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Top University in Baltimore for a Business Degree

Students interested in studying business in Baltimore have several schools to choose from. Read about the top local school's degree programs, tuition and ranking info to find the right one for you.

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School and Ranking Information

Several public and private colleges and universities in Baltimore offer business degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Based on programs, student services and rankings, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for business degrees:

  • Winner: Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is the highest ranking university in the city of Baltimore that offers business degrees. Students at JHU have several graduate business degree programs to choose from, including the global Master of Business Administration (MBA), executive MBA and dual degree options.

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Category Johns Hopkins University
Rankings #12 among national universities (2015); #19 among best value national universities*
Location Baltimore, MD
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $45,470**
Business Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Certificate
Business Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 326**
Most Popular Business Degree Level in 2013 Master's (218 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 93%**
Noteworthy JHU is the oldest research university in the United States and the largest private employer in Maryland

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

Johns Hopkins University

  • Students in Global MBA program take a 1-year class where they help commercialize scientific discoveries
  • JHU Business and Consulting Club gives graduate students opportunities to network
  • The Carey Business School has over 60 faculty members and around 1,500 students
  • Over 700 degrees and certificates were awarded by the business school in 2011

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has been consistently ranked in the top 15 national universities since 2008 by U.S. News and World Report. The university has had 36 Nobel Prize winners, including Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. JHU had a total enrollment of almost 21,000 students in 2013, with the low student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The Carey Business School was founded in 2007 and offers students multiple Master of Business Administration and certificate programs. In the 54-credit global MBA program, students choose from one of six concentrations, including entrepreneurship, marketing, real estate and infrastructure, enterprise risk management, health care management and financial business. Designed for professional students with 7-10 years of work experience, the executive MBA is also comprised of 54 credits of coursework, and ten residencies, including nine in Baltimore and one abroad. Students take courses in decision-making, negotiations, marketing and finance.

The Carey Business School offers a flexible MBA program for working professionals. The flexible program has classes during the week in the evenings and on weekends, also consisting of 54 credits. This program features the same concentrations as the global MBA, in addition to interdisciplinary business and information systems.

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