W. P. Carey Fast-track MBA

The W. P. Carey Fast-track MBA delivers the business essentials you need to create impact in your current role and excel throughout your career. Building on your work experience and a previous master’s degree in a business field, the Fast-track MBA sharpens your analytical capabilities and decision-making, and unlocks your leadership skills.

As a STEM-designated degree, the Fast-track MBA allows eligible graduates on student visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension for up to 36 months, helping international students gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.


For working professionals who need an MBA to advance in their careers but prefer to work while going to school, the Fast-track MBA from ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business offers the quality and flexibility that is a benchmark of America’s most innovative university. Fast-track MBA classes are held two evenings a week on ASU’s Tempe campus — with online courses also available — allowing you to earn your MBA in 12-18 months, depending on your incoming discipline.

Fast-track MBA fast facts

12 months
to earn your MBA

Prior experience required
Work and business master’s

Classes 2 nights a week
Online courses available

Learn more about the innovative Fast-track MBA curriculum


Enjoy life on the ASU Tempe campus — in the middle of a vibrant metropolis, with access to major hiring companies, year-round activities, and the beautiful desert southwest.

How to apply

Start your MBA on the right foot: Join us for an upcoming event to learn more about the W. P. Carey Fast-track MBA, and take note of application deadlines and application materials.

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Application deadlines

Round I

Oct. 1, 2021

Round II

Dec. 1, 2021

Round III (International)

May 1, 2022 (extended)

Round IV (Priority)

May 1, 2022 (extended)

Round V (Final)

July 1, 2022

Cost and financial aid

The cost of the W. P. Carey Fast-track MBA can vary, depending on your incoming business master’s degree and the course sequencing you choose.

Fall 2022 admits

Estimated tuition and fees

$33,016 - $38,277

Paying for your MBA is one of the most critical steps in your decision to go to business school. Work with us to find the right solution for your MBA, whether it’s scholarships, graduate assistantships, or loans.

Learn more about how to pay for your MBA.

Career management

The W. P. Carey Career Services Center helps you tell your story through individualized support and targeted resources. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals will assist you in defining career goals, implementing job search strategies, and leveraging your degree.