Arizona State University, one of today’s most forward-thinking institutions, has created leadership programs, infused with cross-cultural insight, presented in an international context and designed to cultivate a global mindset.
In the W. P. Carey School of Business, there is strong focus on creating positive change on a global scale. The school has students from about 100 different countries. In fact, the school’s mission statement specifically addresses that goal, and its efforts in this area are reflected in a number of initiatives.
In China, the W. P. Carey School educates some of the top government and business leaders through its executive MBA program in Shanghai. The Financial Times ranks the program among the world’s top 15 EMBA programs. Alums include three vice governors of China’s major provinces, six vice mayors of Shanghai, the CEO of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, several bank chairman, the chairman of Shanghai Airlines and many other key leaders responsible for decisions influencing literally millions of people.
The school’s executive MBA program based in Arizona has also been lauded for its international work. The Wall Street Journal covered one of the program’s international site visits to South America. The EMBA students travel to other countries to learn more about business climates outside the United States and to help solve real-world problems for some of the firms they visit.