All Things WPC
Progress report: fall 2020
Announcing the latest program updates, launches, and partnerships
New program seeks visionaries
Three schools | One program | One year | Your venture

A pioneering master’s degree developed and delivered by ASU’s highly ranked schools of design, engineering, and business, the Master of Science in Innovation and Venture Development (MS-IVD) is looking for ambitious, bold, creative thinkers with an insatiable desire to start something that makes a difference in the world.

  • Fills in blanks that most entrepreneurship programs miss
  • Designed for innovators and founders
  • Ready when you are:
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New ways to learn this year
ASU Sync classes for fall 2020

Classes for on-campus students are being taught across three environments for the fall semester: in person, via Zoom, and 100% online. In ASU Sync classes, on-campus students experience many features of the classroom from wherever they are learning.

  • Live-hosted digital classes, wherever students are
  • 24/7 technology support from the ASU Experience Center
  • More to explore:
New pathways to IT careers
ASU Digital Workforce Apprenticeship Partnership

The Arizona State University Digital Workforce Apprenticeship Partnership is a public-private partnership designed to create a bold, innovative, and sustaining apprenticeship program that addresses the need for a more skilled IT workforce nationwide.

  • Brings together leading employers in the technology space, industry associations, workforce development organizations, and ASU faculty to create apprenticeships in high-skill occupations
  • Provides a non-college pathway toward IT careers through a grant awarded to ASU by the U.S. Department of Labor
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New format frees up weekends
Reducing travel to campus — from 37 to 20 weekends for the 21-month Executive MBA program

To accommodate working professionals, a new blended format for the EMBA significantly reduces travel to campus from 37 to 20 weekends for the 21-month program. This means 17 more Fridays in the office and 17 fewer weekends away from home.

  • Preserves the great learning from faculty and classmates
  • Requires less time away from home and work
  • Alumni referral scholarships available:
New tech consulting credential
One of the first ‘stackable’ credentials at a top business school

Students can complete the new Professional Credential in Tech Consulting 100% online over the spring 2021 semester. It uniquely provides master’s-degree level instruction from W. P. Carey faculty and can count as nine credit hours toward an Online Master of Science in Information Systems Management (Online MS-ISM), which students can begin as early as fall 2021.

“One of the very first ‘stackable’ credentials available for an information management degree provides our program and our students — as well as the companies who hire and employ them — a distinct competitive advantage,” says Dan Mazzola, director of the MS-ISM program and clinical associate professor.

Building practical skills for in-demand careers, the credential includes courses in business process and workflow analysis, enterprise systems, and IT services and project management.