The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

By | March 2, 2019

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 1
Application deadline (international students) March 1
Application fee $70

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 32.2% – Medium
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.36 – Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.82-3.9
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 53
Average GMAT score 674 – High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 620-730
Students with prior work experience 74
Average work experience (months) 52

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 64.4%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.26
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.68-3.81
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 137
Average GMAT score 565
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 480-660
Students with prior work experience 156
Average work experience (months) 68

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Full-time program
We seek exceptional, diverse candidates who aspire to be leaders in industry and society. We rely heavily on interviews to select candidates whose background, intellect, and interpersonal skills will contribute to our student community. GMAT scores, work experience, contributions to society, essays, and prior academic records are considered in the admissions decision.
Executive program
Strong candidates have significant professional or entrepreneurial experience requiring them to manage people, projects, and budgets. We evaluate candidates’ work experience, academic record, community activities, personal essay, alumni and senior management recommendations, interpersonal skills, and motivation. Interview is required.
Part-time program
We target functional specialists eager to advance beyond mid-level management. We evaluate candidate’s motivation, discipline, leadership potential and work experience using applicant essay, personal interviews, and GMAT scores. Academic preparation to be successful in the MBA program is a key consideration.
Part-time distance learning program
We seek experienced, highly motivated professionals from diverse fields who wish to further their career advancement. We consider work experience, extra-curricular activities, essay question answers, undergraduate record, and GMAT scores to assess candidates’ academic qualifications, motivation, discipline, interpersonal skills, and ability to work remotely with diverse teams.

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Ruthie Pyles
Full-time program phone (480) 965-3332
Full-time program E-mail
Full-time program website http:/​/​wpcarey.​asu.​edu/​mba/​ft
Executive program phone (480) 965-3332
Executive program E-mail
Executive program website http:/​/​wpcarey.​asu.​edu/​mba/​exe
Part-time program phone (480) 965-3332
Part-time program E-mail
Part-time program website http:/​/​wpcarey.​asu.​edu/​mba/​eve
Part-time distance learning program phone (480) 965-3332
Part-time distance learning program E-mail
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​wpcarey.​asu.​edu/​mba/​online

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(13) Departments/concentrations
accounting marketing
entrepreneurship management information systems
finance supply chain management/logistics
general management tax
health care administration technology
international business other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand finance, leadership, marketing, management information systems, supply chain management/logistics
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, part-time distance learning, part-time other, traditional executive MBA, other executive MBA
Joint programs available architecture, computer science/information systems, engineering, healthcare (medicine), law, MBA/MACC, MBA/MTAX

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Full-time program
In year one, students learn to develop winning competitive strategies by integrating expertise from courses in strategy, management, finance, marketing, supply chain, statistics. Leadership is integrated throughout year one and summer internship. In year two, students tailor their degree with one or more specializations (supply chain, finance, marketing, information systems) or emphasis areas.
Executive program
Case/discussion learning, experiential and team exercises, individual leadership measurement, coaching. Balancing strategic, innovative thinking and operational efficiencies. Includes financial/cost accounting, economics, finance, marketing, OB. Global knowledge through entrepreneurship, business intelligence, supply chain management, strategy, public policy, international practicum.
Part-time program
Cohort lockstep format, 21 & 19 months: case/discussion, team-based and experiential learning, applied projects. Core: OB, accounting, marketing, statistics, economics, finance, supply chain, strategy, ethics. Areas of emphasis: finance, supply chain, marketing, entrepreneurship, IS, international business, health management, sustainability, and a 15-month immersive leadership experience.
Part-time distance learning program
Lock-step format, asynchronously through modules designed and taught by MBA faculty. Instruction is delivered through online discussion, case analysis, team exercises, applied projects. Functional core curriculum: accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, statistics, supply chain. Students can earn an area of emphasis in supply chain, finance, marketing, or international business.

Business School Ranking

#30 Best Business Schools

(3) Ranking by Specialties

#13 in Information Systems
#21 in Part-time M.B.A.
#5 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 63
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Acceptance rate 32.2% – Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $95,255 – Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.36 – Medium
Average GMAT score 674 – High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 78.3% – High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 90.4% – Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 153

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 623

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 153
Minority students 10.5%
International students 26.8%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 470
Minority students 19.1%
International students 7.0%

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Karen Winters
Financial aid phone (480) 965-6890


Full-time: $22,709 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $36,833 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $24,959 per year (in-state)
Part-time: $24,959 per year (out-of-state)
Required fees $512 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $17,962
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $53,986

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 25
Teaching assistantships 50
Research assistantships 0
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Arizona State University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 87
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 83
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 78.3% – High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 90.4% – Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 70
Low base salary $55,000
Average base salary $88,012
High base salary $120,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $55,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $85,801
High base salary: U.S citizen $120,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $75,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $93,169
High base salary: Foreign nationals $110,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 39
Low signing bonus $2,500
Average signing bonus $13,000
High signing bonus $37,500

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $13,426
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $37,500

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $4,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $12,042
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $35,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 11
Low other compensation $6,000
Average other compensation $17,136
High other compensation $50,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $6,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $18,571
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $50,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $7,500
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $14,625
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $18,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 10
Marketing/sales low salary $60,000
Marketing/sales average salary $82,930
Marketing/sales high salary $105,300
Number reporting operations/production jobs 34
Operations/production low salary $60,000
Operations/production average salary $89,401
Operations/production high salary $110,000
Number reporting general management jobs 8
General management low salary $70,000
General management average salary $94,875
General management high salary $120,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 12
Finance/accounting low salary $55,000
Finance/accounting average salary $84,307
Finance/accounting high salary $110,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 6
Consulting low salary $85,000
Consulting average salary $93,000
Consulting high salary $104,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 4
Other occupations low salary $70,000
Other occupations average salary $83,750
Other occupations high salary $103,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs 1
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 2
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 7
Northeast low salary $68,000
Northeast average salary $89,071
Northeast high salary $103,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 2
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 7
South low salary $60,000
South average salary $90,000
South high salary $95,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 10
Midwest low salary $65,000
Midwest average salary $88,040
Midwest high salary $104,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 33
Southwest low salary $55,000
Southwest average salary $85,191
Southwest high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 14
West low salary $65,000
West average salary $90,067
West high salary $105,300
Number reporting jobs located internationally 0
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University