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2021 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing

Approximately 726,649 business, management and marketing degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing ranking analyzed 1152 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.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 22% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 291 to 1 )
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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 school in the United States helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $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 1,152 schools analyzed, only 25 earned the distinction of being on this list.

Top 25 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges

#1

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Every student pursuing a degree in business, management and marketing needs to check out Bentley University. Located in the city Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of 63 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Bentley is a great college overall.

There are approximately 1400 business, management and marketing undergrads studying this degree at Bentley.

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#2

Babson College

Wellesley, MA

Babson College is a good decision for individuals pursuing a Business, Management & Marketing major. Babson College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Wellesley. A Best Colleges rank of 67 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Babson College is a great school overall.

A popular choice for business, management and marketing undergrads, there are approximately 1040 learners enrolled in this degree at Babson College.

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#3

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Every student who is interested in business, management and marketing needs to take a look at Bryant University. Located in the large suburb Smithfield, Bryant is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. This school ranks 228th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Bryant also offers a Master's Degree in business, management and marketing.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania is a good decision for individuals interested in a Business, Management & Marketing degree. Located in the city Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 9 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great school overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, UPenn 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

St. Joe's is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia. This college ranks 225th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

A preferred major for business, management and marketing undergrads, there are about 1166 students enrolled in this degree at St. Joe's.

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Located in the suburb Hyde Park, The Culinary Institute of America is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This school ranks 499th out of 1,715 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 with over 231 graduates last year.

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#7

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Located in the midsize city Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. This school ranks 153rd out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

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

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#8

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Villanova. A Best Colleges rank of 78 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Villanova is a great college overall.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Villanova also offers a Master's Degree in business, management and marketing.

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Baruch is a fairly large public school located in the large city of New York. This college ranks 466th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Baruch also offers a Master's Degree in business, management and marketing.

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Located in the medium-sized city Columbia, Carolina is a public school with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 224th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

For those interested in something more advanced, Carolina 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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#11

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens. This college ranks 143rd out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

For those interested in something more advanced, UGA 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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#12

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of 55 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great college overall.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Georgetown also offers a Master's Degree in business, management and marketing.

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#13

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Located in the city Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 61 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Boston College is a great school overall.

With 1220 undergraduates, Boston College is one of most popular schools to study business, management and marketing in United States.

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Located in the large city Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 76 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Wisconsin is a great college overall.

There are roughly 1648 business, management and marketing undergraduates enrolled in this degree at Wisconsin.

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#15

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Colleges rank of 17 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, Cornell 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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#16

LIM College

New York, NY

Located in the city New York, LIM is a private for-profit school with a small student population. This college ranks 949th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

LIM College is a fairly popular college to study business, management and marketing in United States exceeding 519 graduations last year.

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#17

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Emory is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Atlanta. A Best Colleges rank of 34 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Emory is a great school overall.

A favorite choice for business, management and marketing undergrads, there are about 835 students studying this degree at Emory.

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#18

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bethlehem. A Best Colleges rank of 44 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Lehigh is a great school overall.

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

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#19

Yeshiva University

New York, NY

Yeshiva is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. This school ranks 166th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

A popular major for business, management and marketing undergrads, there are roughly 267 learners enrolled in this program at Yeshiva.

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#20

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

U of San Diego is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of San Diego. This school ranks 162nd out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, U of San Diego offers a Master's Degree in business, management and marketing.

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Located in the large city Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 40 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means USC is a great college overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, USC 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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#22

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Located in the midsize city Des Moines, Drake is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 138th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

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

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#23

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

U of Delaware is a very large public school located in the suburb of Newark. This college ranks 87th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Delaware.

For those interested in something more advanced, U of Delaware 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

George Washington University

Washington, DC

Located in the city Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. This college ranks 115th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of District of Columbia.

For those interested in something more advanced, GWU 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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Located in the midsize city Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 69 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great school overall.

University of California - Berkeley is one of the most popular college to study business, management and marketing in United States with over 947 graduates last year.

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

#26

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#29

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#30

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
#31

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
#32

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
#33

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
#34

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
#35

Providence College

Providence, RI
#36

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#38

Elon University

Elon, NC
#40

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
#43

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
#45

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#46

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#47

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
#48

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD
#49

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
#50

Menlo College

Atherton, CA

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 1152 different United States business, management and marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
52 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
53 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
54 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
55 University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Champaign, IL
56 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
57 DePaul University Chicago, IL
58 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
59 Hampden - Sydney College Hampden-Sydney, VA
60 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
61 Northwood University Midland, MI
62 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
63 Siena College Loudonville, NY
64 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
65 University of Houston Houston, TX
66 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
67 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
68 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
69 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
70 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
71 University of Denver Denver, CO
72 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
73 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
74 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
75 Florida International University Miami, FL
76 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
77 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
78 Seattle University Seattle, WA
79 Northeastern University Boston, MA
80 Creighton University Omaha, NE
81 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
82 George Fox University Newberg, OR
83 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
84 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
85 Boston University Boston, MA
86 Fordham University Bronx, NY
87 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
88 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
89 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
90 University of Mississippi University, MS
91 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
92 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
93 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
94 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX
95 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
96 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
97 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
98 New York University New York, NY
99 Illinois State University Normal, IL
100 Iowa State University Ames, IA
101 Brown University Providence, RI
102 Roger Williams University Bristol, RI
103 Santa Barbara Business College - Ventura Ventura, CA
104 Pace University - New York New York, NY
105 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
106 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
107 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
108 Chapman University Orange, CA
109 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
110 Ball State University Muncie, IN
111 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
112 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
113 Butler University Indianapolis, IN
114 Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
115 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
116 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
117 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
118 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
119 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
120 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
121 Stetson University DeLand, FL
122 University of North Texas Denton, TX
123 Auburn University Auburn, AL
124 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
125 Emerson College Boston, MA
126 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
127 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
128 Suffolk University Boston, MA
129 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY
130 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
131 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
132 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
133 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
134 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
135 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
136 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
137 St. Bonaventure University Saint Bonaventure, NY
138 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
139 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
140 Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
141 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
142 Iona College New Rochelle, NY
143 Lynn University Boca Raton, FL
144 Washington State University Pullman, WA
145 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
146 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
147 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
148 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
149 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
150 Clemson University Clemson, SC
151 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
152 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
153 Pennsylvania State University - Greater Allegheny McKeesport, PA
154 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
155 Robert Morris University Moon Township, PA
156 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
157 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
158 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
159 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
160 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
161 Lewis University Romeoville, IL
162 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
163 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
164 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
165 Stonehill College Easton, MA
166 Dickinson College Carlisle, PA
167 Oakland City University Oakland City, IN
168 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
169 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
170 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
171 Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ
172 Peirce College Philadelphia, PA

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
173 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
174 Lebanon Valley College Annville, PA
175 Saint Johns University Collegeville, MN
176 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
177 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
178 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
179 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
180 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
181 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
182 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
183 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
184 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
185 Meredith College Raleigh, NC
186 University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee Sarasota, FL
187 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
188 Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon, OH
189 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
190 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
191 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
192 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
193 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
194 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
195 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
196 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
197 Endicott College Beverly, MA
198 University of Dallas Irving, TX
199 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
200 Goldey - Beacom College Wilmington, DE
201 Benedictine University Lisle, IL
202 Southern Nazarene University Bethany, OK
203 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
204 Berry College Mount Berry, GA
205 University of La Verne La Verne, CA
206 American University Washington, DC
207 Ohio University - Main Campus Athens, OH
208 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
209 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
210 Cleary University Howell, MI
211 Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA
212 Bradley University Peoria, IL
213 North Central College Naperville, IL
214 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
215 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
216 Concordia University - Wisconsin Mequon, WI
217 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
218 Ashland University Ashland, OH
219 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
220 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
221 Niagara University Niagara University, NY
222 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
223 Baker University Baldwin City, KS
224 Westmont College Santa Barbara, CA
225 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
226 Woodbury University Burbank, CA
227 Union University Jackson, TN
228 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
229 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
230 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NY

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Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

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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. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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