Top Business Colleges

Business majors study the buying, selling, and producing of goods, as well as business organization and accounting. They learn how to use the basic principles and techniques of business in a variety of workplaces. Business degrees are extremely popular with students in today's job market because of the renewed entrepreneurial nature of today's economic landscape.

What do you need to make it in a Business program?

Most business schools require great public speaking skills so joining a group like Toastmasters can be crucial to your public speaking success. Consider joining a business honors society such as Beta Gamma Sigma. Business majors should also help develop their oral and written communication skills, interact professionally with business people who visit your classes and be able to work with numbers. Basics for business majors include advanced computer skills, accounting work, ethics, and organization skills.

Your Business College Checklist
  • Do the professors have connections to the business community?
  • Does the program focus more on preparing students for the workplace or for graduate school education?
  • Does the program include hands-on learning opportunities such as internships or co-ops?
  • What are recent or post-graduates doing now? Are there strong alumni networks?
  • How successful is your prospective institution with placing graduates in large national and international corporations?
  • How do top MBA programs and other business-related graduate schools view your college?
The Top Business Colleges & Universities

The world of big business is a competitive field and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good job. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include: Claremont McKenna College, Indiana University, and James Madison University. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Biology Colleges and Universities, click here.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).


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