w. p. carey

ASU's undergraduate business program rises in US News and World Report rankings


Shay Moser

The U.S. News & World Report rankings for the 2021 Best Undergraduate Business Programs nationally are out, and Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business jumped up seven spots to No. 24, ahead of the University of Arizona, Boston University and Texas A&M University.

The school’s reputable supply chain and logistics program ranked highest among the school’s departments at No. 3, holding on to its consistent top 5 ranking across the nation. ASU also repeated as the most innovative school for the sixth year running. It ranked No. 9 in first-year experiences and No. 16 for undergraduate teaching. 

“Once again, we’re honored to be recognized by U.S. News and our peers as one of the nation’s top business schools,” said Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School and the Charles J. Robel Dean's Chair. “These rankings highlight the excellence that we look to achieve every day, no matter the circumstances — from traditional in-person educational environments to flexible remote learning.” 

Other high rankings from the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs list include:

  • No. 10 management.
  • No. 10 quantitative analysis.
  • No. 12 marketing.
  • No. 12 management information systems.
  • No. 13 accounting.
  • No. 14 productions/operations management.
  • No. 18 international business.

More U.S. News & World Report rankings: ASU ranked No. 1 in innovation for 6th year | ASU ranked a top 10 university for 'first-year experiences' | Senior capstones move up 9 spots

In spring and early summer, U.S. News asked deans and senior faculty members at each of the 511 undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to rate the quality of all programs.

The U.S. News 2021 Best Graduate Schools announced in March ranked 13 W. P. Carey programs and disciplines in the top 25, which puts a total of 30 W. P. Carey undergraduate and graduate programs and disciplines in the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report, the most of any business school in the nation, ahead of such programs as the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California — Berkeley. The U.S. News rankings released in January for Best Online MBA and Online Graduate Business Programs placed six specialty areas in the top 10.

“This is the first year the academic disciplines have been ranked for Online MBA, and we’re certainly very excited to be ranked top 3 across the board,” Hillman said. “That speaks so highly of our departments and the professors who bring their expertise and passion to the online courses.”  

W. P. Carey held its No. 6 spot for the U.S. News Online Graduate Business Programs. 

See the school’s full list of rankings at wpcarey.asu.edu/rankings.