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New rankings put W. P. Carey School among world's best

W. P. Carey School of Business
October 22, 2013

Three new reviews are in for the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and the praise is unanimous. The Financial Times, The Economist and The Princeton Review all rank and rate the school among the very best in the world.

“These new global rankings reaffirm that the W. P. Carey School of Business is among the top business schools on an international scale,” says Amy Hillman, the school’s dean. “The Financial Times and The Economist both place us in the Top 50 worldwide for specific programs and The Princeton Review delivers glowing reviews from our own students, confirming their excellent experience here.”

The new rankings out this week from the Financial Times – Britain’s equivalent of The Wall Street Journal – look at executive MBA programs around the globe. The W. P. Carey School’s program in China comes in at No. 28 worldwide and the No. 2 executive MBA program affiliated with any U.S. public university. Students in the Shanghai program are senior-level business executives and government leaders responsible for decisions influencing literally millions of people.

“Our Shanghai program provides world-class management education to key members of the global business community,” says professor Buck K. W. Pei, executive dean of Asia programs for the W. P. Carey School of Business. “Our alums include three vice governors of China’s major provinces, six vice mayors of Shanghai, the chief executive officer of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, several bank chairmen, the chairman of Shanghai Airlines and other top leaders.”

The new rankings released this month by The Economist examine full-time MBA programs on an international scale. The W. P. Carey School’s program in Tempe cracked the Top 50 in only its second year of survey participation, ranking No. 45 overall and No. 28 among U.S.-based offerings. The full-time W. P. Carey MBA program is known for its small, personal classes and superior return on investment.

The Princeton Review also includes the W. P. Carey School of Business in its new book, “The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition,” published this month. The book is based largely on student surveys and points out the school’s “friendly” and “happy” students, “good peer network,” “cutting-edge classes” and “solid preparation in general management and teamwork.” The book gives the school a 97 career rating (graduate employment/salaries), a 95 academic-experience rating and a 94 admissions-selectivity rating on a scale with a maximum of 99.

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