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2021 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools

209 Colleges
$46,740 Avg Salary
$29,113 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 135,757 degrees and certificates were awarded to business administration and management students, making the major the most popular in the country.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Grad Degree Search has created the Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 209 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Colleges.

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Our 2021 rankings named Walden University the most popular online school in the United States for business administration and management students. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Walden University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#2

Northcentral University

San Diego, CA

The excellent online programs at Northcentral University 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 large city of San Diego, Northcentral University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent online programs at DeVry University - Illinois helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best business administration and management schools in the United States. DeVry University - Illinois is a large private for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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#4

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

The excellent online programs at Capella University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best business administration and management schools in the United States. Capella University is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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Out of the 209 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Phoenix - Arizona landed the # 5 spot on the list. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Tempe.

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#6

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Webster University ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, Webster is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #7, Washington State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a very large student population.

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#8

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Champlain College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools ranking. Located in the city of Burlington, Champlain is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#9

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #9 on the list. Iowa is a fairly large public school located in the city of Iowa City.

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Southern New Hampshire University ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools list. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester.

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Missouri State University - Springfield ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Springfield, Missouri State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #12, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. Located in the large city of Colorado Springs, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#13

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools ranking. Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lynchburg.

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#14

Babson College

Wellesley, MA

Babson College landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best business administration and management programs. Located in the suburb of Wellesley, Babson College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#15

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools ranking. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant.

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With a ranking of #16, Louisiana Tech University did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. Located in the town of Ruston, Louisiana Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #17 on the list. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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University of Maryland Global Campus came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools ranking. UMGC is a very large public school located in the suburb of Adelphi.

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#19

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia - Main Campus ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools list. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

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#20

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

With a ranking of #20, University of the Cumberlands did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. Located in the remote town of Williamsburg, Cumberlands is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Texas A&M University - College Station ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools list. Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools list. Penn State World Campus is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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#22

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for business administration and management students. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Lauderdale, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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With a ranking of #24, American Public University System did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the town of Charles Town.

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best business administration and management programs. Located in the suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#27

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI
#28

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA
#29

Brandman University

Irvine, CA
#30

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools award.

Rank College Location
32 Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL
33 University of Management and Technology Arlington, VA
33 University of Georgia Athens, GA
35 Trident University International Cypress, CA
35 SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY
37 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
38 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
38 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
38 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
41 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
41 Ashford University San Diego, CA

View the Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Schools for a specific region near you.

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

Business Administration & Management is one of 21 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Accounting 21,904
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 14,136
Human Resource Management 10,770
General Business/Commerce 10,236
Finance & Financial Management 6,277

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 26 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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