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W. P. Carey School ranks Top 25 worldwide

Dean Robert Mittelstaedt
August 18, 2011

For the third year in a row, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranks Top 25 on a prestigious global rankings list. The Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University places ASU at No. 21 worldwide for Economics/Business.

“We’re truly grateful for this continuing recognition of the school’s exceptional faculty and their global impact on business education,” said Robert Mittelstaedt, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “These particular rankings are extremely significant on a worldwide scale, and they speak to our international reputation.”

Better known as the “Academic Rankings of World Universities,” these are widely considered to be one of the two most prominent sets of global university rankings. The W. P. Carey School continues to improve in the numbers, advancing one spot in the business category this year.

More than 1,000 universities are ranked by this group every year, and only the best 500 are published. Rankings criteria include the number of highly cited researchers, number of alumni and staff who have won Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, and other objective indicators and third-party data. The W. P. Carey School’s Management, Marketing and Economics Departments are particularly strong in the area of having faculty research published in key academic journals.

Also, the W. P. Carey School of Business is especially well regarded worldwide, in part because of its executive MBA program in Shanghai, China. Senior-level executives and government officials who have graduated from the program include three vice governors of China’s major provinces, four vice mayors of Shanghai, the CEO of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, several bank chairmen, the CEO of Baosteel and the deputy commissioner of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Britain’s Financial Times ranks the EMBA program in China among the Top 30 EMBA programs in the world.

Other recent high rankings for the W. P. Carey School of Business include recognition from U.S. News & World Report. The publication currently ranks the school’s undergraduate business, full-time MBA and evening MBA programs all Top 30 in the nation. The Wall Street Journal ranks the school’s Phoenix-based executive MBA program No. 13 in the world.