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W. P. Carey School to dedicate new Scottsdale location

October 29, 2009

The challenging job market is prompting many people to go back to school to improve their skills and invest in education. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is making it even easier to get a part-time MBA with the opening of a new Scottsdale location. The school already offers one of the best part-time MBA programs in the country, with an evening MBA program ranked "Top 25" in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

"We now have evening MBA locations all across the Phoenix area because we want to make it as convenient as possible for working professionals to get a high-quality MBA with a flexible program schedule," says W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Robert Mittelstaedt. "We've had a presence in Scottsdale for several years, but we're making it permanent with our new facility."

The official grand opening of the new Scottsdale location will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Nov. 4. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and other city officials will be on hand for the open house at 8355 E. Hartford Drive, at the northeast corner of Bell Road and 82nd Street.

"Scottsdale has been one of our most popular locations, so we found a great space that will be convenient for those working and living in the East Valley," says Beth Walker, associate dean of the W. P. Carey MBA program. "This new facility offers four fully equipped team rooms, wireless network access throughout the entire suite, LCD displays, interactive monitors and easy access to the 101 freeway."

The W. P. Carey School of Business also offers its evening MBA program at ASU's downtown Phoenix and Tempe campuses, as well as at a location in the south Tempe/Chandler area. After the Scottsdale location has its grand opening, a fifth location is planned for Arizona State University's West campus.

The 21-month W. P. Carey evening MBA program offers a high-caliber core business curriculum, with the ability to specialize in several areas of emphasis, including finance, health care management, international business, marketing and supply chain management. A popular 18-month evening accelerated version is also offered at the Tempe campus, with the next class starting in February. In both cases, students meet just two nights per week, allowing them to fit their MBA programs into their busy work and home lives. Both platforms feature world-class faculty and seek high-quality applicants with an average of six years of work experience.

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