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W.P. Carey School of Business – Arizona State University - Online MBA

W.P. Carey School of Business Online MBA Program Structure

The W.P. Carey Online MBA program offers prospective students the same experience as earning a full-time degree, but with added flexibility of a 100 percent online format. The same faculty of who teach the Carey’s part-time and full-time MBA programs teach the curriculum of this AACSB-accredited program.


The W.P. Carey Online MBA requires 49 credits for graduation. Students must take 31 credit hours of core courses and 18 credit hours of electives. Some courses have mandatory participation schedules, while others can be self-paced. The program begins with a mandatory online orientation so that students can meet the faculty and their fellow classmates. The 10 core courses, which are taken one at a time, cover such topics as statistics, leadership, supply chain management, and more. Each core course lasts five weeks and is capped off with a final exam or project. The 17 available electives, which are separated into the four disciplines of finance, international business, marketing, and supply chain management, are also available for students to customize their studies. Students can choose to start the program in January or August.

Online MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 10 (tie)

Class Profile

The average GMAT score for the most recent incoming class was 589 and the average GRE score was 304. The average undergraduate GPA for the the most recent incoming class was 3.33. The 124 students in the latest entering class brought an average of 6.9 years of work experience.

Most of the students enrolled in the ASU Carey Online MBA program earned an undergraduate degree in business, comprising about 31 percent of the class. About 23 percent earned an undergrad degree in engineering, good for second most in the class, and around 18 percent studied social sciences—third most among the 124 students.

About 40 percent of the most recent class identified as female while 60 percent of the class identified as male. About 3 percent of the group come from an international background, coming from countries like Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Romania, and India.


Online MBA students at the W.P. Carey School of Business can take an advantage of many specialized career development tools through the Graduate Career Center (GCC). The GCC team offers one-on-one career coaching, as well as workshops on creating résumés, conducting interviews, and using social media. Online MBA students also have access to job fairs and online resources for industry and company research.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The current tuition fees for the ASU Online MBA program is $57,800 for Arizona residents, and $60,500 for non-residents, and international students.

Along with Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and private loans, graduate students can also seek additional funding for their education through Federal Direct PLUS Loans. Merit- and need-based scholarships and special offers for military veterans are also available through the university.


Those interested in attending the W.P. Carey Online MBA program must complete the online application, which the school notes take about 30 minutes to fill out. Other elements of the application include short essays, GMAT/GRE scores, transcripts, two recommendations, and an application fee of $70 for domestic students and $90 for international students. International students must also provide proof of English language skills, either through the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE tests.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round Three – Feb. 4, 2020 (International deadline)
Round Four – April 4, 2020 (Priority consideration)
Round Five – June 30, 2020 (Final deadline)

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