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2023 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master's Degree Schools

1,018 Colleges in the United States
207,209 Master's Degrees
Business, Management & Marketing is of the hottest master's degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #1 most popular major in the country. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 1,018 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Business, Management & Marketing Master's Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 207,209 master's degrees in business, management and marketing to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Business, Management & Marketing School for Your Master's Degree

Best Business, Management & Marketing Master's Degree Schools The business, management and marketing master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality business, management and marketing program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their master's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their master's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on business, management and marketing students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other business, management and marketing students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for business, management and marketing to pay back their student loans after receiving their master's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized business, management and marketing related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for business, management and marketing students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Business, Management & Marketing Schools

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Business, Management & Marketing Master's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Business, Management & Marketing in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in business, management and marketing. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools for a Master's in Business, Management & Marketing

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
694 Annual Graduates

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in business, management and marketing. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2,659 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Northwestern University if you want to pursue a master's degree in business, management and marketing. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Northwestern University

#3

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,505 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat University of Pennsylvania if you wish to pursue a master's degree in business, management and marketing. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from University of Pennsylvania

#4

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,236 Annual Graduates

Duke University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in business, management and marketing. Duke is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Duke University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
364 Annual Graduates

Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Pittsburgh.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Carnegie Mellon University

#6

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
400 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Stanford University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
884 Annual Graduates

UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Los Angeles.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from University of California - Los Angeles

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,126 Annual Graduates

UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from University of Chicago

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
994 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,759 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from University of Southern California

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
673 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from University of Virginia - Main Campus

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,723 Annual Graduates

Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Columbia University in the City of New York

#13

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
490 Annual Graduates

Yale is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of New Haven.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Yale University

#14

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
529 Annual Graduates

Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Notre Dame.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from University of Notre Dame

#15

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
976 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Cornell University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
620 Annual Graduates

WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Saint Louis.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Washington University in St Louis

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
610 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from University of California - Berkeley

#18

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
986 Annual Graduates

Georgetown is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Georgetown University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,671 Annual Graduates

UIUC is a very large public university located in the small city of Champaign.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#20

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
305 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Vanderbilt University

#21

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2,237 Annual Graduates

NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from New York University

#22

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,318 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Harvard University

#23

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
643 Annual Graduates

Villanova is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Villanova.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Villanova University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
898 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#25

Rice University

Houston, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
440 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a master’s in business, management and marketing from Rice University

Rest of the Top 50 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master's Degree Schools

#25

Rice University

Houston, TX
#26

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
#29

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

#32

Boston University

Boston, MA

#33

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#39

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
#40

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

#41

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

#43

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#46

Babson College

Wellesley, MA
#48

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#49

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

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Additional Award Winners

This section represents the rest of the schools awarded a Best Business, Management & Marketing Master's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1018 different United States business, management and marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
51 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
52 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
53 Brown University Providence, RI
54 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
55 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
56 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
57 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
58 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
59 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
60 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
61 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
62 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
63 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
64 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
65 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
66 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
67 Baylor University Waco, TX
68 The University of Arizona Global Campus San Diego, CA
69 Auburn University Auburn, AL
70 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
71 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
72 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
73 Seattle University Seattle, WA
74 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
75 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
76 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
77 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
78 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
79 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
80 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
81 Fordham University Bronx, NY
82 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
83 Webster University Saint Louis, MO
84 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
85 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
86 Creighton University Omaha, NE
87 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
88 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
89 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
90 DePaul University Chicago, IL
91 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
92 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
93 American University Washington, DC
94 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
95 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
96 Northeastern University Boston, MA
97 Clemson University Clemson, SC
98 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
99 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
100 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
101 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
102 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
103 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
104 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
105 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
106 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
107 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
108 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
109 Drake University Des Moines, IA
110 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
111 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
112 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Daytona Beach, FL
113 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
114 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
115 University of Denver Denver, CO
116 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
117 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
118 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
119 Butler University Indianapolis, IN
120 Kettering University Flint, MI
121 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
122 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
123 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
124 Emerson College Boston, MA
125 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
126 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
127 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
128 Iowa State University Ames, IA
129 Washington State University Pullman, WA
130 Golden Gate University - San Francisco San Francisco, CA
131 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
132 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
133 Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
134 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
135 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
136 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL
137 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
138 Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
139 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
140 Belmont University Nashville, TN
141 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
142 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
143 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN
144 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
145 Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA
146 University of Mississippi University, MS
147 Florida International University Miami, FL
148 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
149 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
150 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
151 Bradley University Peoria, IL
152 Trinity University San Antonio, TX

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Business, Management & Marketing students that almost earned our Best Business, Management & Marketing Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
153 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
154 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
155 Yeshiva University New York, NY
156 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
157 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
158 Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI
159 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
160 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
161 Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA
162 Baruch College New York, NY
163 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
164 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
165 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
166 Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park, NY
167 Elon University Elon, NC
168 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
169 Providence College Providence, RI
170 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
171 DeVry University - Illinois Chicago, IL
172 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
173 Bryant University Smithfield, RI
174 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
175 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
176 University of Houston Houston, TX
177 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
178 Illinois State University Normal, IL
179 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
180 Westminster College Utah Salt Lake City, UT
181 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
182 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
183 Champlain College Burlington, VT
184 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
185 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
186 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
187 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI
188 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
189 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
190 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
191 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
192 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
193 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
194 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
195 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
196 Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
197 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
198 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
199 Park University Parkville, MO
200 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
201 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
202 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
203 Strayer University - Global Region Washington, DC

Business, Management & Marketing by Region

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 122,843
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 29,299
Accounting 18,187
Human Resource Management 9,750
General Business/Commerce 8,488
Finance & Financial Management 4,544
Marketing 3,301
Management Information Systems 2,381
International Business 1,723
Taxation 1,297

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Amit Savargaonkar. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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