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Map your future in business and beyond

In addition to academic rigor, the W. P. Carey School of Business provides undergraduate students with strong support from day one at Arizona State University. You will work with outstanding faculty. You will thrive alongside other talented and interesting students. And you will find countless opportunities to shape an exceptional college experience — and an even better future.

Dynamic experiences for business students at multiple campus locations and 100% online

30+ business degrees and certificate options to propel your future career

Over 1,100 student clubs across ASU including 40+ business clubs and organizations

Advising and support for students

We provide accurate, personalized, and developmental advising to all current and prospective undergraduate students interested in pursuing degrees, certificates, or minors within the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Distinct from faculty advising, our dedicated staff of advising professionals are uniquely positioned to guide your academic success and path to graduation. W. P. Carey advisors are knowledgeable and have an extensive professional network of colleagues university-wide to ensure you receive the support you need to succeed. Appointments are available through Advising SOS.

Academic advising

Once you have selected a business degree program, you will work with an advisor dedicated to that program. Your advisor will truly be a specialist when it comes to understanding the requirements and processes for that academic department. Our goal is to help you develop and complete an academic plan for success at ASU and beyond.

We can help you navigate program requirements and university policies and procedures, assist you with major exploration, and aid in course selection and scheduling. We also can provide a starting point for students interested in researching graduate study or career planning.

  • Teams of advisors dedicated to enrolled business students
  • One-on-one advising throughout your time at W. P. Carey
  • Help with major exploration, concurrent degrees, class selection, and scheduling
  • Easy access to scheduled and walk-in appointments
  • Major maps for ASU degree and graduation planning

Career coaching and guidance

Create a blueprint for your career, with partners you can trust. Undergraduate students have access to tailored, major-specific career coaching through the W. P. Carey Career Services Center. One-on-one appointments are available, whether you’re attending school 100% online or earning your degree on campus. We recommend that you meet with a coach early and often, in order to develop a career strategy and understanding of yearly career outcomes.

WPC 101: Student Success in Business

Intentionally designed to support your success at ASU and after you graduate, WPC 101 is one of the key introductory classes that undergraduate students take at W. P. Carey. Many sections of this course are taught by current students, who share their perspectives along the way. The curriculum helps students own their success in the transition from high school graduate to college student and then to future business professional.

In WPC 101, students explore academic and career goals, participate in meaningful discussions, are exposed to new ideas and people, and become familiar with key resources. The course also includes an immersive entrepreneurship challenge and team project, where students work together to create a new business venture — developing their collaboration, creative, and planning skills.

W. P. Carey Leaders Academy

Take your college education and experience to the next level with dedicated academic advisors, faculty mentors, and support staff to help you achieve excellence. The W. P. Carey Leaders Academy is an established community and support network for high-achieving undergraduate students within the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Incoming first-year students admitted to Barrett, The Honors College at ASU are guaranteed selection to the Leaders Academy. Enrollment in Barrett, however, is not a requirement. You may also be selected if you are in the top 15 to 20 percent of incoming first-year business students, based on your academic achievements in high school.

I am always impressed with the agility of Leaders Academy students. They are frequently in situations that call for them to be creative and engage with difficult, unfamiliar topics. I find their ability to learn, develop, and solve problems nothing short of amazing.

Matt Sopha (Clinical Associate Professor, W. P. Carey Department of Information Systems)

Matt Sopha
Leaders Academy Students

As an incoming first-year student, you're automatically considered for Leaders Academy eligibility based on your academic achievements in high school. Approximately the top 15 to 20 percent of the incoming class will be honored with Leaders Academy invitations. In addition, all business students admitted to Barrett, The Honors College at ASU are eligible for Leaders Academy.

If you're not selected your first year, you may apply to Leaders Academy if you have completed at least 25 credit hours of college coursework, maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and have at least three (3) semesters remaining in your degree program. Leaders Academy applicants should also be involved in their community and have demonstrated leadership experiences in extracurricular activities.

  • Leaders Academy lounge spaces available on each campus
  • Special Leaders Academy advisors with expertise in complex program combinations
  • Access to upper-division Leaders Academy students with insight into critical milestones, opportunities, and mentorship
  • Innovative experiences to prepare you for specific career paths, such as Investment Banking Industry Scholars
  • Close mentoring relationships with faculty members across W. P. Carey departments
  • Specially designed upper- and lower-division core courses
  • Invitations to events sponsored by academic departments
  • Additional scholarship possibilities

These W. P. Carey Leaders Academy students strive to build a sense of community as well as provide social, academic, and professional opportunities for Leaders Academy students. Throughout the academic year, APPLEs plan events exclusively for Leaders Academy students that are free for them to attend. Many events include the opportunity to network with fellow students, staff, faculty, and industry professionals.

Leaders Academy has greatly influenced my college journey. Attending various professional events expanded my network and provided insights into local businesses. I also had the opportunity to become an APPLE within the Leaders Academy, enabling me to create events that contribute to the sense of community and provide valuable experiences for my fellow W. P. Carey students.

Michael Fischer (Class of 2026, BS Business Entrepreneurship/Supply Chain Management)

Michael Fischer

Barrett, The Honors College at ASU

Join a community of scholars by applying to Barrett, The Honors College for a variety of resources, events, and support. Barrett offers internships, research, travel opportunities, and a unique curriculum that integrates seamlessly into your W. P. Carey School of Business degree requirements.

  • Engage with 40+ Barrett Honors Faculty exclusively dedicated to honors education across four campuses and online
  • Benefit from access to resources, full-time staff members, and an Associate Dean at each campus
  • Develop an honors thesis under the guidance of a committee, working closely with faculty on an important research question or creative idea

You can take part in multiple honors experiences during your time as an undergraduate student, including unique engagement opportunities and resources to help you excel. Learn more about honors admission requirements and how to apply to Barrett.

Customize your experience at W. P. Carey

Whether you are a first-year student, international student, or transfer student, your college experience takes place inside and outside the classroom at the W. P. Carey School of Business. Your involvement in W. P. Carey programs and activities builds community, develops team and leadership skills, and provides learning opportunities that give you distinct advantages after graduation.

Applying for honors programs, joining student clubs and organizations, participating in study abroad, selecting a unique campus, and pursuing multiple business degrees are just a few of the ways you can customize your experience here.

Join business clubs and organizations

There are 1,100+ student clubs and organizations available to you at ASU, including 40+ business clubs and organizations that align with W. P. Carey majors. Joining a student club, professional association, or honor society can help you develop leadership skills, connect with other students, grow your network, and learn valuable skills sought by employers. Below are just a few of the options that are of interest to current W. P. Carey students. If you have a new club in mind that doesn’t exist, you can also create a club and promote it to fellow students.

Clubs by major

  • adworks
  • American Marketing Association
  • Business Technology Analytics Association
  • Case Devils
  • Department of Information Systems Club
  • Economics and Finance Association
  • Economics Review at ASU
  • Entertainment Business Association
  • Fashion Collective
  • Finance and Accounting Career Club
  • Financial Management Association
  • Financial Planning Student Association
  • Investment Banking and Finance Club
  • New Venture Group
  • Professional Sales Club
  • Real Estate Club
  • Sales Scholars
  • Scholars of Finance
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Space Business Association
  • Sports Business Association
  • Sports Business Scholars
  • Student Economic Association
  • Supply Chain Management Association
  • Student Entrepreneurship Organization
  • Sustainable and Impact Finance Initiative
  • Undergraduate Law Association

Professional clubs

  • Business Ambassadors
  • Business Planners at West
  • Business School Council
  • Collegiate DECA at ASU
  • Dean's Advisory Council
  • Future Business of America
  • Future Professors in Business
  • Leadership Excellence Association
  • Spirit of Fleischer

Affinity based

  • Association of Latino Professionals for America
  • Black Business Student Association
  • Hispanic Business Students Association
  • Women's Business Leaders Association

Study business abroad

The W. P. Carey School of Business strongly encourages every business student to study abroad. International study and internship programs cultivate characteristics that will take you far in your career and your life, including communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility, motivation, and a real-life perspective on business applications worldwide. Explore study abroad programs by business major.

The Global Education Office offers introductory resources and multiple contact options for students interested in studying abroad. Depending on your program of interest, you can make a study abroad advising appointment with the assigned International Coordinator to understand your next steps.

Choose your campus location

Offering distinct opportunities to grow, within equally distinct environments, ASU campuses are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners. The W. P. Carey School of Business offers degree programs at multiple campus locations, including ASU’s Tempe, Polytechnic, and West Valley campuses.

  • Multiple campus experiences in the Phoenix metro area
  • 30+ neighboring cities offer countless events and restaurants
  • More than 200 miles of hiking trails and 300+ days of sunshine

Propel your career with 30+ business degrees

The core curriculum at W. P. Carey makes it easy to mix and match degree programs that align with your interests and goals, while staying on track to graduate. Depending on your background and interests, you may choose to pursue a degree and a certificate or minor, earn concurrent degrees from W. P. Carey, or pair your W. P. Carey major with a discipline from another college at ASU. Explore our programs to learn more about possible career paths, the classes you’ll take, and other ways you can customize your experience.

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