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2021 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan

29 Colleges
13,420 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,100 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Business, Management & Marketing School for You

Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in MichiganBusiness, Management & Marketing is the most popular major in Michigan with 13,420 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019. This means that of the 416,954 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.2% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan ranking looked at 29 colleges that offer a bachelor's in business, management and marketing. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those business, management and marketing schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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The business, management and marketing school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Schools.

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2021 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Schools in Michigan

The following schools top our list of the Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for the Money.

Top 10 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Schools

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Detroit Mercy. UDM is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Detroit. UDM also made our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan list, coming in at #6.

The average student at UDM graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $15,117. This means that the average student pays around $63,794 to get a bachelor’s degree from UDM. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Ferris is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $15,909. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Ferris is $73,022. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Grand Valley State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. GVSU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Allendale. GVSU also made our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan list, coming in at #3.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at GVSU is 4.5 years, and it costs about $23,233 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from GVSU be around $105,245. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Central Michigan, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan ranking.

At Central Michigan, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and it costs about $24,977 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $116,393 to get a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Western Michigan University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. WMU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Kalamazoo.

It takes the average student at WMU about 4.7 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,387. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from WMU is $100,305. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Eastern Michigan University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan is a public college with a large student population.

It takes the average student at Eastern Michigan about 4.8 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,456. This means that the average student pays around $98,393 to get a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Cleary University

Howell, MI

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Cleary University. Cleary College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Howell. Cleary College also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan rankings.

It takes the average student at Cleary College about 5.0 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,953. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Cleary College is $124,765. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Northwood University

Midland, MI

Northwood University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. Northwood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Midland. In addition to being on our best value list, Northwood has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing in Michigan ranking.

It takes the average student at Northwood about 4.2 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,231. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Northwood is $135,693. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#9

Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, MI

Cornerstone University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Cornerstone is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Grand Rapids.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Cornerstone is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,827. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Cornerstone is $105,018. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

Davenport University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Grand Rapids, Davenport University is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Davenport University to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,498. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Davenport University is about $108,876. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 15,966
Illinois 13,582
Indiana 10,348
Wisconsin 8,525

Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 4,646
Marketing 1,965
Accounting 1,800
Finance & Financial Management 1,606
Human Resource Management 886

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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.

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