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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 nearly 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate, master's, and PhD degrees.

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.


We transform the world through access, excellence, and innovation in business knowledge. We are the W. P. Carey School of Business, where business is personal.


W. P. Carey sparks positive change in business and society on a global scale by:

  • Educating students and growing talent to enrich and lead organizations
  • Producing groundbreaking and impactful research
  • Engaging actively with business, government, communities, and our campus


  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Impact
  • Community

Where 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.

Flexibility and support

Find out what our students, faculty, staff, and alumni have to say about the support of the W. P. Carey community, the unmatched student experience, and the flexibility of our programs to fit the education you need into your busy life.

Career prep and ROI

Outstanding career resources, an excellent return on investment, and quality programs highlighted by world-renowned faculty — ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business can prepare you for the career you want, whether that's the next step up the ladder or an entirely new path forward.

Your W. P. Carey network

A more connected network of alumni and peers, a thriving business landscape powered by the entrepreneurial spirit, the value and flexibility of top-ranked, industry-leading online learning — ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business offers not just a world-class business education, but one you can match with your passions and goals.

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.

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.