Arizona State University Masters in Management Update – May 2021

It has been ages since I last wrote about the Arizona State University Masters in Management program and a lot has changed since I first posted about it. Arizona State has had a very successful and longstanding MSF and has produced a number of strong specialized masters programs over the years. I routinely get asked about the school’s MSF program and I think anyone considering a masters in management should check the university out as well.


This is a 9-month program designed to provide non-business undergrads with a broad based business and management education. 36 credit hours total, with a 21 hours business core, 10.5 hours in leadership, and a 4.5 hours consulting capstone. From the schools website:

“Three distinct components of the MiM program will prepare you to immediately add value and lead in all types of business environments:

  • Seven core business courses deliver necessary business skills through integrative cases, project-based learning, and teamwork
  • Leadership courses develop your understanding of strategic vision, instituting change, information systems, and the role and importance of sustainability
  • A capstone consulting project bridges the gap between academic learning and real-world business application”

Class Profile

The current class profile (I can’t see where it specifies a date) is pretty detailed, which I like. This program has a 68% admittance rate with a class size of 39 students. The averages are:

Age 26
GMAT 564
GRE 302
GPA 3.40
Work experience 1.7 yrs


This program is almost evenly split between male and female (56% / 44%) and international students make up 38% of the class. Educational background are varied and encompass a variety of non-business majors. Definitely a program designed for individuals with no previous business education experience.


The application process is standard (online application, resume, transcripts, essays, etc). GMAT or GRE is required, but students can ask for a waiver depending on undergraduate performance or other mitigating reason. I do like that aspect and I am seeing more and more programs either waive the standardized testing or allow select applicants to opt out.

Most of the application deadlines have already passed, but if you are interested in applying for the Fall 2021 class, you have one more deadline:

Round 5 – Final June 29, 2021


Tuition for this specialized masters is relatively affordable, especially if you are an Arizona resident. Even if you don’t live in Arizona, the cost of this one is not too bad when considering other masters in management programs.

Fall 2021 admits Resident Nonresident International
Tuition and fees $27,608 $47,288 $49,488


Keep in mind that all applicants will be considered for scholarships. I pulled the following from the website to give you an idea what admissions is looking for when considering a student for financial aid.

“W. P. Carey scholarships reward academic performance, leadership activities, community involvement and future goals. All students admitted to a W. P. Carey graduate program are automatically considered for a scholarship.”

That is the update for now. I am going to reach out to the school for some career information since I couldn’t find anything. I first wrote about this MiM program in 2012 so it has been around for about a decade now. I am sure there have been plenty of graduates that have gone on to successful careers. I’ll try and track some down for you.


Here is a link to the Arizona State University Masters in Management Program


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