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This Online US MBA Takes You To International Locations—Here’s How

Online MBA programs can offer an experience that’s just as global as full-time MBA programs—here’s how one business school in the US does it

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Thu Nov 30 2023

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Studying for an Online MBA degree doesn’t mean forsaking global networking opportunities. In fact, far from it. 

Since you can study for an MBA online from anywhere across the globe, the program attracts a mix of people from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

This is why many Online MBA programs for international students infuse all business courses and electives with a global business outlook.

Find out how one top Online MBA program in the US is helping students forge global connections from home and while studying abroad. 


What you’ll learn during an Online MBA in the US

Just like full-time MBA programs, no two Online MBA programs are the same. This means that there’s a variety of different programs out there to suit candidates’ interests, whether you want to concentrate in a certain area or gain access to specific career opportunities.

The Online MBA at Arizona State University’s (ASU) W. P. Carey School of Business is a top Online MBA program aimed at busy professionals looking to advance their skill set while continuing in their career.

Core courses include Ethical Issues for Managers and Financial Performance Reporting. Meanwhile, students can enhance their global vision through electives such as Global Marketing Strategy and Global Business Environment. 

Kate Eaton is the assistant dean for W. P. Carey MBA programs. She says that the ASU Online MBA is built on the practical rather than the theoretical.

“We give our students case studies and projects to practice applying what they are learning and making decisions based on their new knowledge,” she says.

For example, MBA candidates learn statistics using the same tools as businesses use in the real world. 

“We focus on understanding the output, how it can be applied, and what types of decisions can be made from it,” she says. 

As well as the core business fundamentals, ASU Online MBA students can choose from concentrations including artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, and business analytics.


Studying abroad for your Online MBA: where you’ll learn

If you want to understand the global business environment on a deeper level, there’s only so much you can learn via your laptop screen.

The Online MBA at ASU offers three, week-long trips per year for students to apply their business skills abroad. Trips have previously taken students to Prague, Singapore, Barcelona, and Japan.

“Students learn about the impact of history and culture on decision-making, and gain real tools for cross-cultural understanding, collaboration, and relationship-building,” says Kate.

“Online MBA students return with a heightened sense of passion, creativity, connection, and purpose—the most common feedback we get from students is that they wish they had done the trip even sooner!” she adds.

The cost of travelling for these MBA study abroad trips can add up, which is why ASU offers financial needs-based scholarships to eligible students on the Online MBA program. 


Who you’ll learn with in an Online MBA

Learning from a global cohort is another great way to enhance your understanding of cultural differences or how to conduct business in certain countries.

The Online MBA in Arizona attracts a diverse mix of students. There are around 35% minority students in the most recent class profile, with almost 40% women MBA students.

Arizona State University Online MBA students are invited to study on campus at any time that they like. There are also several online networking opportunities available for busy individuals, or those who can’t travel to ASU’s campus in Tempe, Arizona. 

“We host concentration networking events twice a year for every concentration, where students can learn about the different concentrations, hear from applicable club presidents and students, and get a chance to connect with like-minded peers in smaller breakout rooms,” says Kate.


Who you’ll learn from in your Online MBA

It’s not just important to get to know your MBA peers, but you can also reap the rewards of connecting with faculty.

While you might be concerned about the ease of getting to know your professors during an Online MBA, selecting an immersive program will ensure that you don’t miss out.

“Faculty are highly engaged and present in the courses, and they make themselves available to get to know students one-on-one, via email, phone, or video calls,” says Kate.

She adds that this approach stays true to the W. P. Carey motto: ‘Business is Personal’. 

Among ASU’s most esteemed faculty members are National Academy of Sciences members and Nobel laureates.


Where a top Online MBA program in the US could take you

There are no limits to where an MBA could take you, and this is no different for Online MBA degree programs.

Like many business schools, grads from the ASU Online MBA receive a diploma that doesn’t state the format of study—it’s simply listed as an MBA from Arizona State University.

ASU has a strong reputation due to its ranking as the most innovative school in the US for nine consecutive years. 

In terms of careers, ASU Online MBA grads go on to work in business consultancy, HR management, financial advisory, investment banking, and more.

The Career Services Center has received $15 million in investment, helping to enhance its career development opportunities, which include interviewing, negotiation, and networking workshops.

“We emphasize a ‘Business is Personal’ approach to working with everyone—no matter which program they're in—to find success in meeting their career goals,” concludes Kate.

Student Reviews

W. P. Carey School of Business - Arizona State University

Sophia

Verified

2/11/2023

Blended

Hands on Experience, labs

I love that that this school is known all over the world and the education is of high quality. It's been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as No. 1 for best online bachelor's in business programs

Student

Verified

30/09/2023

On Campus

Amazing Start to Your Career in Social Sciences

I had a great experience at ASU as a Political Science student. ASU is one of the biggest universities in the U.S., offering a wide range of studies. The student body was diverse and overall great to study with. ASU is rich in both academics and student life. There are many clubs, student organizations, amenities, and activities you can join. One thing I would recommend is invest in a lot of sunscreen and good walking shoes. Due to it's large campus you'll be doing a lot of walking which is great but can be a bit of a struggle during the very hot summer months.

Jessica

Verified

26/07/2023

Online

Great MSW program!

Arizona State University has an amazing online Master of Social Work Program. Even though it was an online program, I feel that I developed great connections with professors, co-instructors, and peers. Finding an internship placement was stress free because of the high level of support the program offered. I would definitely choose to go back to ASU if I decided to further my education in future.

Alan

Verified

18/06/2023

On Campus

Long lasting friendships

I have been able to have incredible experiences and make connections that will live long in my memory. I've had the chance to start my career here in a way I never thought I would. I love how the university lets you choose your major and minor and take classes with a lot of freedom.

Student

Verified

20/05/2023

Blended

Continuous Support

Opinion Arizona State University has many great opportunities available to students. All of the departments are very helpful and really care about student's succeeding. What's there to like? One think I like about ASU is their Education program. They really ensure that students will receive useful information that is directly applicable to their career. One thing I dislike is, nothing! It is a high ranking university but one notable thing is that the school is located in Arizona; where temperatures reach well over 100° throughout the entire Summer. Would I reccomend ASU? I would certainly reccomend Arizona State University for any students who are looking to learn and gain meaningful experiences throughout finishing school.

Dan

Verified

17/12/2022

On Campus

Arizona State University

ASU is a wonderful university with so many educational opportunities. Its professors are friendly and approachable and were always willing to help or give advice to students whenever their help was needed. It also provided students with many opportunities to meet people outside the classroom for example clubs and other social events hosted within the university. ASU offers great education and I loved the campus and faculty

Dawud

Verified

5/12/2022

Blended

Practical Lecturing

The amazing features about Arizona State University would not allow me to write less when it comes to recommending the second to none university to the public! Life on Arizona State University campus is an intriguing possibility! Here is where dreams are realized due to the immense support from lecturers academically as well as fascinating large lecture halls with modernized appliance that makes learning easier. Goals are realized with ease as students who need support are given chances

Student

Verified

27/11/2022

Blended

University program

The university offers a lot of options for students, particularly in terms of integration and extracurricular activities including involvement in several student organizations. However, I am dissatisfied with the quality of the information offered and the degree of practice skills needed for success in a professional position. Fantastic university location

Student

Verified

26/11/2022

Blended

ASU infrastructures

Without a doubt, I would suggest this university. There is a highly educated personnel with an exceptional commitment toward teaching. The highly developed infrastructure and technology is another significant plus.

Sophia

Verified

2/11/2023

Blended

Hands on Experience, labs

I love that that this school is known all over the world and the education is of high quality. It's been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as No. 1 for best online bachelor's in business programs

Student

Verified

30/09/2023

On Campus

Amazing Start to Your Career in Social Sciences

I had a great experience at ASU as a Political Science student. ASU is one of the biggest universities in the U.S., offering a wide range of studies. The student body was diverse and overall great to study with. ASU is rich in both academics and student life. There are many clubs, student organizations, amenities, and activities you can join. One thing I would recommend is invest in a lot of sunscreen and good walking shoes. Due to it's large campus you'll be doing a lot of walking which is great but can be a bit of a struggle during the very hot summer months.

Jessica

Verified

26/07/2023

Online

Great MSW program!

Arizona State University has an amazing online Master of Social Work Program. Even though it was an online program, I feel that I developed great connections with professors, co-instructors, and peers. Finding an internship placement was stress free because of the high level of support the program offered. I would definitely choose to go back to ASU if I decided to further my education in future.

Alan

Verified

18/06/2023

On Campus

Long lasting friendships

I have been able to have incredible experiences and make connections that will live long in my memory. I've had the chance to start my career here in a way I never thought I would. I love how the university lets you choose your major and minor and take classes with a lot of freedom.

Student

Verified

20/05/2023

Blended

Continuous Support

Opinion Arizona State University has many great opportunities available to students. All of the departments are very helpful and really care about student's succeeding. What's there to like? One think I like about ASU is their Education program. They really ensure that students will receive useful information that is directly applicable to their career. One thing I dislike is, nothing! It is a high ranking university but one notable thing is that the school is located in Arizona; where temperatures reach well over 100° throughout the entire Summer. Would I reccomend ASU? I would certainly reccomend Arizona State University for any students who are looking to learn and gain meaningful experiences throughout finishing school.

Dan

Verified

17/12/2022

On Campus

Arizona State University

ASU is a wonderful university with so many educational opportunities. Its professors are friendly and approachable and were always willing to help or give advice to students whenever their help was needed. It also provided students with many opportunities to meet people outside the classroom for example clubs and other social events hosted within the university. ASU offers great education and I loved the campus and faculty

Dawud

Verified

5/12/2022

Blended

Practical Lecturing

The amazing features about Arizona State University would not allow me to write less when it comes to recommending the second to none university to the public! Life on Arizona State University campus is an intriguing possibility! Here is where dreams are realized due to the immense support from lecturers academically as well as fascinating large lecture halls with modernized appliance that makes learning easier. Goals are realized with ease as students who need support are given chances

Student

Verified

27/11/2022

Blended

University program

The university offers a lot of options for students, particularly in terms of integration and extracurricular activities including involvement in several student organizations. However, I am dissatisfied with the quality of the information offered and the degree of practice skills needed for success in a professional position. Fantastic university location

Student

Verified

26/11/2022

Blended

ASU infrastructures

Without a doubt, I would suggest this university. There is a highly educated personnel with an exceptional commitment toward teaching. The highly developed infrastructure and technology is another significant plus.