Asking Your Employer for Financial Assistance

Because a W. P. Carey master’s degree can pay immediate and long-term dividends for an organization, many companies have tuition reimbursement programs set in place. They see the benefits of forward-thinking employees who can use solutions from the classroom to solve real-world problems, and the value in helping those employees stay motivated to strengthen their skills and learn new …

How To: Choose Your Recommenders

The b-school application process has several components. And while you can complete the majority of the application on your own, the letters of recommendation require a bit more time and consideration. These letters are a key opportunity to distinguish yourself from other candidates, so make sure to get the ball rolling as early as possible …

How To: Improve Your GMAT and GRE Scores

Your performance on the GMAT or GRE is an important indication of potential success in a rigorous graduate program. As such, you’ll spend weeks, or even months, preparing for your entrance exam. And despite all that preparation, mistakes are inevitable. There are, however, ways to minimize mistakes. Consider the following tips to improve your likelihood …

How To: Prepare Your Best Application

When it comes to applying for graduate school, academics are only one piece of the puzzle. Beyond your undergraduate GPA and standardized test performance, an effectively constructed application will help you stand out in the prospective b-school crowd. Consider the following steps to ensure your application materials are ready for submission and improve your probability …

How To: Prepare Your Application Essays

Writing strong, compelling essays is one of the most important things you can do to bring your grad school application to life. Essays give the admissions committee an opportunity to see if the degree is a good fit for your future goals, highlighting the unique value you’d contribute to the program. The admissions team works …

Take a Break: MBA Stress Relievers

With final exams for the first quarter less than a week away, the Full-time MBA students at W. P. Carey are finding various ways to relieve their stress and deal with the pressures of the program. Alicia Chen notes that MBA students can expect four or five courses every three months, as well as internship hunting, so …

High-Impact Leaders Inspire

This article, written by Suzanne Peterson, associate professor of management at the W. P. Carey School, is reprinted from the September 1, 2013 edition of The Arizona Republic. The most common question I hear from students and executives is, “What makes a great leader?” In my executive MBA classes and executive-development work, I teach leadership in a …

Evaluating an Online MBA program

Online education comes in many shapes and forms and considering the time and money that goes into an MBA, you need to make sure you’re investing in the right one. Here are some important questions you’ll want to consider before deciding where to get your online MBA: Is It the Same MBA? The W. P. Carey MBA is the same degree, …

How To: Prepare for B-School

When you apply for MBA programs, it’s important to establish a plan of action. The application pool is highly competitive, completing the admissions process takes some time, and for many MBA hopefuls, there is a GMAT or GRE test in the immediate future. So the earlier you start putting a plan together, the better that …

When Face-to-Face Teamwork is Impossible

When you’re working in a group setting, smartphones, tablets, and the Internet can work to the disadvantage of personal interaction. While I hope technology continues to grow and make our lives easier, I work remotely and have seen firsthand how the latest gadgets can hurt more than help. I found the perfect fit for my …