Top University in Fort Lauderdale for Business Administration

Students interested in studying business administration in the Fort Lauderdale area have several schools to choose from. Read about the top local school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help make your decision.

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School and Ranking Information

Most of the schools offering programs in the field within roughly 30 miles of Fort Lauderdale are 4-year institutions, including a mixture of public and private types. Based on graduation rate, rankings and program offerings, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for studying business administration:

  • Winner: University of Miami is a 4-year non-profit institution that is nationally ranked and has a high graduation rate. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration.

School Info Chart

Category University of Miami
Rankings #48 for National Universities (2015)*
#62 Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)*
#96 Best Business Schools (2014)*
Location Coral Gables, FL
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $42,852**
Business Administration Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
Business Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 289**
Most Popular Business Administration Degree Level in 2013 Master's (224 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 82%**
Noteworthy University of Miami offers several business student groups, including the Ethics Society and Strictly Business Association***

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

University of Miami

  • All levels of the business school's business administration programs are accredited by AACSB International
  • The business school features cutting-edge technology and expansive facilities for its undergraduate and graduate students
  • The School of Business enrolls more than 2,500 students
  • University of Miami has achieved numerous national rankings for its MBA programs

University of Miami in Coral Gables is situated on a campus covering nearly 240 acres. The university offers close to 300 different degree programs across its 9 colleges and schools. UM enrolls around 17,000 students and has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

University of Miami's School of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, MBA options and a Ph.D. in Business Administration. The BSBA and BBA require at least 120 credits and have a business core that includes courses on finance, behavior and econometrics. Undergraduate students have several major options such as entrepreneurship, management, marketing and accounting.

The full-time MBA program can be competed within either 1 or 2 years. Some required core courses for both the 1-year and 2-year options include strategic marketing, information systems and legal issues. UM also offers the Executive MBA with classes on Saturdays and the Professional MBA with classes on Saturdays and Monday evenings for busy professionals. The Ph.D. program features 8 different available concentration areas, with some including international business, marketing and accounting. Some Ph.D. core courses cover research methods, statistics and economics.

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