Media Relations

June 23, 2010

More Students to Get Help in Finishing College Education

W. P. Carey School Offers Undergrad Business Degree Completion Online

TEMPE, Ariz. — Many college students aren’t able to complete their degrees, due to circumstances like the economy, family crises or other pressing issues. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is introducing a new program aimed at making it as convenient as possible for these students to finish their education. The highly ranked business school is offering its first-ever undergraduate business degree online.

“We understand that sometimes you can’t finish your college education because of circumstances beyond your control,” says Kay Faris, undergraduate dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “That’s why we’re making one of our most popular degrees available online to students who have already completed 60 credit hours at any accredited college. This is a flexible way for people to get an internationally regarded degree in business.”

The new program offers the school’s Bachelor of Arts degree in business with a concentration in communication. It combines a traditional, high-caliber business curriculum with courses that will help the students utilize communications in the business world. Classes are taught by many of the same top-notch faculty who teach the school’s face-to-face courses.

“While anyone with 60 credit hours can apply for this program, we really hope this will make a W. P. Carey degree more accessible to people trying to juggle work, family and other challenges,” explains W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Robert Mittelstaedt. “The key is convenience, combined with access to our world-class faculty and resources.”

The W. P. Carey School of Business already offers a very successful online MBA program, which is so flexible that an NFL football player was able to participate while attending training camp with a pro team. School officials hope to offer undergraduate students the same type of convenience through the new program.

Applications are already being accepted for the fall 2010 semester. For more information, go to

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top-ranked and largest business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from 75 countries and include more than 60 National Merit Scholars. For more information please visit and