W. P. Carey School Executive MBA Program Ranks High

September 30, 2010

W. P. Carey School Executive MBA Program Ranks High

Academics, Value Shown on New "Wall Street Journal" Top 25 List

TEMPE, Ariz. — Many Americans are choosing to go back to school part-time, in order to advance their careers to the next level. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is being recognized as a top choice for both academics and value for these students. On a new Top 25 list from The Wall Street Journal, the school ranks high at No. 13 among the best executive MBA programs in the world. The program is also shown as an exceptional value during this rough economic time, the least expensive among the entire Top 25.

“Our executive MBA program includes some of the best faculty members in the country and personalized attention, with small classes of fewer than 50 students,” says W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Robert Mittelstaedt. “The program is aimed at helping students to advance their careers in a significant way. We’re pleased to make it available at a price that many working professionals and others can afford.”

The new rankings from The Wall Street Journal are based on alumni and corporate surveys. They show the W. P. Carey School executive MBA program is on an upward trajectory. The rankings reveal upward movement in program quality, faculty quality and course work that’s immediately applicable for graduates to their jobs.

In addition, the program ranks No. 3 in terms of how well it imparted management and leadership skills identified as crucial in surveys of recent graduates and companies. It also ranks No. 5 in the alumni survey, showing great student satisfaction with the program.

“We work hard to help all of our W. P. Carey MBA students succeed and flourish in their careers,” says Beth Walker, associate dean for the W. P. Carey MBA. “To be recognized by our alumni, companies and a publication the caliber of The Wall Street Journal is just confirmation we’re making a real difference.”

The W. P. Carey School executive MBA program is $5,500 less expensive than any other school on the list. It’s almost $100,000 less than the most expensive school on the list. Classes meet just two weekends each month at ASU’s Tempe campus, which also makes the program convenient for those who need to fit it into their busy schedules.

Many seasoned professionals choose the program, in part, because it allows them to network with their peers. Students in the executive MBA program have an average of 14 years of work experience.

Other W. P. Carey MBA programs are also currently ranked among the best in the nation. The full-time MBA program is No. 27 on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” for business. The evening MBA program is ranked No. 20 for “Part-time MBA Schools.”

For more information about the W. P. Carey School of Business, visit www.wpcarey.asu.edu.

W. P. CAREY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top-ranked and largest business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from 75 countries and include more than 60 National Merit Scholars. For more information please visit wpcarey.asu.edu and http://knowledge.wpcarey.asu.edu.