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The Flexibility of a W. P. Carey MBA

If everyone returned to business school trying to get the exact same job after graduation, there would only need to be one standard, inflexible MBA. You’d learn through theory but never practice, and everyone could contribute — and take away — the same information from each class. In reality, we’re out here vying for vastly different jobs in vastly different fields. A rigid MBA could never scale to meet the diverse knowledge and skills requirements of every industry or career path. In that sense alone, a rigid MBA is wrong for all of us.

The whole point of getting your MBA is to further your career. So it’s important to look for a b‑school that offers the flexibility you need to get ahead, and an MBA program that aligns with your short- and long-term career goals.

Pairing Career Focus with Flexibility

What sets the W. P. Carey MBA apart — and what will set you apart — is the opportunity to dive deeper. Specializations, areas of emphasis, concurrent degrees, and a massive variety of electives will not only enhance your MBA, they’ll also help you build new strengths that are aligned with your professional aspirations.


Available to Full-time MBA students. Develop deep expertise in information management, financial management and markets, supply chain management, strategic marketing and services leadership, and more. Specializations focus your studies beyond the core curriculum and focus your skills, as well.

Areas of Emphasis

Available to Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, and Online MBA students. An area of emphasis allows you to take the majority of your elective courses in one area of study, broadening your understanding in disciplines such as entrepreneurship, finance, health sector management, international business, supply chain management, marketing, and more. Available areas of emphasis vary by program.

Concurrent Degrees

Available to Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening), and Online MBA students. Although they obviously require a great deal of work, there are advantages to pursuing concurrent degrees. For one, they give you a chance to earn two degrees for less money and in less time than earning them separately. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.


Available to Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, and Online MBA students. To help round out your W. P. Carey MBA experience, 40+ electives are offered that can be combined with areas of emphasis or taken separately to grow your overall business acumen. International and off-site electives can also help you see business from different perspectives around the world.

The ability to hone in on one or two areas of expertise or cultivate general knowledge across a number of disciplines will help you distinguish yourself after earning your MBA. Discover career-focused flexibility with ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business.