ASU's online MBA celebrates 10 years in US News' top 10 rankings

January 25, 2022

For all 10 years the ranking has existed, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has cracked the top 10 Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

The peer-reviewed rankings, which were released publicly today, named the school's online MBA No. 7 in the country, ahead of Pennsylvania State University – World Campus; University of Maryland – College Park; and Rice University. Exterior of McCord Hall, home to ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business on the Tempe campus. Download Full Image

Additionally, U.S. News named the W. P. Carey School among the best in a variety of programs and specialties, including:

  • No. 1, online bachelor’s in business programs.
  • No. 2, business analytics.
  • No. 2, marketing.
  • No. 3, finance.
  • No. 3, general management.
  • No. 4, online MBA programs for veterans.
  • No. 7, online graduate business programs.

MORE: US News ranks ASU among best in nation for online programs 

The U.S. News rankings are the output of several factors, including student engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, and student excellence.

“W. P. Carey is proud of our leading record in online business education,” said Amy Ostrom, interim dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business and PetSmart Chair in Services Leadership. “We understand the transformative impact of education for individuals and society, and we are honored to provide students with such a valuable degree that fits into their busy lives.”

Online enrollment has grown amid the coronavirus pandemic, and students are looking for degrees with a proven record.

“ASU entered the online space early and has never stopped innovating,” said Luiz Mesquita, associate dean of graduate programs at the school. “We are focused on constant improvement of our programs, and that includes making sure they provide incredible value to students and employers.”

The W. P. Carey School of Business ranks top 25 in U.S. News & World Report for 30 distinct undergraduate and graduate programs and fields of study, the most of any business school in the country. The online Master of Science in business analytics program was also recently ranked No. 3 in the U.S. by Fortune in its list of Best Online Master’s in Business Analytics Programs.

Emily Beach

Communications Manager, W. P. Carey School of Business

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ASU's criminal justice online graduate degree program ranks in US News' top 10

Program rises to No. 5 nationally on list of best for veterans

January 25, 2022

The online master’s degree program in criminology and criminal justice at Arizona State University continues for an eighth consecutive year as one of the nation’s top 10 such courses of study, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings announced. The online Master of Arts degree program earned a No. 7 ranking for 2022.

ASU’s No. 7 ranking is higher than those of the University of Cincinnati, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the University of Central Florida and the University of Oklahoma. Police, squad car, patrol car, patrol vehicle, Unsplash, Matt Popovich Stock photo by Matt Popovich for Unsplash Download Full Image

In addition, the online master’s degree program rose in 2022 to No. 5 from No. 10 in 2021 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice for Veterans category.

ASU’s No. 5 ranking for veterans is higher than those of Boston University, the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, the University of Louisville and the University of San Diego.

MORE: US News ranks ASU among best in nation for online programs

“Once again, U.S. News has recognized our online graduate degree program as one of the nation’s top 10, a great honor for our school, our faculty and our students,” said Cassia SpohnSchool of Criminology and Criminal Justice interim director and Regents Professor.

“This high ranking encourages me and our globally respected faculty more than ever to make the greatest possible commitment to provide an excellent, highly reputable program for our students,” Spohn said. “Moreover, the program’s significant rise in the rankings as one of the very best such criminal justice offerings for veterans shows how much veterans value the training they receive from us.”

Most of the program’s more than 155 currently enrolled online graduate students are criminal justice professionals in the criminal justice field who seek a graduate degree to improve their career potential. The program graduated 43 such students in December 2021 and 48 in May 2021. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is housed within the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Mark J. Scarp

Media Relations Officer, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions