Best Business Management Schools

Study.com has compiled a list of the best business management schools in the country. Read on to see what colleges made the cut.

Ready to embark on a career in business? Study.com is here to help make choosing your school a breeze. We've taken all sorts of factors into account, like numbers from the Department of Education including factors like tuition, student to faculty ratio, and program accessibility, as well as other variables such as student satisfaction, salary potential, and business program accolades. We then synthesized all the data to bring you the best of the best business management schools. Study.com's rankings are unique in that they emphasize accessibility, affordability, and quality of education, which we considered the most important attributes in our ranking lists. Take a look at the list below to see if one of these schools fits your higher education goals to earn a business degree.

1. Johnson University

Johnson University tops our list for a variety of reasons. Students at this small private college in Knoxville, Tennessee enjoy a 9-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, a relatively affordable tuition, and give their school rave reviews, praising the holistic learning environment and the wonderful challenges of the program. Through its School of Business & Public Leadership, students can pursue from a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Management Concentration.

2. Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Erie - Behrend College

Penn State Behrend College boasts the Black School of Business, where students can opt for a bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in management. Students here get to enjoy the amenities of a major global institution of higher learning like the high-tech Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, but in an intimate, individualized learning environment featuring an impressive student:faculty ratio of 16:1.

3. Houghton College

Students enrolled in Houghton College's undergraduate program in organizational management benefit from renowned professors with years of experience working in a wide variety of fields. The major focuses on giving students hands-on, real-world experience with internships, businesses, and investment groups that are run by students. Houghton also stands out because it has partnered with graduate schools like Clarkson University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and St. Bonaventure University to help graduating students go on to earn a master's degree in business administration in only one year.

4. Longwood University

The College of Business and Economics at Longwood University boasts an impressive Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in management, and the MBAdvantage program, which allows students to complete a bachelor's and master's in just five years. Aside from classroom work, the school gives students all sorts of ways to expand their knowledge including student organizations like the American Marketing Association, the Delta Sigma Pi - Kappa Nu chapter and Phi Beta Lambda. Want to play around with real money while you're studying? Longwood lets their students do just that with the Lancer Student Investment Fund, a portfolio worth more than $500,000.

5. John Brown University

John Brown University's Soderquist College of Business offers a business management degree for on-campus students. Studying abroad opportunities are available, letting students see business from a truly global perspective. John Brown University also has a wealth of extra-curricular clubs, organizations and activities that lend a richness and complexity to the educational journey of its students.

6. Waynesburg University

Pennsylvania's Waynesburg University landed on our list because of its balanced approach to creating well-rounded business managers. Students will find faculty with loads of real-world experience, internships that put their business management knowledge to the test and classroom learning that emphasizes practical business acumen. Students can major in Business Management and earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration here and then decide to add a Master of Business Administration to complete both within just five years and 160 credit hours.

7. SUNY College at Geneseo

Upstate New York is home to SUNY College at Geneseo and its School of Business. There, you can complete an undergraduate Business Administration major and minor in management, participate in internships and get hands-on learning experiences from faculty who have worked in the field. What makes SUNY College at Geneseo truly unique, though, is the VentureWorks Entrepreneurship Program, a training network for students who want to start their own company. VentureWorks connects students and faculty with courses, events, and workshops at the Student Incubator on-campus.

8. Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee is a nationally recognized college with a Business Management and Leadership major that focuses on cultivating graduates who are leaders in the business community. WLC is a Christian school, so there's an emphasis on the moral implications of running a business. In other words, you'll learn practical skills here, but you'll also be challenged to use those skills for the greater good. If you like your education with a side of ethical business practices and a global perspective, this may be the perfect fit.

9. University of Nebraska at Kearney

Interested in a degree you can pursue completely online? The University of Nebraska at Kearney's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is tailor-made for working adults who don't have the time for an on-campus college experience. The program requires students to take a minor, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney offers one in marketing and management. For on-campus students, there's the Business Administration Comprehensive - Management Emphasis program. An impressive 92% of graduates from this program have found work after graduation.

10. Christopher Newport University

When 98.7% of your students are employed full-time after graduation, you know you're doing something right. And the Luter School of Business at Christopher Newport University certainly is. The Newport News, Virginia school's BSBA in Management program deserves kudos for emphasizing ethical standards and using hands-on learning techniques and project-driven environments that prepare students for real-world business management careers. What's more, students here are given the opportunity to take on a business executive from the community as a mentor for one year of the program.

11. Centenary University

Prospective business managers should take a good look at Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The school offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a traditional Master of Business Administration. There's also a 4+1 program in which students can complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees on one track in just five years. The school's business programs are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

12. Baker University

Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas has been raking in the awards and for good reason; nearly 99% of graduates have gone on to graduate school or are employed full-time within six months of leaving the school. And, among Kansas college grads, students who graduate from this program boast the highest average salaries. The business department offers a degree in business with a management concentration and has won a hard-earned accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

13. University of Washington - Bothell Campus

At the University of Washington - Bothell Campus, the Bachelor's in Business Administration program starts with a core curriculum in the fundamentals of business. Then, for future business managers, there's a Management concentration, where you have the chance to learn how to start a business, manage employees, be fiscally responsible, make important decisions, and, most importantly, grow into a leader.

14. Wright State University - Lake Campus

The Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University - Lake Campus in Dayton, Ohio has business programs at nearly every level. If you're looking at management specifically, check out the Supervision & Management program, where Wright State excels at creating future organizational leaders. All of the school's programs come together on-campus at the Business Enterprise Center, which offers students seminars, networking opportunities, and business plan development.

15. University of Wyoming

Business is all about competition. If you're a student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, you can get a head start on sharpening those skills at the annual entrepreneurship summit. Here, students work with mentors and submit business plans that compete for $50,000 in cash prizes. If you choose a management major at UW, you've got a wealth of options for specializations, too. Within this program, you can choose from a Management Consulting Concentration, an Entrepreneurship Concentration, a Human Resource Management Concentration, and a Supply Chain Management Concentration.

16. University of North Carolina at Asheville

In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains you'll find the University of North Carolina at Asheville. UNCA's Bachelor of Science in Management program combines a liberal arts education with the fundamentals of practical business. What does that mean for you? Courses that challenge you to think critically, study abroad opportunities that offer a global perspective, and a chapter of the distinguished Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. You'll also have the chance to participate in a consulting practicum where you'll apply what you've learned to solve a major problem for a business client.

17. Northwest University

Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington prides itself on giving business students plenty of one-on-one attention and, with an 8-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, they've got a lot to brag about. On-campus, you can choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Management. Online, you've got two choices: the Bachelor of Arts in Business Management or the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management Degree. All of these programs boast the highest accreditation, a component of faith-based learning and faculty with a wealth of real-world experience.

18. Cairn University - Langhorne

If you're looking for a business education with a Christian worldview, Cairn University - Langhorne in Pennsylvania is well worth a look. Cairn's School of Business offers programs in business administration with a management minor. Working professionals might be interested in the online Master of Business Administration, which offers training in business management that's both affordable and flexible. Cairn also participates in Enactus, an organization that connects students with international projects that put a global and ethical perspective on business studies.

19. Samford University

The AACSB-accredited Brock School of Business at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama is committed to producing faith-centered graduates who are ready to hit the world of business with new ideas. The school's Management major let students tailor their courses to their interests while still allowing for core courses that will equip them to start their careers upon graduation. And that's where Samford has really shined- 99% of graduates are working full-time within six months of graduation.

20. Gordon College

Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, earned its spot on our list by tailoring its program to the human side of business. Yes, if you take the Business Administration major and the concentration in Management, you'll get the fundamentals of managing a business or non-profit, but you'll also benefit from instruction in critical thinking, communication and collaboration - all skills that make for great leaders in business. Here's a bonus, too; you'll have opportunities to get hands-on experience with internships, see the international side of management with myriad study abroad choices and join student organizations for business learning and networking.

21. James Madison University

James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia landed on our list and it's not hard to see why. The College of Business boasts the distinguished AACSB accreditation, an average starting salary for 2017 graduates of $55,566, and the state-of-the-art Office of Experiential Learning, where students find both professional networking and development opportunities. Here, as a Management major, you can choose from three tracks based on the career you envision - Business Analysis and Consulting, Human Resource Management and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

22. Maryville University of Saint Louis

Maryville University of Saint Louis is all about giving its business students the flexibility to design their own educational track. Undergraduate programs here include Management and Leadership, offered both online and on-campus. And, if you're a graduate of one of these programs or you're already a professional in the field, you can deepen your understanding and advance your career by pursuing Maryville's Master of Arts in Management And Leadership degree program. Maryville deserves praise for the ways in which it enriches students' learning experiences. For instance, you'll receive an iPad with over 100 apps, you'll have the opportunity to work with a life coach to maximize your education, and you'll enjoy average class sizes of only 14 students.

23. Freed-Hardeman University

Henderson, Tennessee's Freed-Hardeman University is dedicated to producing business leaders with a Christian worldview. The College of Business has a B.B.A. in Management and a minor in Management. Students who are ready to take the next educational leap can combine the B.B.A. program with the M.B.A. program in management and graduate with a master's degree. FHU is home to the Clayton Investment Team, a million-dollar investment fund that's managed exclusively by junior and senior business students, and the school hosts events like Launch, where students can network with employers and business leaders.

24. Madonna University

Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan has both an online and an on-campus Master of Science in Business Administration with a Management Studies concentration that may intrigue you. This impressive program features a 12 to 1 student to faculty ratio geared toward providing professionals a flexible class schedule that puts an emphasis on real-world experience and research-based studies to best prepare them for business leadership. Developing communication skills and ethical approaches to leadership are emphasized in Madonna's program.

25. Georgia College & State University

You'll find a rich variety of curricular and extracurricular activities at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. The school boasts a B.B.A. degree in Management. Outside of the classroom, you can join the Innovation Club for Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Delta Sigma Pi (for business students) and the E-Commerce Club, and gain admission to a range of business-related honor societies.

26. Bethel College-Indiana

Bethel College-Indiana is a private Christian school in the small town of Mishawaka that stresses well-rounded business education. Students here are strongly encouraged to participate in the community, both through internships at local businesses and volunteer service opportunities. Degrees offered here include a 2-year A.A. in Business Management and a 4-year program in Business Management.

27. University of Northwestern - St. Paul

Love to learn by doing? You'll get plenty of opportunities to study outside of the classroom environment at University of Northwestern - St. Paul. The School of Business here stresses experience-based learning; students have the chance to visit local Fortune 500 companies and participate in extensive internships where they can sharpen their skills in the real world. And it's working, too: 60% of these students end up getting job offers. University of Northwestern- St. Paul offers a Master of Organizational Leadership degree designed to build business management leaders with a Christian worldview.

28. Bethel University

Right down the road from the University of Northwestern is Bethel University, a private school with just under 4,000 students and an impressive 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. At Bethel, you can opt for a Bachelor of Science in Business Management; it's designed primarily for working adults and offers evening and online classes to work into any schedule. The curriculum here is dynamic, with courses and internships tailored by the school's Business Advisory Council to make sure they reflect real-world trends.

29. Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts is home to Endicott College, where an education in business management is more than just a classroom experience. When you graduate from the undergraduate Business Management program (or complete the 5-year MBA), you'll have completed multiple internships for real-world, hands-on experience, you'll have experienced the school's innovative team-building rooms, and you'll have an impressive resume in hand to start your career. Extracurricular activities for students are particularly impressive here: there's the Marketing Club, the Women in LEADership organization, a chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, an Entrepreneurship Club and FUEL, a student-run incubator for brainstorming and devising business plans.

30. Husson University

Husson is one of the oldest business schools in Maine and its College of Business is also the largest and most contemporary in the state. Here you can choose a traditional undergraduate or graduate degree in Business Administration and select from a diverse range of concentrations including management and entrepreneurship/small business management. Students here rave about the wealth of business management internship opportunities that are available in the surrounding community.

31. Penn State Harrisburg

Future titans of business have a few paths to discover at Penn State Harrisburg's School of Business Administration. There's a Bachelor of Science in Management, a five-year track that includes a B.S. in Management and an M.B.A. On-campus there are several places for business students to congregate, find mentorship and develop ideas including the Innovation Den, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Entrepreneurship Club.

32. Evangel University

Evangel University offers a bachelor's in Business Management, but it also realizes that not everyone can jump into a full-time, on-campus degree and that openness is what landed this Springfield, MO institution on our list. There's an Associate of Arts in Business Management that's offered online, which lets working professionals advance their careers or get their feet in the door to a 4-year degree. The B.A. in Business Management is also available online for busy professionals. Professionals from local businesses play an integral part of classroom learning, and students have the chance to join business-related clubs to enrich their learning experience.

33. Misericordia University

Misericordia University proudly offers a major in Business Administration with a concentration in Management that allows students some freedom in what courses they choose to pursue, based on their future career goals and interests. A survey conducted by the school found that 90% of seniors ranked their time in the program as excellent! For students who are interested in fast-tracking their studies, there's an innovative Accelerated Degree Program, that affords students the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in only two and a half years!

34. Rockhurst University

The Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University has earned AACSB International accreditation, a feat that fewer than 5% of the world's business schools achieve. Here, you have a choice of several highly ranked programs: Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, MBA with a concentration in Management, a Master of Arts in Management, and a professional certificate program in Management. Thanks to the Magis Leaders Program, you may also be able to find a mentor in the local business community who helps prepare you to be a leader in business.

35. Westminster College

Salt Lake City's Westminster College houses the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, where you can get either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies and opt for the Management concentration. Need a little extra help on-campus? Head to the Gore School of Business Tutoring Center, where business students can get free tutoring in their studies. Want to learn out-of-the-box business practices you can incorporate after graduation? Westminster has the Center for Innovative Cultures, which helps students learn ways to install business cultures that boast creativity, satisfaction, and productivity.

36. Willamette University

Willamette University in Salem, Oregon is the only school on our list that's well-regarded as both a liberal arts institution and one that offers impressive programs in business and management. Willamette is known for its Atkinson Graduate School of Management, where you can pursue an impressive 3+2 program and get a Bachelor of Arts and a MBA in five years. Off-campus, experiential opportunities abound; you'll find rich internships, fellowships, and community service learning.

37. Western Washington University

Western Washington University's College of Business and Economics offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management. At the graduate level, there's an MBA with a significant curriculum in management. The school's many business centers also lend a richness to the classroom work that helps students better prepare to enter the workforce. On-campus, there's the Center for Operations Research and Management Science, the Center for Innovation in Education, the Center for International Business, and the Center for Economic and Business Research.

38. Whitworth University

Managing a business can be tough work. That's why Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington does everything it can to get its students ready. That includes individualized support from faculty mentors, a wealth of on-campus business clubs, portfolio building, mock interviews, and study abroad opportunities in Central America, Asia and Europe. Whitworth offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Business Management Concentration, plus a MBA with extensive coursework in management.

39. John Carroll University

Study in Cleveland at the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University and you'll be in good company. Over 700 alumni are CEOs or presidents of companies and Boler is ranked fourth in Ohio for the college with the highest earning potential for graduates. The Management and Human Resources program offers an undergraduate degree in the field while students looking for a master's degree can get a management-heavy MBA either part-time or full-time.

40. Oral Roberts University

Oral Roberts University, a private Christian school in Tulsa, Oklahoma boasts small class sizes, faculty who are experienced leaders in business, and programs like Enactus, a group committed to helping business people make a difference in the world. And don't be afraid to dream big here; you can participate in a business plan competition where you create a business, perform market analysis, gather a management team, and work out a budget for a chance to win $5,000. The College of Business at Oral Roberts offers a Bachelor of Science in Management.

41. University of St. Thomas

Within four months of graduation, 96% of University of St. Thomas graduates are employed or in a graduate degree program. That's an impressive feat, but when you look at the programs this school has put together, it's not hard to see how they achieved it. You can choose from a wide range of degree programs at the Opus College of Business including undergraduate-level General Business Management. There are plenty of opportunities to sharpen your skill set, too, with organizations like the Family Business Center, the Small Business Development Center, and the Veritas Institute.

42. Saint Martin's University

Pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Management concentration or a MBA with management electives at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington. Not only do these programs offer impressive classroom instruction, but they also emphasize learning outside the classroom with robust internships, study abroad opportunities, and faculty mentors. Oh, and to help make learning a little sweeter, check out the Wisdom and Chocolate Speaker Series, where you'll indulge in chocolate treats while listening to guest business leaders.

43. Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Aspiring business managers in Ohio might be interested in the Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. You'll get traditional business courses at the Jetter School of Business on-campus, but you'll also have the chance to get real-world experience running a business through local professional connections, travel abroad opportunities, and residencies through the International Business Institute. What's more, the Career Development Center on-campus helps students build their resumes, get internships, explore networking opportunities and find jobs in the field.

44. Marquette University

Marquette's College of Business Administration's Management Department four majors to focus your management studies including entrepreneurship, HRM, information systems, and SCM. The school also has a unique Master in Management program that blends coursework from a variety of disciplines in business management. The school's Handshake program connects students with interviews, internships and job opportunities, while the Student Run Business Program offers students a chance to develop leadership and management skills in a real-world environment.

45. The College of New Jersey

Your career at The College of New Jersey might not be what you'd expect, but that's a good thing. You'll spend time in class for sure, but much of your learning experience will be out in the world. You can connect with internships, do business simulations with your fellow students, see what business looks like in foreign countries like Spain, and hook up with a wealth of co-curricular clubs and organizations. If you're interested in business management, TCNJ offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a general management track.

46. Geneva College

Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania believes that being a full-time mom or dad, or having a job shouldn't stop you from being able to get a quality business management degree, and this flexibility is what landed this school on this list. The school offers a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Management, which is completely online and geared toward adult professionals. This degree can be completed in as few as 16 months and will prepare students for working in the rapidly changing, diverse business world.

47. North Dakota State University

The College of Business at North Dakota State University does a stellar job of making sure business students have a support system both during their educational careers and after they graduate. There are scholarships to help ease the pain of tuition, a great selection of business-related student organizations, a career center for graduation prep, and a Business Connections mentoring program. NDSU offers an undergraduate major in Management and a Master's degree in Managerial Logistics.

48. Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University may be tucked in the rural mountain town of Boone, North Carolina, but it would be a mistake to sleep on its stellar business management program. The Walker College of Business here offers a major in Management as a part of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program (this one's also offered 100% online). There are a lot of scholarships available to help you pay for school, too, including the Dr. J. Richardson Endowed Scholarship for Management and the Lyle Schoenfeldt & Wanda Hinshaw Scholarship.

49. Keene State College

Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire does a fantastic job getting students ready for life in the real world of business. It offers a well-regarded Bachelor of Science in Business Management that's enriched with studies in the humanities, social sciences and critical thinking. Students here are given the chance to complete internships, study abroad, or get involved with business management-related student organizations like Enactus, Small Business Institute, and Delta Mu Delta.

50. D'Youville College

Located in Buffalo, New York, D'Youville College has distinguished itself by offering a Bachelor of Science in Business Management that emphasizes a holistic approach. Here, you might learn about the practical number crunching you'll need out there in the real world, but you'll also learn to think critically, communicate well and see how business fits into the modern world. Even better, the faculty aren't just teachers; they're professionals in the industry so they offer wisdom that goes beyond the classroom.

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