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W. P. Carey School of Business

About W. P. Carey School of Business

The Center for Executive and Professional Development (CEPD) within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University develops practical business education that enables employees at all levels of an organization to address current and future business challenges. Whether you’re looking to broaden your personal knowledge or develop your company’s workforce, in an online program or a face-to-face one, CEPD is your one-stop resource.

Small Business Leadership Academy: Match Your Negotiating Style To Your Objective

Small Business Leadership Academy

“Playing hardball” is a phrase often used to describe negotiations. The point is the deal — there’s a winner and a loser — and the toughest side prevails. Hardball is a good game plan under some circumstances — if it’s a one-time opportunity, for example. But what if the client or customer with whom you… Read More →

New Global Rankings Laud W. P. Carey School


New rankings and ratings are out from three prestigious groups that examine the best business schools in the world. The Financial Times, The Economist and The Princeton Review all give the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University extremely high marks for excellence. “The new rankings from The Economist and Financial Times… Read More →

Strategic Procurement: Developing Supply Strategy

Small Business Leadership Academy

“Knowledge is power,” says Joseph Carter, the Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business, and leader of the Strategic Procurement section of the 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy. For a small company looking to bring on a large company as a client, or keep a large company as a… Read More →

W. P. Carey School Honors Top Business Leaders


Three top business leaders will be honored for their contributions to our economy, when they are inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame this month. The honorees are accomplished executives in the fields of wireless technologies, cruises and nonprofits. On Oct. 25, the new inductees will join previous honorees… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Strategic Procurement Practices

Small Business Leadership Academy

Strategic Procurement is a comprehensive, systematic business process to assure that an organization acquires the correct goods and services at the lowest total cost over the long-term of the business operation. Small- and medium-sized companies can benefit from understanding how large companies approach their suppliers. Those smaller companies need to understand and be able to… Read More →

Phoenix-area Home Prices, Supply Slowly Inching Up


Both Phoenix-area home prices and the number of homes available for sale are slowly inching up. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the numbers for Maricopa and Pinal Counties, as of August: > The median single-family home price went up from $149,000 in July to… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Handling Dissatisfied Customers

Small Business Leadership Academy

If you are in business, you’ve had unhappy customers. No matter how excellent your services or products, at some point someone will have issues. Customers often experience buyer’s remorse — it’s a simple fact. And because nothing is perfect, even the best businesses make mistakes. So, how can business owners handle the inevitable? Douglas Olsen,… Read More →

Top Business Leaders will speak in the New ECP Season

Top leaders from the NFL Network, Harkins Theatres, the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), and the Arizona Diamondbacks are among those who will take the stage during the new season of the Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series. Every year, Phoenix-area audiences are invited to attend the club’s luncheons and hear from some of the… Read More →

ASU honors two for economic forecasting


They correctly predicted one of the most volatile times in the history of the U.S. economy. For their incredible accuracy, a counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. economist are about to receive a high honor. Dr. Richard Berner and David Greenlaw will accept the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein… Read More →

2012 Small Business Leadership Academy: A Fresh Look At Marketing

Small Business Leadership Academy

Management guru Peter Drucker said, “the aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well that the product or service fits him and sells itself.” Business owners in the 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) are taking a fresh look at marketing with guidance from Douglas Olsen, associate professor of marketing at… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise Award Finalists Boast Job Creation, Charity Work, Innovation


Despite the slow economic recovery, Arizona already has many businesses showing impressive growth and even job creation. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is recognizing 10 of the state’s biggest achievers as finalists for this year’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. The awards, now in their 16th year, honor firms… Read More →

U.S. News & World Reports ranks W. P. Carey School in Top 25


Today, U.S. News & World Report reveals its highly regarded annual rankings for the best undergraduate business schools in the nation. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University comes in an impressive No. 24. It’s the ninth time in 10 years the W. P. Carey School ranks Top 30 on this… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Aligning Strategy With Corporate Resources

Small Business Leadership Academy

The 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) kicks off with two nights devoted to strategy, and more specifically, competitive advantage and how to achieve it. Emphasis is put on the importance of aligning a company’s activities to create an advantage over competitors. The cornerstone of the strategy course is analysis. Any business owner can use… Read More →

Soaring Phoenix-area Home Prices Finally Slow Down


Phoenix-area home prices, which had been sharply and steadily rising since last September, finally went down a little this summer. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the numbers for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of July: The median single-family home price dropped slightly between June… Read More →

The Ultimate Degree Program for Honors Students?


As state leaders across the country wonder how to improve their economies by creating and filling more high-income, desirable jobs, Arizona State University is introducing a special degree program aimed at attracting and keeping some of the region’s best-and-brightest future job candidates. The new program allows top students to get two degrees — one from… Read More →