Best Business colleges in the U.S.

Why a degree in business?

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.

What business degree options exist?

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.

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Best Business colleges in the U.S. for 2021

New York University
New York, NY

New York University offers 69 Business degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 3,642 Business students graduated with students earning 2,516 Master's degrees, 1,062 Bachelor's degrees, 34 Doctoral degrees, 19 Certificates, and 11 Associate's degrees.

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Take your business education beyond borders. In the USC international business program travel is more than just an option. It’s essential! You can count on spending at least one semester studying abroad. But students who want to really immerse themselves into another culture have plenty of opportunities to do so. Depending on the program track you choose, you can spend anywhere from two semesters to two years studying in destinations like France, Egypt, Chile, and China. Read the blogs written by students abroad for awesome insight into their unique experiences. Some have salsa danced in Chile. Others have toured the United Nations Office in Switzerland. USC students and local students travel, live, and work together—and in the process learn from each other. That means you will also build interpersonal skills essential for conducting business in an interconnected world. You’ll enjoy taking courses on the USC campus, too, in the new Moore School of Business building. Your class schedule might include the typical microeconomics course along with international marketing, and maybe even Advanced Japanese. You’ll leave USC with language, multicultural, and business skills that will allow you to take your career anywhere.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
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University of Pennsylvania offers 46 Business degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,798 Business students graduated with students earning 1,663 Master's degrees, 1,069 Bachelor's degrees, 43 Doctoral degrees, and 23 Certificates.

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George Washington University offers 69 Business degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,487 Business students graduated with students earning 690 Bachelor's degrees, 561 Master's degrees, 204 Certificates, and 32 Doctoral degrees.

The term “global economy” isn’t just a catch-phrase tossed around at USC’s Marshall School of Business – it is a driving influence on the entire program. During their first year of study, all full-time MBA students enroll in the Pacific Rim International Management Education program, which examines the business environment and management styles in Pacific Rim and Latin American countries in class and during a 10-day trip abroad. At the undergraduate level, select freshmen can participate in a two-semester class that includes a spring break trip to China to meet top Asian executives. Such exposure, along with a rigorous curriculum, literally sets graduates up for a world of opportunity, and Marshall’s network of 70,000-plus alumni covering more than 40 countries is ready and willing to help open doors. A quarter of USC undergrads received a degree in a business-related discipline in 2013, making it the university’s most popular major. The undergraduate accounting and entrepreneurial studies programs frequently receive national accolades. In addition to its reputation for excellence, the graduate program is known for its flexible options designed for managers and executives seeking degrees.

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Whether you see yourself as an accountant, entrepreneur or international businessperson, FIU has the traditional, online and blended programs to realize your goal. So head down to Miami for sunshine and a degree. The school’s secret sauce? Well, the nationally-ranked Landon School of Business’ professors are business leaders with both teaching and practical experience. And students see immediate classroom application, as 84 percent of undergrads work while attending school or intern at corporations such as Burger King, Celebrity Cruises and Merrill Lynch. You can even tap into the resources of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center workshop series, join a business organization or team up with fellow students to enter the annual Howard J. Leonhardt New Venture Challenge, which pits finalists against international teams for $46,000 in cash prizes. Spend your winter break abroad studying management in Dubai and India or marketing in Barcelona, Madrid and Marrakech. If running your own business is appealing, you may ultimately be among the nearly one-fifth of Landon’s 30,000 alumni who are their own bosses. Others have benefitted from international business research and interacting with students from other countries for their future working at an international or multinational firm.

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Northwestern University offers 44 Business degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 2,614 Business students graduated with students earning 2,074 Master's degrees, 382 Bachelor's degrees, 108 Certificates, and 50 Doctoral degrees.

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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University of Chicago offers 17 Business degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,791 Business students graduated with students earning 1,270 Master's degrees, 404 Bachelor's degrees, 74 Certificates, and 43 Doctoral degrees.

Ashford University
San Diego, CA

Click your way to a college degree from Ashford University’s Forbes School of Business. Yes, that’s Forbes, as in the global media company behind what is arguably the most well-known business publication in the word. And what does that mean for students pursuing an online degree? Resources. From curated talent and high quality content dating back almost a century to an extensive global network, Forbes School of Business makes use of the magazine in the classroom. As a student you’ll be invited to Forbes’ speaker series, which provides access to today's greatest business minds. Steve Forbes and Ken Fisher have already been speakers and each event is recorded and made available exclusively to students and alumni. If you’re a student or alumni who exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit, apply for an Entrepreneurship Scholarship. To earn the scholarship, you’ll be asked to present a business idea and demonstrate its potential impact on the economy.

List of all Business colleges in the U.S.

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
New York University Logo New York University New York, NY
17 : 1 52,885
University of South Carolina-Columbia Logo University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC
24 : 1 35,364
University of Pennsylvania Logo University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
18 : 1 26,675
George Washington University Logo George Washington University Washington, DC
24 : 1 27,814
University of Southern California Logo University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
22 : 1 48,321
Florida International University Logo Florida International University Miami, FL
46 : 1 58,711
Northwestern University Logo Northwestern University Evanston, IL
15 : 1 22,448
University of Phoenix-Arizona Logo University of Phoenix-Arizona Phoenix, AZ
746 : 1 94,724
Arizona State University-Tempe Logo Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe, AZ
24 : 1 53,286
University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago Chicago, IL
12 : 1 17,452
Ashford University Logo Ashford University San Diego, CA
174 : 1 32,620
Webster University Logo Webster University Saint Louis, MO
50 : 1 9,860
Southern New Hampshire University Logo Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
728 : 1 113,514
Liberty University Logo Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
83 : 1 85,586
University of Maryland Global Campus Logo University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
279 : 1 58,281
Indiana University-Bloomington Logo Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN
20 : 1 43,260
Saint Leo University Logo Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
68 : 1 10,912
Columbia University in the City of New York Logo Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
19 : 1 31,456
DeVry University-Illinois Logo DeVry University-Illinois Chicago, IL
319 : 1 18,195
Columbia Southern University Logo Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL
72 : 1 20,034

Top schools offering Business degrees in the U.S.