You have a nice suit and a firm handshake. You can see yourself leading that board meeting one day. With a business degree, you can make an impact in any business or even start your own company. With such a versatile degree, you’ll be sure to learn the skills necessary to succeed in the corporate world.
Pursuing a business degree really is the cool thing to do. Nearly 20%* of all college students are studying business. The growth of the business major has been on a steady rise for the past 15 years*, making it one of the most popular and competitive majors out there.
But don’t worry, there are still plenty of jobs. The business field has one of the highest employment rates of all majors offered, with the top starting salaries ranging from $50-$60,000*. Business students are the second highest most sought after students, after engineering. Whether you want to live around the world or be a local entrepreneur, there’s a place for you and your new found skill set. The roads connecting from a business degree can take you anywhere.*NCES Survey, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_318.50.asp
Southern New Hampshire University offers 76 Business degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 8,527 Business students graduated with students earning 3,875 Bachelor's degrees, 3,551 Master's degrees, 784 Associate's degrees, 310 Certificates, and 7 Doctoral degrees.
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus offers 11 Business degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 1,164 Business students graduated with students earning 972 Bachelor's degrees, 170 Master's degrees, and 22 Certificates.
New England College offers 35 Business degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 163 Business students graduated with students earning 87 Master's degrees, 71 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Associate's degrees.
For graduate students ready to immerse themselves in full-time pursuit of an MBA, Tuck School of Business may be the perfect community. The school does not offer part-time options, and more than half of the students live on campus in Hanover (the rest live nearby). Accessibility to peers is important since much of the program revolves around teamwork. In fact, entering students are immediately placed in study groups of six classmates selected for diversity of skills and experience. Unlike most MBA programs, Tuck doesn’t offer majors. Instead, the first year gives all students a solid general management foundation, and the second year provides opportunity to tailor electives to one’s interests. The mandatory First-Year Project course challenges students to act as consultants and apply classroom knowledge to solve business problems for existing companies. Tuck also requires students to complete a “global insight” experiential course in which they visit another country and immerse themselves in the culture. These adventures have led students to places such as India to provide economic analysis for the establishment of a dairy production facility and to Japan to help a healthcare leader access the needs of patients with diabetes. The mixture of a rigorous academics, practical experience, and international awareness is attractive on the job market -- by graduation, more than 83 percent of the class of 2014 had found employment, and the average base salary was $117,860.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH||728 : 1||113,514|
|University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Durham, NH||20 : 1||14,788|
|New England College Henniker, NH||47 : 1||3,527|
|Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH||24 : 1||4,648|
|Granite State College Concord, NH||125 : 1||2,005|
|Franklin Pierce University Rindge, NH||24 : 1||2,114|
|Dartmouth College Hanover, NH||11 : 1||6,606|
|Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH||13 : 1||2,033|
|Keene State College Keene, NH||19 : 1||3,502|
|NHTI-Concord's Community College Concord, NH||37 : 1||3,256|
|Manchester Community College Manchester, NH||52 : 1||2,565|
|Rivier University Nashua, NH||36 : 1||2,332|
|Nashua Community College Nashua, NH||49 : 1||1,516|
|River Valley Community College Claremont, NH||29 : 1||759|
|University of New Hampshire at Manchester Manchester, NH||18 : 1||753|
|Great Bay Community College Portsmouth, NH||51 : 1||1,695|
|Lakes Region Community College Laconia, NH||30 : 1||700|
|Colby-Sawyer College New London, NH||16 : 1||855|
|Antioch University-New England Keene, NH||15 : 1||858|
|White Mountains Community College Berlin, NH||30 : 1||697|