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September 2017

Dean's Digest

Dean's digest

We all work very hard to make W. P. Carey one of the best business schools in the world, so it's gratifying when others acknowledge the progress we're making. We were just ranked No. 24 in the country by U.S. News & World Report for our undergraduate programs, meaning this is the first time in history both our undergrad and Full-time MBA programs have been top 25 at the same time!

As we discussed in the faculty and staff meetings we held a couple weeks ago, we're redefining business education and our students, alumni, corporate recruiters, and peer schools are all realizing what a unique environment we're building here at W. P. Carey.

Several of our departments continue to be ranked among the best in their fields for undergraduate programs, as well:

  • No. 4 — Supply chain management
  • No. 17 — Management
  • No. 18 — Management information systems
  • No. 22 — International business
  • No. 25 — Marketing
  • No. 36 — Accounting
  • Congratulations to everyone, and thank you for elevating our performance and our reputation. I should also note that ASU has now been named the most innovative school in the country for the third year in a row by U.S. News, and our contributions are part of the reason why the perception of the university remains so strong.

    Read all about it

    I love the new issue of W. P. Carey magazine. It's coming your way in the next couple days, and this issue highlights the growing business of space and how our alums are helping to pave the way for some of the most ambitious intergalactic companies in the world. The research we cover this time around — by Amy Ostrom, Jeff LePine, and Kevin Hong and Bin Gu — all looks ahead to future states of business. And there's an awesome timeline inside the magazine tracing our steps from humble beginnings to reaching 100,000 graduates this year. Check out the digital version of the magazine, and be on the lookout for your personal copy coming soon.

    Around the corner

    Another great season of Economic Club of Phoenix luncheons begins next month with Ken Lamneck, president and CEO of Insight. This year, we'll be joined by leaders from Carvana and QuikTrip; we'll honor Terri Kelly, president and CEO of W. L. Gore as our Executive of the Year; and the Economic Forecast and Economic Outlook luncheons will be as informative and entertaining as ever.

    Check out the full calendar and find a luncheon to attend this year, especially if you've never experienced ECP before.

    Spirit of Enterprise celebrates its 21st year on Thursday, Nov. 16, and the finalists have recently been announced for this year's awards. This is a great event and, like ECP, I encourage you to attend so you can see firsthand the impact the school has on our community and vice versa. Check out all the finalists, and join us as we celebrate another great group of Arizona entrepreneurs.

    Finally, I wanted to let you know about next year's faculty and staff desk calendar. Every year, we ask for your contributions and for 2018 we want to see your kids' artwork. This may be the most popular theme we have for the calendar, so I expect a ton of great entries. Submit photos or scans by Monday, Oct. 2. Then look for the new calendar just in time for 2018.

    Mark Your Calendars

    Happy Hour at The Oasis
    Friday, Sept. 22
    4 to 6 p.m.
    Room 450, McCord Hall

    ECP October Luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 3
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

    Fall break - no classes
    Oct. 7-10

    ASU Family Weekend
    Oct. 13-15

    ASU Homecoming Block Party
    Saturday, Oct. 28
    Time TBD
    Old Main Lawn

    W. P. sCarey
    Tuesday, Oct. 31
    Starting at 9 a.m.