Welcome from the dean

On behalf of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, welcome to the next (and best) stage of your education. Getting your degree is a smart investment in your future. Going to college will be a transformative experience. And no matter which school you decide to attend, the things you do will be just as meaningful as the things you learn. I know you have many options to consider before choosing where to continue your education, and I’m happy you’re taking a closer look at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

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Learning at ASU has its advantages: big events, established traditions, and the exceptional opportunities, programs, and resources you need to thrive. At the W. P. Carey School, where business is personal®, students benefit from all the best things about going to a big school — wrapped up in a tight-knit community that’s interested in your ideas, focused on your success, and honored to show you the way. We will work hard to help you achieve your goals in college and beyond.

W. P. Carey is a direct admission business school, which means you will be a business student from day one on campus. You can take business classes your very first semester, starting with the skill courses and core business curriculum at the heart of every W. P. Carey degree. This helps you stay on track to graduate, even if you pick a business major now and change your mind later. It also gives you the freedom and flexibility to pursue your passion, across 30+ business degree programs, a range of business certificates, and many more learning opportunities throughout the university.

Because of our reputation, the caliber of our graduates, and our location in one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the country, you’ll benefit from incredible access to companies and recruiters, to jobs and internships, and to resources and opportunities. You’ll be able to explore subjects and organizations that excite you. You’ll build great relationships with your peers even before your classes start. And most important of all, you’ll have the support of a great staff and a world-renowned faculty that puts your development and your success first.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, and best of luck with one of the most important decisions of your life. It would be our privilege to help you achieve amazing things in the years ahead.

Welcome to the W. P. Carey family,

Michele Pfund
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business