W. P. Carey climbs in latest U.S. News & World Report business school rankings

TEMPE, AZ (Feb. 19, 2019) — According to the latest Best Business Schools rankings released by U.S. News & World Report, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is ranked Top 25 nationwide for part-time MBA programs, while seven MBA specialties and the school’s Full-time MBA are ranked Top 35.

“There are many ways to evaluate the impact of our academic programs. Rankings like the U.S. News lists allow us to see where we stack up against some direct competitors, as well as the field of business education overall,” said Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School. “We’ve been very consistent year-to-year, and that tells us we have a phenomenal group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who create and maintain a great reputation for the school.”

The highest-ranked part-time MBA in Arizona, the W. P. Carey School’s Professional Flex MBA placed No. 22 in the latest rankings, ahead of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Boston College, and University of Florida. The program was ranked No. 25 in 2018, No. 33 in 2017, and No. 39 in 2016. The upward trajectory reflects a decision in 2017 to make the program more flexible for working professionals, offering most courses on ASU’s Tempe campus two evenings a week, with students choosing a combination of on-campus or online electives that align best with their schedules and career goals.

The school’s Full-time MBA ranked No. 33 in the latest rankings. “We know we’re on the right track with our Full-time MBA, and with ASU’s reputation for innovation and success stories from our students and alums, as well as companies that hire our graduates, I know we’ll continue to build and grow,” Hillman said.

The new U.S. News & World Report rankings also include other graduate-level “specialties” lists. The W. P. Carey School placed No. 3 in the U.S. for supply chain for the third straight year, No. 11 for information systems, and No. 16 for management. The school ranked 20th in both marketing and production, and 24th in entrepreneurship. The accounting specialty was ranked No. 31 while finance was ranked No. 39.

The W. P. Carey School is a fixture in U.S. News & World Report rankings; the school is currently ranked No. 6 for online graduate business programs and online MBA programs, No. 30 for undergraduate business programs, and 10 undergraduate business specialties rank among the top 30 in their disciplines.

Other recent rankings attest to the school’s research prowess. The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship was ranked No. 3 in research productivity over the past five years, while the school overall has consistently been named among the top 25 schools in the world for faculty research.

About the W. P. Carey School of Business

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top-ranked business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from more than 100 countries and W. P. Carey is represented by alumni in more than 160 countries. Visit wpcarey.asu.edu.

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Shay Moser, Managing Editor, W. P. Carey School of Business

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