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Earn a transformative Full-time MBA from America's most innovative university. In addition to the core functions you'd expect to learn in a top-ranked program, ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business emphasizes leadership development and a broad range of tools through a Connected MBA curriculum and experience that will help you steer any organization through uncertainty. Your future is our focus — join us to prepare for what’s next.
Learning how to lead more effectively — and coming to identify as a connected leader — is the most important transformation you will undergo in the W. P. Carey Full-time MBA program. Through coursework and executive mentoring, you'll develop a distinct voice and gain the perspective necessary to create an impact through connection.
ASU has been named the No. 1 most innovative university in the country by U.S. News & World Report nine years in a row. Nowhere is that innovation better represented than in the W. P. Carey Full-time MBA:
- Integrate data analytics in the core curriculum so you can lead in a data-rich world
- Partner with executive mentors to enhance your leadership competencies
- Develop real-world solutions with a team through Experiential Learning Labs
- Connect to yourself, others, industry, ideas, your community, and the world
- Become a leader that can do, build, and catalyze through connection
The Connected MBA difference
This is a program where preparation meets opportunity, where people are valued, and where students from all backgrounds gain tools and connections to transform themselves and their communities. The W. P. Carey School of Business has developed a Where Business is Personal® approach to learning that will expand your perspective and help write the next great chapter of your career.
Our groundbreaking Connected MBA curriculum and experience addresses how business constantly changes, embraces diversity, and prepares you to become a connected leader who can succeed through uncertainty.
W. P. Carey taught me how to tackle problems from several perspectives at once. Once you’ve learned that method, you start to apply it to everything that you do.
Matthew Totlis (MBA ’21)
Customize your MBA
The W. P. Carey Full-time MBA is rooted in transformation. Customize your MBA to match your career goals with eight distinct MBA concentrations. Covering traditional business disciplines and emerging fields, MBA concentrations allow you to gain deep expertise in the areas that matter to you most.
Set yourself apart. Concurrent degree options allow you to pursue a highly ranked W. P. Carey MBA and another master’s degree in less time and for less expense than earning them separately — maximizing your time in graduate school. Because of the size and interdisciplinary nature of ASU, the possibilities are endless, but the following concurrent degrees are among the most popular:
- MBA/Juris Doctor
- MBA/Master of Science in Business Analytics
- MBA/Master of Legal Studies
- MBA/MD Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
- MBA/Master of Science in Information Systems Management
- MBA/Master of Science in Finance
- MBA/Master of Architecture
The W. P. Carey Full-time MBA cultivates leadership traits through coursework, team exercises, self-assessment, your summer internship, and more. Begin your transformation before you set foot on campus: A self-assessment the summer prior to the program and team-building at orientation will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses as a leader and set concrete goals for growth.
Throughout your MBA journey, you’ll explore team leadership, organizational behavior, and ethics to become a more thoughtful and decisive leader. In your first semester, you’ll build an Individual Development Plan, which is crucial to the principles examined in the second year of the program and your final leadership assessment.
Student clubs and organizations, applied projects with partner firms, mentorship through Executive Connections, internships, and volunteerism offer you an array of opportunities to become a better and more resourceful leader.
Executive Connections was a huge part of my journey, both at W. P. Carey and after I graduated. I've stayed connected with a lot of the mentors post-graduation. I met with 4 to 6 different Executive Connections mentors throughout my first year alone.
I was trying to understand their experiences and what areas of marketing might be interesting to me. I also tapped into them as far as interviewing tips and what companies I should be pursuing. I think that gave me a leg up and allowed me to fine tune my resume, enhance my interviewing skills, and ultimately secure the internship I wanted.
Megan Hucek (MBA ’20)
Learn from dedicated, passionate teachers, practitioners and thought leaders. As world-renowned researchers and experts who consult companies around the globe, W. P. Carey faculty bring learning to life. W. P. Carey faculty members regularly contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and their expertise is sought by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, CNN, and NPR.
View our directory to learn more about esteemed faculty members of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.