March 13, 2012

U.S. News & World Report: W. P. Carey School ranks top 30 in the nation again

Posted: March 13, 2012
Dean Robert Mittelstaedt
Robert Mittelstaedt, W. P. Carey School of Business dean, says the school strives to demonstrate consistent excellence.

This week U.S. News & World Report announced its prestigious annual rankings for the best business schools in the country. For the fifth year in a row, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranks top 30 among the “Best Graduate Schools” for business in the nation.

“We strive to demonstrate consistent excellence year-after-year,” says Robert Mittelstaedt, W. P. Carey School of Business dean. “This recognition is a testament to our stellar faculty, staff and students, who work hard every day. We’re especially pleased since this particular ranking is determined, in large part, by our peer business schools and corporate recruiters who offer our students jobs.”

On the new 2013 list, the W. P. Carey School ranks No. 30 for its full-time MBA program. It’s one of the top five business graduate schools in the West. It’s also the only Arizona business school to make the top 50.

“We offer both high quality and tremendous value,” explains Stacey Whitecotton, associate dean for W. P. Carey MBA programs. “Our full-time MBA is one of the two least expensive programs in the entire top 30. The program is also the smallest in the top 30. We enroll only about 150 students, so we can keep class sizes small and personal.”

In the new announcement, the school also scored well on several of U.S. News & World Report’s “specialties” lists. The evening MBA program ranks No. 21 in the nation, the highest for any part-time MBA program in Arizona. The school’s information systems offering ranks No. 13 in the country, and the world-renowned supply chain management program ranks No. 5 in its category.

Other recent lists laud the school’s other marquee programs:

The Wall Street Journal ranks the executive MBA program in the Phoenix area at No. 13 in the world.

• The Financial Times ranks the school’s executive MBA program in China at No. 20 worldwide.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the school’s online MBA program among the only 14 on its first-ever “Honor Roll” for online graduate business programs.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the school’s undergraduate program No. 28 in the nation.

Debbie Freeman, Debbie.Freeman@asu.edu
(480) 965-9271
Communications Manager, W. P. Carey School of Business