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Which School Has a Top MBA Program in the U.S.?

Based on MBA program rankings, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is a top school in the U.S. offering a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Read on for information about program specialties and statistics.

What Qualities Should I Look For In A Top MBA Program?

There are many great schools for students who wish to earn a Master of Business Administration degree. Most of these universities offer programs that focus on specific areas of study, like finance, marketing, economics, or accounting, and many specializations in management. Prospective programs should also offer coursework in consumer behavior, innovation and change, international development, and competitive strategy, to name a few. A good school will also make available study abroad opportunities, as well as internships. Always consider a school's reputation and the post graduation benefits of attending a particular school.

University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

Through The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which was the first business school in the nation, you can earn a Master of Business Administration customized to your interests. You can choose from more than 18 majors, with options for double majors and joint degrees. In addition to the specialty subjects listed in the rankings above, you can also select from programs in statistics, environmental and risk management, health care administration, insurance and organizational effectiveness, among others. You can get practical experience at 20 research centers, by completing an internship and/or through one of the school's many study abroad business programs.

In addition to having the #1 ranked graduate business school/full-time MBA program, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2019, The Wharton School also has specialty rankings in the top ten. Its finance MBA program is number 1 in the nation, while its accounting, international, marketing and Executive MBA programs hold the number 3 spot.

Ten of the Top Schools to Earn an MBA

College/University Institution Type LocationEstimated Graduate In-State Tuition*
Stanford University Private, not-for-profit, 4 year Stanford, CA$51,000
Harvard University Private, not-for-profit, 4 year Boston, MA$47,000
University of Chicago Private, not-for-profit, 4 year Chicago, IL$59,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Private, not-for-profit, 4 year Cambridge, MA$55,000
Northwestern University Private, not-for-profit, 4 year Evanston, IL$55,000
University of California-Berkeley Public, 4 year Berkeley, CA$14,000
Columbia University Private, not-for-profit, 4 year New York, NY$48,000
Dartmouth College Private, not-for-profit, 4 year Hanover, NH$54,000
University of Virginia Public, 4 year Charlottesville, VA$19,000
New York University Private, not-for-profit, 4 year New York, NY$45,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education