Why W. P. Carey?

With over 345 faculty, 1,600 graduate students and more than 13,500 undergraduates, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States. The Executive MBA in Shanghai is ranked No. 20 in the world by Financial Times; U.S. News & World Report ranks the Arizona-based Full-time MBA No. 25 among American MBA programs, while the W. P. Carey undergraduate business program ranks No. 28 in the United States.

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The school is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education and is highly regarded for its renowned faculty and their research productivity. The journal Tech-novation ranked the W. P. Carey School No. 1 among business schools in the world for research published in the Top 45 academic business journals with the most global impact. In addition to publishing in top-tier, internationally recognized academic journals, many faculty members have written widely adopted textbooks or contributed to professional books.

Arizona State University

Located on four distinct campuses throughout metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona State University (ASU) offers approximately 250 majors to undergraduate students and more than 818 graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, journalism, business, law, nursing and public policy. Total enrollment at all of ASU’s campuses surpasses 70,000 students, making the school the largest public university in the United States.

Since 2003, ASU has increased the number of high-level faculty members and experts on campus with the addition of 156 new award recipients, fellows or academy members, which include 5 Nobel laureates, 6 Pulitzer Prize winners, 3 MacArthur Fellows, 20 National Academy of Sciences members, 164 Fulbright American Scholar awards, 33 Guggenheim Fellows and three members of the Royal Society.

Research and Innovations

Research matters at ASU. ASU is delivering research breakthroughs and achieving discovery in a board range of strategic research areas designed to address everything from next generation health diagnostic exams and cancer vaccines to reliable and efficient alternative fuels.

  • Ranked No. 1 on “Most Innovative Schools” list for the third straight year (U.S. News & World Report), ahead of No.2 Stanford and No. 3 MIT
  • Ranked No. 9 on R&D expenditures among universities without medical school
  • Ranked No. 17 of all universities worldwide from U.S. patents awarded (U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association). Other universities ranked alongside ASU in the top 20 include MIT, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard and the California Institute of Technology.
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The office of Knowledge Enterprise Development oversees major research institutes and centers that bring together researchers from across all disciplines to address society’s most pressing problems.

  • The Biodesign Institute
  • The Global Institute of Sustainability
  • The Flexible Display Center
  • Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative
  • LightWorks
  • The Security & Defense Systems Initiative
  • Learning Sciences Institute
  • The Institute for Social Science Research