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As one of the leading MBA programs in the United States, W. P. Carey School of Business offers the following concentrations towards an MBA degree. Please keep reading to see the major employers of MBA graduates of W. P. Carey School of Business. On the following screen, you will also see all materials required for MBA admissions application, including MBA essays, reference letters, TOEFL score, and application fee. By clicking the logo below, you can see detailed admissions statistics for W. P. Carey School of Business.

CONCENTRATIONS
Supply Chain Management, Services Marketing & Management, Financial Management & Markets, Sports Business, Health Administration, Information Management

TOP 10 EMPLOYERS
Each year, an aggressive marketing strategy, impressive national rankings and the success of ASU MBA alumni bring Fortune 500 corporations representing a variety of industries to participate in the Center’s campus recruiting program. These efforts pay off: The center is among the most successful of the top 50 MBA programs, and most students more than double their pre-MBA income upon earning the ASU MBA.

 Intel Corporation
 Honeywell
 Guinness UDV
 Applied Materials
 Cintas Corporation
 Planer Systems, Inc.
 Whirlpool Corporation
 Sprint Communications
 Miller Brewing Company
 Phelps Dodge Corporation
 Dell Computer Corporation
 Union Pacific Corporation
 American Express Corporation
 E&J Gallo
 Cisco Systems
 Chevron Texaco
 American Airlines
 Agilent Technologies
 Raytheon Corporation

APPLICATION MATERIALS

 3 essays
 Interview (recommended, on-campus only)
 2 letters of recommendation
 1 official transcript from each institute
 Cover letter
 Résumé
 GMAT (ETS code: 4007)
 $ 45 application fee


International applicants should also provide:
 TOEFL(ETS code: 4007-02, a minimum of 580 on paper-based and 237 on computer-based)

ADMISSION CRITERIA
Usually, the first credential examined by the Admissions Committee is the applicant's undergraduate and previous graduate academic record. While the ASU MBA admission process has no mandatory minimum grade point average, a demonstrated strength in the classroom setting is attractive to the Committee. For admission purposes, the University calculates a GPA using undergraduate, upper-division (i.e., usually junior and senior level) coursework and any graduate work (not at a professional school) already completed. The ASU MBA does not require prior coursework in management or business administration and gladly accepts applicants from all academic disciplines. The ranking and reputation of the applicant's undergraduate institution may be taken into consideration, as will extracurricular involvement.

Essay Responses
After examination of an applicant's undergraduate academic record and test scores, the Committee next devotes its focus to essay responses - their clarity, their focus, their simplicity, and the degree to which they answered the specific questions asked. Applicants are encouraged to aggressively focus on their essay responses as they serve as a crucial reflection of applicants' communication and presentation skills. They can and should provide the Committee with significant insights into an applicant's personality. They are evaluated not only for content, but also for indicators of ability to organize and communicate relevant issues and ideas within space limitations.

In combination with the resume and the essay responses, a "picture" of an applicant's career path should be visible, along with a vision as to what an applicant hopes to obtain from the ASU MBA experience. If adequately articulated, the degree of "match" between your expectations and the ASU MBA program's ability to meet them will be evident to the members of the Committee. Ultimately, the "application package profile" - both quantitative and qualitative in its composition and nature - will serve as the basis for a decision.

Career Path/Full-Time Work Experience
The next application credential considered by the Admissions Committee is career path/full-time work experience. The faculty of the program now requires all ASU MBA program applicants to have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. The Committee is especially interested in the professional skills, including computer and other technical skills that applicants have developed during their careers. Indicators of acquired skills in interpersonal communications, an understanding of group dynamics, leadership abilities, problem solving and conflict mediation experience, creativity, and other abilities found in leading managers should be noted wherever possible throughout the various application components.

Letters of Recommendation
Those selected to submit letters of recommendation on support of an applicant's admission should speak directly to the candidate's personal qualities, career potential, and potential to succeed in the classroom. Applicants should choose their references carefully from among those who know them personally and are familiar with their work history, credentials, leadership strengths and career aspirations. Letters of recommendation from co-workers or personal and family friends are inappropriate and can be detrimental.

Interviewer Comments
The purpose of an Admission Interview is to provide the applicant with a means of exploring their "match" with the program. The ASU MBA interviewer can share specific instances and general observations regarding the nature and breadth of knowledge and experiences available through the ASU MBA. At the same time, the interviewer can explore the applicant's interest, needs, and compatibility with the program's requirements. An Admission Interview is not required for admission to the ASU MBA. The Admissions Committee will not consider non-participation negatively.

Other Applicant Characteristics of Interests
Other applicant characteristics of interest to the Committee include public and community service, activities and recognitions; military service; travel experiences; undergraduate extracurricular activities, hobbies, or special aptitudes; and any other indicators of motivation and character.

In addition, characteristics that might add to the richness of the class, such as country of citizenship, family background, gender, multi-lingual skills, and socioeconomic history will also be of interest to the Committee.

CONTACT
Address: College of Business, Tempe, AZ 85287
E-Mail: [email protected] Website: www.cob.asu.edu/mba Phone: 480-965-6113
Fax: 602-965-8569

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