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2021 Best Business Administration & Management Master's Degree Schools in Alabama

21 Colleges
$65,897 Avg Salary
$39,133 Avg Student Debt

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

Business Administration & Management is the most popular major in Alabama with 7,303 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which business program is right for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Best Business Administration & Management Master's Degree Schools in Alabama ranking is one of many tools that Business Degree Central has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 21 schools in Alabama to see which ones offered the best master's degree programs for business students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Alabama

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

Top 10 Best Business Administration & Management Master's Degree Schools

#1

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Our 2021 rankings named Auburn University the best school in Alabama for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the city of Auburn.

On average, business administration graduates from Auburn take out $44,950 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $478.

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#2

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means The University of Alabama is a great place for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Located in the midsize city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at UA take out while working on their Master's Degree is $37,530. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $475.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Alabama at Birmingham. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Alabama list. UAB is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham.

While working on their Master's Degree, business administration majors at UAB accumulate an average of around $36,613 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $393, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL

Out of the 18 schools in Alabama that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Montevallo landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Montevallo, University of Montevallo is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at University of Montevallo take out while working on their Master's Degree is $27,022.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Alabama in Huntsville. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Alabama list. Located in the city of Huntsville, UAH is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at UAH take out while working on their Master's Degree is $26,383. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $233.

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#6

Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

Faulkner University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Alabama list. Located in the medium-sized city of Montgomery, Faulkner is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their Master's Degree, business administration majors at Faulkner accumulate an average of around $28,480 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $358, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

With a ranking of #7, Columbia Southern University did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Located in the town of Orange Beach, Columbia Southern University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

While working on their Master's Degree, business administration majors at Columbia Southern University accumulate an average of around $31,148 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $409.

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With a ranking of #8, University of North Alabama did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of Florence, UNA is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at UNA take out while working on their Master's Degree is $38,388. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $476.

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#9

Samford University

Birmingham, AL

Samford University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Alabama list. Located in the large suburb of Birmingham, Samford is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Business Administration majors at Samford take out an average of $112,754 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $1,449.

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#10

Athens State University

Athens, AL

Athens State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for business administration and management students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Athens State University is a small public school located in the town of Athens.

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Best Business Administration & Management Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Business Administration & Management Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Florida 29,554
West Virginia 4,140
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 18 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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