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Best Business Colleges for the Undergraduate

written by: Terry Caron•edited by: Amanda Grove•updated: 6/27/2011

Furthering your education after high school is an important decision. So is finding the right school for the program you have chosen. Here we list 5 of the best business schools for the undergraduate.

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    High school graduates have a plethora of choices and decisions to make upon graduation. Going to school or going to work. What program and what schools to consider along with many other decisions. Let’s look at some of the best business colleges for consideration. These are not online schools and the research is focused on the undergraduate programs.

    The following list is compiled ranking the best business colleges for the undergraduate. The sources from which this list is attained from are peer reviews, such as Deans and senior faculty members of the business programs and members of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These schools are also on the list due to their abilities with job placements. Simply stated, more graduates from these schools get jobs than others.

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    The Schools

    1. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, tops the list. Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin the University of Pennsylvania ranks in the top 5 overall in the 2011 edition of “Best Colleges and National Universities."

    2. Coming in at number two of our list is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a surprising leader for our list because MIT is widely known for its technology programs. MIT’s ranking in the 2011 edition of “Best Colleges and National Universities" is 7th.

    3. The University of California, Berkeley comes in 3rd for our list of best colleges for undergraduates with the Haas School of Business. Founded in 1868 and located in beautiful Berkeley California, UC Berkeley is the home of a full 14 schools both undergraduate and professional studies.

    4. Logging in at a healthy 4th place, The University of Michigan also has a high ranking business program at the Ross School of Business. Founded in 1817 and located 45 minutes from Detroit Michigan, this university is known for it football program and fierce rivalry with Ohio State as well as a highly notable graduate business program from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

    5. Last but by no means is least New York University. Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the U.S., and a distinguished member or Association of American Universities. New York University also has an impressive and notable graduate business program from the Stern School of Business.

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    Students attending one of these notable institutions can expect to learn from some of the best professors in the topics of economics, accounting, finance, investing, marketing, entrepreneurship and business law. Graduating from one of the best business colleges assures that one will have an advanced and well rounded education in some of the most important and necessary aspects of business. These skills and accomplishments will open many doors when it comes to starting a career after college.

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    References

    Rankings and information compiled from

    Business School Rankings and Profiles

    and

    Best Colleges 2011