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About the W. P. Carey School

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 1,500 graduate students and more than 8,300 undergraduates.

Solutions for the planet mean developing problem-solvers from around the globe. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year from around the world, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking.

Vision

"The W. P. Carey School of Business creates leaders who...
Rethink the nature of business,
Engage the world, and
Create a better future."

Mission

"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."

Values

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Impact
  • Community

Wm. Polk Carey

The W. P. Carey School of Business is named for the late Wm. Polk Carey, a visionary real estate investor and generous philanthropist and ASU benefactor. In 2003, Mr. Carey announced a $50 million gift from his educational and philanthropic foundation to the business school at ASU. At the time, the donation was the second-largest gift ever to a U.S. business school. He once said of this gift, “The key to future economic growth is quality education, and this school will be dedicated to producing our country’s next generation of business leaders.”

In recognition of the extraordinary support, ASU renamed the business school in his honor. The gift has been instrumental in helping the W. P. Carey School of Business to become one of the world’s top business schools, with various programs ranked Top 30 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times.

Mr. Carey passed away in January 2012 at the age of 81, after an incredible 60-plus-year career in the finance industry.

Business is Personal

Within America’s largest public university, the W. P. Carey School is committed to building a tight-knit community. Through small classes, team-based learning, and individualized attention every step of the way, your W. P. Carey experience is uniquely your own.