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
Nichols College offers 22 Business degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 331 Business students graduated with students earning 200 Bachelor's degrees, 127 Master's degrees, and 4 Associate's degrees.
Sure, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is well known for its scientific and high-tech areas of study, and rightly so. But the Robert A. Foisie School of Business at WPI doesn't take a back seat to its scientific counterparts, offering strength in technology-related areas such as data mining. Students in the WPI School of Business will appreciate their project-based education. For example, students recently performed a study with Fidelity Investments where they helped determine exactly how baby boomers interacted with Fidelity’s web site. This work allowed Fidelity to design its web sites for better interaction with its older clients. WPI students learn problem-solving techniques through the school’s academic and project centers. For example, the Center for Sustainability in Business connects students and community business leaders through speaking engagements and events. These connections can lead to research, education, and outreach opportunities for students, such as a recent product where students studied the ability of businesses to capture solar energy and to recycle runoff rain water in Worcester, Mass. Students can even travel to the other project centers based in China, Denmark, New Zealand, England, Scotland, and on Wall Street. By offering centers around the world, WPI's delivers on its mission for hands-on learning and real-world problem solving.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Assumption College Worcester, MA||17 : 1||2,443|
|Clark University Worcester, MA||17 : 1||3,498|
|Nichols College Dudley, MA||34 : 1||1,560|
|Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA||35 : 1||7,251|
|Worcester State University Worcester, MA||30 : 1||6,204|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA||16 : 1||6,894|
|College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA||10 : 1||2,963|
|Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA||54 : 1||7,291|
|Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA||49 : 1||3,674|
|Quinebaug Valley Community College Danielson, CT||48 : 1||1,299|
|Becker College Worcester, MA||34 : 1||1,698|
|Anna Maria College Paxton, MA||34 : 1||1,441|