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W. P. Carey School of Business MBA Student Q&A

Is W. P. Carey School of Business on your radar? One MBA alum provides insight into the program highlights, career benefits, and networking opportunities

Wed Aug 24 2022

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Located next to Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the US, studying at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business offers grads a wealth of career opportunities.

Grads from the MBA in Arizona have gone on to launch careers at big-name companies such as American Express, Apple, and Raytheon. 

The school focuses on innovation and brings students from different professional backgrounds together to develop cross-functional skills. Arizona State University is ranked the number one university in the US for innovation, according to the US News Report.

MBA alumna Monica Loza enrolled on the W. P. Carey School of Business MBA program to broaden her career horizons and help her grow as a business leader. As a first-generation college graduate, she looked for a business school that she felt would amplify her voice and champion diversity. 

BusinessBecause caught up with Monica to find out more about the W. P. Carey MBA and how it has benefitted her career. 


Why did you choose the W. P. Carey School of Business MBA?

I chose W. P. Carey because of its commitment to students. W. P. Carey provides professional development resources, personalized career coaching, and connections to some of the world’s most well-known companies. 

There are also clubs and professional organizations such as the Consulting Club, Entrepreneurship Society, and Women’s Leadership Association, which provide students a platform to develop as the next generation of business leaders. 

The guidance and tools that W. P. Carey extended were important in finding my voice as a leader and sharpening my business acumen.


What were the highlights of the W. P. Carey MBA?

One highlight of the program was the connections and community that W. P. Carey has. This led me to valuable relationships I will take with me long past graduation.  2e775f8b6f77006a3cc3e8f0ddc336916baae110.png

Another is the opportunities for development on the program. The MBA has what they call a Forward Focus curriculum, which really centers around preparing us for work. We worked with senior executives on leadership experiments and thought about how to make ethical business decisions.

I was also able to take on several leadership roles, including vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the W. P. Carey MBA Association and director of the Graduate Hispanic Business Association, that helped me build confidence as a leader and explore professional interests.


How has the W. P. Carey MBA program benefitted your career?

The MBA from W. P. Carey transformed my career. I came in as an entrepreneur and left with a career in consulting. Through the interactions with my peers and all the development opportunities, the person and professional I was at the beginning of the program was different from the person who finished the MBA—in the best way possible.


Did you feel supported in your career development during the W. P. Carey MBA program?

I felt extremely supported and empowered to take the steps necessary to reach my career goals. 

Career development is a pillar of the program and throughout the two years, it’s a continuous and active process. As an MBA student, you’re given the opportunity to reflect and redefine your professional goals as you go. 

At any given point, a career coach was available to answer questions and provide guidance. There was also coursework specifically oriented to develop our leadership skills and career paths. Overall, there was an abundance of ways we could engage in developing our careers.


What kind of networking opportunities does the W. P. Carey MBA program offer?

Networking at W. P. Carey happens on my levels. The connections you build among your MBA cohort are naturally the strongest ones you build.

My classmates were among the brightest professionals I have ever met, and the program allowed for us to build a strong connection with each other by encouraging teamwork and discussion in and out of the classroom.

The program also enables connections with alumni and highly accomplished mentors through networking events and the Executive Connections program. W. P. Carey has strong links with some of the most well-known companies in the world and students can access dedicated coffee chats and recruiting events. 


Would you recommend the W. P. Carey School of Business to others?

Without a doubt! The return you get on your educational investment is well worth it, even more so if you go into the experience ready to make the most out of all the MBA program offers.


Next Read: 50 Reasons Why You Should Get An MBA

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.