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W. P. Carey core tenets

Our strategic planning aligns within and across the core tenets of the W. P. Carey School of Business:

  • Providing access to business education is foundational
  • We embrace modern technology in our curriculum and operations
  • We actively recruit, retain, and develop top talent
  • We seek excellence by pushing the frontier in our research and requiring world-class relevance and rigor in our classes
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation are key to our curriculum but also to how we deliver it
  • We are global in what we teach and where we operate
  • Values, ESG, and DEI are at the heart to what we do
  • We collaborate across disciplines
  • We actively engage with industries and communities
  • We do all of that while keeping a "business is personal" mindset
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ESG and DEI

In accordance with accreditation standards set by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the W. P. Carey School believes business and business education are powerful forces for good. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are important considerations that businesses of all kinds use to measure their impact. We aim to reinforce environmental sustainability, social justice, and ethical governance in our curriculum and in everyday practice. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion unequivocally supports Black lives, Native communities, immigrants, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and others who live at the intersections.

Carey Code

Introduced in Fall 2019, the Carey Code celebrates the visionary leaders who built this school from the ground up. It recognizes alumni achievements, lifelong learning, career advancement, and future-forward thinking. It is a testament to the hallmark traditions, principles, and values this community has always emulated.

The Carey Code

I am a W. P. Carey Sun Devil:

  • I contribute to our legacy and live our values of excellence, integrity, impact, and community
  • I demonstrate that business is personal by treating others with respect and kindness
  • I advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion to create stronger organizations and societies
  • I embrace and exhibit ethical business practices and lead others by example
  • I champion fellow Sun Devils and volunteer when and what I can to promote their success

And, together, we will spark positive change in the world, by doing good while doing well.

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