Where business is personal

As a busy working professional, your time is precious. That's why we're committed to helping you succeed, in class, outside of class, and after you receive your Executive MBA.

In the classroom

Executive MBA classes meet on ASU's Tempe campus for one in-residence weekend per month. The intensive weekend includes both Friday and Saturday, with Friday overnight lodging provided. Live virtual course content will also be delivered on one additional Saturday per month, for a four-hour time block, allowing you greater flexibility to meet course commitments while still balancing work and life. Small classes of fewer than 50 students allow you to network with peers, faculty and alumni from the program as you develop lifelong business and personal relationships.

Outside the classroom

Leverage the power of W. P. Carey by taking advantage of extensive opportunities beyond the classroom. Expand your professional network through Economic Club of Phoenix events, sponsored tailgates, and networking mixers with alumni. Improve your soft skills through Lunch and Learn sessions with our executive and career coaches. Develop life-long friendships through organized social events such as EMBA Family Fun Day and the W. P. Carey golf tournament.

Speaker sessions

Gain insights from senior executives through exclusive guest speaker sessions. Past speakers and sessions have included:

  • Bob Moran, CEO of PetSmart
  • Rick Hamada, CEO of Avnet
  • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
  • Site visit to Amazon fulfillment center
  • Site visit to the national Press Club, Washington D.C.
  • Executive coach development session: How to get onto a corporate board
  • Executive coach development session: Managing virtual teams
  • Career coach development session: Leveraging LinkedIn
  • Career coach development session: Strategic networking

Program operations

Focus on your studies while we focus on the student experience. The W. P. Carey Executive MBA program is committed to making your transition back to the classroom as seamless as possible. In fact, your dedicated program operations team is on-site during class to assist with any questions. Our dedicated team will help you with the resources you need to be successful in the classroom through academic advising, course enrollment, and navigating the policy and process of being a student. We also work closely with you and your peers to host events and opportunities to keep you connected and engaged throughout.

We will work with you to provide the resources you need to be successful throughout the Executive MBA program, including:

  • Course registration
  • Textbook delivery
  • Supplemental course materials
  • Billing and deadline reminders
  • Parking arrangements