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Your MBA experience
Welcome to the W. P. Carey School of Business, where business is personal®. We place an emphasis on small classes, helping you build strong bonds with classmates as well as instructors, who count on your participation to enrich class sessions.
Life at W. P. Carey
In the classroom
Your learning unfolds in the state-of-the-art McCord Hall, which features innovative team rooms as well as student lounges where you can take a break. Full-time MBA classes meet Monday – Thursday mornings, with afternoons reserved for team meetings, career coaching from W. P. Carey Career Management, and working with student organizations.
Outside the classroom
The ASU campus is close to all the action in metro Phoenix — culture, sports, shopping, and entertainment. With 300 days of sunshine a year, Phoenix is just a few hours from world-class skiing, the Grand Canyon, and more.
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.
Focus on your studies while we focus on the student experience. 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.
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
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, including:
Additionally, the school proudly participates in the Forté Fellowship, National Black MBA Association Collegiate Scholarship, ROMBA Fellowship programs, and the Coverdell Fellowship program through the Peace Corps. Because of our commitment to increasing representation of diverse communities in business, you will always find the W. P. Carey School looking for future leaders at conferences such as the Forté MBA Leadership Conference, the ROMBA Annual Conference, the National Black MBA Association Conference, and the Prospanica Conference.
Events and resources
Throughout the year, the Multicultural Association hosts events for our students, including 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.
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.
Leverage the experience of accomplished executives to strengthen your business and personal skills. Executive Connections pairs you with a volunteer group of senior executives, who coach and mentor you as you embark on new career opportunities. Our executives-in-residence are an integral part of the Full‑time MBA program and a cornerstone of your experience at the W. P. Carey School of Business.