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Business Administration, 300 E Lemon St, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA

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Undergraduate tuition and fees
Local tuition: 10,370 USD (2016)

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The W. P. Carey School of Business is the business school of Arizona State University and is one of the largest business schools in the United States, with over 250 faculty, and more than 1,000 graduate and 10,000 undergraduate students. The school was named for William P. Carey following his $50 million gift in 2003. In 2014, the W. P. Carey School was ranked 22nd in the world for economics/business by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities,.



The school began as the Department of Commerce, offering business courses and curriculum to students interested in a business career. As the department expanded, Emil John Hilkert was tapped to serve as dean for six months, although Glenn D. Overman was accountable for establishing most of the College of Business programs and is generally recognized as the founding dean.

Endowed in 2003 by William Polk Carey with a $50 million pledge from the W. P. Carey Foundation, the school was renamed, "W. P. Carey School of Business", and has quickly become an internationally recognized business school for its top-notch faculty, research, services marketing, and supply chain management programs. At the time, the $50 million pledge was the second-largest single donation to any U.S. business school, according to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

On October 29, 2011, the school commemorated the groundbreaking of McCord Hall, named for Arizona philanthropist Sharon Dupont McCord and the late Bob McCord. Opened in the fall of 2013, McCord Hall is a 129,000 square foot facility, featuring more classrooms for graduate programs and undergraduate honors students, technologically advanced team rooms, a new career center, outdoor assembly areas, and the latest in environmental innovation.

In October 2015, the school announced that the students accepted into the Fall 2016 Full Time MBA program will received free tuition.

The W. P. Carey School of Business is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


W. P. Carey offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree with option of nine business majors and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with several concentration options that combines core business courses with a focus in one of 16 interdisciplinary areas from other colleges. The W. P. Carey undergraduate business program is ranked 27th in the nation overall by US News & World Report. The W. P. Carey graduate programs office offers several different way for students to receive their Master's of Business Administration: Full-Time, Evening, Weekend, and Executive.

Professional development

In addition to the degree-granting programs, the W. P. Carey School offers executive education to broaden personal knowledge on business topics or develop a company's workforce.

  • Custom Programs
  • Leadership Development Workshops
  • Supply Chain Management Certificate
  • Real Estate Development Certificate
  • Small Business Leadership Academy
  • Business research

    In rankings from the journal Technovation, the W. P. Carey School ranks first among all business schools worldwide for authoring research in the Top 45 academic business journals with the most global impact. The rankings analyzed articles published in 2010 in the world’s foremost journals for business.

    The University of Texas at Dallas ranks the W. P. Carey School 25th in the world and 23rd in the U.S. for research productivity, based on research contributions between all journals. In a joint study by Texas A&M University and the University of Florida, the research productivity of the W. P. Carey Department of Management was ranked 9th in North America for the years 2005 - 2010.

    In addition to the research conducted within academic departments, the W. P. Carey School of Business houses one research institute and 11 research and service centers:

  • L. William Seidman Research Institute
  • Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
  • JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship
  • CABIT: Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology
  • CSL: Center for Services Leadership
  • CAPS: Center for Strategic Supply Research
  • CASEE: Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency
  • Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice
  • Center for Environmental Economics & Sustainability Policy
  • Faculty

  • Robert Cialdini - professor emeritus
  • Angelo Kinicki - Weatherup/Overby Chair in Leadership; professor of management
  • Rajnish Mehra - E. N. Basha Arizona Heritage Chair in Economics; professor of economics and finance
  • Edward C. Prescott - W. P. Carey Chair, Economics; 2004 Nobel Prize winner
  • Alumni

  • Michael J. Ahearn (B.S. Finance) - CEO, First Solar
  • Eric Crown (B.S. Computer Information Systems 1985) - co-founder, Insight Enterprises
  • Vince Ferraro - VP of Global Strategy and Marketing, Eastman Kodak,(2010–Present)
  • Mike Haynes (B.S. Finance 1982) - member, Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame; Vice President for Player Development, NFL
  • Rex Maughan (B.S. Accountancy 1962) - Founder, President & CEO, Forever Living Products
  • Bill Post (B.S. Quantitative Systems 1973) - CEO, Pinnacle West
  • Jeff Quinney (B.S. Finance 2001) - professional golfer
  • Pat Tillman (B.S. Marketing 1997) - former player, Arizona Cardinals; former Corporal, US Army Rangers
  • References

    W. P. Carey School of Business Wikipedia

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