Best Undergraduate Business Schools in the U.S.

Learn about the top undergraduate schools for business, including study options and reputation. Read brief summaries of two leading schools, and find a table of other universities in the U.S. with undergraduate business programs.

School Information

Undergraduate business programs typically include a core set of classes in finance, economics, accounting, management and marketing. They usually lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business.

1. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

School Highlight: Students at this university's Wharton Business School will be required to study a foreign language.

In 2015, the University of Pennsylvania had the number one undergraduate business school in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. Undergraduate students can pursue a generalized Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Economics, which offers concentrations in 20 areas, including public policy and business, business ethics and legal studies, real estate, retailing and statistics. Additional school features include the chance to establish professional contacts at recruiting events or use the school's alumni database to gain advice from business professionals.

2. University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN

School Highlight: This university offers approximately 50 centers, institutes and academic support groups.

Undergraduates can earn a BBA with a major in accounting, information technology or management consulting; majors in marketing, finance or entrepreneurship are also available. Students can also pursue research opportunities and study abroad programs in Egypt, Japan or other locations.

Top Undergraduate Business Schools

School Name Distinction Location
New York University Entertainment, Media and Technology (EMT) specialization New York, NY
University of California - Berkeley BASE summer program Berkeley, CA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Undergraduate Assured Admission Program Chapel Hill, NC
Emory University Located in Atlanta, one of the top cities for business Atlanta, GA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Cambridge, MA

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