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2022 Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor's Degree Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

170 Colleges
$12,582 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$46,740 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Business Administration & Management Doctor's Degree School for You

Business Administration & Management is the most popular major in the United States with 404,734 degrees and certificates handed out in 2019-2020.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Grad Degree Search has developed this Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 170 schools in the United States to see which doctor's degree programs offered the best value experiences for business administration students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality for a Doctorate in Business Administration & Management

#1

Cabrini University

Radnor, PA
$2,250 Average Tuition & Fees

Our 2022 rankings named Cabrini University the best value school in the United States for business administration and management students. Located in the large suburb of Radnor, Cabrini University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Cabrini University are $2,250 a year.

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The excellent programs at University of Management and Technology helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best business administration and management schools in the United States. Located in the medium-sized city of Arlington, University of Management and Technology is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at University of Management and Technology are $7,110 per year.

University of Management and Technology excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list.

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#3

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL
$4,035 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Columbia Southern University is a great value for business administration and management students. Columbia Southern University is a large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Orange Beach.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Columbia Southern University are $4,035 per year.

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#4

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY
$4,582 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent programs at University of the Cumberlands helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best business administration and management schools in the United States. Located in the remote town of Williamsburg, Cumberlands is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Cumberlands are $4,582 per year.

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#5

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

The excellent programs at Wilmington University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best business administration and management schools in the United States. Wilmington University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of New Castle.

Wilmington University graduate students pay an average of $8,834 in tuition and fees each year.

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#6

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
$8,349 Average Tuition & Fees

Liberty University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lynchburg.

Liberty University graduate students pay an average of $8,349 in tuition and fees each year.

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Indiana Institute of Technology came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Fort Wayne, Indiana Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Indiana Tech are $0 a year.

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#8

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC
$9,050 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #8, Gardner - Webb University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for business administration and management students. Located in the distant town of Boiling Springs, Gardner - Webb is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Gardner - Webb graduate students pay an average of $9,050 in tuition and fees each year.

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North Dakota State University - Main Campus ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list. North Dakota State University is a large public school located in the city of Fargo.

North Dakota State University graduate students pay an average of $11,589 in tuition and fees each year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, North Dakota State University also did well on our Best Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Winona, SMU MN is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

SMU MN graduate students pay an average of $0 in tuition and fees each year.

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$11,460 Average Tuition & Fees

Concordia University, Wisconsin did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Mequon, Concordia University, Wisconsin is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Concordia University, Wisconsin are $11,460 a year.

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#12

Hood College

Frederick, MD
$9,070 Average Tuition & Fees

Hood College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #12 on the list. Hood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Frederick.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Hood are $9,070 a year.

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#13

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN
$11,577 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #13, Hamline University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for business administration and management students. Hamline is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Hamline are $11,577 per year.

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City University of Seattle landed the #14 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value business administration and management programs. CityU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Seattle.

CityU graduate students pay an average of $0 in tuition and fees each year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, CityU also did well on our Best Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#15

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, IL

Concordia University, Chicago ranked #15 on this year’s Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Concordia University, Chicago is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of River Forest.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Concordia University, Chicago are $9,378 a year.

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The University of Texas at Austin came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UT Austin are $0 per year.

UT Austin also claimed a spot on our Best Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#17

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #17 on the list. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Cornell graduate students pay an average of $30,042 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Cornell is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list.

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#18

George Fox University

Newberg, OR
$14,247 Average Tuition & Fees

George Fox University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the fringe town of Newberg, GFU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

GFU graduate students pay an average of $14,247 in tuition and fees each year.

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#19

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
$21,174 Average Tuition & Fees

Kennesaw State University landed the #19 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value business administration and management programs. Located in the suburb of Kennesaw, KSU Georgia is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at KSU Georgia are $21,174 a year.

Full Business Administration & Management at Kennesaw State University Report

#20

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

Creighton University ranked #20 on this year’s Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Omaha, Creighton is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

Creighton graduate students pay an average of $18,528 in tuition and fees each year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Creighton also did well on our Best Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

Full Business Administration & Management at Creighton University Report

University of California - Los Angeles came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UCLA are $28,131 a year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UCLA also is in the top 15% of our Best Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking.

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#22

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA
$17,675 Average Tuition & Fees

Gonzaga University landed the #22 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value business administration and management programs. Gonzaga is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Spokane.

Gonzaga graduate students pay an average of $17,675 in tuition and fees each year.

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#24

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA

With a ranking of #24, University of Lynchburg did quite well on this year’s best value schools for business administration and management students. Lynchburg is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Lynchburg are $11,711 per year.

Lynchburg also claimed a spot on our Best Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#25

Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, TX
$14,710 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #25, Wayland Baptist University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for business administration and management students. Located in the remote town of Plainview, Wayland Baptist University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Wayland Baptist University are $14,710 per year.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great value schools for Business Administration & Management graduate students seeking value that almost earned our Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
26 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
27 Northcentral University San Diego, CA
28 Hampton University Hampton, VA
29 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
29 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
31 Johnson University Knoxville, TN
32 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
33 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
34 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX

Business Administration & Management by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 20 majors within the area of study, business administration and management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Accounting 101,094
Finance & Financial Management 57,893
General Business/Commerce 55,749
Marketing 52,262
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 36,038

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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