Top 50 Business Schools
This list was compiled by Study.com to provide information on the best schools in the nation for earning a business degree. These schools offer both robust programs and numerous opportunities to engage in learning outside of the classroom. To select the schools on our list, we considered several factors including data provided by the U.S. Department of Education, business concentration options and faculty experience, just to name a few. We also evaluated a schools real-world experience opportunities and opportunities to interact with business professionals or alumni working in the business world. Many of the schools on our list offer business programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, giving you more opportunities to pursue your educational goals.
1. Harvard University
Harvard Business School, a graduate school at Harvard University, proudly offers a residential campus strictly for graduate business students. In fact, 80% of students in the MBA program live in one of the six residence halls designed exclusively for social and peer interaction with fellow business students. Along with the MBA program, you can choose from eight doctoral degree options and a variety of executive education programs for business executives. You’ll find numerous opportunities to perform research at Harvard Business School through research initiatives that bring together faculty and students along with business experts. Faculty at this school stay active in the field, with over 150 research articles published and 14 books written by current instructors.
2. University of Pennsylvania
Known as the first college-level business school in the world, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania offers a world class business education to both undergraduate and graduate students. You’ll find a bachelor’s program in economics that features 20 concentration options, along with undergraduate programs in management, international studies and more. Wharton’s graduate options include an MBA and doctoral programs in accounting, finance, management, and marketing, among others. As a Wharton student, you’ll also have access to more than 20 research centers and benefit from the partnerships that Wharton has with Fortune 500 businesses, startups, and foundations.
3. University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin boasts a collaborative research approach to business education and startups. Much of this collaboration occurs through research activities at the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship and the Texas Venture Lab, which provides funding for numerous startup companies. This business school is home to a Bachelor in Business Administration program and an MBA program, as well as numerous Master of Science and Ph.D. programs in specialized business areas, such as accounting, tech commercialization, business analytics, and management. Alumni of McCombs strive to connect with current students, so you’ll find events, groups, and activities designed to help you enhance your business knowledge and interact with former students.
4. Christopher Newport University
Christopher Newport University’s Luter School of Business proudly offers a business program that combines classroom and hands-on education, so you’ll find opportunities to participate in service-based projects, learn from alumni, and interact with business professionals. You can apply to the business school after you complete your second year of college, if you have at least a 3.0 GPA. Once accepted, you’ll then explore business topics through an upper-division business core program before taking courses in your selected major of finance, accounting, marketing or management. The Luter School of Business offers a unique program designed to help you prepare for the business world through workshops, networking opportunities, mentorship programs, and study abroad options.
5. Truman State University
Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, emphasizes a student-centered approach to learning in its School of Business, giving you the opportunity to engage in civic activities, acquire leadership skills, and participate in real-world business experiences while you earn a bachelor’s degree. The business school offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with numerous concentrations in areas like international business and management. You can also find a bachelor’s and master’s program in accounting and a business minor. Learning beyond the classroom is encouraged here through the university’s business fraternities, business honor society, service organizations, and the student-run business group.
6. University of Mary Washington
At this Fredericksburg, VA university, you can choose from a bachelor’s or a master’s program in business administration. The university promotes a liberal arts approach to its business program and boasts small class sizes, networking and mentorship opportunities, and relationships with nearby businesses to provide a focus on student development and preparation for real world careers. If you’re looking for a flexible program, you’re in luck. The university offers an MBA that features evening courses in a self-paced format, and an evening Bachelor of Science in Business Administration for students with associate’s degrees.
7. Ramapo College of New Jersey
Ramapo College’s Anisfield School of Business offers an AACSB International accredited business education to both undergraduate and graduate students. The business school encourages mentoring and hands-on learning to build on education acquired in the classroom. This is accomplished through 1-on-1 faculty interactions, internships, and study abroad opportunities. You’ll find an MBA program, an undergraduate business administration program with 3 specializations, and an international business major along with undergraduate programs in economics, IT, and accounting. The university is committed to enabling its students to succeed through numerous campus resources, including the Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise, which offers scholarships and research opportunities to students.
8. Stockton University
Stockton University proudly offers a business education that has a local and global community focus, and an emphasis on diversity and critical thinking in addition to a core business foundation. You’ll find an accessible faculty, opportunities for hands-on learning, and applied research opportunities. The university features both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with concentrations in areas like management, business analytics, and finance, along with an MBA program.
9. Iowa State University
Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business promotes hands-on experiences through in-class projects, business competitions, study abroad options, and interactions with business leaders. You’ll find business programs tuned in to global concerns, such as MBA options in bioscience and food as well as entrepreneurship programs at the undergraduate and doctoral levels. You can choose from 10 undergraduate majors, including management, supply chain management, and international business. The school also offers an MBA program, as well as a robust selection of master’s and doctoral business programs in areas like business analytics, real estate development, and management.
10. Salisbury University
Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business prides itself on the entrepreneurial focus that runs through all of its undergraduate and graduate business programs. The school utilizes state-of-the-art technology, real-world experiences, and extracurricular activities to promote learning and provide students with a solid business foundation and a global perspective. You’ll find bachelor’s degree programs in business with concentrations in management, marketing, and economics, among others. At the graduate level, the university offers an MBA that you can choose to pursue either through a hybrid or fully online program.
11. Longwood University
Located in Farmville, VA, Longwood University offers both undergraduate and graduate business programs. You can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or an MBA through the College of Business and Economics. Numerous concentration options are available at the undergraduate level, while the MBA offers two concentrations and is available in a hybrid format. The university incorporates core values of integrity, respect, accountability, and teamwork into its business curriculum and provides opportunities for learning outside the classroom through student business clubs, a mentorship program, and internships.
12. SUNY Cortland
At SUNY Cortland, you’ll get an education in business administration with the added benefit of training in applied economics, analysis, economic theory, and international business. This undergraduate business economics program builds foundational business and economic skills both inside and outside of the classroom with learning opportunities like research projects, internships, and student business clubs. The school places an emphasis on recognizing the achievements of its hard-working students through awards like the Chair’s Award for Academic Excellence or scholarship opportunities.
13. Westfield State University
Westfield State University’s business programs emphasize problem solving and business analysis skills, global issues, and diversity. You’ll find a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program that features concentrations in key areas like management and finance. Competitive admission is the standard in this business program, and you’ll be expected to successfully complete several prerequisite courses before applying to the major. The university’s business students have the opportunity to join the business club, which offers a variety of opportunities to learn from business workshops, field trips, and guest speakers.
14. Miami University
Miami University in Oxford, OH promotes global and hands-on learning experiences for business students in the Farmer School of Business through global internships and business programs. As an undergraduate, you can pursue a bachelor’s degree in business and choose from a wealth of other majors, including an interdisciplinary business management major that focuses on international business. Other options include operations management, human capital management, business economics, and entrepreneurship. You’ll also find a professional MBA program featuring small classes, expert business instruction, and a team-based approach to learning meant to help you succeed in your education and preparation for your future career.
15. Georgia College & State University
At Georgia College and State University’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, the student is the focus. Leadership and career preparation are critical to a business education here, with numerous opportunities to learn from business professionals, research projects, and internships. You’ll find Bachelor of Business Administration programs in management, management info systems, and accounting, as well as B.S. and B.A. programs in related fields. The university also prides itself on highly ranked graduate programs, including a traditional MBA and an online MBA program.
16. College of Charleston
The emphasis at the College of Charleston’s School of Business is on preparing students for the workplace. You’ll find a Student Success Center here designed to help you with your career questions, internship opportunities, and study abroad goals. The business administration bachelor’s program features instruction from business experts and combines a liberal arts perspective with business principles. This university also provides the opportunity for graduate students to quickly earn an MBA through their one-year MBA program that emphasizes global business acumen and leadership.
17. University of Washington Bothell
The University of Washington's Bothell camoys offers flexible learning options and a collaborative relationship with the local business community to enhance your educational experience. You’ll be taught by professors who have been published in well-known business journals and received distinguished teaching awards. As a student at this university, you can choose from a day or evening undergraduate program in business administration or the MBA program, depending on what better suits your schedule. Numerous clubs are available here to foster community, network, and develop your knowledge, including the MBA association and a local chapter of Delta Sigma Pi.
18. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Home to an AACSB International accredited business college, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse proudly offers an interactive approach to learning through its undergraduate and graduate business programs. You’ll find a Bachelor of Science program with numerous options for specializations, including management and international business, as well as an MBA program. You can participate in a variety of student organizations geared toward aspiring business leaders, including the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization and the Student Advisory Council.
19. Clemson University
Clemson University students are immersed in business education through collaboration with faculty members, applied learning approaches, a robust mentoring program, and interactions with business professionals. Business programs span all educational levels, from bachelor’s degrees to Ph.D.s. At the undergraduate level, you can choose from bachelor’s programs in management, financial management, economics, and more. As an undergraduate, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in learning outside the classroom and build your peer relationships through living learning communities. Clemson also provides flexible MBA options, an M.S. in Marketing, and Ph.D.s in Management and Economics.
20. Johnson University
Johnson University is a Christian university that offers a biblical and scriptural foundation alongside the core business principles featured in the university’s bachelor’s and master’s programs in business. If you plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in business at Johnson, you can choose from the Florida or Tennessee campus or online study. You’ll have the opportunity to put your classroom training into practice through a required internship. An MBA is also offered here through a fully online learning format.
21. University of New Hampshire
The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire is home to well-renowned business programs. The university has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with eight concentration options as well as an MBA program available through on-campus or online study. There are also master’s and doctoral degrees in economics available. The university boasts a focus on experiential learning, so you’ll be able to participate in first-year integrative experiences, active student groups, business competitions, and an investment group, all of which are meant to better prepare you for entering the workforce.
22. University of North Carolina at Asheville
Service and experiential learning are key components of the bachelor’s degree program in management offered at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. As an undergraduate business student here, you can put your learning into action through internships, perform research alongside faculty members, or gain a global business perspective through study abroad programs. The business program boasts a consulting practicum that promotes collaboration and an opportunity to work with real clients.
23. University of Vermont
Grossman School of Business is home to the University of Vermont’s esteemed Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and MBA programs. A strong focus of this university is research on family business, and you’ll be able to participate in student initiatives and global competitions in this arena. The business school focuses on the necessity of real-world work experience for its students, and boasts a 95% student participation rate in internships, paving the way for careers after graduation. The MBA program emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and innovation, preparing you for current global business challenges.
24. Washington State University
As a business student at this university, you’ll immerse yourself in business principles through classroom simulations and real-world experiences with corporate leaders. The university’s Carson College of Business is proud of its hands-on approach to learning, which includes exposure to global business through a required international experience. You can choose from the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration or the Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management, both of which include a variety of specializations, or you could pursue any one of the related business majors, including entrepreneurship, accounting, and finance. The university also offers an online MBA, executive MBA, and Ph.D. in Business Administration.
25. Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg State University gives its business students an opportunity to put their knowledge to the test, with a student-run consulting firm that allows them to complete projects for actual business clients. You’ll find three concentration options in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, including management, marketing, and accounting. You’ll also find an MBA program here designed to fit your schedule, with a fully online or hybrid format available as well as accelerated options for management and HR management concentrations.
26. West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University’s College of Business and Public Management boasts accreditations from both AACSB International and NASPAA. Business degree options are plentiful here and include a Bachelor of Science in Business Management or in international business and an MBA program that has received several accolades. You can expand your education by participating in the numerous activities available through the university’s entrepreneurial leadership center, which offers guest speakers, seminars, and consulting teams for startup businesses.
27. Michigan Technological University
Michigan Tech promotes a business program that provides cutting-edge business knowledge with a STEM foundation. You’ll find a student-focused approach at this university, which offers more than $80,000 annually in scholarships to business students alone. Undergraduate business programs here range from bachelor’s degrees in management, finance, and economics to a BS in Engineering Management. The Tech MBA program emphasizes learning in both technology and business and can be completed in two semesters.
28. University of Nebraska at Kearney
Practical, hands-on experience is emphasized in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s College of Business and Technology, which offers internship programs, learning labs, business competitions, and guest speakers. In addition to bachelor’s degrees in business fields like management, business administration, and supply chain management, you’ll find an agribusiness degree that offers courses in ranch management and agricultural finance. If flexibility is a concern, you’ll enjoy the convenience of the MBA program, which requires a few video conference or in-class courses in an otherwise fully online format.
29. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University proudly offers a business program that promotes collaboration between students and faculty. As a business student, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from business professionals through the Success Starts Here speaker series that features discussions with nearby business experts. Business majors available at this university include management, economics and marketing fields, as well as finance, info systems, and accounting. If you want to work in the business aspects of healthcare, the healthcare administration and management undergraduate degree could be the perfect fit. The university features an MBA program and a Master of Science in Health Information Management.
30. Converse College
Real-world experience, service learning, and global study are just some of the components that make up Converse College’s innovative approach to business education. Internships and case studies are built into the curriculum of both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs in business, giving you plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience. As an undergraduate business student, you’ll be able to choose from majors in key business areas like international business, HR management, and sports management. You’ll also be encouraged to learn outside the classroom, through research projects with faculty and study abroad programs.
31. Rutgers University- Camden
Rutgers School of Business at Camden is devoted to providing a global business perspective to all students, so you’ll be able to study at universities across the globe for just a few days, a full semester or an entire year. You’ll also find numerous optional learning opportunities here, including business-focused student organizations, a business leader development program, civic activities, and research projects. The undergraduate program here includes business degrees with majors in management, finance, and marketing, as well as an off-campus/online Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program. At the graduate level, a robust MBA program is offered, with options for the professional MBA, a fully online program, or a traditional MBA.
32. University of Northern Iowa
Professional development is the goal at the University of Northern Iowa’s business school, which offers a professional readiness program and internships to undergraduate students. Several business bachelor’s degrees can be found here, including a fully customizable business administration program with courses in operations management, international business, and staff development. At the graduate level, you can find flexible and convenient MBA programs on campus, through a weekend program in local Iowa communities, or even in a global arena in Shanghai or Hong Kong.
33. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
Known as a regional leader in business education, Penn State Harrisburg is home to Bachelor of Science programs in management, supply chain management, accounting, marketing, finance, and info systems. You’ll also find an MBA program with options to combine the degree with a Juris Doctor or Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. The university prides itself on experience and retains faculty members who have years of industry experience in addition to numerous business certifications.
34. Harding University
Harding University combines Christian values, ethical ideas, and a global perspective in its business curriculum to prepare students for their careers. Teamwork and hands-on experience are promoted here through business competitions, service learning activities, global study, and more. The Bachelor of Business Administration programs offer numerous options, including management, international business, and professional sales. The university also offers a fully online MBA program with an option for undergraduates to start the program in their final semester of undergraduate study.
35. William Carey University
Leadership and decision making are emphasized at William Carey University, which offers a variety of business programs accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education. You can choose from an MBA program or three undergraduate business administration degrees here, including a Bachelor of Science in Business, a Bachelor of Science, or a Bachelor of Arts. If you’re interested in a career in ministry work, you can also find a cross cultural business management major that combines business fundamentals with courses in intercultural and religious topics.
36. University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Colorado Boulder is home to the Leeds School of Business, which offers a wealth of business programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Here you’ll have access to numerous academic and research centers focused on business topics, including the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Research Division. As an undergraduate student, you can enter the school’s Bachelor of Science and Business Administration programs. If you wish to pursue a graduate degree, you can choose from an MBA, Master of Science, and a Ph.D. program at this university.
37. Worcester State University
Hands-on learning plays a key role in the business degree programs available at Worcester State University, where you’ll be able to participate in student clubs, a business honor society, research projects, and internships to build your skills and your resume. You’ll find plenty of flexible learning options here, with business programs available online or in the evening to meet your scheduling needs. Worcester offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with six concentration options, including international business, management, and small business management.
38. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Located in the Berkshires, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts proudly offers business programs emphasizing communication skills and technology along with business fundamentals. As an undergraduate student here, you’ll participate in internships and learn from expert business faculty while earning your degree. You can choose from the general business administration bachelor’s degree or select one of several concentrations in a related field. You’ll also find an MBA program designed specifically for working professionals.
39. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
You’ll find a student-focused business college at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, with advisors who can offer you help with your courses, out-of-class business experiences, and career goals. The university also offers a wealth of scholarships for business students. You can choose from several undergraduate business degrees, including a general business administration bachelor’s degree that requires you to complete a minor or certificate in such diverse areas as communications or math. The fully online MBA program utilizes a module approach that focuses on real-life business situations.
40. University of Arizona
Teamwork is a central focus of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with your fellow students in the varied business student organizations available here. Some options include the Business of Entertainment Club and the Eller Global Business Association. As an undergraduate, you can choose from eight specializations through the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. The school also offers MBA programs and a Ph.D. in Management program, among others.
41. Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers University’s business school is proud of its research-focused programs, as well as its well-published faculty, numerous research centers, and its own business journal, the Rutgers Business Review. You can choose from a wide variety of business program offerings at Rutgers University, including Bachelor of Science degrees in management or business analytics, MBA programs, master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. in Management. The school focuses on providing a top-notch education to its students and aims to provide support for their educational pursuits, as is evident through the Newark campus’s 87% first-year retention rate for undergraduates and 98% for its full-time MBA program as of 2018.
42. Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University students can get an edge on the competition through the mentoring program that links students to alumni working in the business world. Students also have the opportunity to make use of three business centers that promote entrepreneurship, global management, and economic self-reliance. Highly renowned degree programs at this university include a BS in Management with concentrations in entrepreneurship, strategy, and global supply chain, to name a few. At the graduate level, you can find a team-focused MBA program as well as an executive MBA that includes a global business experience component.
43. University of Florida
The University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business emphasizes global business and entrepreneurship in its business programs, with more than half of the 2018 graduating class spending time in study abroad programs while at the school. The school also boasted more than 300 student-initiated business ventures in the 2017-18 school year. You can choose from on-campus and online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs here, with five concentrations available in the on-campus programs. A BA in business administration is available along with a host of graduate programs, such as MBAs, a Master of International Business and a Master of Science in Management.
44. Cottey College
At this women’s college, you’ll get an education in women’s leadership, communication methods, and global business along with a solid business foundation through bachelor’s degrees in business administration-management and international business. The programs at Cottey College provide a hands-on approach to learning through interactions with real businesses and clients as part of classroom experiences and internships. Opportunities to explore the global business world are offered here, through a required study abroad program.
45. Virginia Tech
The Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech helps students focus on their careers by offering opportunities to work with faculty on business research, a strong alumni network that interacts with current students, and in-class projects that put theory into action. Bachelor’s degree options here include programs in management, hospitality and tourism management, real estate and marketing. Virginia Tech also offers a Ph.D. in Business with five concentrations along with several executive education programs.
46. University of Georgia
Community service and responsibility are mainstays of the University of Georgia’s business programs offered through Terry College of Business, where you’ll find opportunities to promote economic growth in the region, participate in student projects, and volunteer in the community. You can choose from bachelor’s degree options in management, international business, risk management, and more. Innovative graduate degree programs at this university include an online Master of Business and Technology, a STEM MBA, and an MS in Business Analytics.
47. Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology proudly offers business degrees that combine business essentials with training in technology and information systems to prepare you for today’s world. In the Bachelor of Science in Business and Management Systems program, you’ll combine your coursework with a required experiential learning component, which can include service projects, internships, competitions, mentoring programs, or leadership activities. The MBA program offers such cutting-edge coursework as big data, data science, and strategy.
48. Western Washington University
Western Washington University promotes business partnerships and collaboration through its numerous business centers aimed at providing learning opportunities beyond the classroom. At Western Washington University, you can choose from seven concentrations within the Bachelor of Business Administration program. A general business concentration is offered at two of the university’s campuses and the international business program is offered as a minor or a concentration. You’ll also find a degree program that combines business and sustainability, a degree in manufacturing and supply chain management, and an MBA.
49. Framingham State University
You’ll get plenty of opportunities for applied learning at Framingham State University, where you can pursue internships in the community, gain experience through one of the academic centers on campus, or participate in research projects with your professors. The eight undergraduate degree options include a BS in International Business and a BS in Management with four concentrations, among others. You can also find career-focused graduate options here with a fully online MBA in Management or an MBA in Biotechnology Operations.
50. University of California-Merced
The management and business economics bachelor’s degree at the University of California-Merced is one of the most popular options on campus, with the third highest number of students enrolled in the program. This program offers a well-rounded approach to business, introducing elements of entrepreneurship, economic theories, business strategies, and leadership methods. The school also provides the opportunity for busy professionals to further their education through its Master of Management program that can be completed in just a year. Through its Center for Career and Professional Advancement, the University of California-Merced offers numerous tools to help you prepare for your career, including career specialists and assessments.