Following our article on the top business schools in Spain, we wanted to cross the Atlantic to focus on business schools in the United States. Deciding on the ideal institution can be a challenge, so we used the reviews from current students and also graduates to help you choose the best program for your Masters in Business Management.
The Top 6 Educational Institutions to Study Business Management in the United States Based on Students Reviews:
- IESE Business School
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Hult International Business School
- University of Central Florida
- New Jersey Institute Of Technology
- Duke University
One of the highest ranked and oldest business universities in the world, the first two-year MBA program in Europe was launched here with the support of the Harvard Business School in 1963. With three locations in Europe, they have chosen New York City for their American campus. Students praise the university for its use of the case method form of teaching and its professors who offer both theoretical knowledge and real-world experience. The curriculum is extremely intense but, thanks to the challenging material they encountered in the classroom, students felt it prepared them for the business world. Many commenters even refer to the school as “first class” and “first line,” with one stating, “This is an example of how a top business school should be built.”
Rated 13 by Forbes and 17 by Bloomberg Businessweek for their business programs, UNC is a large public school in the small town of Chapel Hill that provides students with a classic American college experience. Opportunities and experiences are plenty, but students must be willing to seek them out. Despite a somewhat negative past and several recent events that have occurred on campus, there is still an overall positive impression of the University. For graduates, the warm, intelligent academic community and their classmates hold a special place, with many sharing that they still feel nostalgia for the time they spent there. One commentator even states, “Four years wasn’t enough, so I signed on for four more.”
Located on three continents, Hult has three campuses in the United States: Boston, San Francisco, and New York City. Founded in 1964 by Arthur D. Little Inc, the oldest management consulting firm in the world, the school opened with a one-year postgraduate business management program. This past March, the University was given triple accreditation. It is now the first and only school in the United States to have this award. One student says that Hult instructors have extensive professional backgrounds and offer a non-traditional way of teaching that creates practical learning by solving problems from existing companies. The student also mentions that campuses are made up of 90% international students, allowing for global exposure.
At UCF in Orlando, prospective students can choose from three unique programs in business management: Master of Sports Business Management, Professional MS in Management with a track in Business Analytics or Human Resources. The programs are all accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) as well as the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), and the Wall Street Journal has even ranked the sports business Management in its top five business programs. According to a current student, there are plenty of activities for students to join along with a faculty and staff that are supportive and eager to help students.
“I could say this is the place where I transformed from a student to an entrepreneur,” states one graduate. Also accredited by The AACSB, the School of Management at NJIT has been awarded three palms by EduUniversal and has been ranked at 208 out of 780 American business schools by the Princeton Review. Three tracks are offered at the school: Business Analytics, Web Systems and Media, and Global Project Management. Students can choose from full or part-time semesters and flexible scheduling options designed to accommodate working professionals, such as online courses or courses taking place on the weekends and evenings, are available.
In 2010 and 2012, Businessweek rated Duke’s business school number one in the United States. Their ten-month program, Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business provides students with a strong foundation in accounting, management, strategy, marketing, finance, and operations. Described as a “perfect learning ecosystem” by one commentator, Duke focuses on global affairs and allows for the chance to work with international peers. The University also boasts a world-renowned faculty and an alumni network that is readily available to assists students with real-world experiences.
Deciding on a degree can be difficult, and picking a school can be even more challenging. We hope that this article can make the process a little less painful! These schools have been rated by our very own readers; let us know if you share the same experiences at these schools or if you would like to recommend others!
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