First Year Business Administration and Retail

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  Maximize your summer with upskilling, networking, informational interviewing, and market research. Career Management is still here and

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Learn more about your future in business administration and retail as a first-year student.

There are many ways to explore careers, apply your skills, and pursue your dreams at W. P. Carey. Our business administration and retail community will provide you with on-demand career support and direction at every stage of your career management journey. Bookmark this page and return throughout the year to see what you need to know (and do!) now and later. Here you’ll find resources, advice, events, personal connections, and other career opportunities — created and curated for first-year business administration and retail management students.

  • Business Administration

    Prepare to manage people, finances, and risk for organizations of all sizes. Immerse yourself in courses related to forecasting demand, planning inventory, purchasing services, conducting skillful negotiations, and building strategies for the future. With a business administration degree from W. P. Carey, you will graduate with the skills and knowledge to create value throughout your career.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

  • Retail Management

    Learn to reduce complexity, create gratifying buying experiences, and provide superior customer service to consumers worldwide. Through the online business degree in retail management from W. P. Carey, you’ll explore courses like Business and Sustainability, Essentials of Services Marketing, and Food Retailing.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

Identify what’s now and next in your journey

Remember, career management is a lifelong process — and every effective plan starts with a thoughtful strategy. Learn more about career management at W. P. Carey, and the other key elements of your journey. This page includes relevant ways to move forward based on your current year and career path.

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What You Need to Know

Explore targeted perspectives written for you by career experts. Updated throughout the year, this content is designed to match your current needs and delivered when you need it most.

Career Courses

Explore the curriculum that launches W. P. Carey careers. Timed and designed to align with your program of study, you will engage in courses that directly support your career confidence, capabilities, and prospects.

WPC 148 Intro to Career Development

Prof. Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Building career skills, interests and strengths as a college student. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite(s): Business major; minimum 12 hours; Pre- or…


Featured Resources

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