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Your EMBA experience

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.

Life at W. P. Carey

Where Business is Personal®

Being able to build meaningful, authentic, collaborative relationships that bring out the best in everyone is a critical skill for any leader. At W. P. Carey, our motto reflects this ethos: Where Business is Personal. This is an essential part of who we are and one of the unique strengths of the Connected MBA. Connected leaders don’t necessarily have all the answers; they are good listeners and proactively make space for great ideas to rise to the top.

You’ll learn to become a connected leader at ASU, while receiving support every step of the way. This is a school where preparation meets opportunity, where people are valued, and where students from all backgrounds gain tools and connections to transform themselves and their communities.

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
  • Former 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

Executive coaching

To provide personalized, high-level direction in the area of professional development, the W. P. Carey School contracts private executive coaches who work one-on-one with each Executive MBA student.

About our coaches

Even the highest performers recognize that to reach the next level in their development, they need someone who knows more than they do in a particular space to help guide them. Our Executive MBA coaches come from diverse professional backgrounds — all with extensive management experience at the highest levels. They can help you address professional behaviors, management style, and executive presence. They also offer objective, candid suggestions or perspective on particular professional challenges, gaps or roadblocks you might be facing in class or in your career.

These coaching sessions provide a unique and valuable learning tool in refining your leadership approach, helping you become a more effective leader.

Career management

Experienced career coaches in the W. P. Carey Career Services Center will help you build critical skills and your personal brand, as you connect with recruiters from top companies around the country.

Resources and coaching

When it comes to your career after graduation, the W. P. Carey Career Services Center will work with you every step of the way — beginning before you even take your first class.

  • Consultations and guidance from dedicated career professionals
  • Career coaching and curated resources to help you find your path
  • On-campus recruiting and exclusive access to top recruiters
  • State-of-the-art facilities for counseling and interviews


Dig deep into specific professional development topics. Sample workshops include resume writing, case interview training, or using social media for personal branding.

Online resources

Use powerful research tools to build your target company list and craft your career strategy. The W. P. Carey Career Services Center provides you with access to an entire library of on-demand content and resources to help take your career to the next level.

ASU Career Services

ASU's Career Services offers a variety of resources to help advance your career, including career development, career advising, Sun Devil Career Link, networking events, workshops, and more.

Career fairs

Meet with employers that recruit university-wide and specifically with the W. P. Carey School of Business. Career fairs take place on the ASU campus in the fall and spring.

Alumni network

Create a network that will last a lifetime. With more than 120,000 W. P. Carey alumni around the world, there are endless opportunities to get connected and stay involved.