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Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    672
  • Program Cost
    $52,962
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    57%
  • Selectivity
    25%
  • Job Offers
    90%
  • Average Salary
    $98,093
  • Top Industry
    Technology
Contact Information
PO Box 874906
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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The small size of the program presented opportunities but it also created a small, close-knit community with personalized attention when it was required (and otherwise).

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  • Jun 4
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    MBA Preview Day

    Tempe, AZ

    Take a closer look at the W. P. Carey MBA. The highest-ranked MBA in Arizona, the W. P. Carey MBA delivers the value and prestige you want and the flexibility you need. Find the option that's right for you – whether you’re returning to school full-time or need to earn your MBA while you continue working.

  • Jun 9
    5:30 PM - 7:00 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.

  • Jun 9
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    MS-FIN: Invest In Your Future

    Tempe, AZ

    In only nine short months, the W. P. Carey Master of Science in Finance (MS-FIN) can give you the financial expertise to succeed — no matter where your career takes you. Join us on ASU's Tempe campus to learn how the MS-FIN can help advance your career.

About Arizona State University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.37 GPA of All Applicants 3.47 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 60
  • Median 54
  • Middle 80% 26 to 108
Admissions Selectivity
25% W.P. Carey School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

672 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
81% 645
84% 672
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 476
25% 25.0
57% 57.0
Female
27% 27
International
67% 67
Re-Applicants
1% 1
50% 50
Wait-listed
100% 48
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Business (General)
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Arizona State University
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Brigham Young University Provo
  • University of Washington
  • Visveswaraiah Technological University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
$44,427 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • American Express
  • Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Wipro Technologies, Ltd.
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
2% 2
4% 4
710 to 739
17% 17
23% 23
680 to 709
29% 29
29% 29
650 to 679
15% 15
12% 12
620 to 649
14% 14
21% 21
590 to 619
8% 8
10% 10
560 to 589
5% 5
1% 1
530 to 559
3% 3
0% 0
500 to 529
2% 2
0% 0
Under 500
5% 5
0% 0
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Technology 43%
Top Industry
  • Manufacturing 19%
  • Financial Services 13%
  • Other 11%
Amazon.com 9
Top Employer
  • Intel 5
  • CVS Caremark 2
  • Raytheon 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% W.P. Carey School of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
71% 71.2
61% 60.97325153374234
71% Receive Offers
69% 69.2
56% 55.69710982658959
69% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
19% 19.2
22% 21.9117610062893
19% Receive Offers
21% 21.2
25% 25.424767441860464
21% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
85% Graduates seeking full-time employment
15% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Amazon.com 9
  • Intel 5
  • CVS Caremark 2
  • Raytheon 2
  • Applied Materials 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
13% 13
$110,500.00
73K 130K
Finance/Accounting
19% 19
$88,133.00
60K 105K
General Management
13% 13
$92,600.00
75K 108K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
2% 2
Data not provided
Information Technology
2% 2
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
47% 47
$103,316.00
65K 120K
Other
4% 4
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
2% 2
Data not provided
Consumer Products
2% 2
Data not provided
Financial Services
13% 13
$98,000.00
65K 130K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
19% 19
$94,271.00
85K 100K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-profit
2% 2
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
2% 2
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
4% 4
Data not provided
Real Estate
2% 2
Data not provided
Technology
43% 43
$101,044.00
72K 120K
Other
11% 11
$80,000.00
60K 105K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
4% 4
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
26% 26
$91,200.00
60K 115K
More than five years
23% 23
$103,500.00
65K 125K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
0% 0
Data not provided
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
2% 2
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
98% 98
$97,274.00
60K 125K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
11% 10.6
$93,000.00
72K 100K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 2.1
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
57% 57.4
$96,639.00
60K 125K
U.S. Midwest
4% 4.3
Data not provided
U.S. West
23% 23.4
$99,400.00
75K 120K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Intel 4
  • Amazon.com 4
  • Dell 3
  • Edward Jones 2
  • Henkel 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 11
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 100
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • San Antonio
  • San Francisco

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$109,961
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $52,962
  • Budget $18,408
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$109,961
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $84,045
  • Budget $18,408
17 Full Tuition Scholarships
$21,307 Average Scholarship Amount 99% of Students Receive Aid
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
99% 99
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$4,101,987
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $63,095
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
36 W.P. Carey School of Business 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
25% 25
Other
15% 15
Top Areas of Study
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
More Information
Concentrations and Specializations
  • Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Management
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/March (Architecture)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/MSIM (Information Management)
  • MBA/PhD
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
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?

36% International Students
28% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
79% 79
Asian American
10% 10
Multiethnic
7% 7
Student Citizenship
North America
64% 64
Asia
31% 31
Europe Free Trade Zone
3% 3
More Information
Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students

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.