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Publication ranks W. P. Carey School in top 25 again

August 22, 2008

U.S. News & World Report has issued its highly regarded annual rankings of American universities, and they show the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University consistently performs in the Top 25 “Best Business Programs.”

The W. P. Carey School of Business undergraduate program tied as the No. 25 “Best Business Program” in the nation. The school has been in the Top 25 for six of the last seven years. Also, the school’s prestigious supply chain management program ranked high at No. 4 on this year’s list of undergraduate business specialties for “Supply Chain Management/Logistics.”

“We have a phenomenal lineup of faculty members known worldwide for their expertise in business,” says W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Robert Mittelstaedt. “We also offer students great personalized experiences, including small class sizes and a very effective career placement center. Our main focus is changing lives through education."

The school also offers one of the best supply chain management programs in the world. Supply chain management integrates all of the information and processes of a business from design and procurement down to distribution to the final customers and disposal of goods.

“Supply chain management is extremely important in the world right now because of our tough economic times,” says William Verdini, chair of the supply chain management program. “This field focuses on timely, cost-effective production of quality products on a global scale. The W. P. Carey School of Business is internationally regarded for its supply chain research and classes.”

Earlier this year, the W. P. Carey MBA – Full-time Program was ranked No. 22 by U.S. News & World Report. The MBA program is No. 8 in the nation among public universities. The W. P. Carey School of Business also recently received high rankings from various publications for its accounting, health sector management, information systems, marketing and production/operations management programs.