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Business Bachelor's Degrees Online
Hone your business acumen and garner added respect:...
Hone your business acumen and garner added respect:
- Time: 70% of graduates finish within 42 months.
- Tuition: $3,575 per 6-month term.
- Courses : 40 total courses in this program.
Sample careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:
- Account executive
- Business analyst
- Program manager
- Director or senior director
- Vice president
This online degree program is an excellent choice for kick-starting your organizational management career.
IT Management – B.S. Business Administration
IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:...
IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:
- Time: 70% of graduates finish within 43 months.
- Tuition: $3,575 per 6-month term.
- Courses: 40 total courses in this program.
Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:
- Vice president of risk management
- Product security incident manager
- Vice president of technical services
- CTO and CIO
- Director of IT
Key competencies of these online courses align with industry needs: management and leadership, networks and security, and information systems management.
You can become a healthcare industry leader:...
You can become a healthcare industry leader:
Compare with B.S. Health Information Management
- Time: 73% of graduates finish within 37 months.
- Health information manager
- Community service manager
- Clinical manager
- Medical records manager
- Social service manager
The online courses in this career-focused business degree program will prepare you with management-level skills and an up-to-date understanding of our healthcare delivery system.
Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?...
Have a knack for numbers or fine-tuning finances?
- Courses: 41 courses in this program.
- Accounting manager
- Financial director
- Vice president of finance and operations
- Chief financial officer
- Forensic accountant
Take your first step toward CPA certification and learn how to use GAAP, ledgers, and journals.
A SHRM-recognized online business degree program:...
A SHRM-recognized online business degree program:
- Time: 72% of graduates finish within 43 months.
- Courses: 41 total courses in this program.
- Human resource specialist
- Director of talent acquisition
- Recruiting manager
- Organizational learning specialist
- Vice president of HR
Earn your B.S. in Human Resources and help build strong organizations.
For those who want to lead brands and steer consumer markets:...
For those who want to lead brands and steer consumer markets:
- Time: 71% of graduates finish within 40 months.
- Marketing and PR manager
- Director of marketing and communications
- Director of publications
- Customer intelligence manager
- Marketing sales manager
Marketing is a creative and exciting field—and one where an undergraduate degree will open better opportunities.
This online finance program is career-focused so you will gain relevant...
This online finance program is career-focused so you will gain relevant industry skills.
- Time: 70% of graduates finish similar programs within 42 months.
- Financial analyst
- Finance director
- Investment banker
- Insurance agent
The competency-based model at WGU allows you to move as quickly as you can master the material, and do your coursework on your schedule. Flexibility is key with the B.S. in finance at WGU.
Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this online...
Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this online program a top choice.
- Time: 70% of graduates finish within 48 months.
- Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term.
- Courses: 36 total courses in this program.
Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Project+
- CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
- CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
- Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
- ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
- LPI Linux Essentials
Job titles this degree may prepare you for include:
- Application developer
- Business systems analyst
- Database administrator
Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster...
Earn both your bachelor’s in IT and master’s in IT management at a faster pace with fewer courses.
- Time: Approximately 5 years.
- Tuition : $3,625 per 6-month term for the bachelor's degree; $3,940 per term for the master's portion.
- Courses: 42 total courses in this program.
This program allows students to earn their bachelor's degree in IT and move directly into a master's degree in IT management, cutting down on the total number of courses to complete.
A program designed for future leaders in HIM....
A program designed for future leaders in HIM.
- Time: 63% of grads earned this degree in 36 months or less.
- Tuition: $3,998 per 6-month term, plus a Health Professions Student Fee of $350.
- Courses : 36 total courses in this program.
Some careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:
- Director of informatics
- Information systems auditor
- Outpatient coder
- Health records manager
This CAHIIM-accredited program makes you eligible for the RHIA exam.
Compare with B.S. Business – Healthcare Management
Business Master's Degrees Online
Master of Business Administration
The flexible MBA program you need, focused on business management,...
The flexible MBA program you need, focused on business management, strategy, and leading teams:
- Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months.
- Tuition: $4,530 per 6-month term.
- Courses: 11 total courses in this program.
- President and CEO
- Executive director
- Chief strategic officer
Our competency-based model gives you an innovative learning experience you won't find anywhere else—and our MBA grads tell us they loved accelerating their program to see a faster ROI.
Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations....
Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.
- Time: Graduates can finish within 12 months.
- Courses : 11 total courses in this program.
- Administrative director
- Other executive-level roles
Healthcare is big business in today's complex economy. Steer your career with this specialty MBA.
Compare online business degrees
This program is not the only online business degree WGU offers that is designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees.
Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper...
Earn the online college degree that can move your career into IT upper management:
- Time: Graduates can finish in 12 months
- Tuition: $4,530 per 6-month term
- Courses: 11 total courses in this program
- Chief technology officer
- Director of IT services
- Senior systems administrator
- Management information systems director
- Computer and information systems manager
Learn to navigate emergencies, execute strategies, and optimize systems with the competencies within this specialty MBA.
An online master's degree focused on change management, innovation, and...
An online master's degree focused on change management, innovation, and leading teams:
- Time: 70% of graduates can finish in 20 months.
- Courses: 10 total courses in this program
- Director of operations
Develop a comprehensive suite of leadership skills and your confidence to navigate changing business structures.
Become better qualified to pursue a greater variety of public and private...
Become better qualified to pursue a greater variety of public and private accounting positions:
- Time: 72% of grads finish within 24 months.
- Internal audit manager
- Senior accountant
- Other specialized finance roles
This MAcc program is designed to prepare you for the CPA exam and also the CMA or CIA exams.
Two online marketing master's degree options with a focus on either...
Two online marketing master's degree options with a focus on either digital marketing or marketing analytics.
- Time: 72% of graduates finish WGU master's programs in 24 months.
- Courses: 11 total courses in this program
- Program Options: Students choose from two degrees to focus their marketing studies on digital marketing or marketing analytics.
- Marketing manager
- Marketing analyst
- Marketing director
- SEO manager
- SEM manager
- Email manager
A marketing master's degree will help you prepare for a wide range of exciting marketing careers.
Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:...
Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:
- Time: 70% of graduates finish within 23 months.
- Tuition: $3,940 per 6-month term.
There are many careers this degree program may prepare you for, including:
- Data Analyst
- Data Administrator
- Business Analyst
- Data Engineer
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Information Research Scientist
- Advanced Analytics Expert
Master data mining, visualization, and SQL—and lead analytics at the business of your choice.
A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead....
A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead.
- Time: 72% of graduates finish within 20 months.
- Courses: 10 total courses in this program.
Included in your program—at no extra cost—is the opportunity to earn the valuable PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification .
There are many job titles this degree can prepare you for, including:
- IT director
- Information systems manager
Maximize the opportunities that your IT career path has afforded you—earn your master's and keep moving up.
A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly...
A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly in line with innovations in health and healthcare.
- Time: 81% of grads finish within 24 months.
- Tuition: $4,240 per 6-month term.
- Courses: 12 total courses in this program.
Examples of careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:
- Managed care executive
- Director of integrated care management
- Health center manager/clinic manager
- Director of integrated facilities
Your rich experience in a health-related field can mean more when you bring a master's level of understanding to the problems that organizations need to solve.
This program is not the only degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees.
Learning Experience Design and Educational Technology– M.S.
The M.S. in Learning Experience Design and Educational Technology from WGU...
The M.S. in Learning Experience Design and Educational Technology from WGU is for instructional designers tasked with creating engaging and immersive virtual learning experiences that can substitute for on-ground instruction.
No teaching license required.
- Time: 73% of grads finish similar programs in 18 months
- Tuition: $3,665 per 6-month term
This program includes two tracks for students to choose from:
- The K-12 Learning Designer pathway
- The Adult Learning Designer pathway
Careers you will be prepared for after earning this degree include:
- Instructional coordinator
- Instructional designer
- Curriculum developer
- Instructional technologist
- Learning engineer
- Learning architect
- Instructional design coordinator
- Academic technologist
- Learning experience designer
- Distance education administrator
- Director of instructional design
- Online course designer
- Online course developer
- Corporate training
Develop training and instruction expertise to help you in the classroom, in educational settings, or in corporate world.
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A business degree should be worth the cost. Our degree programs have proven to provide a great return on investment. In fact, WGU grads see an average salary increase of $18,200 within just two years of graduation, and undergraduates pay back their tuition investment in around a year and a half.* Great ROI and higher pay—a business degree from WGU is your foundation for career progression. * WGU 2021 Annual Report
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College of business faqs, what is the best online college for a business degree.
Doing research is crucial when comparing business administration degrees. Things like the cost of the program, the amount of time it will take, and the courses are all important factors when making a decision. But there is more you should think about when making your choice. The amount of debt students have, the amount they are able to earn after they graduate, and how many online students a university has are also extremely important factors in determining which is the best program to meet your needs.
1. Excelsior College ROI: 497% Exclusively Online Students: 25,245 Tuition: $9,180 per year
2. Western Governors University ROI: 267% Exclusively Online Students: 136,139 Tuition: $6,450 per year See WGU's Business Management Program
3. American Public University System ROI: 249% Exclusively Online Students: 45,249 Tuition: $11,550 per year
4. Arizona State University—Skysong ROI: 225% Exclusively Online Students: 43,721 Tuition: $8,550 per year
5. Capella University ROI: 171% Exclusively Online Students: 37,859 Tuition: $10,710 per year
Source: WGU Data
What is the most inexpensive online college for business?
Compare tuition prices for business management programs at online colleges. Other fees may apply, and fees will vary based on degree program and institution. These calculations are made based on 4 year degree programs, with prices listed on an institution's website.
Western Governors University $28,600
Capella University $38,400
Southern New Hampshire University $38,400
Purdue Global University $50,085
University of Phoenix $47,760
Grand Canyon University $56,400
Devry University $62,708
Walden University $62,795
How much does an online business degree cost?
On average, online business degrees at other universities will cost $38,000 to $60,000 total. There also may be in-state or out-of-state tuition factors, as well as additional fees. However, you may be able to find online degree programs that cost much less.
For example, business degree programs at WGU are $3,575 per term for a bachelor's degree, and only $4,530 for graduate programs. This is less than half the cost of other online institutions.*
How fast can I get an online business degree?
A bachelor's degree in business usually takes around four years to complete at a traditional university. Often online business degree programs allow you to accelerate your program. For example, at WGU business undergraduate programs can be completed in around two years thanks to the accelerated course program.
What can I do with an online business degree?
An online business degree can open up many opportunities for you to begin or advance your career in business. Since a business degree is versatile and teaches many skills, it could qualify you to work in any of several unique industries. With an online business degree, you could potentially qualify for a job in management, finance, accounting, marketing, information technology, or even healthcare. So whether you want to be an accountant or a chief technology officer, an online business degree can help.
Can I earn a CPA license in my state with a WGU degree?
CPA licensure requirements vary by state. Check here for more information about accounting license requirements in your state.
*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 40% lower than the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems in 2022 . WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.
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Bachelor's Degree in Management
Learn the Landscape of Business Markets
Inspire change in any organization.
Are you inspired by the dynamic forces of change and potential for growth in the ever-evolving business landscape? Do you want to lead business-improvement efforts and manage innovation initiatives for an organization? If so, DeVry University’s Bachelor's Degree in Management is designed to help students like you gain the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in rapidly changing and competitive global marketplaces.
If you’re a creative problem solver, consider earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from DeVry University. This onsite or online business management degree helps prepare students for a business career in a variety of industries. Through this program, you can gain versatile problem-solving and management skills that can help you prepare for what’s next in your field. With a Bachelor's Degree in Management, you will be introduced to management concepts like budgeting and forecasting, project management and marketing. You’ll learn through real-world management scenarios and practice the skills needed to motivate employees and help them perform.
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When you partner with DeVry to earn your Bachelor's in Management degree, you'll learn strategies used to manage employees and business goals across a variety of functions. Our professors are professionals who can help you create a solid foundation in areas such as accounting, project management, marketing, entrepreneurship and human resources. You can choose to earn your degree 100% online or through a combination of online and onsite at one of our campus locations .
- Join a growing profession: Launch a career in a fast-growing field. On a national level, employment of management analysts is expected to grow 14 percent nationally from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . 1
- Choose your own path: With our undecided model, you’ll be exposed to 10 different online business management degree specializations and be better equipped to choose your path. 2
- Learn from experienced professors: DeVry’s faculty bring real-world experiences that can be immediately applicable to the workplace.
- Experience flexibility to fit your life: Study full- or part-time and tailor your DeVry experience to fit your life. Classes start every eight weeks, so you can begin your business management degree when it makes sense for you.
Business Management Degree Specializations
Prepare for business management roles across various industries by customizing your onsite or online business management degree based on your goals. You can pick one of 10 specializations right away or wait until you're more familiar with the space 2 . Students dedicate at least 30 credit hours of their coursework to their preferred business management program specialization.
Available management degree specializations include:
Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Management in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
What You'll Learn
The courses within our Bachelor's in Business Management degree program span a broad range of topics related to business administration , finance, management practices and business analytics. Because technology drives modern business, we've infused technology into our management curriculum so you'll prepare to solve problems and help move organizations forward through hands-on learning.
The Bachelor's in Management program covers the following:
Administration and Management
Judgment and Decision Making
14% projected growth.
Employment of management analysts is projected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. 1
DeVry University’s Bachelor Degree in Management has achieved voluntary accreditation** from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org , demonstrating that it has met the standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.
A bachelor's degree in management can prepare you for a number of careers in business, such as human resources, project management, sales and marketing and more. Graduates of DeVry’s Business Management degree program may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers depending on their specialization of choice:
- Accountant Accountants are employed in a wide range of industries where they help business leaders keep track of expenses and revenues. They also play a role in shaping the direction of a business through the budgeting of projects and initiatives.
- Business Analyst Business analysts evaluate the processes at a business to determine their efficiency and identify ways that they could be improved.
- Data Analyst Data analysts gather and organize data into clear reports. Using these reports, the analyst draws conclusions on how a company can be run more efficiently and then presents this information to upper management.
- Financial Planner Financial planners work with a company to help them develop effective budgets. These budgets are based on fiscal goals that the company wishes to reach. They also work to develop investment and savings strategies for the company.
- Investment Analyst Investment analysts research the investments a company makes to help them make profitable decisions.
- Manager Managers oversee a group or team of employees within a department to ensure that productivity goals are being met.
- Marketer Marketers develop strategies and campaigns that increase the visibility and value of a company's brand. This differs slightly from, can often confused be with, advertising, which aims to promote a specific service or product offered by a company.
- Project Manager Project managers are responsible for overseeing specific projects within a company. They set and monitor budgets, ensure deadlines are met and delegate work to people within the project team
- Security and Commodities Security and commodity professionals identify stocks and bonds, also known as securities, which would make a profitable investment for a company.
- Specialist in Talent Acquisition These specialists are often responsible for sourcing, interviewing and hiring employees for an organization or company.
- Sales Representative Sales representatives are responsible for connecting with customers to ensure their receipt and satisfaction with a company’s products and services. They can also be tasked with identifying new markets and leads.
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The courses within DeVry’s Bachelor’s in Management degree program cover topics related to finance, business administration, technology and beyond. Depending on the specialty you choose, core or required coursework for DeVry’s business management students may include data analysis, principles of economics, marketing and project management. Additional classes in your field of study will depend on the requirements of your degree specialization.
At DeVry, we believe in broadening your knowledge and skills beyond the specific area of your business degree program. To help prepare you for the interconnected workplace and business markets of tomorrow, your general studies may include communications, humanities, mathematics, social sciences and more.
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A management degree teaches students what they need to know to manage organizations and lead people in business settings. Management degrees can be earned at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level and can focus on specific areas within business.
Interested in additional information about management degrees? Learn about business management degree requirements and the benefits of earning a management degree .
What can you do with a business management degree?
There are many options and career paths available to those who earn a business management degree. From leading organizations to being a valued individual contributor, some potential careers include marketing manager, business analyst or a financial analyst.
Is business management a good degree?
A business management degree is a good degree choice if it aligns with your desired career path and will help you gain the knowledge you need to achieve your goals. Specifically, a business management degree can help you better understand the basics of business, hone your management skills, improve your communication abilities and lead organizations into the future. If those are skills you want to develop, a business management degree can be a good choice.
Learn more about why a business management degree can be worth the investment .
Can I get a business management degree online?
Yes, schools such as DeVry University and DeVry’s Keller Graduate School of Management offer online business management degrees at the, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Plus, DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org . DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.
Is business management a BA or BS?
Typically, a business management degree is a bachelor of science (BS) degree. At DeVry University, our Bachelor's Degree in Management is a bachelor of science (BS) degree.
If I choose to pursue my business management degree online, will I still be able to have access to admissions representatives and student support advisors?
Yes, our representatives and advisors are available to all enrolled students and new students looking to enroll. Our colleagues are here to help you. If you have any questions regarding your Bachelor’s Degree in Management, they will help you whenever you are ready.
Will the business management degree provide the knowledge and skills to be prepared to manage or supervise employees?
Some business classes that you may take will include principles of management, where you will be taught management theories. Another potential course is managerial applications of business analytics, which focuses on how analytics impact organizational management.
What specializations are offered with this degree?
Specializations offered with DeVry’s Bachelor’s Degree in Management include accounting, finance, human resources and project management among others. Learn more about each of our business specializations .
How long does it take to earn a bachelor’s degree in business management online?
While many schools focus on four-year degree programs, at DeVry, you can earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Management in as little as 2 years and 8 months* – or even faster with qualifying transfer credits. Our 122-minimum-credit-hour program is offered year-round, with new class sessions starting every 8 weeks. The length of time it takes to earn your degree will also depend on whether you enroll full or part-time and if you plan to take any breaks during your studies.
How much does it cost to get a bachelor’s in business management?
The cost to earn a bachelor’s in business management varies depending on various factors—tuition, program fees and other expenses.
At DeVry, our program’s tuition is billed by the credit hour. Your total tuition costs depend on the program you enroll in, as well as individual factors such as qualifying transfer credits, scholarships, grants and more. To learn about our current cost per credit hour, visit our Tuition page .
What type of skills will an online business management degree program teach me?
There can be many benefits to earning your business management degree online, including learning skills that are relevant across a variety of industries.
Online business management degree programs focus on the skills and knowledge needed to lead teams and make informed managerial decisions while considering the ethical, economic and social implications of your actions. These can include:
- Critical and strategic thinking: Learn to identify problems and resolve them logically and strategically.
- Communication: Gain skills to help you effectively communicate in various business situations.
- Project management: Learn to plan, analyze risks, budget and monitor projects.
- Problem-solving: Analyze challenges and learn to resolve issues and roadblocks that arise in the workplace.
- Leadership: Explore the leadership fundamentals of managing a project and guiding a team.
- Research: Understand how to gather, examine and review information to create recommendations.
- Analytics: Examine statistics and data to investigate and analyze business performance.
- Financial accounting: Learn how companies manage finances, plan budgets and prepare financial statements.
Is a Bachelor's in Management degree right for me?
A bachelor's degree in management may be right for you if you have an interest in what motivates people and want to help them achieve their goals while improving a business. It's a great degree choice for socially oriented people who have natural leadership skills or for anyone who wants to develop those skills.
Are there scholarship and financial aid options available for the business management degree program?
Yes, financial aid is available to students who apply and qualify. We can help you explore a variety of scholarships and grants as well as financial aid options that you may be eligible for.
DeVry University offers scholarships and grants to eligible students. Visit our Scholarships and Grants page for more details on eligibility criteria and award amounts. Our Student Support team can help you develop a personalized plan to manage your business management degree tuition costs.
Whether you want to complete a business management degree online or take classes at one of our 40+ campus locations, at DeVry you can choose a business degree program that’s the right fit for you. DeVry’s Bachelor’s in Management offerings, like our Bachelor’s in Business Administration, are designed for students with little to no prior college education and work experience. If you have relevant prior college credits or professional experience, you might consider a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management, which offers many of the same specializations.
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Whether you're working to move ahead in your field or looking to take an entirely new path, DeVry’s career services team has helped thousands of bachelor’s degree holders get started with or further develop their career plans. Improve your resume, establish networking contacts, and explore opportunities in your field after graduation. Wherever your management degree takes you, DeVry has tools, resources and advisors available to help you pursue your professional goals.
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What is an online business degree or mba.
Receiving a degree in business can open a path to a career in many fields. Whether you are looking to get an online MBA, management degree, or business analytics degree, you can find affordable online programs from top universities offered on Coursera.
A business degree can guide you toward a range of careers within the world of business, and can also prepare you for a career in adjacent fields. Of all bachelor’s and master’s degrees conferred in the 2017-18 academic year, the greatest number were conferred in business, according to the National Center for Education Statistics . A 2018 survey found that a majority of business school graduates felt that their graduate degrees advanced their careers at a faster rate than their peers. These alumni have also found jobs in a range of industries, including products and services, technology, and finance and accounting.
A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate-level business management degree with a focus on leadership and managerial skills. By earning this degree, you can equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to accelerate your career in business environments, transition to new industries, or even launch your own businesses. An MBA degree program isn’t one-size-fits-all. Consider your lifestyle, career goals, and current employment situation to decide which program is right for you. (Learn more about common types of MBA degrees ).
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Why get a business degree or MBA?
As you pursue your online business degree, you can learn a wide variety of business fundamentals, including economics, marketing, finance, strategy, organizational behavior, and accounting. Outside the core curriculum, you can typically customize your experience through concentrations or specializations, elective classes, and experiential learning opportunities with actual companies. This can help you develop the leadership skills necessary to run a business—and these skills transfer to many career paths.
Earn your degree from a top university.
Earn your business degree from leading universities around the globe without having to relocate or commute. You can change your entire career trajectory from your couch, all at your own pace.
Build job-ready business skills.
Gain a competitive edge in the workforce by developing your business and management skills, like strategy and operations, Microsoft Excel, digital marketing, project management, data analysis, blockchain, corporate accounting, and more.
Enhance your resume.
Choosing a major or specialization that aligns with your career goals can make it easier to achieve them. If you want to go into a data-heavy industry, a business analytics specialization may help show employers that your skill set matches their needs.
Level up your career.
According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), 77 percent of graduates felt their program prepared them for leadership positions, and 67 percent felt they had gained opportunities for quicker career advancement.
What do business students have to say?
Hear from current students and graduates who've studied at top universities on Coursera about what it's like to earn your business degree online.
Getting my MBA makes me feel empowered because I don’t need to stop being myself. I don’t need to stop working. I don’t need to stop being a mother.
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My first week of studying was in Africa with no mobile or wifi. I was able to download all the content in advance.
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Types of business degrees
Business ranks among the most common fields of study across the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels. A business degree program can be general, providing a cross-functional overview of the way a business runs, or they can focus on one particular area of business, such as finance or marketing. If you want to learn more about business in a formal academic setting, there is likely a degree program that would be appropriate for your current education level.
For many in-demand business fields, a bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level education. You can expect to graduate from your program with the knowledge and skills you need to get started in your chosen field.
Across all master’s degree programs, business is the most common field of study. Both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Science (MS) degree can offer a comprehensive graduate-level business education, however an MBA will provide an interdepartmental look at how businesses run, while an MS will provide a nuanced understanding of one particular area of business.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Online MBA Programs & Business Degrees
What is an mba.
A Masters of Business Administration, or MBA degree , is a graduate-level business and management degree with a focus on leadership and managerial skills. In an MBA program, you'll build a strong foundation of business practices while learning skills in areas like corporate finance, digital marketing, business strategy, operations management, leadership, organizational management, and more.
Can I take business degree courses from anywhere in the world?
You can learn key business skills to advance your career anytime and anywhere in the world—all you need is an Internet connection.
How long does it take to get an MBA degree?
Typically, a traditional full-time MBA degree takes one to two years to complete. Some programs offer MBA candidates with an undergraduate business degree or substantial professional experience an accelerated MBA program to earn their degree in as little as a year.
Part-time, online, and executive MBAs can take anywhere from eighteen months to three years to finish, depending on the curriculum and course load.
How much can a business major make?
The median starting salary for MBA graduates at US companies in 2021 was projected to be $115,000, according to a 2021 corporate recruiters survey from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). That’s $40,000 higher than projections for direct-from-industry hires, and $50,000 higher than job candidates with a bachelor’s degree.
There are a number of factors that can influence the amount of money you can anticipate earning after getting your MBA, including area of industry, job location, the school you graduate from, and years of experience.
How can a business degree help me in my career?
By earning a business degree, you can build a foundation for a new career or prepare yourself for better, often higher-paying opportunities. You can gain functional job skills and a well-recognized credential to potentially attract recruiters and hiring managers in a variety of fields.
A survey of 2019 graduates from the iMBA program at the University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business found similar positive outcomes. Over half reported having received a promotion, job offer, or accepted a new position while they were in the program; graduates saw their pay increase by 20 percent on average.
Is an online business degree worth it?
Getting an MBA online can open doors, help you grow professionally, as an individual, and yes—financially as well. Online business degrees can accommodate the obligations of your life while you learn the tools to build and support businesses. Ultimately, the worth of an online business degree depends on your personal and professional goals, financial outcome, costs, and other factors.
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University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA •
- • Rating 3.88 out of 5 1,309 reviews
Junior: Work hard, play hard! That’s life at Penn. Strengths - Great approachable Professors, almost any class or activity you can think of, wonderful diversity, beautiful campus. Lots of opportunities to study abroad. Greek life is active, but not necessary to have a rich social life. Tuition, room and board are expensive but there’s lots of aid available. Highly recommended, but very competitive admission rate ( around 8% ). Suggest applying Early Decision if Penn’s your first choice ( 18% acceptance rate ). ... Read 1,309 reviews
- grade A+ Overall Niche Grade
Acceptance rate 9%
Net price $24,167
SAT range 1460-1570
#1 Best Colleges for Business in America .
PHILADELPHIA, PA ,
1309 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.
Featured Review: Junior says Work hard, play hard! That’s life at Penn. Strengths - Great approachable Professors, almost any class or activity you can think of, wonderful diversity, beautiful campus. Lots of opportunities... .
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Overall Niche Grade : A+ ,
Acceptance Rate : 9% ,
Net Price : $24,167 ,
SAT Range : 1460-1570 ,
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA •
- • Rating 3.97 out of 5 3,917 reviews
Sophomore: For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines -Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good -Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities (ex: Greek life) But when you get through the superficial aspect you can meet some really awesome, interesting friends! -facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dorms Overall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit a certain mold. ... Read 3,917 reviews
Acceptance rate 16%
Net price $39,759
SAT range 1340-1530
#2 Best Colleges for Business in America .
LOS ANGELES, CA ,
3917 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.
Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines -Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good -Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities... -facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dorms Overall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit... .
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Acceptance Rate : 16% ,
Net Price : $39,759 ,
SAT Range : 1340-1530 ,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA •
- • Rating 4.14 out of 5 652 reviews
Sophomore: Currently reaching near the middle of my time here, and this school truly works you to the bone. The baseline of this place is that everyone is very smart. Some are decently smart and work hard enough to get in, others come in doing Olympiads from when they were 5 years old. The students are very diverse. Some come in "normal", others finally get to truly express the weird and unique that they've been suppressing their whole lives. The campus is extremely welcoming and you really get to be who you want to be; it's very beautiful. Each dorm has an extant history and culture; you can automatically learn about someone by what dorm they live in. The academics are exceedingly difficult by content and pace. The problem set difficulty are elevated beyond a typical school's, and they force you to collaborate with others. Everyone must collaborate. You're forced to learn time management skills. I was finally able to satisfy my love for learning here. Truly an amazing and unique school! ... Read 652 reviews
Acceptance rate 7%
Net price $19,998
SAT range 1510-1580
#3 Best Colleges for Business in America .
CAMBRIDGE, MA ,
652 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.
Featured Review: Sophomore says Currently reaching near the middle of my time here, and this school truly works you to the bone. The baseline of this place is that everyone is very smart. Some are decently smart and work hard... The students are very diverse. Some come in "normal", others finally get to truly express the weird and unique that they've been suppressing their whole lives. The campus is extremely welcoming and... The academics are exceedingly difficult by content and pace. The problem set difficulty are elevated beyond a typical school's, and they force you to collaborate with others. Everyone must... I was finally able to satisfy my love for learning here. Truly an amazing and unique school! .
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Acceptance Rate : 7% ,
Net Price : $19,998 ,
SAT Range : 1510-1580 ,
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University of Houston - Victoria
Victoria, TX •
- • Rating 3.73 out of 5 521 reviews
Sophomore: At Jaguar Journey, new students are introduced to campus life at UHV. The weekend is packed with activities and informational sessions to let students know about services intended to help them succeed. Jaguar Journey is held in Victoria the weekend before classes begin for the fall semester, and teaches new students what it means to be a Jaguar! This annual tradition was voted as the best overall experience at UHV. Throughout each academic school year, JAB takes students out of town on a variety of different road trips. These road trips have become a central part of student involvement on campus. Past road trips have included going to Fiesta Texas, UH Football games, and Schlitterbahn. Students have a blast experiencing these attractions, and look forward to attending each time they become available. ... Read 521 reviews
- grade B Overall Niche Grade
Acceptance rate 67%
Net price $9,657
SAT range 930-1090
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VICTORIA, TX ,
521 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
Featured Review: Sophomore says At Jaguar Journey, new students are introduced to campus life at UHV. The weekend is packed with activities and informational sessions to let students know about services intended to help them... .
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Overall Niche Grade : B ,
Acceptance Rate : 67% ,
Net Price : $9,657 ,
SAT Range : 930-1090 ,
Washington, DC •
- • Rating 3.79 out of 5 1,240 reviews
Freshman: Truly one of the best undergraduate experiences out there! Teaching staff, social scene, academic offers outside of the classroom (speaker, events, etc), traditions, and the surrounding area make Georgetown incredibly special. Sure you can get a great education at a number of schools on this list, but you can’t get the Georgetown experience anywhere else. Everyone is super hardworking, optimistic/grounded (none of the Ivy snark or pessimism), and most importantly looking to give back. I’m not catholic (I’m frankly not even religious), but the Jesuit values and inclusive nature of the school gives a one of a kind education for the mind, body, and soul. It might seem like a pain to fill out another application (I know it sucks and should be updated), but it will be the best pain you’ve ever put yourself through! ... Read 1,240 reviews
Acceptance rate 17%
Net price $30,710
SAT range 1380-1550
#4 Best Colleges for Business in America .
WASHINGTON, DC ,
1240 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.
Featured Review: Freshman says Truly one of the best undergraduate experiences out there! Teaching staff, social scene, academic offers outside of the classroom (speaker, events, etc), traditions, and the surrounding area make... .
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Acceptance Rate : 17% ,
Net Price : $30,710 ,
SAT Range : 1380-1550 ,
Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO •
- • Rating 4.09 out of 5 1,523 reviews
Alum: I am thankful for my undergraduate experience at Washington University in St. Louis. The college has great connections for post-grad opportunities in multiple fields - business, medicine, research, engineering. I was easily able to switch between the Arts & Sciences program and the Business School at the end of my sophomore year. There is a huge focus on medicine, so even for other career paths there are healthcare adjacent offerings (e.g. Healthcare Management, Bio Medical Engineering, Global Health, Psychology/Neuroscience/Philosophy). The brand name and resources do carry for other non-health related professions too. The classwork can be tough so it's best you find out which paths are a good fit for you in terms of academic rigor, class size, and teaching style. Your counselors can help with this. Good size of the school - not too big to get lost, but not too small to know everyone and the campus is very very beautiful! I suggest visiting and talking to alum to learn more! ... Read 1,523 reviews
Net price $27,233
SAT range 1480-1560
#5 Best Colleges for Business in America .
SAINT LOUIS, MO ,
1523 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.
Featured Review: Alum says I am thankful for my undergraduate experience at Washington University in St. Louis. The college has great connections for post-grad opportunities in multiple fields - business, medicine, research,... Good size of the school - not too big to get lost, but not too small to know everyone and the campus is very very beautiful! I suggest visiting and talking to alum to learn more! .
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Net Price : $27,233 ,
SAT Range : 1480-1560 ,
Houston, TX •
- • Rating 4.07 out of 5 1,099 reviews
Junior: I came into Rice as a transfer student this past semester. I'm happy to say I've found a place where I feel completely welcomed and appreciated. This is where I was meant to be. I am academically challenged and my curiosity is constantly mirrored in my classmates/friends. The conversations are fun and the people are genuine. Don't think that you can't apply because of how competitive it looks. They really practice the holistic approach and if you bring your unique story, passion, and perspective you have a shot. I didn't have perfect test scores, but I had a great work ethic and passion for what I do. If you want a home away from home- highly recommend! ... Read 1,099 reviews
Acceptance rate 11%
Net price $19,215
#6 Best Colleges for Business in America .
HOUSTON, TX ,
1099 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.
Featured Review: Junior says I came into Rice as a transfer student this past semester. I'm happy to say I've found a place where I feel completely welcomed and appreciated. This is where I was meant to be. I am academically... .
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Acceptance Rate : 11% ,
Net Price : $19,215 ,
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Ithaca, NY •
- • Rating 3.77 out of 5 2,021 reviews
Senior: Work hard, play harder. Cornell is an excellent school academically speaking & one where you'll find friends for life. The opportunities are endless, and job placement is spectacular. All of my friends are either going to top firms or top PhD/MD programs. It's hard to transition to college, but Cornell is a pretty difficult transition (very cold, hard academically, exclusive Greek life scene). That said, once you make it work for you it's the best uni experience! ... Read 2,021 reviews
Net price $27,522
SAT range 1400-1540
#7 Best Colleges for Business in America .
ITHACA, NY ,
2021 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.
Featured Review: Senior says Work hard, play harder. Cornell is an excellent school academically speaking & one where you'll find friends for life. The opportunities are endless, and job placement is spectacular. All of my... It's hard to transition to college, but Cornell is a pretty difficult transition (very cold, hard academically, exclusive Greek life scene). That said, once you make it work for you it's the best uni... .
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Net Price : $27,522 ,
SAT Range : 1400-1540 ,
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI •
- • Rating 3.93 out of 5 4,515 reviews
Sophomore: Michigan is truly the best of all worlds! World class academics? Check! Top tier athletics? Check! Great party scene? Check! It is so easy to get involved with a wide variety of interests. There's more clubs than I can name here. Opportunities are plentiful, especially involving research. STEM majors especially can easily get involved with the hospital and research facilities nearby. Complaints: diversity should be better, and some of the first-year facilities are average. That being said, this feels like a very accepting school compared to the surrounding areas, and most people tend to be very open minded. Otherwise, Ann Arbor is a great town. Campus feels safe to walk around, even at night, and the directly surrounding areas generally don't have issues. Honestly, I can't speak highly enough about how great this school is. I can't imagine going anywhere else. Go Blue! ... Read 4,515 reviews
Acceptance rate 26%
Net price $17,832
SAT range 1340-1520
#8 Best Colleges for Business in America .
ANN ARBOR, MI ,
4515 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.
Featured Review: Sophomore says Michigan is truly the best of all worlds! World class academics? Check! Top tier athletics? Check! Great party scene? Check! It is so easy to get involved with a wide variety of interests. There's more clubs than I can name here. Opportunities are plentiful, especially involving research. STEM majors especially can easily get involved with the hospital and research facilities nearby. Complaints: diversity should be better, and some of the first-year facilities are average. That being said, this feels like a very accepting school compared to the surrounding areas, and most people... Otherwise, Ann Arbor is a great town. Campus feels safe to walk around, even at night, and the directly surrounding areas generally don't have issues. Honestly, I can't speak highly enough about how great this school is. I can't imagine going anywhere else. Go Blue! .
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Acceptance Rate : 26% ,
Net Price : $17,832 ,
SAT Range : 1340-1520 ,
University of Texas - Austin
Austin, TX •
- • Rating 3.97 out of 5 6,519 reviews
Sophomore: I think a lot of the campus resources are great, and I love my classes so far. A lot of the student organizations that you can join have long waitlists, so it’s good to plan early on the type of extracurricular environment you’d like to be a part of. The buildings on campus range from stellar architectural masterpieces to modern works of art. There are very few things lacking, but part of the package deal of living in Austin is the construction. The whole city, including a lot of campus as of now, is hard to navigate with all of the work being done. It’s very important to do the absolute utmost asap, as the course load and competitive environment encourage daily task building. Doing work as soon as possible is practically the only way to be able to experience social events. If you’ve studies in a smaller environment, especially for intro classes, you’ll run into some kinks trying to adapt to the larger class sizes. What starts here changes the world! ... Read 6,519 reviews
Acceptance rate 32%
Net price $16,892
SAT range 1210-1470
#9 Best Colleges for Business in America .
AUSTIN, TX ,
6519 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.
Featured Review: Sophomore says I think a lot of the campus resources are great, and I love my classes so far. A lot of the student organizations that you can join have long waitlists, so it’s good to plan early on the type of... .
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Acceptance Rate : 32% ,
Net Price : $16,892 ,
SAT Range : 1210-1470 ,
Boston, MA •
- • Rating 3.73 out of 5 3,615 reviews
Junior: As someone who initially bypassed college to enter the workforce, I found it hard to really want to return back to school. Especially now that I have bills. Northeastern took my technology background and found a degree that works best with my career life while still making sure I’m engaged with other students on campus. It has been overall an incredible experience. I have met a ton of inspiring people and many people who have taken a detour from school like myself. This school is a hockey school! The men and women just recently won the Beanpot tournament and the crowd was electric for both. Supportive staff, innovative students and great alumni network. This school is challenging at times as some of the brightest kids have decided to make Northeastern their home. The teachers know this and they are always seeking out new ways to drive the potential in all of us. ... Read 3,615 reviews
Acceptance rate 20%
Net price $37,738
SAT range 1410-1540
#10 Best Colleges for Business in America .
BOSTON, MA ,
3615 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
Featured Review: Junior says As someone who initially bypassed college to enter the workforce, I found it hard to really want to return back to school. Especially now that I have bills. Northeastern took my technology background... This school is a hockey school! The men and women just recently won the Beanpot tournament and the crowd was electric for both. Supportive staff, innovative students and great alumni network. This... .
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Acceptance Rate : 20% ,
Net Price : $37,738 ,
SAT Range : 1410-1540 ,
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA •
- • Rating 3.99 out of 5 456 reviews
Freshman: I was nervous about going to W&L after hearing so many controversial things. However, I absolutely love my college! There is such a wide range of people, opinions, and opportunities that I truly believe that there is a place for everyone here. Furthermore, the university is working really hard to become more inclusive and diverse. I feel cared about and listened to at W&L. ... Read 456 reviews
Acceptance rate 25%
Net price $27,148
SAT range 1350-1500
#11 Best Colleges for Business in America .
LEXINGTON, VA ,
456 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.
Featured Review: Freshman says I was nervous about going to W&L after hearing so many controversial things. However, I absolutely love my college! There is such a wide range of people, opinions, and opportunities that I truly... .
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Acceptance Rate : 25% ,
Net Price : $27,148 ,
SAT Range : 1350-1500 ,
New York, NY •
- • Rating 3.81 out of 5 1,301 reviews
Sophomore: I liked that there are endless academic opportunities available; you will never run out! Food is average and oftentimes the lines in the dining halls take an annoying amount of time. The dorms in my experience have been pretty nice, and some have crazy amazing views of the city. Students overall are pretty nice/polite here but there in definitely an air of competition in certain interest groups. Many of the general lectures courses leave a lot to be desired and didn't give me any special ivy league education that I couldn't have gotten elsewhere. However, that being said, I've also taken some incredible smaller courses where I've been able to build a relationship with my professor and learn a lot from them. Also make sure you are somewhat interested in what the core has to off because its a huge part of your education at Columbia. ... Read 1,301 reviews
Net price $22,126
#12 Best Colleges for Business in America .
NEW YORK, NY ,
1301 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.
Featured Review: Sophomore says I liked that there are endless academic opportunities available; you will never run out! Food is average and oftentimes the lines in the dining halls take an annoying amount of time. The dorms in my... .
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Net Price : $22,126 ,
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Evanston, IL •
- • Rating 3.69 out of 5 1,448 reviews
Junior: Northwestern is a wonderful academic institution. The professors and one of a kind programs are incredibly engaging. Northwestern provides students with so many opportunities within their undergraduate career. The campus is in an ideal location with its proximity to Chicago and lakefront access. Additionally, Northwestern has hundreds of clubs that fit any and all interests. The only downsides to Northwestern include the competitive atmosphere, cold winters, and lackluster party scene. If you are someone who is willing to brave the cold and explore Chicago for your fun and parties, then Northwestern is the place for you! ... Read 1,448 reviews
Net price $28,344
SAT range 1430-1550
#13 Best Colleges for Business in America .
EVANSTON, IL ,
1448 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
Featured Review: Junior says Northwestern is a wonderful academic institution. The professors and one of a kind programs are incredibly engaging. Northwestern provides students with so many opportunities within their... .
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Net Price : $28,344 ,
SAT Range : 1430-1550 ,
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL •
- • Rating 3.9 out of 5 7,845 reviews
Graduate Student: I am a remote graduate student, studying Arts in Medicine. My experience with UF has been loaded with skill building, networking and the confidence to push my new knowledge into my local community; strengthening my opportunities post-graduation. The online courses and engagement have been optimal for completing my MA, while having the flexibility to work full-time. I feel supported and encouraged from my instructors and peers. Meeting face to face at graduation will be extra special! I am confident that my remote relationships will continue to build and become strong references when advancing into my field. ... Read 7,845 reviews
Acceptance rate 31%
Net price $10,075
SAT range 1290-1460
#14 Best Colleges for Business in America .
GAINESVILLE, FL ,
7845 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.
Featured Review: Graduate Student says I am a remote graduate student, studying Arts in Medicine. My experience with UF has been loaded with skill building, networking and the confidence to push my new knowledge into my local community;... .
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Acceptance Rate : 31% ,
Net Price : $10,075 ,
SAT Range : 1290-1460 ,
Wellesley, MA •
- • Rating 3.78 out of 5 370 reviews
Junior: I think Babson has been the best decision I have made. Regardless of some up and down experiences with professors(which is normal), the over experience has been very ->diverse, international-friendly, open, and encouraging. You feel supported on the campus by the faculty and professors. The ambitiousness of your fellow students keeps you moving forward as well. And housing and dining have been improving over the years. Highly recommended! ... Read 370 reviews
Acceptance rate 27%
Net price $31,559
SAT range 1270-1450
#15 Best Colleges for Business in America .
WELLESLEY, MA ,
370 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.
Featured Review: Junior says I think Babson has been the best decision I have made. Regardless of some up and down experiences with professors(which is normal), the over experience has been very ->diverse,... .
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Acceptance Rate : 27% ,
Net Price : $31,559 ,
SAT Range : 1270-1450 ,
New York University
- • Rating 3.74 out of 5 5,558 reviews
Freshman: I’m a dance major at NYU tisch and although this school is very expensive I’ve been loving the experience I’ve had so far. I can’t speak for other majors but being in the dance department it’s very easy to build community and make friends that will definitely last a life time. I will say one of the major flaws I have noticed with nyu (besides the tuition lol) is communication specifically within the financial department. As someone who genuinely cannot afford this school and is going to be in thousands of dollars in debt, I’ve been trying to reach out and appeal my financial aid in hopes to get more but they never answer any of my questions or respond to previous appeals I have sent. Also the campus is very spread out lol. Other than that, living here in NYC and going to my dream school has been nothing but surreal! My GE classes are super fun and I definitely recommended taking CAMS classes! ... Read 5,558 reviews
Acceptance rate 21%
Net price $45,417
SAT range 1370-1540
#16 Best Colleges for Business in America .
5558 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
Featured Review: Freshman says I’m a dance major at NYU tisch and although this school is very expensive I’ve been loving the experience I’ve had so far. I can’t speak for other majors but being in the dance department it’s very... .
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Acceptance Rate : 21% ,
Net Price : $45,417 ,
SAT Range : 1370-1540 ,
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN •
- • Rating 3.95 out of 5 1,385 reviews
Freshman: Notre Dame has a great school spirit and campus life. In addition to a top-tier, rigorous education you can also enjoy your time at college. Everyone is super collaborative, friendly, and extremely accepting regardless of differences. The faculty is super acceptable and want to speak to you or help you with coursework when needed. People have close-knit friendships with their dorms and all partake in signature traditions. Plus the campus is awesome! ... Read 1,385 reviews
Acceptance rate 19%
Net price $29,981
SAT range 1400-1550
#17 Best Colleges for Business in America .
NOTRE DAME, IN ,
1385 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.
Featured Review: Freshman says Notre Dame has a great school spirit and campus life. In addition to a top-tier, rigorous education you can also enjoy your time at college. Everyone is super collaborative, friendly, and extremely... .
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Acceptance Rate : 19% ,
Net Price : $29,981 ,
SAT Range : 1400-1550 ,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC •
- • Rating 3.87 out of 5 2,555 reviews
Senior: UNC Chapel-Hill is definitely challenging academically, but overall an excellent institution! Despite lots of challenges with the COVID-19 year (part of my sophomore spring and entire junior year), I was able to complete most of my major, and will finish school on-time. Met some excellent professors in the EXSS department who truly care about my learning and success as a student, and was afforded the opportunity to begin research in the MOTION Institute, specifically regarding ACL reconstruction as an undergraduate RA, even in my senior year, when many told me it would be 'too late' to start. UNC also is close to the Newman Center for Catholic students, which is very welcoming and hosts weekly Wednesday night dinners as part of a social get-together for like-minded undergraduates - set-up, cooking, and cleaning all done by students! ... Read 2,555 reviews
Net price $10,038
SAT range 1280-1490
#18 Best Colleges for Business in America .
CHAPEL HILL, NC ,
2555 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.
Featured Review: Senior says UNC Chapel-Hill is definitely challenging academically, but overall an excellent institution! Despite lots of challenges with the COVID-19 year (part of my sophomore spring and entire junior year), I... .
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Net Price : $10,038 ,
SAT Range : 1280-1490 ,
University of Georgia
Athens, GA •
- • Rating 3.98 out of 5 5,612 reviews
Senior: I have loved my experience at the University of Georgia. I have truly had the best four years of my life at this school. There are ample opportunities and I have been able to meet so many people from all around the world through greek life, club events, academic events and my study abroad to the University of Oxford. The social life at UGA is truly remarkable and I have been able to flourish and grow into a better person because of the experiences I have had through UGA, including the national championship football team! I have really valued my education at UGA and believe I will be an incredible asset to the working world as my degree in psychology has prepared me to make a difference in the lives of many people. I have had a few concerns with the size of UGA and the lack of staff they have for the number of students attending the school. While the professors are caring, you do not get individualized attention or care from faculty. While this has been challenging, I truly love UGA! ... Read 5,612 reviews
Acceptance rate 48%
Net price $16,580
SAT range 1250-1460
#19 Best Colleges for Business in America .
ATHENS, GA ,
5612 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.
Featured Review: Senior says I have loved my experience at the University of Georgia. I have truly had the best four years of my life at this school. There are ample opportunities and I have been able to meet so many people from... .
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Acceptance Rate : 48% ,
Net Price : $16,580 ,
SAT Range : 1250-1460 ,
Wake Forest University
Winston-salem, NC •
- • Rating 3.71 out of 5 844 reviews
Junior: I’m a rising Junior at wake and I’ve LOVED my time here. With that said, this is definitely a fantastic school for most girls; everyone can find their place. For boys, ONLY COME HERE if you are focused on academics and don’t go out OR you LOVE the idea of greek life and partying. The social scene sucks for boys. Also, this is a HUGE GREEK LIFE SCHOOL! If this isn’t your thing, I would recommend another school. Housing I think is our second biggest issue. Junior year if you don’t go abroad (or do), you’re screwed since you have to live on campus. Sophomore year also doesn’t have the best housing. I wish they would listen to us and change this. Food is pretty good I would say, academics are good (not too challenging, I’m a psych major but 100% depends on major), many ways to get involved, and overall gorgeous campus and great place to learn and have fun. Also, if you’re business, Wake doesn’t guarantee you’ll get into the business school which messes a TON of kids up. ... Read 844 reviews
Net price $26,324
SAT range 1270-1410
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WINSTON-SALEM, NC ,
844 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
Featured Review: Junior says I’m a rising Junior at wake and I’ve LOVED my time here. With that said, this is definitely a fantastic school for most girls; everyone can find their place. For boys, ONLY COME HERE if you are... Housing I think is our second biggest issue. Junior year if you don’t go abroad (or do), you’re screwed since you have to live on campus. Sophomore year also doesn’t have the best housing. I wish... Food is pretty good I would say, academics are good (not too challenging, I’m a psych major but 100% depends on major), many ways to get involved, and overall gorgeous campus and great place to learn... .
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Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA •
- • Rating 3.69 out of 5 1,440 reviews
Alum: I am alumni of Carnegie Mellon's School of Architecture. Many people don't understand the ethos of the school, but it's a consortium of conservatories for aspiring writers,architects, engineers, painters, industrial designers, computer programmers, etc. Unlike other schools, there's an explicit professional focus. The workload is intense, but the culture is collaborative. If this environment suits your temperament and aspirations, the benefit is tremendous! Our professors used to say, "If you can handle the work here, you'll find your professional life easy." The school motto says it all, "My Heart is in the Work." ... Read 1,440 reviews
Net price $36,983
SAT range 1460-1560
#21 Best Colleges for Business in America .
PITTSBURGH, PA ,
1440 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
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Senior: Boston University is one of the best universities in the nation! The students welcome you with open arms and are eager to meet new people from different year levels, so it is very easy for people to get involved in the BU community. As for the faculty, specifically the CS and Mathematics professors, they are the absolute best! They are so helpful inside and outside of the classroom, trying their best to make sure that their lectures are engaging, and putting aside a lot of time outside of their class for office hours. And if a student can't meet during office hours, they always try to find a way to help you out by setting up a different time to meet to thoroughly explain concepts discussed in class, answer questions that a student had, talk about possible research projects, or just have a good one-on-one conversation to talk about anything. I absolutely love Boston University and its community, and I'm so proud to call myself a Terrier! ... Read 3,519 reviews
Net price $29,154
SAT range 1310-1500
#22 Best Colleges for Business in America .
3519 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.
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University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI •
- • Rating 3.89 out of 5 3,348 reviews
Freshman: The student life here is amazing, and it's clear the university wants its students to feel comfortable on campus. TA's and professors have been mostly receptive to emails and eager to help out when needed. The location and surrounding resources are valuable and easy to take advantage of as a student. I wish professors were better equipped to use canvas or some other teaching website. Also, there should be a standardized attendance app or website that is used by all teachers rather than having to download two or three separate applications in a semester depending on which professors you have. Overall, a great experience! ... Read 3,348 reviews
Acceptance rate 57%
Net price $14,030
SAT range 1260-1460
#23 Best Colleges for Business in America .
MADISON, WI ,
3348 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.
Featured Review: Freshman says The student life here is amazing, and it's clear the university wants its students to feel comfortable on campus. TA's and professors have been mostly receptive to emails and eager to help out when... .
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Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA •
- • Rating 3.81 out of 5 2,132 reviews
Freshman: Georgia Tech is a fairly nice school, with lots to offer! There are MANY opportunities and resources everywhere, ranging from career building to maker spaces to research opportunities to student-run events. Classes so far are manageable as long as you have a study group. The teachers are good at engaging students in class, inspiring us to do a good job on our work. The student life here on campus is also pleasant. Despite being a tech school with a seemingly competitive culture, everyone here is friendly and willing to make new friends, share their interests and experiences; and help each other. I cannot number how many times I was able to just walk somewhere and join awesome activities, like a Smash Tournament, serious talks about race and sociology, or an old horror movie from the 1960s. Tech even has programs for minority students such as OMED, which help students of color to excel in college and careers through events like tutoring, outings, parties, and corporate events. ... Read 2,132 reviews
Net price $17,410
SAT range 1370-1530
#24 Best Colleges for Business in America .
ATLANTA, GA ,
2132 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.
Featured Review: Freshman says Georgia Tech is a fairly nice school, with lots to offer! There are MANY opportunities and resources everywhere, ranging from career building to maker spaces to research opportunities to student-run... .
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William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA •
- • Rating 3.65 out of 5 1,561 reviews
Junior: William & Mary is an amazing school, and I feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful peers, professors, and others who have made my experience so great. For people that don't want to go to very big school but also don't want to feel like everyone knows everyone, it's a great size. Additionally, it's a school with a very active student body that is both very caring and involved in trying to constantly better the W&M community. If you are someone who cares a lot about learning but also wants to make some amazing friends and live in an area with a lot of really interesting history, I definitely suggest looking into studying here! One of my favorite things about W&M is how many student groups, of all different types and sizes, exist on campus; I really do think that there's something for everyone. Furthermore, the vast majority of my professors have been fantastic and extremely dedicated to helping students succeed in their courses. ... Read 1,561 reviews
Acceptance rate 42%
Net price $18,588
SAT range 1300-1490
#25 Best Colleges for Business in America .
WILLIAMSBURG, VA ,
1561 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.
Featured Review: Junior says William & Mary is an amazing school, and I feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful peers, professors, and others who have made my experience so great. For people that don't want to go to... .
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Newberry, SC •
- • Rating 3.41 out of 5 395 reviews
Freshman: Newberry College strives for excellence! The school is a private college and students love it here. I am a Freshman (uprising sophomore) and I already plan on graduating from this particular school. The Professors here are very understanding and welcoming. The staff and Deans here are also extremely welcoming and respectful. Everyone cares for not only the students, but the students goals. The Professors wants to see the students succeed. I could honestly say, this is one of the best school ratings I could give. If I could rate 6 stars, I will! ... Read 395 reviews
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Net price $20,205
SAT range 890-1100
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NEWBERRY, SC ,
395 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.
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Junior: There are many pros and cons. I appreciate the small size of campus, it gives a very strong community feel. I absolutely adore all of the professors on campus, you can tell they love what they do and they all have a great passion for teaching. The food is not great, and the wifi is spotty. Some people can be immature, but I think that is something at every college. I was able to find my community pretty easily, and Whitworth develops a lot of programming to help people find a place for themselves on campus - just make sure to take advantage of it early on! Lastly, the worst part about Whitworth is the overall lack of cultural competence, primarily within the student body. I know many students of color struggle. Whitworth is working towards this issue, and it has gotten better since I started. ... Read 941 reviews
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941 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.
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Last Updated December 8, 2022
Business management schools can show you that success often stems from the ability to lead and inspire.
Aspiring leaders like you choose to attend business management colleges in order to lay foundations for careers with boundless potential. Pursuing this path allows you to gain training that is applicable to virtually any business, and it can open doors to many opportunities in many different settings.
Whether you want to become a successful entrepreneur or climb the corporate ladder, you can find a business trade school, college, or university here that could help you make it happen. Explore the list of schools below or enter your zip code to find programs in your area. A successful career could be closer than you might think!
Business Management Training: 7 Common Areas of Specialization
Business management schools.
- Anaheim, California
- Los Angeles, California
- Ontario, California
- Riverside, California
- Business Management
- Lexington, Kentucky
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Supply Chain Management
- Hospitality Management
- Hotel and Restaurant Management
Saint Leo University
- Management Specialization
- Project Management
- Human Resource Management
Columbia Southern University
- International Management
- Sport Management
- Atascadero, California
- Chula Vista, California
- Oxnard, California
- San Luis Obispo, California
- Santa Maria, California
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Business Systems Management
- Business Administration/Management
- Daytona Beach
- Fort Lauderdale
- New Port Richey
- Pembroke Pines
- Port St. Lucie
- West Palm Beach
- Esports Management
- Human Resources Management
Grand Canyon University
- Applied Management
- Hotel/Restaurant Management
When searching for a program that is in line with your career aspirations, you may uncover beneficial options, like on-campus or online schools for business management, that enable you to achieve an education that works around your schedule. Additionally, there are many areas of concentration within the field. With specialization choices in everything from accounting to sports management, it is likely that you can find training that supports your vocational goals.
Take a moment to explore the following list of seven areas that people like you choose to specialize in while attending schools for business and management.
Average salaries are current as of March 5, 2020 and are based on data from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program unless indicated as being from (1) PayScale .
1. Accounting Management
How do you like the sound of a career in which you can contribute to a business' bottom line? That's exactly what you could do as an accounting manager. Along with ensuring that financial records are accurate and up to date, you could also be responsible for analyzing transactions, producing financial statements, and managing internal controls and procedures.
An accounting management program can help you build proficiency in computerized accounting, investing, income tax, business law, and other finance-related areas. The knowledge that you acquire can lead you to pursue positions like account manager, auditing clerk, bookkeeper, finance clerk, and payroll clerk. The average annual salary for entry-level accounting positions is $43,650, and that figure can climb higher as you establish yourself and develop your professional experience.
2. Fashion Management
Bring some business flair to the runway by training in fashion management. You can discover the essentials of business management, operations, and advertising as they pertain to the fashion industry. Other exciting areas that you may cover during your training could include:
- Fashion buying and marketing
- Visual merchandising
- Retailing and store management
- International business and trade
- Fashion trends, designs, and manufacturing
The professional business and fashion skills you acquire can assist you in taking care of everything from managing inventory and supply chains to forecasting fashion trends and planning events to identifying target markets and developing new products. You could find yourself ready to take on careers in merchandising or retail and wholesale management or sales.
The salaries associated with fashion jobs vary greatly depending on the type of position you pursue. To get an idea of what to expect, check out three of the more common fashion careers below and the average annual salaries paid out:
- Visual merchandiser —$31,850
- Fashion buyer —$67,530
- Fashion marketing manager —$147,240
3. Hospitality Management
Working in hospitality management is all about giving people positive experiences that they will always remember. Ultimately, you want them to become repeat customers of your establishment. And although customer service is key, you will quickly learn that success is a lot easier to achieve when you are organized, able to make decisions quickly, and able to effectively lead a diverse team. Hospitality management schools—including those that offer restaurant and culinary management concentrations —can show you how that is done.
You could develop an understanding of the global hospitality and culinary arts industries. So, whether you choose to work in food and beverage services, hotel and lodging operations, event management, or the travel and tourism industry, you could possess the professional knowledge and abilities needed to take your organization to the next level.
Your training could prepare you to assume an entry-level management career such as restaurant manager, catering manager, or hotel manager at places like hotels, resorts, restaurants, and cruise ships. And in regards to salary expectations, the average salary paid to food service managers is $58,960 per year, whereas lodging mangers come in higher at $62,270 a year.
4. Human Resources Management
Human resources professionals help organizations run successfully by ensuring that the most qualified individuals are hired for the right positions. And once those people are hired, HR managers often take care of everything from developing programs for enhancing employee morale to devising compensation and benefits packages, all of which are intended to help employees achieve their full potential within the organization while remaining engaged and motivated.
Human resources training often covers fascinating topics like workplace diversity, performance evaluations, recruitment and selection, training and development, labor relations, and compensation and benefits. This can prepare you for HR careers such as the following:
- HR assistant —Take on an administrative role that involves supporting management by carrying out activities like handling daily office operations, preparing reports, and updating, managing, and organizing files. The average annual salary paid to HR assistants is $41,620.
- HR specialist —Play a direct role in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring employees and handling other responsibilities related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training and development. You could receive a good salary considering that the average for the occupation is $66,790 per year.
- HR manager —Oversee the entire department and take care of planning, coordinating, and directing HR activities while serving as a link between upper management, middle management, and staff. Human resources managers receive excellent pay; the average annual salary in the field is $126,700.
5. Marketing Management
Did you know that almost every purchase you make is influenced by marketing? Marketers are experts in branding, communications, consumer behavior, advertising, and promotions. They immerse themselves in extensive research and develop strategies to meet their organization's branding and sales goals. And you could join the professional marketing ranks by specializing in marketing management.
Your program might introduce you to important areas like:
- Social media and online advertising
- Market development
- Target customer identification
- Contract negotiations
- Database management
- Desktop publishing
Once you become a marketing manager, you could be responsible for an entire department or a small team that's charged with marketing one product or service, or many. You could handle everything from print ads to public events to online campaigns. Your expertise in the field could help you pursue jobs such as:
- Marketing specialist —Focus on areas like conducting research, gathering information, and creating new campaigns. The average salary paid to marketing specialists is $70,960 annually.
- Advertising manager —Take the lead in developing and running your company's advertising and promotional campaigns. Advertising managers typically receive good pay; the average is $133,090 per year.
- Marketing manager —Oversee the marketing team and immerse yourself in the bigger picture by developing strategies, programs, policies, and initiatives that guide the department's activities. As a marketing manager, you could earn an excellent salary; the annual salary that is paid in the field is $147,240, on average.
6. Project Management
Your program might take you through the essentials of leadership, team development, risk analysis, cost management, scheduling, communication, quality control, and other project management components. And once you have been working in the field professionally, you may choose to become further certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute. This globally recognized certification could help highlight your professional project management abilities to potential employers.
Once you are ready to head out into the workforce, you will find that your earnings are dependent on the industry in which you work and the scope of your role. However, the median salary for project managers is $73,816. 1 And after acquiring years of experience, some project managers advance into positions as management analysts in which they take on broader roles that involve helping organizations solve unique problems and achieve their goals. Management analysts usually enjoy a higher salary as well; the annual average is $94,390.
7. Sports Management
Begin a career that brings together sports, fitness, and business. A sports management school can help you develop expertise in the business of sports so that you are prepared to take on management positions in areas related to amateur and professional athletics, sports and entertainment events, sports marketing, and sports media.
During your training, you could be immersed in topics such as:
- Liability and other legal aspects of the sports industry
- Facility management
- Physical education
- Information systems
Successfully completing your program could prepare you to work for professional sports teams and associations, fitness clubs, sports stores, recreation departments and facilities, and other sports-related organizations. Individuals that hold a bachelor's degree in sports management have median annual salaries of $55,000. 1
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20 Best Business Degrees to Get [2022 Guide]
When we rank the best business majors, we usually do so depending on different factors. The perspective of the reader, in pursuit of a career, is subjective, and he or she may value different things regarding a future they want to build. The best business degrees usually stand out because of the high demand, hence – high salaries and growth opportunities. This is why we pulled together a group of business major superlatives, gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics along with the data regarding the projected growth foreseen for these careers until 2026.
Since businesses have become increasingly international, organizations are looking to recent graduates to embrace this globalization and capitalize on their expanding reach. Apparently, 23% of all degrees earned are business-related. Read below to find out which types of business degrees and salaries rule our list of best business majors:
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1. Project Management
Average Salary: $98,228 Projected growth: 12.85% Courses to take:
- Micro and Macroeconomics
- Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management
The success of a project varies on its manager. A project manager delivers the project and plans ahead its objectives. Whereas companies are always initiating projects to increase revenue, minimize cost, and increase the economy. For this, a career in project management is demanding as good project managers are the most sought professionals of this industry. Most specifically, as a project manager, you will be involved in:
- The supervision of projects
- Procuring materials and talent,
- Managing personnel,
- Communicating internally and externally,
- Ensuring quality and
- Completing the project on time and within budget.
A major in project management is worthwhile if you like to manage workflows, costs, supplies, and employees. This degree will teach you how to plan and complete different-sized projects. You can work as a program manager, project manager, or business analyst in healthcare, manufacturing, education, online services, or other industries after earning your degree.
Salary and job outlook
The average salary of project managers in the United States is $81,666 per year, according to Indeed.com. However, the pay can vary widely depending on the job position, location, and years of experience.
Furthermore, those trained in this discipline have a pretty promising career outlook. It is estimated that an additional 22 million jobs will be added to the sector by 2027, representing an estimated 33% growth rate for this industry.
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Average Salary: $158,560 Projected growth: 9.58% Courses to take:
- Capital Management
- Global Business
- Product Development
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 9.6 million self-employed workers in 2016—and BLS projects this number to increase to 10.3 million by 2026. One in every four millennials reports wanting to own a business of their own or work as an entrepreneur. So if you’re asking yourself what business major should I choose to have a secure future, then entrepreneurship just might be the answer.
A major in this field equip people with the necessary skills to lead business operations and provides them with insights on key decision-making processes in a business. With a background in marketing, finance, public relations, and human resources, you have a unique, competitive advantage over your peers.
Note that the demand for the entrepreneurship degree is not only because people want to be their own bosses. It’s also because companies have realized that they need employees with an entrepreneurial mindset, who know how to grow a business and keep nourishing it.
It gives you the necessary knowledge and skills to start and run businesses, manage them effectively, or even buy existing ones, and it teaches you how to reduce the risk that is inherent in any business venture. Many entrepreneurship majors advance to establish careers as sales managers with very high median salaries.
The average salary of an entrepreneurship professional is $75,473 per year, according to Indeed.com, though earnings vary by company and level of responsibility. According to the CareerExplorer.com , this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future.
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Average Salary: $127,870 Projected growth: 8.75% Courses to take:
- Analysis of information & E-systems
- Data Mining
- Emerging Information Technologies
The main reason why globalization has become the new market situation is because of the rise of electronic businesses. E-commerce is changing the way traditional firms operate and structure their organizations. It provides business people the opportunity to connect with their partners or customers halfway around the world, by constantly shifting the principles of electronic retailing.
A business degree program in e-commerce combines economic principles with software applications to help you use the Internet to create business opportunities. You may find yourself working within an online existing business or as an entrepreneur for your own e-marketing venture. Your job roles can include: market research, product buying decisions, and Web design or maintenance, so it might not be the easiest business major to choose. Though, it will definitely be rewarding in the long term considering that technology is here to stay!
Those who major in e-commerce are trained for the complexities of business and management information systems. They will get extensive knowledge about how online selling services work and ways in which they can be utilized to sell a product or service. Furthermore, they will acquire skills such as planning, management, marketing, and so on.
There are many e-commerce positions available, including e-commerce specialists, e-commerce managers, entrepreneurs, internet markets, application designers, and many others with estimated earnings of nearly $64,542 annually, according to Indeed.com. BLS projects that employment in this industry will continue to rise, reaching almost 450,000 jobs by 2026.
Average Salary: $112,800 Projected growth: 12.82% Courses to take:
- Sales Management
- Public Relations
- Market research
A company’s strategy to connect to its customers may make or break the company’s success. This relationship defines whether the consumer will trust your product and buy it. That is why the demand for advertising, market research, public relations, community involvement is outstanding.
Marketing is not only about selling things; it is a responsible position that requires an understanding of the product that you want to sell, the audience you want to attract, as well as the company that offers that product or service.
A business marketing major will allow you to explore a great variety of methodologies that help businesses sell their products. This program teaches you about economics, finances, business administration , public relations, human resources, and statistics. Further, you will learn the importance of creating organizational culture and management within a company.
These professionals have the most career options open, and it is a position that pays well over $140,000 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Plus, about 31,100 openings for this position are expected each year, BLS reports.
Marketing careers have some of the highest rates of job growth on our list. You can even focus on broader perspectives and study the global marketplace if you want to aim for international marketing. Nevertheless, if you already have some sense of creativity, combined with critical thinking, then this may be the easiest business major for you. All the things you learn along the way will feel natural.
Finance affects pretty much every field of business, as companies use financial information to make strategic plans that boost profitability. A finance major will teach you:
- Measurement and management of financial risk
- Asset pricing
- Building financial models
- Portfolio management
- Presenting financial information
This degree opens many career paths for you; you can work as a financial analyst, economist, funds manager, investment banker, financial advisor, and the list goes on.
The median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $72,250 in May of 2020, which was higher than the average for all occupations, according to BLS. And the employment in business and financial fields is expected to grow 8 percent over the next decade.
Average Salary: $99,330 Projected growth: 11.5% Courses to take:
- Business Law
- Corporate Finance
Graduates with a degree in Finance are invaluable to any business venture. They are the go-to professionals for all matters related to government policy, international relations, and important business decisions. With a major in Finance, you can tick all the boxes of employment expectations: High salary, high rate of employment, and high projected number of jobs for the upcoming decade. Three times the usage of ‘high’ indicates that a career in Finance can take you places. Besides, nowadays, you can manage multiple companies and their businesses even remotely. They won’t mind as long as you get the job done and help them manage their money properly.
6. International Business
Average Salary: $73,580 Projected Growth: 7.9% Courses to take:
- Global Banking
- Emerging Markets
- Global Outsourcing Strategy
If you are interested in how businesses operate globally, an international business major could be the right option to pursue, and the average annual wage is more than enough to motivate you. This degree provides you with all the necessary knowledge and skills related to how businesses work, and how you can contribute to their international success.
The whole emphasis of International Business relies on cross-cultural collaboration. So a simple heads up, you’re expected to know or learn foreign languages and be proficient in business ethics & international markets. Through this major, you will be equipped with the right set of skills to run a business on a global scale. You may have also heard the term international trade or commerce. They all apply to commercial transactions that take place between governments and businesses from different countries. You will find yourself working as a logistician, management analyst, or business development specialist. And most certainly, you will find yourself traveling a lot!
The graduate students can find a job at a plethora of positions, and earn over $72.000 per year, according to Payscale.com. And the employment rate for these professionals is projected to grow by 8 percent, according to BLS .
7. Business Administration
Average Salary: $62,900-$137,020 Projected Growth: 8.75 Courses to take:
- Human Resources
- Business Strategy
Business administrators are the people who keep businesses on track. These professionals operate small businesses or major corporations, and they analyze a business’s strengths and weaknesses, figure out the best ways to make a profit, and steer companies through difficult situations.
An MBA degree will provide you with many transferable skills and is versatile enough to appeal to a range of different employees in the world of business and Finance. Through business administration /management, you will be equipped with a general doing business mindset, that covers multiple industries and programs. With all its diversity and usefulness, Business Administration ranks fifth in NACE’s list on the top 10 degrees in demand.
Though courses may vary by program, of course, students typically are expected to enroll and study these subjects: operations management, financial management, management information systems, accounting, business statistics, business ethics and law, business policy and strategy, economics, human resources management, international management, and marketing.
The national average salary for business administrators and managers is $98,890 per year, according to the BLS. And the employment of administrators and managers is projected to grow 9%.
Average salary: $92,910 Projected growth: 11.5% Courses to take:
- Financial Reporting
- Managerial Accounting
The highest number of industries are employing graduates of this major. According to NACE , 60.6% of employee respondents that were surveyed said that they are in a constant hunt for accountants. A Bachelor of Science in Accounting will prepare you for various wealthy careers in the corporate world. You will be expected to have a fundamental understanding of accounting concepts and principles, such as tax law, legal documents, or other business operations. Coursework includes the general finance courses, with some exceptions and more profound focus on accountability.
As an accountant, you will have a number of responsibilities, such as keeping financial records, auditing statements for discrepancies,submitting tax forms, processing payroll checks, and preparing financial reports. So, if you like helping different organizations manage their finances and solve business challenges, this major may just be the right one for you.
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According to the BLS, the 2020 average annual salary for accountants and auditors is $75,560 . They also project a 7 percent growth rate over the next ten years for these occupations.
9. Human Resources Management
Average Salary: $83,048 Projected growth: 7.7% Courses to take:
- General business administration and management
- Labor and industrial relations
- Office management
Human resources management deals with current and future challenges around employment and the forces shaping workspaces and company’s performance. As a human resources management student, you will learn about labour laws and industrial relations policies, analyzing current issues in work and employment, managing diversity, solving problems in the area of human resource management, as well as negotiating.
The high employee turnover rate of nowadays is making corporates appreciate Human Resource Managers the most. Finding an adequate approach to keep training, developing employees, and building the capacity of new hires is an asset. Of course, administering benefits and ensuring employees health, safety, and overall well-being adds up to the long requirements from an HR. But the reward of a major in this industry and to this career as a whole is definitely fulfilling.
According to the BLS, the average annual wage for human resources managers was $121,220 in May 2020. The employment of human resources managers is expected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
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10. Management Analysts
Average Salary: $82,450 Projected growth: 14.77% Courses to take:
- Ethics & leadership
- Financial analysis
- Global markets
Also known as consultants, management analysts are in demand because of their input into improving an organization’s efficiency. Managerial skills are constantly on the need, and these consultants advise upper management on how to enhance their company’s performance. They do this by solving their organizational problems, evaluating new market expansion programs, or simply adapting to different operation strategies.
Some of the most important skills that this major helps you develop are:
- Strong analytical skills
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Great problem-solving skills
- Good time management skills
The national average salary estimate for a management analyst was $87,660 per year . This equates to an hourly salary of $42.14. And the employment of these professionals is expected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average growth rate for all occupations, BLS reports.
11. Business Management
Courses to take:
- Business law
- Supply-side marketing
- Researching and writing reports
- international business
- Management information systems
- Human resource management
Business management is a great choice for students who are interested in administration, managing teams, and leading businesses or organizations. This degree prepares you for leadership by offering a broad foundation in business basics.
By earning a business management degree, you will develop a well-rounded set of professional skills in various fields such as accounting, budgeting, marketing, planning, hiring, and leadership.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, management careers offer high salaries and strong expected demand . On average, professionals with a bachelor’s in business management earn about $66,000 per year, according to PayScale . However, salaries vary widely depending on the location, industry, and job title.
- Logistics management
- Global logistics and transportation management
- Microeconomics and macroeconomics
A degree in logistics prepares students for a career planning the transport and distribution of products for sale. A logistics degree allows you to learn logistics management, statistics, micro and macroeconomics, transportation management, accounting principles, analysis logistics systems, logistics management, and so on.
Logistics degree graduates usually advance to a manager, logistics planner, and field director positions. And their salary and job prospect is pretty satisfactory too.
Salary and Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, logistics make about $76,270 per year or $36.67 per hour. And their employment is expected to grow by 30 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
More than 24,000 job openings are projected each year over the decade. Many of these openings will result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or retire, BLS reports.
13. Investments and Securities
- Financial modeling
- Risk management
Some of the topics that you will encounter during your bachelor’s degree in investments and securities degree include investment planning, hedge funds, financial reporting and policy, and so on.
If you are interested in the financial market and want to pursue a fast-paced career, this degree is the right one for you. Students who earn a bachelor’s in investments and securities often work as investment consultants, strategy investment managers, and financial service sales agents.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these professionals make about $64,770 per year or $31.14 per hour. And the employment of securities, commodities and financial services sales agents is expected to grow 4 percent from 2020 to 2030.
14. Industrial Production Management
- Data analytics
- Macro and microeconomics
Industrial production mainly focuses on manufacturing products. These professionals create and maintain efficient operations and ensure a safe working environment that meets strict regulations.
A degree in industrial production teaches courses such as supply management and procurement, manufacturing control and planning, and logistics management. Industrial production managers also work with suppliers and managers from other departments to improve the quality of the product and determine and fix any defects.
The average salary for industrial production managers is $108,790 per year or $52.30 per hour. Furthermore, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics foresees a 5 percent growth in employment for these professionals.
15. Data analysis
- Business analytics
Corporate data analysts are responsible for collecting and organizing large datasets from different sources and then interpreting these data to give meaningful business insights that will help companies identify trends and better serve their clients or enter new markets.
The demand for these professionals has never been greater; the world is drowning in data, and graduates working in this field are valuable for businesses who are eager to use this data to increase their sales and profit.
The average wage for operations and research analysts, including data analysts, is $86,200 per year or $41.44 per hour. BLS also reports that the employment of operations and research analysts (including data analysts) is expected to grow 25% from 2020 to 2030 , which is a lot faster than the average for all occupations.
16. Management Information Systems
- Project management
- Human resources management
- Network principles
- Information security
- System design
This may be one of the most in-demand business majors and it is closely related to computer science. Computer and information systems managers, often called IT managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in a company.
Some of the duties of these professionals include:
- Analyzing the company’s needs and recommending upgrades
- Ensuring the security of a company’s network and electronic documents
- Assessing the costs and benefits of new projects and justifying funding
- Planning and directing the work of other IT professionals and specialists
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these professionals make about $151,150 per year or $72.67 per hour. And the employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
A statistics degree opens up all kinds of doors. This degree teaches you to collect, organize, analyze and interpret numbered data sets, skills which are in high demand across various industries. Students who choose this major usually build careers in a number of fields such as marketing, banking, finance, economy, and so on.
In a data-driven world, knowing how to translate data into meaningful insights is a valuable skill that organizations and companies demand. But is statistics the right choice for you? If you are a skilled mathematician who is passionate about analyzing data and solving problems, this major will probably suit you.
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, mathematicians and statisticians earn $93,290 per year or $44.85 per hour. And the employment of these experts is expected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
- Business economics
- Micro and macroeconomics
An economics major will prepare students for demanding, wide-range roles in various areas such as business, government, nonprofits, education, law, banking, and more. Economics majors students learn how economic systems work and change in different circumstances.
A major in economics will help you develop a combination of skills and insights that employers are demanding more every day, such as data analysis, mathematics, reasoning and critical thinking, general business operations and trends, writing and communication, and more.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, economists earn $108,350 per year or $52.09 per hour. Furthermore, the employment of these professionals is projected to grow by 13% , which is a much faster growth rate than the average for all occupations.
19. Health Administration
- Healthcare quality management and assessments
- Statistics and research in healthcare
- Managing healthcare human resources
- Systems in long-term care
A major in health administration prepares health professionals for critical roles in the healthcare industry. This degree teaches students how to manage organizational units and deliver healthcare services effectively.
Studying health administration prepares you for administration, management, and planning positions. The duties of health administrators mostly include planning, managing, monitoring, and coordinating healthcare delivery systems These professionals usually work in hospitals and other similar facilities.
Healthcare administrators fall under the category of medical and health services managers. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average wage for these professionals is $104,280 per year or $50.13 per hour. Additionally, BLS projects a tremendous growth rate (32%) in employment for the next decade.
20. Supply Chain Management
- Managing global supply chains
- Purchasing and supply management
- Revenue management
If you are good at what you do, a major in supply chain management (SCM) can get you far. An SCM encompasses the design and planning of supply chain activities, along with the execution, control, and monitoring to help businesses build a competitive infrastructure and create net value.
Students of a sales program learn the theoretical knowledge of supply chain management and how to apply this knowledge to real-world issues in order to improve the company’s performance and help them build a competitive infrastructure and create net value.
Supply chain management is one of the top paying career paths out there. According to Salary.com , the average supply chain manager wage is $112,351 as of November 29, 2021.
Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.
The employment of supply chain management professionals is expected to grow by 30% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all professions (US Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Frequently Asked Questions
What Business Degree Is in High Demand? The top business degrees in demand at the moment are Project Management, Entrepreneurship, E-Commerce, Marketing, Finance.
Which Business Major Makes the Most Money? The highest paying business careers relate to the majors of Entrepreneurship, E-commerce, Marketing, and Finance, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
What is the Hardest Business Major? The difficulty of a business major depends on a number of factors including natural talents, chosen courses, and school. However, one of the hardest business majors is thought to be Accounting.
Do Business Majors Make More than Engineers? While this depends on the experience and position, the median salary of business and financial operations occupations is lower ($68,350) than engineers’ ($91,010). However, if you earn your MBA, common business professions will pay you considerably more. E.g. a financial manager with an MBA is paid $110,000 per year.
What Are the Easiest Business Majors? Determining the easiest business majors depends on what you deem as difficult. If you want a degree with less math, go for a BABA ( BA in Business Administration ); if you want a degree with no creativity requirements, go for Economics and Finance majors.
Are Business Degrees Worth It? While each decision is subject to personal interests, business majors currently dominate the list of top majors in demand, and this isn’t changing anytime soon. So, yes, they are worth it.
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Below you'll find a list of the best online business degree programs at the bachelor's level. An online business degree is one of the most common degrees in the US. They provide students with a foundational education that allows them to enter the workforce in their preferred area of commerce. Most business degrees offer specialization paths for you to choose from, such as marketing or business administration. Furthermore, each university may offer a specific program that fits your career goals, so it's important to carefully consider each option based on where you see yourself working in the business world. Many business school graduates often go on to become entrepreneurs or company leaders, while others may seek advanced studies in finance, law, or economics.
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Ranking details, #1 city university of seattle.
- Salary Score: 95
- Median Starting Salary: $79,719
- Locations: Seattle (WA)
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The City University of Seattle (CityU) is a small nonprofit that offers an online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program requiring 180 credit hours. The curriculum focuses on core business courses with specialized areas of study, such as Global Supply Chain Management or Project Management. Some core classes include Business Communications and Strategic Management. These programs also feature a unique core curriculum with studies in Artificial Intelligence Business Applications. To graduate, students must finish 90 lower-division credits and 25 upper-division electives, which can take four years total with a full-time schedule. Graduates may then apply for careers in business analytics, operations management, and marketing.
At CityU, students use the digital learning platform, Brightspace, to access their coursework, which is fully online. Online students also have access to virtual advisors for support.
#2 Golden Gate University
- Salary Score: 91
- Median Starting Salary: $67,879
- Locations: San Francisco (CA)
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Golden Gate University (GGU) is a small nonprofit that offers an online Bachelor of Science in Business requiring 123 credit hours. The curriculum aims to provide students with a broad understanding of business-related issues, such as defining success and identifying opportunities. Some core concentrations in this major include Human Resources Management, Accounting, and Information Technology. To graduate, students must complete 60 general education credits, 30 major units, and 33 general electives, which can take four years with a full-time schedule. Alumni enter industries ranging from finance and operations to marketing and data analytics.
GGU students use Blackboard to access their online coursework. They offer a hybrid format that allows students to study either in-person or online. Although, certain classes may require in-person learning. Students also have access to advising and tutoring services as well as online bookstores.
#3 Alvernia University
- Salary Score: 90
- Median Starting Salary: $66,259
- Locations: Reading (PA)
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Alvernia University (AU) is a medium-sized nonprofit that offers an online Bachelor of Science in Management requiring 123 credit hours. The curriculum aims to provide students with a broad understanding of organizational structures and team management techniques. Some core classes for this major include Financial Accounting, Marketing Principles, and Business Law. To graduate, students must complete a core liberal arts curriculum, 57 major credits, and community service, which typically takes four years with a full-time schedule. Graduates may enter careers in operations management, business consulting, or human resources management.
At AU, students use Blackboard to access their coursework, which is fully online. Additionally, online students have access to digital libraries and shops as well as Alvernia's Office of Career Development.
#4 Northeastern University
- Salary Score: 89
- Median Starting Salary: $65,635
- Locations: Burlington (MA)
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Northeastern University (NU) is a large nonprofit that offers three online Bachelor of Science programs which focus on business management: (1) The Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management , (2) Bachelor of Science in Management , and (3) Bachelor of Science in Project Management all offer core, introductory courses in business. Each program requires 120 credit hours, which can be completed in four years on a full-time schedule. The curricula teaches students about organizational behavior, economics, and marketing. Specialized areas of study for Finance and Accounting Management include Principles of Taxation and Business Strategy, while a bachelor's in management features core classes such as New Venture Creation and Supply Chain Management. To graduate, students must complete all program requirements — including up to 66 foundation credits, 21-31 major credits, concentration, and general elective credits. Alumni are qualified to apply for a wide array of business management and analyst roles.
At NU, students use Canvas, a digital learning platform, to access their coursework, which is fully online.
#5 Capella University
- Salary Score: 88
- Median Starting Salary: $63,636
- Locations: Minneapolis (MN)
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Capella University (CU) is a medium-sized, private institution that offers an online Bachelor of Science in Business requiring 180 credit hours. They have nine specialization pathways, such as accounting, business administration, finance, and project management. Each educational path offers general education courses and core business courses along with a curriculum aimed at your specialization. In Business Administration, for example, you'll take courses such as Fundamentals of Leadership and E-Marketing, while Finance offers Entrepreneurial Finance and Investments. To graduate, students must complete eight specialization courses and one capstone. Graduates may go on to explore careers in business, finance, marketing, or sales.
CU students use Blackboard to access their coursework, which is fully online. Overall, students may take four years to complete their degree with a full-time schedule. Some Capella University programs include FlexPath, which allows students to adjust their course deadlines and tuition payment schedules to fit their needs. Additionally, online students have access to a digital library, online tutoring, and online writing centers.
#6 Lynn University
- Salary Score: 87
- Median Starting Salary: $61,513
- Locations: Boca Raton (FL)
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Lynn University (LU) is a medium-sized nonprofit that offers an online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration requiring 120 credit hours. The curriculum aims to provide students with a general understanding of the modern business world — including marketing, investing, and human resources. Some core classes in this major include Computer Applications and Ethical Decision Making. To graduate, students must complete all core curriculum requirements, plus 51 major credits and three upper-level electives. This can take four years with a full-time schedule. Graduates enter communication, construction, health care, and government industries.
LU also offers a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship that focuses on strategic innovation in business, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing , where you'll develop an understanding of marketing trends and create a personal portfolio to launch your career.
At LU, students use iTunes U to access their coursework, which is entirely online. For a fee, online students have access to an iPad with pre-loaded learning tools.
#7 University of Management and Technology
- Salary Score: 86
- Median Starting Salary: $60,399
- Locations: Arlington (VA)
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University of Management and Technology (UMT) is a small, for-profit institution that offers an online Bachelor of Business Administration requiring 120 credit hours. The curriculum aims to help students learn about fundamental business disciplines. Some core classes in this major include Accounting for Managers, Principles of Finance, and Legal Environment for Business. To graduate, students must complete all general education requirements alongside business administration courses, major courses, and three capstone credit hours. All of this can take four years at a full-time pace. Graduates may enter careers in IT, international logistics management, or marketing.
At UMT, students can complete their coursework fully online using a variety of multimedia sources.
#8 Lipscomb University
- Median Starting Salary: $59,514
- Locations: Nashville (TN)
Lipscomb University is a medium-sized nonprofit that offers an online Bachelor of Arts, Science, or Professional Studies in Business Leadership requiring 126 credit hours. In this degree, faculty teach students about business fundamentals, such as accounting, management, and economics. Some core classes include Applied Organization and Planning and Applied Relationship Building. To graduate, students must pass leadership and major courses and earn specialized certificates, which can all take four years with a full-time schedule. Graduates may explore careers in business administration and entrepreneurship. Lipscomb University also offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Leadership, which requires core classes in math and science rather than liberal arts. Additionally, there's a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business Leadership which is tailored toward career development in the business sector.
At Lipscomb University, students use Canvas to access their coursework, which is entirely online. Online students have access to live text services for convenient support.
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- Median Starting Salary: $59,425
- Locations: Greenwood Village (CO)
Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) is a medium-sized, public institution that offers an online Bachelor of Science in Business Management requiring 120 credit hours. Faculty develop the curriculum to train students in management, operations, marketing, economics, and statistics. Some core concentrations for this major include Business Law, Principles of Management and Project Management. To graduate, students must complete all program requirements, including 31 general education credits, 30 core degree credits, and specialized electives. This can take four years with a full-time schedule. Alumni are prepared for careers as data analysts, forensic accountants, or project managers. CSU Global also offers similar online courses in business such as Bachelor of Science in Project Management , Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership , or Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics .
At CSU Global, students use Canvas to access their classroom materials, which are all fully online. They also have access to live tutors, online libraries, and career coaching.
#10 Thomas Edison State University
- Median Starting Salary: $59,206
- Locations: Trenton (NJ)
Thomas Edison State University (TESU) is a medium-sized, public institution that offers an online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in General Management requiring 120 credit hours. The curriculum trains students in accounting, finance, management, and marketing. Some core classes for this major include Business Law, Introduction to Marketing and Microeconomics. To graduate, students must complete all general education credits alongside 42 professional business credits, 18 specialized areas of study, 15 electives, and a capstone project. Graduates may pursue careers in business management or entrepreneurship.
TESU also offers specialized BS programs, such as Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration in Marketing . There is also a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership , which explores courses in Leading Organizational Change and Principles of Management.
At TESU, students use Blackboard to access their learning materials which are fully online. This program can take four years with a full-time schedule. Students also have access to an online library.
Overview of Online Business Degrees
Business is one of the most widely available online degree options, in part because it is a highly popular major.Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows business majors have dominated the graduating classes of U.S. colleges and universities for 40 years.
Online programs in business and many other majors have become increasingly popular in recent years. As the number of online degree options continues to grow, more students enroll each year due to the flexibility and convenience they provide.
Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows business majors have dominated the graduating classes of U.S. colleges and universities for 40 years.
Bachelor's degrees in business are designed to be completed in four years of full-time study. Most online bachelor's degrees require 120 credits of general education, business classes, and electives to graduate, however students who have earned previous credits or already have an associate degree may be able to finish sooner by transferring credits or enrolling in a degree completion program.
Bachelor of Arts vs. Bachelor of Science in Business - What's the Difference?
When choosing a school and online degree program, students may wonder whether to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and which is more suited to their interests. Both have a similar structure that includes general education credits in addition to major-specific requirements and both typically have a core business curriculum, but the required classes often differ.
In terms of future academic goals, earning a BS means you'll have more of the required prerequisites for a science or math-focused master's degree, while a BA will fulfill more liberal arts requirements for a Master of Arts or MBA program. We highlight a few additional differences between the degrees below, alongside information about a third type of degree: Bachelor of Business Administration.
Bachelor of Arts in Business
A BA in business will have a liberal arts core of general education requirements in addition to business courses. General education classes focus on the humanities, with courses in English, history, communications, social sciences, and a few in science and math. Major requirements for business programs usually include classes on business law, business communications, finance, accounting, and management.
Alumni with a BA in business administration will come away with a strong foundation in interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and other soft skills useful in business environments.
Bachelor of Science in Business
BS in business programs will have a stronger emphasis on math and science classes. Although students in BS programs still take some humanities classes in areas such as communications and social sciences, they'll focus more on technical skills in math, science, statistics, and related subjects.
Students who graduate from a BS program will be well-prepared for the analytical aspects of the business environment with the technical skills a STEM-heavy education provides.
Bachelor of Business Administration
A Bachelor of Business Administration, or BBA, is a third type of business degree that gives students a comprehensive overview of business functions. The curricula for these programs typically focus on developing students' management, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills. BBA programs also may offer a wider range of concentrations for students to pick an area of interest. Similar to a BA program, the BBA will focus more on management and operations and less on math and science-based courses.
Common Courses for an Online Bachelor's in Business
Students earning an online business degree have many paths to choose from. Whether you're studying business administration, international business, project management, or another area of focus, degrees in business have a core set of classes to prepare graduates for success in the industry. Business students can expect to take some of the following courses:
- Accounting: Introductory accounting courses give an overview of basic principles, terminology, and systems used in financial accounting. Students will gain hands-on experience creating financial statements and reports, and using ledgers and journals to track financial information.
- Business Analytics: Using data to inform decisions is an essential skill for business professionals. Students will learn how to gather, analyze, and explain data, and its applications for business leaders and companies. Lectures may cover programming, data mining, predictive analytics, optimization, data analytics, and data visualization.
- Business Law: This course will introduce legal regulations and considerations for businesses. Students will learn about the obligations of companies and employers regarding civil, criminal, property, privacy, tax, and employment laws.
- Business Management: Effective management skills are critical for business leaders. This class is designed to familiarize students with the key aspects of management, from planning and organizing to staffing and decision making. Coursework will also cover management principles and theories, social responsibility, and business ethics.
- Economics: Introductory courses explain the fundamental economic concepts as they relate to business markets. Some programs break this subject down into individual classes on macroeconomics and microeconomics. Lectures will touch on large-scale issues that affect the economy including inflation, recession, and unemployment, as well as small-scale issues that affect businesses at the organizational level.
- Marketing: Students will gain a thorough understanding of contemporary marketing methods and strategies and the societal factors influencing business markets. Class topics will include product distribution, promotion, and pricing, consumer behavior, market research, product life cycles, and marketing ethics.
While many students opt for a general business education, many programs offer a range of concentrations to help students achieve their career goals. Students can study everything from healthcare management to management information systems, depending on what they want to do with their degree. The following are some examples of business concentrations, although there are many more available.
- Business Administration: Business administration degree programs are widely available online and prepare students for careers in sales, marketing, real estate, human resources, and other areas.These programs give students a broad range of skills necessary for roles in management and administration. Courses may touch on conflict resolution, negotiation, global business, and ethics.
- Entrepreneurship: Future business owners and leaders gain hands-on skills and knowledge through entrepreneurship programs. Students learn the ins and outs of managing small businesses, examine legal requirements for business owners, learn how to create a business plan, and study aspects of successful entrepreneurship through case studies.
- International Business: Students in this program gain insight into the unique aspects of global supply chain management, human resources, banking, and marketing internationally. They also study the ways in which world customs impact business and learn about working with culturally diverse businesses and groups. Graduates may become export sales representatives, international business development managers, or international marketing representatives, among other careers.
- Project Management: According to salary data from Indeed , project management is one of the highest-paying specializations for business majors. The field also has a wide range of applications – project management is necessary across sectors, from public service to technology. Business degrees with an emphasis on project management focus on planning and scheduling, assessing project cost and budgets, risk management, securing necessary goods and services, and managing teams.
- Supply Chain Management: Professionals in supply chain and operations make sure all functions within a company run smoothly and efficiently in order to deliver goods on time. Students in online supply chain management programs study logistics, production planning, inventory, materials management, purchasing, imports, and exports.
Accreditation is a process colleges and universities undergo to make sure their programs meet universal academic standards. Selecting an accredited business program helps students ensure their education meets industry standards and their degree will be recognized by employers, colleagues, and other business professionals. Accreditation is also necessary for students to qualify for federal financial aid, and makes it easier to transfer credits and pursue further education.
Programmatic accrediting agencies evaluate specific programs, such as business degree programs, based on their ability to meet established industry standards. The two main accreditors for business degrees are the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). Both of these agencies are recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as independent accrediting bodies for academic business programs.
In addition to programmatic accreditation, students should look for regional or national accreditation. These agencies evaluate schools based on their curricula, faculty qualifications, research programs, and student resources, among other things. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a recognized national accrediting body that awards accreditation for institutions that specifically offer online programs. Students can check for their program or college on any one of these resources.
Are Online Business Degrees Respected?
As more students earn online degrees and enter the workforce, employer attitudes toward online education continue to shift. A study done by Northeastern University in 2019 found that 61% of HR professionals and employers see online credentials as equal to or better than credentials earned in person. Given the significant increase in online enrollment since then, this trend may continue. One of the top considerations when looking for an online degree that will be respected is accreditation. You can also look at student outcomes to figure out which schools provide a quality education, such as alumni salaries, graduation and retention rates, alumni employment rates one year out of college, or top employers for a school.
A study done by Northeastern University in 2019 found that 61% of HR professionals and employers see online credentials as equal to or better than credentials earned in person.
How Much Does an Online Bachelor's in Business Degree Cost?
The cost of an online business degree depends on a few factors, including where you go to school, how much financial aid you qualify for, and if you have credits to transfer. We manually collect tuition rates for online programs to give prospective students a clear picture of how much a degree will cost.
With these tuition rates in mind, students should also consider the impact of residency on the cost of attending college. In-state and out-of-state tuition plays a big role in how much your degree will cost. Students who live out of state often pay a higher tuition rate at public colleges, which can be up to three times the cost in-state residents pay. Luckily for distance learners, many schools offer the same rate to online students, regardless of where they live. Finding a school that offers in-state tuition to all online students is a good option for those looking for affordable online business degrees.
There are additional fees students will need to account for alongside tuition. Distance learners will have to factor in the cost of textbooks and supplies into their budget and may have to pay a technology fee for online classes. However, these expenses can be offset by the money they'll save on housing and transportation costs associated with campus living.
In addition to tuition and related fees, students may reference other metrics to ensure they set themselves up for financial success after graduation. In the ranking list above , we provide two numbers 一 median alumni debt and 10-year return on investment ㅡ to help students make informed decisions. These data points are important because they tell students how much alumni typically owe in student loan debt after graduation, and what kind of a financial payoff real graduates are seeing from their degrees.
Financial Aid for Online Business Students
When it comes to paying for college, students in an online business program have a range of financial aid options to help bridge the gap. Financial aid usually comes in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and student loans.
Online students can use financial aid to pay for classes, but may have to adhere to specific guidelines. Common requirements include attending an accredited school and maintaining a specific GPA. Always check program eligibility requirements to make sure you qualify.
Online students can use financial aid to pay for classes, but may have to adhere to specific guidelines.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the best and easiest way to apply for financial aid. The application goes to the federal government, state governments, and any colleges you're interested in. These organizations use your FAFSA to determine how much financial aid you qualify for.
Online business students may sometimes qualify for tuition assistance at their workplace. More than half of employers offer education funding, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. After using grants, scholarships, work-study funding, and tuition assistance, students can apply for low-interest federal student loans or private loans to cover additional costs.
When you apply to a college and submit your FAFSA, you might be automatically considered for some scholarships. However, there may be other funding opportunities available through your financial aid office, your school's business department, or the college of business at some universities. Some private organizations also offer scholarships to help business students reduce the cost of higher education.
The GE/LNESC Scholarship awards $5,000 to full-time minority students pursuing a bachelor's degree in business or engineering at an accredited college. Students must be classified as a college sophomore in the fall semester of the year they accept the award, and must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA or higher. The award is renewable for up to three years.
INS Global awards one $1,500 scholarship to students pursuing a degree in international business. Students must be accepted or currently attending a U.S. college. Applicants will write a 500-word essay on a time when they used one of the INS core values to overcome a challenge in their professional life.
The Women in Business Scholarship Program from ExpoMarketing is open to women currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and pursuing a career in business.
Ted Rollins Eco Scholarship awards $1,000 to two students per year to students interested in eco-friendly entrepreneurship. Applications are open to students majoring in business, sustainability, or marketing. Students will write an essay on their interests and goals related to entrepreneurship and the environment.
Career Opportunities for Business Graduates
Business is a popular major due in part to the high payoff alumni often see and the degree's versatility in the workforce. Business majors are well-prepared for careers in many sectors , whether they plan to work in finance, management, sales, marketing, or start their own company. Although a bachelor's degree isn't always necessary to enter the field, undergraduate education is a common requirement. The following careers are open to undergraduate business majors. Employment data is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Note, however, that many professionals go on to earn advanced degrees — the master's in business administration (MBA) is a highly popular graduate program — and this opens up further career opportunities.
Market Research Analyst
Median Annual Salary: $65,810
Job Growth Rate: 18%
Market research analysts evaluate business markets to help companies understand consumer behavior for their target demographics. They collect and analyze data, assess marketing strategies, and gather information on competitors to determine how well a company or product is doing in their industry.
Personal Financial Advisor
Median Annual Salary: $89,330
Job Growth Rate: 4%
Personal financial advisors work one-on-one with clients to help them manage and grow their finances. They may work for a finance company or go into business for themselves. They help people invest, save money, plan for retirement, adjust financial plans based on life changes, and offer other financial advice based on their client's personal needs and goals.
Human Resources Specialist
Median Annual Salary: $63,490
Job Growth Rate: 7%
Human resources specialists play a key role in keeping organizations running smoothly. They work to find and hire job candidates, determine staffing needs, manage employee benefits, and handle any issues employees may have. After gaining some work experience, specialists with a bachelor's degree in business may qualify for an upper-level position in human resources management.
Median salary: $132,290
Professionals in sales management ensure their company hits product distribution goals with profitability in mind. They manage staff, oversee hiring, develop training practices, set goals, analyze sales data, and may establish sales techniques for their teams. Sales managers also handle product distribution and may work closely with other departments to inform product development, marketing strategies, and other aspects that require information on consumer behavior and demographics.
Is an Online Business Degree Worth It?
When considering enrolling in an online program, students may wonder whether their degree will be worth it. Deciding if an online business degree will pay off in the long run depends in part on your financial circumstances, your personal and professional responsibilities, your career goals, and your interests.
A business degree can be worth it financially. The major is known for a high earning potential and can open the door to many career opportunities in lucrative fields. Data from the BLS shows that bachelor's degree holders who have secured business and finance positions earn median annual salaries between $51,560 and $89,330, compared to the $55,260 median for most bachelor's degree holders.
In addition, the median annual salary for careers in business and finance ($72,250) is much higher than the median salary for all occupations ($41,950), according to 2020 data from the BLS.
The online format can be more accessible for students from a wide range of majors, allowing them to fit courses around work, family, and other responsibilities. Online programs are especially popular with military service members, as moving frequently makes it difficult to enroll on campus. Choosing an online degree also means you have access to a wider range of program options rather than being limited to what's offered in your area.
While there are many benefits to earning a business degree online, students should also consider the potential drawbacks. A business program will only be worth it if it aligns with your personal and professional goals. Some may struggle to network with peers and professors or stay on track in an online setting. When you're attending class virtually, it can take a bit more work to make connections with classmates or your professor, and it may be harder to reach teachers remotely or contribute in class. It's also a significant time commitment and financial investment. If your degree won't pay off in a way that's important to you – whether that looks like a higher salary, a new job, starting your own business, or achieving your personal goals – it may not be worth the time and money you put in.
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Looking for a college or university near Santa Clara, California where you can earn a master's degree in business analytics? Start your search for Santa Clara's best business analytics master's degree programs here.
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Santa Clara, California Business Analytics Graduate Schools by the Numbers
Completions for master's degrees in business analytics near Santa Clara, California have been growing at institutions over the past 5 years. In 2021, students completed 1,381 business analytics-related master's degree programs that were offered by colleges and universities near Santa Clara. That was an increase of 1525% from completions reported in 2017.
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Franklin University is a top choice for adults who need to balance school with busy lives. Founded in 1902, Franklin's main focus has been serving adult students and tailoring education to fit their needs. Nonprofit and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Franklin offers more than 20 master's programs, all 100% online with no GMAT/GRE required.
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Franklin offers more than 20 master's degree programs near Santa Clara, California. Franklin University is an accredited nonprofit school where most students attend classes part-time. Most students are adults and all business analytics programs completed were offered online. In 2021, 4 business analytics master's degrees were completed nationwide.
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Stanford University is an accredited nonprofit school where most students attend classes full-time. Most students are of traditional age and no business analytics programs completed were offered online. In 2021, 400 business analytics master's degrees were completed.
Santa Clara University is an accredited nonprofit school where most students attend classes full-time. Most students are of traditional age and all business analytics programs completed were offered online. In 2021, 70 business analytics master's degrees were completed.
University of San Francisco is an accredited nonprofit school where most students attend classes full-time. Most students are of traditional age and no business analytics programs completed were offered online. In 2021, 7 business analytics master's degrees were completed.
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There are 5 public colleges located near Santa Clara, California. About 34,384 students were enrolled in master's programs, and about 904 business analytics master's degrees were completed at public colleges near Santa Clara, California. Tuition shown reflects in-state rates.
University of California-Davis is an accredited public school where most students attend classes full-time. Most students are of traditional age and all business analytics programs completed were offered online. In 2021, 120 business analytics master's degrees were completed.
San Francisco State University is an accredited public school where most students attend classes full-time. Most students are of traditional age and no business analytics programs completed were offered online. In 2021, 37 business analytics master's degrees were completed.
San Jose State University is an accredited public school where most students attend classes full-time. Most students are of traditional age and no business analytics programs completed were offered online. In 2021, 39 business analytics master's degrees were completed.
California State University-East Bay is an accredited public school where most students attend classes full-time. Most students are of traditional age and no business analytics programs completed were offered online. In 2021, 113 business analytics master's degrees were completed.
University of California-Berkeley is an accredited public school where most students attend classes full-time. Most students are of traditional age and no business analytics programs completed were offered online. In 2021, 595 business analytics master's degrees were completed.
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Graduates of business doctoral programs often pursue careers as advertising, promotions, and marketing managers . These professionals make a significant impact on their company's success, and they earn a median annual salary of $135,900, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Other potential careers for individuals with a doctorate in business administration include consultant and entrepreneur.
Unlike Ph.D. in business programs, which prepare degree-seekers for careers in academia, DBA programs emphasize practical knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the business field. Many schools offer online DBA programs , which allow learners to continue working while earning their degree. Doctoral students who maintain employment in the field can apply new skills immediately, and working full time can help learners avoid debt.
Although admission requirements vary by university, they often include a minimum GPA, GRE scores, and recommendation letters. Students typically earn the degree in 2.5-3 years, depending on the program. This guide covers the benefits of earning a doctorate in business administration , along with common course requirements and career paths for graduates.
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The largest Catholic university in the nation, DePaul offers a doctorate in business administration . Learners complete the DBA program in cohorts and prepare for positions in higher education and the corporate world. DePaul delivers the program in a part-time format, allowing students to continue working while earning the degree.
The curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary business knowledge and research methodology.
Coursework explores topics including data science and visualization, empirical research methods, and behavioral decision theory. Learners also hone organizational leadership techniques. Degree-seekers develop advanced research skills while developing their dissertation.
Degree-seekers typically graduate in three years, and students attend regular residencies at DePaul's Loop campus, located in Chicago's financial district. DBA students supplement in-person events with virtual sessions. Like many business doctoral programs, DePaul's program requires applicants to hold a master's degree. The university does not require GMAT or GRE scores.
- Program length: 3 years
- Credit requirements: 72 credits
- Admissions requirements: Master’s degree in a related field
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Based in North Carolina, Duke offers a Ph.D. in business administration program through the Fuqua School of Business . Learners pursuing the doctoral degree develop advanced research expertise and prepare for positions at leading colleges and universities.
The Ph.D. program requires two to three years of coursework, and most full-time students complete the program in about five years. Concentration options include accounting, finance, marketing, or decision sciences. Learners must participate in a teaching and research assistantship, complete a comprehensive exam, and write and defend a dissertation.
Duke provides generous financial assistance. Doctoral students receive a full tuition waiver, a competitive stipend, and health insurance. Graduates can benefit from Duke's alumni network, and the university's partnerships with top firms in various industries. While applicants to the Ph.D. in business administration program often hold an MBA, the business school does not require a master's degree for admission. Applicants must have competitive GMAT or GRE scores.
- Program length: 5 years
- Credit requirements: N/A
- Admissions requirements: GMAT or GRE scores
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Located blocks from the White House, GW operates three campuses in the District of Columbia. The university offers a Ph.D. in business administration program on its main campus. The 45-credit program offers concentrations in areas including accountancy, international business, and decision sciences.
Degree-seekers participate in seminars and receive constructive feedback on dissertation research. While coursework varies by specialization, all Ph.D. students must pass a comprehensive exam and complete a research dissertation.
GW students can access leading organizations and institutions, including the World Bank. The business school provides five years of financial support through a full-tuition fellowship, a stipend, and travel funding to help learners attend conferences. Admission requirements depend on the applicant's concentration, but all applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores.
- Credit requirements: 45 credits
Based in Columbus, Ohio State delivers a Ph.D. in business administration program that trains learners to become scholars and experts in the business world. The full-time program consists of coursework, research, and teaching responsibilities. Students complete 80 credits and can specialize in a field such as finance, organizational behavior, international business, or operations management.
During the first and second years, doctoral students undertake assistantships that include research responsibilities. Learners develop research by writing research papers and submitting them to conferences and academic journals. During their third year of studies, Ph.D. students begin work on a dissertation, which they must defend during their fourth year.
Ohio State operates one of the nation's most extensive library systems, and learners can access state-of-the-art living and dining facilities. Doctoral students can receive a fellowship that covers tuition and includes a monthly stipend. Applicants must have competitive GMAT or GRE scores.
- Credit requirements: 80 credits
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Winter Park, FL
Rollins is a private liberal arts college located in Florida. Executives with an MBA or an equivalent degree can earn the executive doctorate in business administration . Learners in the program develop proficiencies as thought leaders and develop skills necessary to effectively guide organizations. The program is ideal for executives with at least 10 years of experience.
Degree-seekers prepare to apply theoretical knowledge and research methods to address contemporary business problems. Students in the cohort-based program meet once each month at the Winter Park campus, and seminar-style sessions facilitate interaction between faculty and students. Before each class, students read in-depth articles on topics relevant to the class discussion.
Degree-seekers work with a faculty advisor to develop research projects and a final dissertation. Students must self-fund their education, and all learners pay the same tuition rate, regardless of residency status. Applicants must submit a resume, but Rollins does not require standardized test scores.
- Program length: 3 years
- Admissions requirements: No standardized tests required
Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, SHU delivers a doctor of business administration that helps students prepare for careers as business leaders. Learners develop decision-making and management skills, along with expertise in quantitative methods and mathematical modeling. The low-residency program uses a cohort model that blends in-person sessions, learning labs, and online components.
The curriculum includes coursework in econometric methods, price theory, advanced asset pricing, and global financial markets and institutions. Group research projects help foster teamwork. Learners complete two courses focused on formulating and executing a finance dissertation project, which ultimately lead to the development of a dissertation.
Learners complete a final course on career transitions, which covers topics including effective networking strategies. Graduates often secure positions in industry and academia. Like many DBA programs, the program's admission requirements include a master's degree. However, applicants do not need to submit GMAT or GRE scores.
- Admissions requirements: master’s degree
Stevens Institute of Technology, one of the nation's oldest technological colleges, offers a Ph.D. in business administration program that prepares learners for research positions in industry. The program comprises 84 credits, and Stevens awards 30 credits for a master's degree. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in subjects including calculus, statistics, and linear algebra.
Doctoral students complete coursework in topics including statistical inferences, econometrics, and multivariate data analytics. Learners choose a concentration in finance, innovation and entrepreneurship, or information systems and analytics. After completing all coursework and exams, learners write and defend a dissertation. The school is located minutes from Wall Street, which can lead to professional opportunities for business students.
Students earning the Ph.D. in business administration complete a teaching assistantship, and Stevens offers tuition assistance, competitive stipends, and health benefits. Applicants must have a bachelor's in a business or a related discipline and must submit GMAT or GRE scores.
- Program length: N/A
- Credit requirements: 84 credits
- Admissions requirements: bachelor’s degree in a business or related field, and GMAT or GRE scores
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Based in Philadelphia, Temple offers a 54-credit doctor of business administration program that prepares students for executive-level positions. The curriculum prepares learners to apply research theories to solve complex business challenges. Temple delivers the three-year program in a part-time format, allowing students to continue working while earning the degree.
Learners attend six weekend residences on campus each year and complete the remainder of program requirements online. The DBA curriculum explores topics including the global marketplace, scientific inquiry through applied research, and innovation and entrepreneurship in the modern economy. Students master advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods. Like many business doctoral programs, Temple's program culminates with a dissertation.
DBA students participate in a mentorship program and can access additional support and resources through the business school's research centers and institutes. Applicants must have an MBA or a related master's degree and at least 10 years of professional experience.
- Credit requirements: 54 credits
- Admissions requirements: MBA or related master’s degree and at least 10 years of professional experience
College Station, TX
The flagship institution of an 11-college system, Texas A&M offers a Ph.D. in business administration program that trains students to become researchers. Graduates often secure positions in private and public organizations. The program requires 64-96 credits, depending on the student's academic background.
Learners specialize in a field such as accounting, management, or supply chain management. Degree-seekers conduct original research under faculty guidance. Students build a portfolio by completing research papers. While earning their Ph.D. in business administration, learners attend workshops hosted by visiting scholars. Doctoral students must pass a preliminary exam and a comprehensive final exam.
Students must complete at least nine credits during each term of their required residence, which comprises one academic year for master's degree-holders and one academic year plus one semester for bachelor's degree-holders. Students demonstrate their ability to perform independent research by completing a dissertation. Research assistantships provide tuition assistance and a stipend. Applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores.
- Credit requirements: 64-96 credits
New Orleans, LA
Tulane is a private research college located in New Orleans. The full-time Ph.D. in business administration program helps learners develop research and teaching expertise to prepare for careers in academia. Students choose a concentration in finance or financial accounting.
The curriculum explores topics including mathematics, economics, econometrics, and price theory. Doctoral students hone their skills as educators by teaching classes independently, and learners conduct research that culminates in a dissertation. Tulane offers personalized faculty support, and students participate in workshops and seminars. Learners can access resources and mentorships through Tulane's centers and institutes.
Ph.D. students pay no tuition and receive an assistantship. Learners receive a technology support budget, which funds a laptop and other approved technology. A research and teaching budget pays for conferences and related expenses. The program admits students every other year. Applicants to the Ph.D. in business administration program must have a bachelor's degree and submit GMAT or GRE scores.
- Admissions requirements: GMAT or GRE scores
Founded in 1868, Berkeley offers a Ph.D. in business administration that prepares learners for research careers. Doctoral students work with faculty as they conduct research in one of six fields, such as accounting, organizational management, or business and public policy. Program requirements vary based on the learner's concentration area.
Students may explore topics such as asset pricing theory, operations management, buyer behavior, and the economics of innovation. Doctoral students complete a teaching course that covers the pedagogical knowledge and techniques necessary to teach at top business schools. All students pursuing the Ph.D. in business administration conduct original research and defend a dissertation.
The Haas School of Business provides a five-year financial support package that includes paid tuition, a stipend, and a fellowship. Admission requirements include a bachelor's degree, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and satisfactory GMAT or GRE scores.
- Admissions requirements: minimum 3.0 GPA and competitive GMAT or GRE scores
Learners at UF can pursue a 60-credit doctor of business administration as a track under the Ph.D. in business administration program. The three-year DBA program is ideal for students who want to focus on applied theory. The program includes both online learning and weekend residencies.
Coursework helps learners hone methodological and analytical skills, and degree-seekers learn how to apply business theory to address current issues in the field. The curriculum explores topics such as change leadership, corporate finance, strategic management, and international business. Degree-seekers engage in research throughout the program, which culminates with a dissertation defense.
Students typically take six credits per term, and graduates often secure positions in business or academia. Students often continue working while earning the DBA. Applicants must have a master's degree and at least 10 years of management experience, and candidates must submit GMAT or GRE scores.
- Admissions requirements: Master's degree, at least 10 years of management experience, GMAT or GRE scores
One of the nation's oldest public schools, UGA administers a Ph.D. in business administration program that emphasizes hands-on research and leadership development. The curriculum delivers rigorous training in research methodology, and students develop the pedagogical skills necessary to excel as professors. Graduates can also qualify for high-level positions in business and industry.
The program offers seven areas of study, including finance, accounting, management information systems, and risk management and insurance. Doctoral students complete coursework and conduct original research that culminates in a dissertation. The real estate emphasis typically includes coursework from other programs within the business school.
Learners enroll full time and typically complete the degree in five years. Like students in many business doctoral programs, learners in UGA's program often pursue graduate assistantships and fellowships. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and satisfactory GRE or GMAT scores.
- Admissions requirements: Bachelor's degree, 3.0 GPA, GMAT or GRE scores
U of I delivers a Ph.D. in business administration program that helps students become lifelong scholars and innovators. The program uses a cohort model, and graduates often secure roles as college instructors and researchers. Students choose a specialization such as marketing, international business, operations management, or strategy and entrepreneurship.
Learners pursuing the doctoral degree must select a minor, which does not need to be related to business administration. Students develop a dissertation based on original research. Doctoral students engage in peer mentoring, professional development, and events that foster collaboration and community.
Most degree-seekers earn the Ph.D. in five years. Doctoral students can qualify for a financial package that includes a tuition waiver. Most applicants to the Ph.D. in business administration program hold an MBA or a master's degree in a related field. Admitted students with only a bachelor's degree must take additional courses. Applicants must submit GMAT scores.
- Admissions requirements: GMAT scores
Iowa City, IA
Enrolling more than 32,000 students, University of Iowa offers professional academic degrees including a Ph.D. in business administration. The Ph.D. requires 72 semester hours comprising Ph.D. core coursework, major and minor classes, and dissertation research.
The core curriculum helps learners develop research competence. Degree-seekers specialize in a field such as accounting, organizational behavior, human resource management, or management information systems. Learners also choose a minor, which does not need to be related to business. Doctoral students must pass a comprehensive examination and complete a dissertation.
The business school covers each Ph.D. student's full tuition and fees. Learners also receive a stipend and comprehensive health insurance. Graduates often secure teaching and research positions in academia, business, and the public sector. Applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores.
- Credit requirements: 72 semester hours
- Admissions requirements: GMAT or GRE scores
University of Minnesota offers a Ph.D. in business administration program that prepares students for roles as researchers and teachers. The curriculum includes 40 credits of coursework, which learners complete within the first two years. Students choose from seven concentrations, including accounting, finance, and strategic management and entrepreneurship.
During the university's teacher training program, students complete workshops and an in-class teaching experience to become confident instructors. All students earning the Ph.D. in business administration conduct research and develop a dissertation in their concentration area.
U of M's location in a thriving business region provides access to Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. Recruiting events often help business students secure teaching positions at higher education institutions. Doctoral students receive financial support, including a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and must submit GMAT or GRE scores.
- Credit requirements: 40 credits
- Admissions requirements: Bachelor’s degree, GMAT or GRE scores
A public research college, OU maintains three campuses. Students at the main campus in Norman can pursue a Ph.D. in business administration . The program focuses on managerial, strategic, and organizational aspects of management. Learners study full time and typically graduate in four years. The curriculum includes departmental seminars, coursework on topics including research methods, and a second-year research project.
Students earning the Ph.D. in business administration specialize in strategy, organizational behavior, or international business. Each concentration requires focused coursework and a teaching assistantship completed under faculty guidance. Doctoral students learn to conduct original research and prepare for positions at research institutions. The program culminates with a dissertation defense.
Applicants do not need a business background. Graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree and must submit GMAT or GRE scores.
- Program length: 4 years
Located in Upstate New York, Rochester offers a business program that emphasizes collaboration and mentorship. During the first year of the 90-credit Ph.D. in business administration program, learners develop skills in economics and statistics. Students gain advanced knowledge in a specialization such as accounting, marketing, or finance.
The curriculum varies by specialization, but all doctoral students conduct original research during which they develop quantitative and analytical skills. Students engage in teaching to strengthen their classroom skills. The program culminates in the completion of a dissertation, which students defend during their fifth year of studies.
The business school offers a full-tuition scholarship, a fellowship, a research budget, and student health insurance. According to Rochester, most students in the business program secure employment before defending their dissertation. Applicants must submit GRE or GMAT scores and must have at least a bachelor's degree in a field such as business, engineering, or mathematics.
A Jesuit Catholic college in Pennsylvania, University of Scranton offers a doctor of business administration that helps accounting professionals develop academic expertise. Students learn to produce practice-relevant research. Doctoral students often work while earning the degree, which Scranton delivers through two to four on-campus residencies per term. Degree-seekers complete about 20 residencies during the three-year program.
The DBA program requires 87-93 credits. Students complete coursework with a cohort of about 10 peers. The curriculum includes two seminars on Ignatian identity, as well as courses on fraud research, applied research methods, and teaching and pedagogy. Students complete a comprehensive exam during their second year, and they begin work on their dissertation in their third year of studies.
All students in the DBA program pay the same tuition rate, regardless of residency status. Applicants must have a master's in business, a minimum 3.5 GPA, and at least five years of work experience.
- Credit requirements: 87-93 credits
- Admissions requirements: MBA, 3.5 GPA, five years of work experience
University of South Carolina offers two doctoral business degrees at its flagship campus in Columbia. Full-time learners can pursue a Ph.D. in business administration , which requires at least 60 credits beyond a bachelor's degree. Learners specialize in one of seven concentrations, such as accounting, organizational behavior and human resources, or finance.
While program requirements vary by specialization, all students earning the Ph.D. in business administration develop skills in research methodology. Graduates often become educators, researchers, and businesspeople. Students regularly attend conferences and seminars, and UofSC provides access to scholarly resources.
Ph.D. students work as graduate assistants, fulfilling teaching and/or research responsibilities. Graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver and a stipend. Students typically complete the degree in five years, and the university generally offers four years of financial aid. Applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores, and master's degree-holders receive preference.
- Credit requirements: 60 credits
Los Angeles, CA
USC offers a Ph.D. in business administration that features instruction from renowned faculty members. Graduates of the program often secure teaching positions at top business schools. Students can pursue a specialization in accounting, finance, marketing, management and organization, or data sciences and operations.
While earning the Ph.D. in business administration, students apprentice with a faculty member and eventually co-teach a course. Learners develop the quantitative skills necessary to conduct research that advances their field as a whole.
Doctoral students complete a screening exam during their first year. During their second or third year of studies, they must pass a comprehensive exam that tests core knowledge of their discipline. The fourth year of the business program focuses exclusively on research, culminating in a dissertation. USC offers a tuition waiver for doctoral students, and applicants must have a bachelor's degree, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and adequate GMAT or GRE scores.
- Average tuition cost: $47,880
- Admissions requirements: Bachelor’s degree, 3.0 GPA, GMAT or GRE scores
Salt Lake City, UT
Founded in 1917, the University of Utah offers a Ph.D. in business administration program that emphasizes academic research and business leadership. The degree prepares learners to secure teaching positions at research colleges. Applicants need only a bachelor's degree in any discipline.
Doctoral students pursue one of seven areas of specialization, such as accounting, finance, organizational behavior, or operations management. A series of seminars helps learners develop qualitative and quantitative research skills. Degree-seekers master pedagogical techniques during specialized teaching coursework. During their first year of studies, doctoral students begin a graduate or teaching assistantship.
Each student creates a personalized curriculum tailored to their interests and career goals. Doctoral candidates must pass a qualifying exam and develop and defend a research dissertation. Students pursuing the Ph.D. in business administration receive a four-year tuition waiver and a stipend. Applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores.
UW students at the Seattle campus can earn a Ph.D. in business administration . The doctoral program prepares learners for careers in academia and the public and private sectors, and full-time students typically complete the program in four to five years. Learners work with a faculty advisor to design a curriculum based on their interests and goals. Degree-seekers choose from several specializations, including finance, management, technology entrepreneurship, and operations management.
Regardless of specialization, doctoral students complete 18 courses, take written exams, and conduct research that culminates in a dissertation. Learners also complete a teacher training program to prepare for careers as business educators. The teacher training program consists of weekly sessions, classroom observation, and teaching assignments.
The Ph.D. in business administration program offers small class sizes, allowing for mentorship and collaboration between faculty and students. Degree-seekers receive financial support including tuition waivers and teaching and research assistantships. Applicants must submit all previous transcripts and GMAT or GRE scores.
- Credit requirements: 18 courses
Saint Louis, MO
Washington University delivers a variety of graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in business administration. The curriculum requires 36 credits, including rigorous coursework in foundational business skills. Doctoral students can specialize in one of seven concentrations, including accounting, finance, organizational behavior, and strategy and entrepreneurship.
Learners take a core exam to demonstrate aptitude in their specialization. Ph.D. students collaborate with faculty members while completing research, and they participate in a teaching assistantship. They must also develop and defend a dissertation. During their fifth year of studies, doctoral students begin searching for a faculty appointment. Washington University provides free tuition and a generous stipend.
Alternatively, the 72-credit doctor of business administration program offers specializations in finance and marketing research. Students can complete the DBA program full time or part time. While Ph.D. students generally aspire to positions in academia, DBA students train for research roles in industry. Applicants to either of Washington University's business doctoral programs must have competitive GMAT or GRE scores.
- Credit requirements: 36 credits
Based in Massachusetts, WPI delivers project-based learning that helps students prepare for leadership roles. WPI offers a Ph.D. in business administration that emphasizes practical problem-solving skills. Students complete 60-90 credits of coursework and research. Learners pursuing the Ph.D. in business administration can specialize in IT, entrepreneurship, or operations management.
The program curriculum varies based on the student's concentration. For example, operations management students conduct research related to deploying quantitative modeling at all levels of operations decision-making. Students explore topics such as technology usage, operation systems design, and performance measurement.
Ph.D. students complete an internship, and the program culminates with a dissertation. WPI provides funding for select doctoral students. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation and GMAT or GRE scores. Admission requirements include a minimum 3.5 GPA and a bachelor's or master's degree.
- Credit requirements: 60-90 credits
- Admissions requirements: minimum 3.5 GPA and bachelor’s or master’s degree
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Although available courses and graduation requirements vary among DBA programs. However, typical learning outcomes include applying research methods to decision-making, embracing lifelong learning, and modeling appropriate behavior to subordinates. Students in business doctoral programs also develop transferable skills in areas such as collaboration and professional competence.
Completing a business doctoral program can help individuals advance professionally. Doctoral students collaborate with like-minded peers, developing networks that can lead to long-term business relationships and job opportunities. Additionally, a doctorate in business administration can qualify graduates for top positions at their company or organization.
A doctoral degree in business administration is designed for advanced business professionals to continue their education, develop research, and become industry leaders. In fact, some programs will require at least 10 years of relevant professional experience to be admitted. Most DBA programs take three to five years to complete and involve a dissertation or presentation capstone. You’ll learn about organization management, corporate leadership, and market strategy.
To be admitted to a business administration doctoral program there are several universal requirements. You’ll need some previous higher education, while some programs require a n MBA others may only ask for a bachelor’s degree. Every program on our list will also require GRE or GMAT scores from the last five years.
Letters of recommendation and a professional resume are also commonly a part of the application. There are also some doctorate in business administration programs that require a minimum number of years for work experience. Programs designed for advanced professionals may ask for 10 years of work experience in a related field.
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Concentrations in business administration.
Many DBA programs offer concentrations that allow you to specialize in an area of business management. A concentration can help you develop expertise for specific job roles and better prepare you for a career after graduation.
A concentration in finance will offer the knowledge needed to lead finance-based businesses , or finance departments of businesses. You’ll learn about making investment and finance decisions, managing capital assets, exploring venture financing, and market microstructure. Courses may include microeconomics, quantitative methods, accounting courses, corporate finance, and capital market theory.
An operations management concentration will teach you to manage organizations that produce goods and services. You’ll learn to operate supply chains, manufacturing activities, and access global markets. Courses may include operations management, stochastic models, networks and combinatorial optimization, and dynamic programming.
This concentration is focused on individual behavior, team dynamics, and how employees and organizations work together. You’ll learn more about the psychology behind managing a business and large teams of people. You may take courses like psychology of organizational behavior, sociological foundation of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Courses in a Doctorate in Business Administration Program
The coursework in DBA programs helps learners master in-demand leadership skills, which graduates often use to lead teams and organizations. Online learners typically hone these skills by participating in discussion boards, writing essays, and performing original research. Other activities may include analyzing case studies and collaborating with peers during group projects.
Students earning a doctorate in business administration generally complete coursework in leadership theory, leading organizations, and organizational design. This section describes a few courses common to many DBA programs. However, course titles and requirements vary by institution. Learners should contact their prospective school for information regarding its DBA program.
Career and Salary Outlook for Business Administration Students
Professionals with a doctorate in business administration often work as top executives, postsecondary teachers, personal financial advisors, and management analysts. The BLS projects strong growth for these occupations between 2019 and 2029. Additionally, these careers feature higher-than-average median annual salaries.
Top Executive Top executives use their doctorate in business administration to oversee business operations. These professionals coordinate and consult with other executives and use performance indicators to make long-term plans. Typical job titles include chief executive officer, operations manager, and county administrator. Some top executive positions require professional experience in addition to an advanced degree.
Postsecondary Teacher Postsecondary teachers educate undergraduate and graduate students. Job responsibilities also include creating curricula, serving on committees, and publishing research. Teachers who possess a doctorate can qualify for tenure, which provides job security and greater freedom when performing research.
Personal Financial Advisor Personal financial advisors use their business expertise to advise clients on financial goals and investments. These professionals need strong research skills to explore the latest and best investment opportunities. Other responsibilities include staying up to date with tax law and producing annual investment reports.
Management Analyst Management analysts, also known as management consultants, analyze the practices of a business or organization to improve efficiency. Some projects require a team of analysts to conduct research and interview employees. Management analysts present their findings and make suggestions to senior management professionals. Analysts can specialize in an area such as inventory control or corporate structures.
Marketing managers need a bachelor's in marketing, journalism, or a related field. Earning a bachelor's degree takes approximately four years, and degree-seekers gain practical marketing knowledge along with transferable skills that apply to numerous career paths. Undergraduate students can enhance their resume by taking courses in sales and communications and by completing an internship.
After earning a bachelor's degree and gaining work experience, professionals can return to school to earn an MBA or DBA. Both degrees can lead to career and salary advancement. Graduate programs take 2-4 years to complete, depending on the degree and program.
What is the ROI for a Doctorate in Business Administration?
Tuition for a DBA can range from $11,000 to $60,000 depending on the school you choose and whether you’ll have to pay in state or out of state tuition. Once you’ve graduated, the average annual salary for careers in business administration fields ranges from $80,000 to $105,000. Jobs in this field also have a projected growth between 4% and 11% in the next decade. Pursuing a doctoral degree in business administration can lead to a lucrative career and a quick return on investment.
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Certifications and licensure for business administration students.
Business professionals with a doctorate can enhance their career prospects and salary potential by earning one or more professional certifications. Private organizations award certifications to candidates who pass an exam and meet other requirements, which may include a specific degree and professional experience. Finance professionals also need a license to engage in specific activities, such as selling stocks.
The Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) awards CMC certification to consultants with at least three years of experience. Candidates for certification must pass a written and oral exam. Candidates with 10 or more years of experience can complete an abridged certification process. IMC offers the CMC credential to members and nonmembers.
The American Institute of CPAs awards the CPA certification to candidates who pass a rigorous examination. Additionally, each state sets specific certification requirements, which typically include a bachelor's or master's degree and an application to the state's board of accountancy. CPAs often qualify for additional job opportunities and command higher salaries than their peers.
The Series 7 credential qualifies professionals to sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investments to clients. Candidates for licensure must pass the Securities Industry Essential exam and the Series 7 exam. The latter comprises 125 multiple-choice questions covering topics including accounts, record keeping, and investment objectives.
Although universities often provide funding for doctoral students, learners can apply for additional financial aid from private organizations. Below are a few of the scholarships available to learners pursuing a doctorate in business administration. Students should research each award's requirements and stipulations before applying.
American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship Who Can Apply : Undergraduate upperclassmen and graduate students can apply for this scholarship. Requirements include a minimum 2.0 GPA and coursework relevant to the public transportation industry. Applicants must submit a 1,000-word personal essay and two recommendation letters. Candidates must be sponsored by American Public Transportation Association. Amount : $5,000-$10,000
Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship Who Can Apply : The Government Finance Officers Association awards this scholarship to learners pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting. Applicants must plan to work for a government agency. The scholarship committee evaluates each applicant's GPA, work experience, and recommendation letters. Students can apply for additional scholarship opportunities from the association. Amount : $10,000
Richard "Dick" Wiegers Scholarship Who Can Apply : This scholarship supports Illinois residents pursuing a degree in finance, law, or business. The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation considers each applicant's GPA and recommendations. Amount : $1,000
SILA Postsecondary College Scholarship Who Can Apply : The Securities and Insurance Licensing Association awards five scholarships each year to graduate students majoring in one of seven fields, including marketing, business administration, and finance. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA and may be studying full time or part time. However, part-time students must also work. Amount : $2,500
Why Should I Get a Doctorate in Business Administration Degree?
Completing a doctorate in business administration program can lead to numerous benefits. These benefits aren’t guaranteed with a degree and can depend on the university and your performance in your career.
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Masters in Business Programs
If you’re considering a Masters in Business program, there are three main options available to postgraduate students: MA, MSc or MBA. The core courses of any masters in business provide a more in-depth understanding of commerce how to apply managerial tactics to drive success.
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In a general masters in business program, students often receive a broad but focused education in the functional areas of business. Many business masters programs meld hands on learning, upper level business courses and networking opportunities with formats that may include electives and independent research. Most masters business degree courses tackle methods suitable for someone who manages people, projects, and day to day operations in:
- Human Resources
- Organizational Behavior
Each masters student could also gain a unique education tailored to their career goals in one of two ways.
- Through a masters or MBA concentration (E.g. MBA in Marketing, MS in Finance/Financial Planning)
- Through a masters degree in a single are of business studies (Master of Accounting)
How Long Does It Take to Get a Masters in Business Degree?
One of the common concerns, especially for at-work students is: How long is business school? While some universities offer a 1-year business degree, these accelerated one-year masters programs are usually for executives and students with experience. Otherwise, the average length of most masters in business programs is between 12 and 24 months.
What Can I Do with a Masters in Business?
Choose from a range of fields, including business development manager, strategy consultant, leadership roles within a company, or other concentrated degrees. A masters in business degree enables a student to gain specific skills in areas of interest.
Different Masters in Business: MBA, MA, MS
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) remains a popular choice for business-related studies, however there are many reasons why students may opt for a Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MS) in business instead.
MBAs typically expose students to a general overview of business, with a larger range of compulsory courses designed to equip them to a wide range of business-related situations and roles. In contrast, an MA or MSc in Business tends to provide scope for gaining deeper skills and insights. These programs tend to focus on precise academic and theoretical models and may help students become experts in a specific field (e.g. accountant).
MA programs tend to be offered in the humanities, while MS programs frequently have STEM-infused curricula. However, the nuances of each program are set by individual business schools, so take note of different program requirements and read course lists before you move forward.
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What type of classes are in a masters of business administration.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally-recognized professional masters degree. It is designed to develop in graduates the skills required for careers in business and management. The bulk of MBA course credits are devoted to compulsory courses in core subjects such as:
- Operations Management
- Managerial Economics
- Business Strategy
- Human Resource Management
- Managerial Finance
- Corporate Ethics
After these “core” courses are completed, students could focus their MBA through a concentration (E.g. healthcare administration, economic crime, finance) which allows them to follow their own personal or professional interests. Some schools require that MBA candidates complete an internship at a company or organization, which may lead to concrete job opportunities after the program.
MS | Master of Science in Business
A Master of Science (MS) is an academic degree with a technical focus in a business discipline. Students may be exposed to several business functional areas as they hone critical and creative thinking skills.
The aim of an MS is to help students learn to leverage organizational knowledge and navigate a data-driven business setting. Course plans tend to be holistic and cover a chosen subject from all angles while also covering:
- Management Strategy
- Data Analysis
This could ready participants to identify effective strategies, improve managerial decisions and drive overall business growth. A choice of emphasis often provides fuel for research and further professional development and expertise. Students often need to complete a thesis, and may, depending on the subject, need to complete an internship.
MA | Master of Arts in Business
A Master of Arts (MA) in business is a graduate degree that often melds current theory, academic research and applied practice to help students lead effectively. Students often take a wide range of courses that could cover:
- Principles of Administrative Leadership
- Community Engagement
Throughout their program, MA students might have the chance to develop practical skills through written and oral assignments and through the hands-on crafting of strategic or marketing plans. Often, a field-based practicum and a culminating capstone project are required.
Should I Get My Masters or an MBA?
An MBA is ideal for students with a professional background who want more flexibility or to work in management roles. They may become business owners. A masters program is better for those who want very specific skills in a specific area.
FUN FACT According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many chief executives have an MBA or masters degree in an area related to their work.
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Types of Masters in Business Graduate Degrees
For students who have a plan for their career trajectory, a masters degree in business could focus exclusively on one particular area of interest right from the start. What do you want to earn an MBA or masters degree in? Below is a brief synopsis of some popular categories that fall under business masters degrees.
Accounting master’s programs such as the Master of Accounting (MAcc) often prepare students to become a Certified Public Accountant. An accounting major in an MBA program might cover financial accounting and in-depth economic principles.
Business Administration and Management
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Management (MM) could ready students to plan, organize, direct and take control of the various functions and processes of a firm or private enterprise. Concentration areas bring into focus specific tools and techniques that may be useful for executives and managers of certain departments (like human resources or budgeting).
- Business Information Systems
A Masters in Information Systems or Information Analytics is planned-out for those who want to use data mining to advance their organization’s strategic priorities. In some schools, students may earn a Business Intelligence Certificate, certified by SAS in tandem with their MS degree.
eCommerce and Social Media
A Master of Science in e-Business Management could help students cultivate the skills needed to assess, oversee and improve the operational functions of an online enterprise. Students may learn to apply the concepts of systems integration to the design and development of products and services through market analysis.
A Masters in Economics (MS, MA, MEcon) program could refine skills in economic reasoning. Students could learn how to construct and apply economic models through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques.
A masters or MBA in entrepreneurship may cover the finer points of taking an idea from concept to market. Students may learn how to gage opportunity and risk, create a business plan, and raise capital.
Environment and Agriculture
Masters degrees in Agriculture cover the management of farmland, forestry, fisheries and livestock. They often focus on a wide range of topics, from agribusiness and green technology to sustainability and zoology.
A MS in Finance or MBA Finance could help students develop a capacity to manage a person or organization’s assets and maximize their growth. Banking and financial planning are two concentration areas.
Healthcare Administration and Management
A Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), MS or MBA Healthcare all have at heart the skills and knowledge required to manage facilities, operations and services in healthcare settings. Key areas could include health informatics, health law, clinical issues and financial management.
- Hospitality Management
A Masters or MBA in hospitality management could explore the specific leadership needed in the hotel industry, tourism and businesses, such as hotels, spas, restaurants, casinos, and resorts. Students might gain a solid grasp of how to maximize profits, market their brand, and improve guest experience.
- Human Resources Management
A Masters or MBA in Human Resource Management (HRM) could help students understand what it takes to hire, fire, assess and train personnel. Course topics could cover workplace behavior and performance metrics.
- International Business
A Masters in International Business could help students understand the global marketplace and how to achieve and maintain a competitive edge. Concepts such as diversity, economics and conflict resolution may add onto courses in leadership and strategy.
Marketing and Advertising
Marketing masters programs often help students make sense of market research, consumer behavior and digital media platforms. MS programs may cover technical subjects such as search engine optimization and analytics, while MBA marketing programs may help students develop as managers.
- Non-Profit Administration
A Masters in Nonprofit Administration may cover the principles of fundraising and reaching budget goals in organizations and foundations dedicated to service or charity. Students may develop keen leadership skills and expertise in management.
Masters in Operations Management programs could help students learn the ins and outs of logistics, supply chain management and effective use of resources. A focus in construction management could help students plan, direct and oversee building projects with an eye to negotiate contracts, control budget and understand the regulatory environment.
- Organizational Leadership
A Masters in Organizational Leadership often provides a forum for students to develop as leaders who are able to manage projects and motivate teams. A less person-centric focus in this field is a Masters in Risk Management which could emphasize the calculations needed to make savvy decisions about opportunities.
- Project Management
A Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) may help refine technical skills as participants study up-to-date and innovative management strategies. Students could learn how to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close a project --on time and on budget--using the latest project management software and technology.
Public Administration and Policy
A Master of Public Administration is similar to an MBA but focuses on the public and non-profit sectors. Students could learn how to manage projects and programs that benefit the community as they hone skills in policy analysis and ethical leadership.
Real Estate and Property Management
A Masters in Property Management could help students learn how to buy and sell property as well as how to manage real estate. Courses could include basic business, finance, accounting and real estate theory.
- Sports Management
A MS or MBA in sports management is all about the business of sports. Students could refine skills in management, coaching, sports analytics, marketing and more.
- Technology Management
A Masters in Technology Management could ready students with the skills to effectively lead in both technology and business sectors. Often, course plans focus on management, strategy, ethics, and industry trends such as information security.
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- Graduate Programs
Whether you’re setting out on a course of academic study that will define your professional life, or seeking to build skills to help you land a better job, Santa Clara’s graduate programs offer a range of options to match your needs.
Many of our graduate students work while pursuing their degrees, so we offer both part- and full-time programs and some online courses, as well as certificate, license, and non-degree options.
Leavey School of Business
With the largest MBA program in Silicon Valley as well as specialized Masters degrees, the business school offers a range of options to professionals at different stages in their careers.
- M.S. Finance and Analytics
- M.S. Information Systems
- M.S. Online Marketing
- 4+1 Master of Science Programs
- Online Master's in Business Analytics
- Online Master’s in Finance and Analytics
School of Education and Counseling Psychology
Offering masters and credential programs and certificates to those serving their communities in education, counseling, health and human services, and ministry.
- M.A. Applied Psychology
- M.A. Counseling
- M.A. Counseling Psychology
- M.A. Educational Leadership
Doctor of Education Degree Program
- Ed.D. Social Justice Leadership
School of Law
In addition to J.D. and LL.M. degrees, the School of Law offers unique combined degree programs in J.D./MSIS.
- J.D. Juris Doctor
- Hybrid, Part-Time Flex J.D.
- J.D./MBA Master of Business Administration
- J.D./MSIS Master of Science in Information Systems
- LL.M. Intellectual Property
- LL.M. International & Comparative Law
- LL.M. United States Law
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
Preparing graduates to enter professional ministries.
- M.A. Pastoral Ministries (Online & In-Person)
- Graduate Certificate in Restorative Justice & Chaplaincy (Online & In-Person)
School of Engineering
Offering flexible graduate programs for working engineers in Silicon Valley, as well as traditional full-time programs.
- Aerospace Engineering
- Applied Mathematics
- Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Management
- Mechanical Engineering
- Power Systems and Sustainable Energy
- Robotics and Automation
B.S./M.S. Dual Degree Program for Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer and Software Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Engineering Management & Leadership
B.S./M.S. Dual Degree Program for Arts & Sciences
- Computer Science
- Engineering Physics
Jesuit School of Theology
JST offers a range of Masters degrees (including M.Div.) to students interested in preparing for a broad range of ministries and service to the church and world.
- Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
- Master of Theology (Th.M.)
- Combined Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (M.Div./M.A.)
Ecclesiastical Degree Programs
- Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.)
- Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.)
- Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.)
Hybrid and fully online programs that meet students where they are. SCU Online provides increased flexibility while still promising a holistic Santa Clara education.
- Online MBA
- Online M.S. Marketing
- Online M.S. Business Analytics
- Online M.S. Finance and Analytics
School of Education & Counseling Psychology
- Online Catholic M.A. Teaching and Teaching Credential (CATMAT)
College of Arts and Sciences - Pastoral Ministries
- Online M.A. Pastoral Ministries
- Online Graduate Certificate in Restorative Justice & Chaplaincy
- Online Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
"Santa Clara University's location in the heart of Silicon Valley combined with our innovative, flexible graduate programs will help position your career for life-long growth and impact."
For all programs, Santa Clara is committed to providing a graduate education in which students will:
Demonstrate academic competence
Graduate students will demonstrate broad content knowledge and the ability to integrate and apply concepts from their course of study to professional situations.
Engage in creative and collaborative learning
Graduate students will innovate, collaborate, and communicate effectively with professionals and others in their discipline.
Enhance professional development
Graduate students will exhibit professionalism, consistent with the university's Jesuit mission that includes attention to ethics, integrity, and responsible engagement with their communities—professionally, locally, or globally.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX : Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. SCU also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to The Office or Equal Opportunity and Title IX . For a complete copy of the university's policy and more information, contact the university Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
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In 2020, students completed 1,179 business administration-related degree programs that were offered 100% online by colleges and universities near Santa Clara. That was an increase of 1338% from completions reported in 2016.
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SCU's Online MBA Program Ranked No. 37 Nationally, Second in California. Newest rankings from U.S. News & World Report place Leavey School of Business as No. 2 Online MBA in California, while Online MS Programs rank No. 3 in state, No. 38 nationally.
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Vice Provost for Graduate Programs. Email: [email protected] Phone: 408-554-5465. For all programs, Santa Clara is committed to providing a graduate education in which students will: