As a Dallas Cowboy, Billy Cundiff kicked a record seven field goals in one "Monday Night Football" game in 2003. Today, his determination and drive have helped him to complete his MBA degree and land a venture capital job through the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He used the school's highly ranked online MBA program even while attending NFL training camp.
The current recession will end in 2009 without turning into a depression. That's what top economic experts from the W. P. Carey School of Business and the Arizona Governor's Office said at the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon sponsored by the Economic Club of Phoenix. About 200 people attended the event to hear midyear economic forecasts and learn more about Arizona's state budget deficit.
A new Arizona State University study shows a record drop for Phoenix-area home prices, followed by two months of more positive news in the Valley housing market. The Arizona State University-Repeat Sales Index (ASU-RSI) measures changes in average Phoenix-area home prices from year to year. The latest report shows a record 37-percent fall in the index from February 2008 to February 2009. However, that is followed by lesser declines.
Former FDIC chairman, popular CNBC commentator and former Arizona State University College of Business Dean L. William "Bill" Seidman is being remembered this week as a leader who made great contributions to the economy and higher education.
Despite the recession, many Arizona businesses are thriving, pushing forward to create new jobs and contribute to the state's economic recovery. Some of the best businesses in the state will be honored with this year's Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Companies are being encouraged to apply now for the 13th annual awards.
Because of the recession, more people are struggling with issues of homelessness, the need to access affordable health care, and mental health problems brought on by stress. This week, the Arizona Board of Regents approved a plan for Arizona State University to offer a new public health program to help address these timely issues. Pending approval from the University Senate, ASU will become the nation's first public university to offer a Master of Public Health program focusing specifically on urban health. The program will be administered through the School of Health Management and Policy at the internationally regarded W. P. Carey School of Business, in collaboration with the College of Nursing & Health Innovation.
Phoenix-area homeowners can start celebrating a small light at the end of the tunnel, when it comes to house prices. While the latest numbers from the Arizona State University-Repeat Sales Index (ASU-RSI) still show a record decline, forecasts then show a slight upturn.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University high in its newly unveiled edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." The school is ranked at No. 29 on the prestigious list of "Best Business Schools," making it the only Arizona school on the Top 50 list this year.
Homes in the Phoenix area lost about a third of their value last year, according to the latest numbers from the Arizona State University-Repeat Sales Index (ASU-RSI), calculated by W. P. Carey School of Business Professor Karl Guntermann and research associate Alex Horenstein. From December 2007 to December 2008, average Valley home prices plunged a record 33 percent. This marks the steepest-ever one-year drop and also the longest-lasting slump in Phoenix history.
Americans may be more interested in financial news right now than at any other time in recent memory due to the recession, the bailout plan, the stimulus plan, the mortgage crisis, the stock market roller coaster and other developments. That's why Knowledge@W. P. Carey, the online business news and analysis site produced by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, is offering a new tool to help people sort through this complex situation.