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The best business universities in the U.S.

Mon 26 Mar 2018

Today, more students than ever are studying Business at university and the U.S. is home to some of the best Business programs in the world. However, with so many different Business programs to choose from, which one is the best? Which one will help me get a good job? How do I get in?

Where are the top places to do Business? 

There are many rankings out there for Business programs, but Poets & Quants has a ranking, which among other things, looks at the employability of graduates. For many international students, finding a job after graduation is a very important factor in choosing a Business program. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is ranked #1 and received an employment score of 100%. This means that all graduates found jobs in the industry they indicated and 81% had found jobs in the specific company they wanted to work at. These are impressive statistics.

The top 10 ranking of Business programs by Poets & Quants is as follows:

  1. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  2. Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis
  3. McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia
  4. Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame
  5. McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
  6. The Indiana University Kelley School of Business
  7. Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  8. New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  9. Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University
  10. Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley

You can read more about the the full ranking and scores of the universities.

Benefits of majoring in Business

There are many reasons why studying Business is a good choice. A Business degree tends to be very versatile, because you will be studying a range of business-related topics and learning skills that you can build on throughout your career. This also means that you will have a wide range of career choices after graduation, from marketing, to accounting, to advertising, to human resources, to public relations and much more. You will also have a wide choice of industries, with many types of businesses looking for business graduates. Additionally, starting salaries for students who studied Business tend to be higher than the average starting salaries for other degrees.

How to get there

Entry into the top 10 Business programs is highly competitive. Universities will be looking for students with a high GPA, strong communication skills, and impressive Letters of Recommendation. Beyond this universities want interesting students, that will add to the diversity of the student body, and as an international student, you will have a competitive edge in this area. ONCAMPUS can give you step-by-step support and advice to help you get into the Business program that best fits your interests.

If you are enrolled in another undergraduate program, but want to switch to a Business program, don’t worry. American universities accept transfers, which means that you can transfer into a Business program, taking the credits you have already earned with you. If you are looking to transfer, let us help you through our Transfer Advising and Transfer Lab services, which are available at ONCAMPUS SUNY centers.


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