Top Ranked Business School - Jersey City, NJ

Many schools in the Jersey City area have top ranking business programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for business, as well as tuition and degree information.

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Almost fifty schools within ten miles of Jersey City offer programs related to business. These schools are many different types: some are community colleges, others for-profit institutions, and some 4-year public schools. But the top school in the area is a well known 4-year private, not-for-profit school with a heralded business program. Based on rankings, the following school is the top school in the area for business:

  • Winner : Located about three miles from Jersey City, NJ, New York University in New York City is a 180-year-old institution. Both its undergraduate and graduate business schools are top 15 in the country. The Leonard N. Stern School of Business offers a bachelor's program in business. The school also offers a bachelor's program in business and political economy and a master's program in business administration with a concentration in management.

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Category New York University
Rankings #5 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014); Tied for #11 Graduate Business School (2015)*
Location New York, NY
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015) $46,170*
Business Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate
Business Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2014 1,404**
Most Popular Business Degree Level in 2014 Master's**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 83%**
Noteworthy Business school places high priority on innovation and experimentation***

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

New York University

  • A chance to learn from the best: 3 Nobel Prize winning faculty members
  • More than 100,000 alumni scattered across the world
  • A board of overseers intimately connected to various industries provide direction to the school's curriculum

New York University (NYU) is home to over 3,100 full-time faculty members, and it serves 40,000 students annually. Its Leonard N. Stern School of Business offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in business specializing in accounting, finance, information systems, banking and management. Faculty members are business experts and entrepreneurs, as well as authors who have been featured in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Academy of Management Journal.

The Bachelor of Science in Business is offered with majors in accounting, actuarial science, economics, finance, information systems, management and organizations, marketing and statistics. The business curriculum is divided into four cores, and it teaches the fundamentals of accounting, economics, marketing and leadership. Students may co-major in international business and travel abroad through the International Studies Program.

The Bachelor of Science in Business and Political Economy is divided into six cores, including business, economics and politics. The curriculum has a major emphasis on global business and professional ethics. Core courses cover areas such as issues in international relations, foreign economic conditions and cultural issues in international business. Students have the opportunity to take two semesters of their sophomore year in London and the first half of their junior year in Asia. The final year is composed of elective courses, as well as a career development experience and a senior seminar.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management is a 60-credit MBA program beginning with core business courses in the first year. Core courses may include statistics, finance foundations, marketing, global economy and financial accounting. Students complete a summer internship in the first year of the program to gain industry experience and to make connections in the industry. Students choose three specializations (out of 20) in the second year; options include accounting, economics, international finance and luxury marketing.

At the start of the MBA program, students are divided up into six blocks, each consisting of 60-70 students. Block activities include attending lunches with CEOs, taking part in the MBA Challenge program to encourage volunteerism and participating in the Block Olympics, a group sports competition. Block events take place over the two years of the program.

The Langone Part-Time MBA consists of 33 credits of core courses and 27 credits of elective courses. Students who take courses during the week can choose from 20 specializations, and students who take courses on the weekend can choose from a specialization in finance or management. Topics covered in the program include team collaboration, business statistics and financial accounting. Students may take up to six years to complete the program and may earn three credits through a short-term study abroad program.

The Executive MBA program is designed for working professionals, and it can be completed in 22 months. Students work in groups and may take part of the program abroad through the Global Study Tour. Specialized coursework is available in entrepreneurship and innovation, quantitative finance and strategy, global business or corporate finance.

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