (Essentials of Sports Business)
  • MKT-421 (Fan Behavior and Sports Communication)
  • MKT-441 (Sports Relationship Management)
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2012
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Accountancy
  • BS/Computer Information Systems
  • BS/Economics
  • BS/Finance
  • BS/Management & BS/Management Entrepreneurship
  • BS/Marketing
  • BS/Supply Chain Management
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
185% 185
45% 45
Prominent Faculty
  • Edward Prescott

    Economics

  • Blake Ashforth

    Organizational Behavior

  • Ruth Bolton

    Marketing

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Students have numerous opportunities to participate in a co-op in which they spend a semester in a career-related employment position.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Arizona State University and the W.P. Carey School of Business offer a number of university exchange and business exchange programs. Additionally, there are opportunities for both study-abroad programs and internships, with international opportunities varying in length from four weeks to one year. Students may also participate in faculty-directed programs abroad over the summer months. Study abroad opportunities are available to students of all business majors and levels.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Carey students have numerous Service Learning opportunities including Young Women in Business and the Pat Tillman Leadership through Action program, both of which involve close collaboration with faculty and business leaders; Consulting Scholars, a faculty led student group, helps address issues in local businesses and non-profits. Community Service projects are incorporated into the school’s residential communities as well as sponsored throughout the year by student organizations.

Students

37% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 42% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1270 75th Percentile Score on SAT 28 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
67% 67
Hispanic
18% 18
Asian American
8% 8
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
16%
11%
3%
66%
2%
2%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
84% 84
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
16% 16
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
88% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
82% 82
96% 96

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 70,380
Alumni Donations
$1,469 Average Gift $1,000,000 Largest Gift

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Most Prominent Alumni
  • Craig Weatherup

    Former Chairman & CEO, Pepsi Cola Company

  • John Mumford

    Founding Partner, Crosspoint Venture Partners

  • Michael Ahearn

    Former CEO & current Chairman, First Solar