The Transformative Forward Focus MBA Curriculum

Ultimately, very few people pursue an MBA to stand firm in the field, company, or role in which they currently serve. By giving you a broad overview of primary business functions, a deeper level of understanding than a bachelor’s degree in business, and the chance to focus your skills in one or more areas of …

Executive MBA: The Right Choice for Senior Leaders

As the name suggests, executive MBA programs are not for everyone. They require a level of experience and accomplishment above and beyond that of most MBA programs. But what makes them so unique, and is there really that much of a difference? MBA programs all offer a chance to learn more, specialize in a field …

Five Reasons to Consider an Evening MBA

An MBA gives you instant credibility within your organization and on your resume. It indicates that you have expertise and a broad working knowledge of many business functions, giving you a leg up on other candidates who lack that level of experience. There are three primary ways to earn your MBA — in a full-time …

Companies, Students Embrace Specialized Business Master’s Degrees

Since the Great Recession, there has been a change in hiring patterns for many companies and industries. While a bachelor’s degree used to be the standard, many fields — from finance to IT to supply chain management — now consider candidates with specialized master’s degrees over and above those with just an undergraduate diploma. There …

Increasingly, Corporations Expect to Hire Business Graduates

Although the hiring market for MBA graduates has improved over the past several years to pre-recession levels, the outlook is stronger than it has been since before the recession, according to the GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey. An excellent barometer of hiring trends, the 2016 GMAC survey, conducted with survey partners EFMD, MBA CSEA and 109 …

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Prepare for the CFA Exam with a Master’s Degree in Finance

The Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) charter is one of the most recognized qualifications in finance. Whether you plan to work in the U.S. or internationally, a CFA will deliver skills you can take with you anywhere. Increasingly, firms are finding that the advantages of CFAs over MBAs are hard to overlook. While an MBA will …

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MRED Prepares You to Meet the Demand for Real Estate Developers

According to CNN Money, real estate development is one of the hottest jobs in the U.S., projecting 12 percent growth over the next 10 years. Emerging from the housing bubble and the subsequent recession, development is once again on the upswing. Rise of the 18-Hour City One of the key trends in the recent and …

W. P. Carey Launches Forward Focus MBA Curriculum and Scholarship

For the second year in a row, Arizona State University was named the most innovative university in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This accolade — Stanford and MIT were ranked second and third, respectively — is largely due to the university continually rethinking its role and function, breaking down walls between areas …

Lifelong Value of the MBA is Evident, Exceptional

Business school alumni and employers agree: For best results, just add MBA. The degree appears to be synonymous with success for both groups in 2015, according to the latest survey data from GMAC. Coupled with clear evidence of the lifelong and exceptional value of the MBA, it’s never felt so right to cheer “best year …

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Professor Marianne Jennings on Business Ethics

Professor Emeritus Marianne Jennings says with a laugh that she “failed miserably” at retirement. “Failure” is a word that Jennings’ friends and students would never associate with her name. She’s better known for her wide smile, her talent for inspiring and engaging students, and her forthright opinions. Jennings retired in December 2011 after 35 years …