Best Business Degree Programs - Arlington, VA

There are many institutions in the Arlington area that offer degrees in business. Read about the top local school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to find the best fit for you.

School and Ranking Information

The majority of schools that offer business degrees in Arlington are private for-profit institutions. Based on school type, program offerings and rankings, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for degrees in business:

  • Winner: Marymount University is the only 4-year non-profit school in Arlington offering degrees in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration.

School Info Chart

Category Marymount University
Rankings Tied for #37 for Regional Universities in the South (2015)*
Location Arlington, VA
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $26,430**
Business Administration Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Business Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 167**
Most Popular Business Administration Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's (95 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 58%**
Noteworthy Marymount University is ranked at #11 among the best higher education institutions for veterans for 2015*

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator

Marymount University

  • The School of Business Administration requires bachelor's-level students to complete an internship, with options to intern abroad
  • The 20 business administration faculty members have numerous areas of interest
  • Undergraduate students gain extra experience with research and business plans in the senior seminar capstone course
  • The B.B.A. and MBA programs have accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Marymount University is a Catholic university with 2,400 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled as of fall 2013. The university has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The School of Business Administration at Marymount offers Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs.

The B.B.A. program requires students to pick a specialty area from a total of 9 options, including general business, in addition to completing core and general university requirements. The general business option consists of 5 classes, 4 being from other specialty areas and 1 international class in an area such as international marketing or finance.

The MBA consists of a total of 39 credits, including coursework in classes such as management, corporate finance and analytics. The MBA also features a global component and seminar toward the end of the program. Students pursuing the B.B.A. have the option to begin working on the MBA near the end of their bachelor's requirements. In this case, at least 36 credits of the MBA curriculum are taken following completion of the B.B.A.

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