About the W. P. Carey School of Business

We are the W. P. Carey School of Business, Where Business is Personal.®

W. P. Carey sparks positive change in business and society, by educating students and growing talent to enrich and lead organizations, producing groundbreaking and impactful research, and engaging actively with the communities we serve.

Together, we are transforming the world through access, excellence, and innovation in business knowledge. Welcome! we’re glad you’re here.

Ohad Kadan

Titled ‘Transforming the World through Access, Excellence, and Innovation in Business Knowledge,’ our strategic plan reflects the school’s vision and the ASU Charter. The plan builds on our strong existing foundations and is aimed to position the school among the leading and most innovative business schools in the world.

Ohad Kadan (Charles J. Robel Dean, Professor of Finance and W. P. Carey Distinguished Chair, W. P. Carey Dean's Office)

From widely respected scholars and researchers to highly experienced administrators and professionals, the W. P. Carey leadership team continually champions our values of excellence, integrity, impact, and community. Keep up with school activities through our annual report, W. P. Carey News, and W. P. Carey magazine.


Very often, excellence in education can seem at odds with access. But at the W. P. Carey School, it is core to our mission to provide access to a world-class business education and to all the resources of the largest and most innovative university in the U.S., regardless of your background.

Entrepreneurship and innovation are key to our curriculum and your experience. We are committed to creating and realizing opportunities for each of our 20,000+ students, as well as creating new pathways for more learners to access business education when, where, and how it works best for them.

ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business is the largest business school in the United States — with numerous programs and specialties ranked Top 30 by U.S. News & World Report. W. P. Carey is where access meets excellence.


Named in honor of our benefactor, the late investor and philanthropist Wm. Polk Carey, the W. P. Carey School of Business has accomplished extraordinary things. A philosophy of “doing good while doing well” was at the heart of his approach to business. In 2003, when he invested $50 million in what was then known as the College of Business at ASU, it was about more than giving back to education. Mr. Carey saw that we lived by the same values — that business could simultaneously be a force of nature and a force for good.

Since our original founding in 1955 and transformative renaming in 2003, W. P. Carey has evolved to meet the needs of an evolving world. Today, we are committed to inclusive excellence and encourage global thinking. We have maintained accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for more than 60 years.

W. P. Carey Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

The W. P. Carey School of Business acknowledges the 22 Tribal Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral homelands of many Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa), whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today and provides a guide for our relationship with these lands in the future.

W. P. Carey acknowledges the sovereignty of these tribal nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for American Indian students, and to work alongside Indigenous people in business practices and knowledges that support Native experiences and prosperity.


With connections to proud alumni and partnerships with institutions and organizations in countries on six continents, the impact of W. P. Carey extends into every corner of the world.

Here, learners and business leaders discover a vast opportunity landscape offering support and flexibility to invest in themselves and their communities, on their own terms. With more than 60 ways to earn a W. P. Carey degree, including 15+ STEM-designated programs, we are meeting people where they are — and preparing them to make a global impact — throughout their careers and lives.

We recruit top minds from around the globe to teach, mentor, and conduct research in and for Arizona — and visit 23 countries across four continents to bring the power of a W. P. Carey degree to more learners worldwide. Employers who hire here consistently praise the analytical skills, decision-making ability, and entrepreneurial mindset our students exemplify.

We work with corporate partners to develop and execute successful research and recruiting strategies that support their thriving businesses. And we tackle challenges that impact everyone — from farmers in Bolivia to aid workers in NGOs to executives in multinational corporations.


Where Business is Personal® is present and represented in everything we do. Each student, each faculty member, each employee matters, intrinsically, as a human being. We intentionally measure ourselves by whom we include and how they succeed — and take responsibility for all of the communities we serve.

The W. P. Carey School creates a tight-knit community for business students, faculty, staff, employer partners, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and 120,000+ W. P. Carey alumni around the world. We work together to define what’s next, build resilience, lead courageously, push boundaries, and create a better future.

W. P. Carey Students