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2020 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing

Approximately 829,185 business, management and marketing degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing ranking analyzed 848 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in business, management and marketing. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 25 schools for Business, Management & Marketing students.

Choosing a Great Business, Management & Marketing School

Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing The business, management and marketing program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 32% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 15%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 254 to 19 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Graduates Earn More After College

Business, Management & Marketing graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A business, management and marketing bachelors degree from a college in the United States helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $42,499 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Business, Management & Marketing students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other business, management and marketing students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized business, management and marketing related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Business, Management & Marketing students.

Best Schools to Study Business, Management & Marketing in United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study 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. Of the 848 schools analyzed, only 25 earned the distinction of being on this list.

Top 25 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges

#1

Babson College

Wellesley, MA
Master Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In MA
3.9% Growth in Graduates

Babson College is a good choice for students interested in a Business, Management & Marketing degree. Babson College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Wellesley. A Best Colleges rank of 36 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Babson College is a great college overall.

With 1110 undergrads, Babson College is one of most popular schools to study business, management and marketing in United States.

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#2

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MA
0.5% Growth in Graduates

Any student who is interested in business, management and marketing needs to check out Bentley University. Located in the city Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of 59 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Bentley is a great school overall.

Bentley offers business, management and marketing degrees as low as a Associate's and all the way up to a Research / Scholarship Based Doctorate's.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
2.2% Growth in Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in business, management and marketing has to look into CUNY Bernard M Baruch College. Baruch is a large public school located in the large city of New York. This school ranks 306th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There are approximately 3550 business, management and marketing undergrads studying this program at Baruch.

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#4

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
Master Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In RI

Every student pursuing a degree in business, management and marketing needs to check out Bryant University. Located in the large suburb Smithfield, Bryant is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. This school ranks 189th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

For those interested in something more advanced, Bryant also offers 2 different higher degree levels in business, management and marketing, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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#5

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
Certificate Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In PA
7.5% Growth in Graduates

St. Joe's is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia. This college ranks 196th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

A preferred major for business, management and marketing undergrads, there are roughly 1300 individuals studying this program at St. Joe's.

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#6

Baylor University

Waco, TX
Master Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In TX
5.1% Growth in Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 172nd out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

A popular major for business, management and marketing undergraduates, there are approximately 1533 learners studying this program at Baylor.

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#7

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In PA
0.8% Growth in Graduates

Located in the large city Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 3 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, UPenn also offers 3 different higher degree levels in business, management and marketing, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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#8

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
Master Highest Degree Type
27th Most Popular In CA

U of San Diego is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of San Diego. This school ranks 140th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

With 881 students enrolled, University of San Diego is one of most popular colleges to study business, management and marketing in United States.

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#9

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
Certificate Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In PA

Villanova is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Villanova. A Best Colleges rank of 71 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Villanova is a great school overall.

Villanova offers business, management and marketing degrees as low as a First Year Certificates and all the way up to a Post-Graduate Certificates.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
23rd Most Popular In CA

Located in the medium-sized city Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 65 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great school overall.

With 985 students enrolled, University of California - Berkeley is one of most popular colleges to study business, management and marketing in United States.

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57th Most Popular In NY

Located in the suburb Hyde Park, The Culinary Institute of America is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. This school ranks 552nd out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

Culinary Institute of America is one of the most popular school to study business, management and marketing in United States exceeding 273 graduates last year.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SC
8.2% Growth in Graduates

Located in the midsize city Columbia, Carolina is a public school with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 204th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There are roughly 3198 business, management and marketing undergraduates enrolled in this degree at Carolina.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
5.5% Growth in Graduates

Located in the city Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 40 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means USC is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, USC also offers 4 different higher degree levels in business, management and marketing, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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#14

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In GA
9.3% Growth in Graduates

UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens. This college ranks 137th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

UGA offers business, management and marketing degrees as low as a First Year Certificates and all the way up to a Research / Scholarship Based Doctorate's.

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#15

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In PA
14.0% Growth in Graduates

Lehigh is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bethlehem. A Best Colleges rank of 43 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Lehigh is a great school overall.

A popular choice for business, management and marketing undergraduates, there are roughly 609 learners studying this program at Lehigh.

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#16

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
Master Highest Degree Type
22nd Most Popular In CA
10.0% Growth in Graduates

USFCA is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of San Francisco. This school ranks 191st out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, USFCA offers a Master's Degree in business, management and marketing.

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#17

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
Certificate Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CT
14.5% Growth in Graduates

Fairfield U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Fairfield. This school ranks 147th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Connecticut.

For those interested in something more advanced, Fairfield U also offers 3 different higher degree levels in business, management and marketing, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Master Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MN

UST MN is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul. This college ranks 173rd out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There are about 984 business, management and marketing undergrads studying this program at UST MN.

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#19

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
5.8% Growth in Graduates

Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of 42 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great school overall.

There are about 1463 business, management and marketing undergrads enrolled in this program at Georgetown.

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#20

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In MA
1.8% Growth in Graduates

Located in the city Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 58 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Boston College is a great school overall.

A favorite choice for business, management and marketing undergraduates, there are roughly 1212 individuals enrolled in this program at Boston College.

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#21

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
Master Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In WI

Located in the city Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. This college ranks 160th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There are roughly 785 business, management and marketing undergrads studying this degree at Marquette.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
20.7% Growth in Graduates

Located in the large city Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 80 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Wisconsin is a great college overall.

Wisconsin offers business, management and marketing degrees as low as a First Year Certificates and all the way up to a Research / Scholarship Based Doctorate's.

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#23

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In GA
6.1% Growth in Graduates

Emory is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Atlanta. A Best Colleges rank of 27 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Emory is a great school overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, Emory also offers 2 different higher degree levels in business, management and marketing, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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#24

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
Master Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In VA

Located in the midsize city University of Richmond, U of Richmond is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of 60 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means U of Richmond is a great school overall.

A favorite major for business, management and marketing undergrads, there are approximately 425 students enrolled in this degree at U of Richmond.

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#25

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In IL
1.0% Growth in Graduates

DePaul is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago. This college ranks 260th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There are about 1921 business, management and marketing undergrads studying this degree at DePaul.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 848 different United States business, management and marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
52 New York University New York, NY
53 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
54 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
55 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
56 Butler University Indianapolis, IN
57 University of North Texas Denton, TX
58 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
59 University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Champaign, IL
60 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
61 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
62 Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
63 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
64 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
65 George Washington University Washington, DC
66 Fordham University Bronx, NY
67 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
68 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
69 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
70 Suffolk University Boston, MA
71 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
72 Florida International University Miami, FL
73 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
74 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
75 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
76 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
77 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
78 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
79 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
80 Boston University Boston, MA
81 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
82 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
83 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
84 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN
85 Seattle University Seattle, WA
86 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
87 John Brown University Siloam Springs, AR
88 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
89 University of Mississippi University, MS
90 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
91 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
92 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
93 George Fox University Newberg, OR
94 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
95 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
96 Chapman University Orange, CA
97 Washington State University Pullman, WA
98 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
99 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
100 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
101 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
102 Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA
103 Illinois State University Normal, IL
104 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY
105 Auburn University Auburn, AL
106 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
107 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
108 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
109 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
110 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
111 Iowa State University Ames, IA
112 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
113 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
114 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
115 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
116 Trident University International Cypress, CA
117 Wagner College Staten Island, NY
118 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
119 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
120 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
121 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
122 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
123 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
124 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
125 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
126 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
127 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Business, Management & Marketing students that almost earned our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing award.

Rank College Location
128 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
129 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
130 Siena College Loudonville, NY
131 American InterContinental University - Online Schaumburg, IL
132 Roger Williams University Bristol, RI
133 Clemson University Clemson, SC
134 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
135 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
136 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
137 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
138 American University Washington, DC
139 Peirce College Philadelphia, PA
140 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
141 Iona College New Rochelle, NY
142 Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ
143 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
144 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
145 Creighton University Omaha, NE
146 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
147 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
148 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
149 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
150 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
151 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
152 Regis University Denver, CO
153 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
154 Northeastern University Boston, MA
155 Lakeland University Plymouth, WI
156 Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO
157 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
158 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
159 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
160 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
161 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
162 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
163 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
164 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
165 Ball State University Muncie, IN
166 University at Albany Albany, NY
167 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
168 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
169 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Business, Management & Marketing by Region

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Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 399,810
Accounting 107,851
General Business/Commerce 58,413
Finance & Financial Management 56,960
Marketing 49,179

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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.

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