Top Business School in New York City

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

School and Ranking Info

Within a 10-mile radius of downtown New York City are 36 community and 4-year colleges, institutes and universities that offer programs in business administration and management. Among these three dozen schools is the largest private university in the country, one of only 60 members of the Association of American Universities. According to U.S. News & World Report in 2014, this university ranked within the top ten for its undergraduate and graduate business programs, making it the top choice for business administration and management students in New York City.

  • Winner: New York University (NYU), located near Washington Square in downtown Manhattan, offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and an Executive MBA, among other related courses of study. Program emphasis is on domestic and international business strategies and practices.

School Info Chart

Category New York University
Rankings #32 among National Universities (2015);
#5 among Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014);
#10 among Best Graduate Business Schools (2014);
#4 among Part-time MBA programs (2014);
#6 among Executive MBA Programs (2014)*
Location NY, NY
School Type 4-year; private, not-for-profit
Tuition and Fees (2013-2014) Undergraduate: $44,848**
Business Administration and Management Degree Awards Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctorates and post-graduate certificates
Business Administration and Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 1,296**
Most Popular Business Administration and Management Business Degree Programs in 2013 Master's (1,287)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 entering class 83%**
Noteworthy The BS in Business and MBA programs at NYU's Stern School of Business have been approved by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business

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

New York University

  • Ten undergraduate business concentrations; 20 full-time MBA concentrations
  • Business students can participate in short-term immersion or study aboard programs
  • Summer internship for full-time MBA students
  • Practitioner and Experiential seminars provide students with exposure to entrepreneurs and professionals

New York University is a private, not-for profit school with a student enrollment of approximately 44,600 and a student-faculty ratio of ten to one. In addition to its USN&WR rankings, the university made The Princeton Review's list of 'Best 379 Colleges' and 'Best Northeastern Colleges' in 2014. Faculty members include winners of the Abel Prize Awards, Macarthur Fellowships, Pulitzer Prizes and Guggenheim Awards. Students in the Stern School of Business can pursue executive, full-time and part-time MBA programs; dual degrees; a global MBA program for senior-level executives and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

Undergraduates enrolled in the school's Bachelor of Science in Business program complete a 4-course business core in their freshman year; concentration requirements are fulfilled in the junior and senior years. In the 2-year, full-time MBA program, graduate students take two courses in financial accounting and statistics; core courses build upon the finance, marketing and operations studies found in the undergraduate curriculum.

The part-time MBA program is available at NYU's Manhattan and Westchester campuses and can take between two and six years to finish. Part-timers complete a 33-credit business core and one of three areas of concentration; students can also take 1-2-week global intensive courses in Australia, Brazil, China and Italy, among other locations. The Executive MBA is targeted towards experienced business leaders and consists of 22 months of study, which may also allow for study abroad.


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