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 …

Global Logistics Master’s Helps Career Changer Chart a New Path

Christon Valdivieso looks back on his time in the W. P. Carey Master of Science in Global Logistics (MS-GL) program with great fondness and pride. Although he already had several years of experience in the workforce, he had changed careers and decided he needed to develop the skills he needed to succeed. “A couple years ago I …

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 …

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 …

Decade’s Best Hiring Outlook for B-School Grads in 2015

It’s a banner year for business school students and alumni. From MBA programs to specialized master’s degrees in accounting, management, finance, and beyond, things are looking good across the board — and around the world. According to the GMAC 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey, “2015 may well turn out to be the best year so far …

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 …

Naval Officer Builds New Strengths in the W. P. Carey EMBA

Lieutenant Rob Coslick has worked with ASU’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) unit since August 2014. The Surface Warfare Officer teaches Naval Science classes and advises midshipmen as they progress through the four-year program at ASU. He is also a first-year Executive MBA student at the W. P. Carey School of Business. “When selecting my assignment to …

Collaborating to Learn in the W. P. Carey Executive MBA

The W. P. Carey School of Business is focused on the real world. That’s why our classrooms emulate boardrooms, our students learn in teams, and our courses use case-based methodologies. This kind of realistic approach to learning is one of the best things about the W. P. Carey Executive MBA program, visible in applied projects and the ROI they …

What Does Return on Investment Mean to You?

At ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, we understand that the return on your investment in a degree can’t be measured on a spreadsheet alone. It’s in the way your career progresses, the way you’re prepared for the challenges ahead, and even in the example you set for your family. Find out more about how our …