Student life

As a W. P. Carey student, your classroom experience is just one part of your preparation for a successful career. We also offer a variety of outstanding extracurricular programs and activities to provide you with practical, real-world experiences that complement your classroom studies and prepare you to become one of tomorrow’s business leaders.

Among our extracurricular programs and activities are:

Beta Alpha Psi

Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since BAP’s formation. The primary objective of BAP is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes: promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems, providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Finance and Accounting Career Club

The Finance and Accounting Career Club (FACC) welcomes all business students interested in professional and personal development alongside our parent chapter, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), a universally recognized professional community of 70,000 members strong across the globe. FACC's mission is to provide members with personal and professional development opportunities through, education, association with business professionals, and certification in management accounting and financial management skills. The FACC student chapter is subject to the international IMA charter and works in accord with the IMA Arizona Valley of the Sun chapter.