Rankings and Reputation

The U.S. News & World Report rankings for the 2021 Best Undergraduate Business Programs nationally are out, and ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business jumped up seven spots to No. 24, ahead of the University of Arizona, Boston University, and Texas A&M University.

The world’s largest business education network recognizes W. P. Carey's Interdisciplinary Applied Learning Labs, which is an immersive course that pairs Full-time MBA students and non-business graduate students with local organizations to solve real-world problems.

They’ve been called beauty contests, brag-a-thons, and a head-scratching mess, but you’re still not likely to find a business school dean who says rankings are worthless. Which rankings? The ones bequeathed by publications like Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report. Here are some insights on weighing the numbers from two W. P. Carey deans.

Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business had the highest overall rank among the state’s universities, coming in at No. 35.

With the new U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings released today, the W. P. Carey School now ranks Top 25 for 30 distinct undergraduate and graduate programs and fields of study.