W. P. Carey MBA students in McCord Hall

How to: Choose the right MBA for you

Going back for a master’s degree is a big decision. It may not be on the level of marriage, kids, or finding the right house, but particularly with a degree like the MBA, it’s not something to be taken lightly. There are, of course, huge benefits to earning an MBA. According to the 2017 GMAC …

Making a part-time MBA more affordable

While an MBA is an investment in your career and in yourself, it’s also just a major investment. According to the 2017 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey, the overwhelming majority of business master’s graduates have found their degree immensely helpful: 91 percent indicate that the degree has helped them professionally 76 percent say it has helped …

How To: Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is much easier than the grueling process it’s made out to be. Just take the following steps to get help paying for grad school: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Wait for the university to review your financial aid application Submit any additional required information listed as a …

Earn a Top-Ranked MBA While You Work

How can you create a game-changer for your career? The W. P. Carey School delivers the highest-ranked part-time MBA in Arizona, according to U.S. News & World Report, which reflects not just the quality curriculum, but also the caliber of your future classmates and the perception of the W. P. Carey program among other business schools. Align Your MBA …

Questions? Ask an MBA Ambassador

I fondly remember being a prospective student at W. P. Carey. It was a welcoming experience. I had questions; they had answers. And by they, I mean the MBA Ambassadors. A mix of first- and second-year MBA students, the Ambassadors are important to many facets of recruitment, including campus visits. “When it comes to campus visits, we …

5 Tips to Enhance Your Resume

When it comes to impressing a graduate school admissions committee, the resume is your first chance to make or break your application. Resumes are often the first document a committee sees when reviewing applications. As such, it’s important that your resume not only reflect who you are, but do so in an error-free, professional, and …

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 …