Downtown Tempe, AZ

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 …

EMBA Students Explore Innovation at Zappos

Having already experienced so much in my first year of the W. P. Carey EMBA program, I was really looking forward to visiting Zappos in Las Vegas over the summer. It was a rare look behind the curtain at one of the most forward-thinking companies around. The most interesting aspect about our visit to me was that …

Forecasting for Success

Forecasting. How well can you do it? During the past two years in the W. P. Carey MBA program, I’ve learned several elements of building an operations model in the supply chain. We learn about concepts such as bullwhip effect down the supply chain, lead time, maintaining a safety stock, and even the batch size and frequency …

MBA Students Clean Up with Visit To Henkel HQ

One of the reasons I chose to come to the W. P. Carey School of Business to get my MBA is the proximity to the Phoenix metropolitan area. The local economy is booming and W. P. Carey has close ties to many local, national and international businesses that have locations in Phoenix. Recently, I was part of a contingent …

People and Place: A Winning Formula for EMBA Students

The decision to go back to school is a big deal, made bigger by professional and social obligations. Depending on where you are in your career, you might question whether returning to school is even an option — juggling work, life, and school can seem insane. Yet at a certain point, there are apparent limits on …

10 Reasons to Love Tempe

Choosing a city to launch your career and build your life in is kind of a big deal. Luckily, the city the W. P. Carey School calls home has been ranked 16th among the 25 best cities and neighborhoods for young people, No. 43 in Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live, the 12th most magnetizing city for …

Learn in a Living Laboratory with the W. P. Carey MRED

Over the past 75 years, few American cities have grown as fast or as much as Phoenix. In 1940, the city was home to only 65,000 people. A decade later, Phoenix barely cracked the top hundred in U.S. population at 107,000. Over the next 10 years, Phoenix had quadrupled in size. By 1980, it had …

First-Year Reflections of the W. P. Carey MBA

It’s hard to believe that my first year in the W. P. Carey Full-time MBA program is already complete. It seems like yesterday that my wife and I were packing up the U-Haul truck — with the help of family and friends — and preparing for the big move to Arizona. Life is moving pretty quickly these …

Masterful McCord Hall: Optimizing Graduate Business Education

Reprinted from the inaugural publication of W. P. Carey magazine in Fall 2013.  Curving around McCord Hall’s patio are storefront glass walls that reflect the W. P. Carey School’s graduate community: students moving between classes, clustering around tables and catching a few quiet minutes on their laptops. The windows are one of the striking architectural features of this long-awaited building, but it’s the reflections …

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

One of the best times of the year in the Phoenix area is when spring kicks into high gear. For the entire month of March, Spring Training baseball takes over the Valley of the Sun. A total of 15 teams — exactly half of those represented in Major League Baseball — play their exhibition games as part …