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Executive Education for Organizations

W. P. Carey empowers transformation for organizations through business learning and development solutions co-designed to scale and deliver lasting value. Join us to transform your workforce with custom programs, semi-custom programs, and innovative curriculum for the new economy. Our personal approach to corporate partnerships and talent development ensures your employees and your business are prepared to thrive in a changing world.

Transform on your terms

At W. P. Carey, our vision is to transform the world through access, excellence, and innovation in business knowledge. W. P. Carey Executive Education contributes to this vision by leveraging every resource, expert, and technology available to create solutions for the communities and industries we serve. Our experience in the classroom and in designing unique programs across a wide range of business disciplines delivers immediate and long-lasting results.

76% of traditional degree graduates and 62% of non-degree graduates view additional learning opportunities as a path toward financial stability.*

95% of all graduates would pursue more education if their employer covered the cost of online training.*

Employers increasingly view skills training and credentials (39%) and real-world experience (35%) as the most important factor for evaluating new employees.**

Nearly half of employers (48%) hire and upskill talent that meets some but not all of the skills needed for a particular role.**

One W. P. Carey custom program reaches 100+ learners residing in 19 time zones and 28 countries. In FY23, we served 2,000+ learners around the world.

Sources: *Cengage Group Employability Report, 2022; **Cengage Group Employability Report, 2023

Partnership model

How is our approach different? The W. P. Carey School of Business is Where Business is Personal. We collaborate with partner organizations to discover their learning goals, co-create learning programs tailored to their needs, and deliver custom programs that measurably enhance performance.

How can we help you? Start a conversation with our team to explore ways W. P. Carey can make an impact for your organization. If you have a learning and development opportunity and have not found the right fit, we would truly appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you and deliver a program with meaningful results.

Leadership Summit Event Speakers

W. P. Carey faculty members Detra Montoya and Jack Zwingli, who teaches Next-Level Leadership, prepare to speak at Starcom's leadership summit.

The partnership between ASU and Starcom brought together the expertise of two respected organizations, resulting in a truly impactful and transformative leadership summit event.

Robert Schwartz, Chief Marketing Officer, Starcom US & Global

Custom program design

Imagine a custom program created for you and delivered to your expectations. We provide an exceptional, contextualized learning experience — by working with you to focus on the application and mastery of learning that drives next-level performance excellence.

Our results include a custom program that improved the performance of professionals, leading to performance outcomes that included over $2 million in verifiable value creation achieved through a 50% productivity increase among participating employees.

A new certificate program aims to equip K-12 educators with the skills to teach personal finance. The W. P. Carey School of Business is partnering with Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit organization with the mission of improving the financial lives of the next generation of Americans by providing more than 80,000 educators with engaging curriculum and professional development opportunities, to create a personal finance certificate program for K-12 teachers on financial literacy.

We’re talking about increasing from 25% of high school students taking a personal finance course to close to 50% over the next three to four years. We’re going to require an additional core of educators who are both qualified and confident to teach these courses. We see this partnership with ASU providing teachers with that content knowledge. This is an area that’s both critical and challenging to teach, and by partnering with ASU, teachers can gain additional content knowledge and confidence in investing. It’s incredibly important.

Tim Ranzetta, NGPF co-founder

W. P. Carey teamed up with Chemonics to provide their global workforce with continued education at a prestigious university in a flexible, low-cost format. Together, we created a MiniMasters in Global Supply Chain Management, an online accredited graduate certificate that links to the W. P. Carey School’s master’s degree in supply chain management — now offered at ASU’s West campus, in addition to online.

We also created a MiniMaster’s in Leadership and Management, a three-course program tailored to the unique needs of this large international aid development organization, operating in over 90 countries around the world. Delivered asynchronously online, the programs’ courses focus on leading change, project leadership, and designing/leading teams. The courses, which have been specifically designed and are taught by W. P. Carey faculty, include guest lectures from a range of faculty members, expert contributors, reflections, and panels from our partner’s leadership team to provide program participants broad perspectives on management and leaders.

Participants hail from diverse backgrounds across the U.S. and around the world. The leadership and management program is offered as a non-credit professional credential with the option to convert coursework for credit into designated ASU graduate programs.

W. P. Carey is proud to play a role in Starbucks’ innovative partnership at ASU, including the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, the ASU-Starbucks Center for the Future, Starbucks Global Academy, and other innovative business solutions, including corporate business programs.

One such collaboration is a noncredit-bearing, professional development workshop delivered remotely via Zoom that focuses on strategic decision framing. The program is delivered through programming that blends concepts from strategy and data analytics, to more rapidly and inclusively arrive at decisions of impact and value for our corporate partner.

To meet its growing demand for business analysts, Cognizant Consulting partnered with ASU and the W. P. Carey School of Business to offer the Cognizant Digital Business Analyst Certificate Program, a train-to-hire program. The curriculum focused on specific skills needed to succeed at Cognizant, and ensured the opportunity to secure an interview for graduates. 90% of students who completed the program in Spring 2019 received an offer to join Cognizant as business analysts.

ASU and Salt River Project (SRP) have worked together for more than 40 years to tackle issues facing the Phoenix metropolitan area, the state of Arizona, and the Southwest region. “As ASU and SRP are both on paths for significant transition, it is vital we establish common goals, identify transferable insights and develop shared solutions,” said CEO of SRP Mike Hummel. Workforce development is a key focus for both organizations, as two of the largest employers in Arizona.

W. P. Carey worked with SRP to develop a credit-bearing, three-course program focusing on MBA foundation curriculum (Financial Accounting, Organizational Behavior, and Sources of Competitive Advantage) that can be taken as a standalone program and can be leveraged as a pathway to a full MBA degree. The program is delivered as a hybrid modality where classes take place synchronously in a remote environment through Zoom, supported by an online course shell. Learn about custom MBA programs.

W. P. Carey developed a professional credential in business analytics delivered asynchronously online to a Fortune 100 company in the financial and insurance industry with development underway to integrate the program with additional experiential/on-the-job learning opportunities by the employer partner. The program is offered as a non-credit professional credential with the option to convert coursework for credit into the W. P. Carey Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) or the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA).

ASU’s partnership with Uber helps drivers and family members reach their goals with tailored access to upskilling and 100% tuition coverage. The W. P. Carey School contributes innovative coursework to this partnership, covering the foundation of entrepreneurship, as well as leadership and management, marketing, accounting and financing, and legal and ethical issues for entrepreneurs.

Program portfolio

Our offerings include multi-day intensive programs led live by W. P. Carey faculty, stackable professional business certificates that you can leverage into a master’s degree, and self-paced online courses. In-person programs are held in McCord Hall at ASU’s Tempe campus — an innovative building designed to be repurposed for over 100 years.

Executive Education intensive programs transition learners from theoretical background to knowledge application and industry impact. From financial literacy to supply chain management, leadership, strategic decision-making, accounting, and more, we are educating professionals and energizing organizations around the globe.

Featured learning opportunities

Graduate academic partnerships

Collaborate with the W. P. Carey Graduate Programs Office to develop a graduate academic partnership that serves your long-term talent development and retention needs. Demonstrate your commitment to employee growth by offering additional educational opportunities from W. P. Carey — with partner benefits customized for your company.

Faculty and research

Recognized as influential researchers and consultants, W. P. Carey School of Business faculty members lead courses across various disciplines and are associated with one or more of the school’s nine academic departments.

Many W. P. Carey faculty experts conduct research associated with our research centers and department-supported research labs. Exploring business research centers and labs is a great entry point for understanding how W. P. Carey solutions make an impact in industries and communities.

Group enrollment

Tailor W. P. Carey offerings to fit your needs. Through volume discounts on seats and flexible deployment of participation with those seats over multiple learners and teams, the Executive Endeavor Program offers organizations the opportunity to transform intensive programs into individualized learning experiences.

Choose one program for an individual or team, or stack multiple courses to create a customized experience. The Executive Endeavor Program empowers success and innovation through approachable and relevant learning experiences scaled to meet your business objectives. Contact our team to learn more.

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Partner organizations

W. P. Carey Executive Education supports major employers and organizations across industries and time zones, each with unique learning styles and needs. Work with us to prepare for what’s next.

  • Adidas
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Arizona Technology Council
  • Black Chamber of Arizona
  • Calvary Industries
  • Chemonics
  • Consortium for Advanced Management International (CAM-I)
  • General Motors
  • L3Harris
  • Lallemand
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF)
  • Purdue University - Center for Food and Agricultural Business
  • SRP
  • Starbucks
  • Starcom
  • Uber

Contact W. P. Carey Executive Education

Complete this form to start a conversation about custom programs and other solutions for organizations. Our team will reply soon. You can also email us at wpcareyexeced@asu.edu for more information.