Arizona State University, founded in 1885, is spread over four campuses around the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, but they are one institution. While the university has typically ranked lower than the top 100 in standard lists (such as US News and World Report), recent advances in quality, such as those experienced by the Carey School of Business, have led to ASU’s reputation as an up-and-coming university.
Established in 1961 and accredited by the AACSB, The Carey School of Business began a tremendous rise in status and ranking after a $50 million endowment in 2003 by the W.P. Carey Foundation, for which the school was renamed. Following that historic gift, the Carey School has grown to one of the largest business schools in the nation, and has been heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek and US News and World Report as top educational investments. A remarkably productive faculty further increases the Carey School’s reputation.
The online MBA offers the flexibility of an all-online program, with only one campus visit during the two-year program. The Carey School offers the MBA with emphasis in finance, international business, marketing, or supply chain management. Students take one course at a time with an assigned cohort for stability and support, which helps account for an impressive 95% on-time graduation rate. Dual degrees are also available: the MBA/MSE Electrical Engineering, and the MBA/MS Industrial Engineering
The application process includes an online application requiring:
- GPA of at least a B average
- Current GMAT scores
- Two letters of recommendation
- Resume and two years of work experience
- Three short (2 page) essays
- Application fee of $70
Tuition for the online MBA is $53,000 for the two-year program. Student loans are available, but funding through employers is also an option, as are scholarships. Military personnel or veterans may receive vouchers for free application and may receive tuition assistance.