Top Business Schools for a Bachelors Degree

Undergraduate programs in business usually give students a thorough understanding of all aspects of the field, and most include opportunities for real-world experience. Get details on the top schools for earning a bachelor's degree in business, including rankings, program offerings and other distinctions.

These are some of the top-ranked business schools that offer bachelor's degree programs. Students have many options and opportunities when picking a program, which may lead to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Business Administration in a variety of business fields.

School Overviews

These schools provide bachelor's degree options in business and were chosen based on their program features and their overall rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Programs at each school allow students to concentrate on a particular area of business, while gaining a broad understanding of general business.

University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN

School Highlight: Mendoza's International Study Program, as well as various internship opportunities, gives students the experience they need for careers in management, marketing or finance.

A private, 4-year institution, the University of Notre Dame ranked tied for 15th nationally in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey. Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business is home to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, with majors available in accountancy, finance and marketing. Undergraduates also can pursue a BBA in Management, which features concentrations in consulting, entrepreneurship or information technology management.

University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

School Highlight: The McIntire School of Commerce offers several global programs.

The University of Virginia (UVA) was ranked 24th in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report survey of best national colleges. Students interested in a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Commerce from this public institution take two years of core courses before enrolling in the McIntire School of Commerce. Once admitted, students must complete a year-long Integrated Core Experience, which focuses on self-governance and effective teamwork. During their fourth year, students choose a specialized area of study in one or more disciplines, including information technology, marketing, management, international business, finance or accounting.

Boston University in Boston, MA

School Highlight: Business students can pursue a dual degree in business administration and fields like economics, internal relations and communication; concentrations are available in 10 areas.

Boston University was tied for 39th in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report survey of best national colleges. BU's Questrom School of Business has a number of institutes and research centers, including a startup and entrepreneurship center known as the BUzz Lab. Concentrations students can choose from for their dual bachelor's degree in business administration include accounting, finance, law and marketing.

Top Undergraduate Business Programs

Other schools that offer bachelor's degrees in business include:

  • Brigham Young University, located in Salt Lake City, UT, allows undergraduates to choose from majors in management, accounting, information systems, finance and recreation management.
  • Indiana University, located in Bloomington, IN, has a business program that offers 14 majors, including accounting, legal studies, real estate and economic consulting.
  • New York University, in New York, NY, allows students to choose from 10 concentrations in the BS in Business program; a BS program is also available in business and political economy.
  • Pennsylvania State University, located in University Park, PA, allows undergraduate business students to minor in international business, which includes a study abroad requirement.
  • University of California - Berkeley, in Berkeley, CA, has an undergraduate program that features a large number of special topics courses in a variety of subjects, such as investment management, media consulting and sports management.
  • At the University of Illinois, in Champaign, IL, business majors can work for the university's student-run business consulting firm.
  • Undergraduate students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, can study abroad in over 25 countries for a period of a few weeks to a semester; opportunities include internships and exchange programs.
  • Business students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC, can apply to the Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education (GLOBE) program, which allows students to study business in Hong Kong and Copenhagen over the course of 18 months.
  • University of Texas - Austin in Austin, TX, allows undergraduates to pursue an honors program in business with classes modeled on a Master of Business Administration (MBA) curriculum.

Many of these top-rated schools allow undergraduate students to choose from different concentrations for their major. Schools may also offer internships or opportunities to study abroad.

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