Local businesses play a key role in creating new jobs for our communities and helping us rebound from the recession. Now, you can help nominate some of the best businesses in the state for a high honor. The application process is officially open for the 2011 Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
U.S. News & World Report just released its prestigious annual rankings for the best business schools in the country, and once again, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is being honored. On the newly unveiled list of America's top graduate schools for business, the school ranks No. 27 for its full-time MBA program. This is the fourth year in a row the school ranks top 30 in the nation.
More bad news for the Phoenix-area housing market. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows the possible return to a negative trend. In the final months of 2010, foreclosures had gone down to represent only 30 percent of the transactions in the single-family home resale market. However, in January, that rate shot up to 43 percent, and the new report reveals it was about 43 percent again in February.
Imagine having dinner with reporters from The Washington Post, bumping into Arianna Huffington on the way to the same party, or touring the country in a C-SPAN bus. Those activities are just part of normal daily life for Jeremy Art, who will soon be honored as this year's Outstanding Alumnus from the Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Students in Military, NFL, New Businesses Benefit from Flexibility
Many people have considered going back to school to help advance their careers, only to worry about how that would fit into their busy work and family lives. Over the past several years, new options have become available to get an MBA degree with the convenience of an online program without having to sacrifice the high quality of a real, traditional university. One of the leaders in this area is the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, which currently has full-time and part-time MBA programs ranked Top 30 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Most new businesses wind up failing, not helping the economy or our communities... but imagine a place where you can come up with a new business idea and have experts right there to help you improve it, walk you through the steps to make it a reality and even get some funding to help pay for it. That's exactly what students are able to do through the Introduction to Entrepreneurship class at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
The number of foreclosures in the Phoenix area jumped back up in January, putting a damper on hopes for a quick 2011 recovery in the hard-hit housing market. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals details. While foreclosures represented about 30 percent of the transactions in the single-family-home resale market in the last few months of 2010, the rate bounced back up to 43 percent in the first month of 2011.
Do you know anyone who seems obsessed with a car, gun or other prized possession? Just in time for Valentine's Day, new research from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows that person may actually be in love with his or her favorite object. The phenomenon is called "material possession love," and the researchers found these customers are typically lonely and can easily spend a whopping six times more money lavishing their love on beloved possessions than others spend on similar products.
Economically Disadvantaged High School Students Can Apply
Many students worry about whether they can get into a good university and whether they will be ready for college. For the second year, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is offering a free "bridge program" to help Arizona students with the transition from high school to university business school. The Fleischer Business Scholars Program is open to select minority and economically disadvantaged students and will take place this June at ASU.
A highly regarded Phoenix-area housing market expert says 2011 will probably mark a positive turning point. His new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows a fifth straight month of year-over-year price declines in the market, but it also asserts a change is on the way.