Diversity in the W. P. Carey MBA

A global exchange of ideas with a forward focus. W. P. Carey MBA students share unique perspectives and bring a combination of cultures, ideas, backgrounds, and professional experiences into the classroom. Read more about W. P. Carey’s commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion and learn more about The Carey Code, the promise that we all make to support one another, now and always


Full-time MBA students participate in several days of orientation where you will build your understanding of yourself and your experiences, expand your leadership skills, appreciate the experiences of others, and of course, build relationships with the unique group of individuals in your class.

Clubs and organizations

Student clubs and organizations are a significant part of helping you connect with your peers and build relationships as you share your own unique experiences and perspectives, becoming a stronger leader and the best version of yourself.

Explore our academic, professional, and special interest clubs and organizations.

Partnerships and conferences

The W. P. Carey School of Business partners with a number of organizations to provide academic and professional resources for a diverse student population. W. P. Carey is a partner school with the Forté Foundation, National Black MBA Association and Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) and proudly participates in the Forté Fellowship, National Black MBA Association Collegiate Scholarship and ROMBA Fellowship programs. The Full-time MBA program also participates in the Coverdell Fellowship program through the Peace Corps.

In addition to fellowship programs which provide community and financial support, W. P. Carey takes part in a variety of conferences each year including the Forté MBA Leadership Conference, the ROMBA Annual Conference, the National Black MBA Association Conference and the Prospanica Conference each year. ASU and these organizations are committed to increasing representation of diverse communities in business.

Events and resources

Throughout the year, the Multicultural Association hosts various events such as a Diwali celebration, regular cultural lunches, and the annual Confluence event — a large-scale showcase of the diversity within the Full-time MBA program. Additionally, in partnership with ASU’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, thought leadership sessions are held monthly to discuss issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

ASU offers a variety of resources to help you thrive at W. P. Carey — academic, financial, social, and more. You’ll have numerous opportunities for cultural engagement, with workshops throughout the year to help us build a more inclusive community.