W. P. Carey School of Business

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W. P. Carey School of Business
Motto"Where business is personal"
DeanAmy J. Hillman
Academic staff
Location, ,

33°24′58″N 111°56′02″W / 33.416°N 111.934°W / 33.416; -111.934Coordinates: 33°24′58″N 111°56′02″W / 33.416°N 111.934°W / 33.416; -111.934
Campus508 acres (ASU)
MascotSparky (ASU)

The W. P. Carey School of Business is the business school of Arizona State University and is one of the largest business schools in the United States, with over 250 faculty, and more than 1,000 graduate and 10,000 undergraduate students. The school was named for William P. Carey following his $50 million gift in 2003. In 2014, the W. P. Carey School was ranked 22nd in the world for economics and business by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities,.[1]


The school began as the Department of Commerce, offering business courses and curriculum to students interested in a business career. As the department expanded, Emil John Hilkert was tapped to serve as dean for six months, although Glenn D. Overman was accountable for establishing most of the College of Business programs and is generally recognized as the founding dean.[2]

The school was endowed in 2003 with a $50 million pledge from the W. P. Carey Foundation. At the time, the $50 million pledge was the second-largest single donation to any U.S. business school, according to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

On October 29, 2011, the school commemorated the groundbreaking of McCord Hall,[3] named for Arizona philanthropist Sharon Dupont McCord and the late Bob McCord. Opened in fall 2013, McCord Hall is a 129,000-square-foot (12,000 m2) facility[4], featuring more classrooms for graduate programs and undergraduate honors students, technologically advanced team rooms, a new career center, outdoor assembly areas, and the latest in environmental innovation.

In October 2015, the school announced that the students accepted into the fall 2016 full-time MBA program will receive free tuition.[5]

The W. P. Carey School of Business is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


McCord Hall opened in 2013 as a home for the W. P. Carey School's MBA programs.
Business school rankings
Worldwide overall
Worldwide MBA
Financial Times[7]62
Bloomberg Businessweek[8]49
U.S. News & World Report[10]33
U.S. undergraduate
Bloomberg Businessweek[11]71
U.S. News & World Report[12]30

W. P. Carey offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree with option of nine business majors and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with several concentration options that combines core business courses with a focus in one of 16 interdisciplinary areas from other colleges. The W. P. Carey undergraduate business program is ranked 27th in the nation overall by US News & World Report.[13] The W. P. Carey graduate programs office offers several different way for students to receive their Master's of Business Administration: Full-Time, Evening, Weekend, and Executive.

Professional development[edit]

In addition to the degree-granting programs, the W. P. Carey School offers executive education to broaden personal knowledge on business topics or develop a company's workforce.

  • Custom Programs
  • Leadership Development Workshops
  • Supply Chain Management Certificate
  • Real Estate Development Certificate
  • Small Business Leadership Academy

Business research[edit]

In rankings from the journal Technovation,[14] the W. P. Carey School ranks first among all business schools worldwide for authoring research in the Top 45 academic business journals with the most global impact. The rankings analyzed articles published in 2010 in the world’s foremost journals for business.

The University of Texas at Dallas[15] ranks the W. P. Carey School 25th in the world and 23rd in the U.S. for research productivity, based on research contributions between all journals. In a joint study by Texas A&M University and the University of Florida, the research productivity of the W. P. Carey Department of Management was ranked 9th in North America[16] for the years 2005 - 2010.

In addition to the research conducted within academic departments, the W. P. Carey School of Business houses one research institute and 11 research and service centers:

  • L. William Seidman Research Institute
  • Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research
  • JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship
  • CABIT: Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology
  • CSL: Center for Services Leadership
  • CAPS: Center for Strategic Supply Research
  • CASEE: Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency
  • Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice
  • Center for Environmental Economics & Sustainability Policy

Notable people[edit]



See also[edit]


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