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2021 Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region

54 Colleges
$57,627 Avg Salary
$38,926 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 410,147 degrees and certificates were awarded to business administration and management students, making the major the most popular in the country.

With all the business 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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. This report analyzed 54 schools in the Southeast Region to see which ones offered the best graduate certificate programs for business students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for business administration majors pursuing a graduate certificate.

Top 10 Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools

Our analysis found University of Virginia - Main Campus to be the best school for business administration and management students who want to pursue a graduate certificate in the Southeast Region . University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Virginia Tech. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Georgia. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. UGA is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens.

Business Administration majors at UGA take out an average of $16,785 in student loans while working on their Graduate Certificate.

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Out of the 50 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Citadel Military College of South Carolina landed the # 4 spot on the list. The Citadel is a small public school located in the city of Charleston.

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The excellent graduate certificate programs at Louisiana Tech University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best business administration and management schools in the Southeast Region . Located in the town of Ruston, Louisiana Tech is a public school with a large student population.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate business administration and management programs. Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. U Miami is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Coral Gables.

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Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the large suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public college with a very large student population.

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Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

Lipscomb University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the city of Nashville, Lipscomb is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate business administration and management programs. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax.

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Best Business Administration & Management Colleges by State

Explore the best business administration and management colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Florida 29,554
West Virginia 4,140
Alabama 7,303
Georgia 9,936
Louisiana 3,755
Kentucky 4,836
Tennessee 6,589
South Carolina 4,445
Virginia 11,863
Arkansas 2,056
North Carolina 15,140
Mississippi 2,442

One of 21 majors within the business area of study, business administration and management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Business Administration Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Business Administration and Management 350,924
Interior Design Management 16,189
Organizational Leadership 12,591
Supply Chain Management 9,732
Operations Management 5,802
Office Administration 5,025
Project Management 3,344
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 3,071
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 1,294
Retail Management 833
Transportation/Mobility Management 731
E-Commerce 233
Research and Development Management 194
Customer Service Management 184

Related Major Annual Graduates
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241
Human Resource Management 26,823

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).

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