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

35 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 Virginia with 11,863 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. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Business Degree Central has created its Best Business Administration & Management Master's Degree Schools in Virginia ranking. Our analysis looked at 35 schools in Virginia to see which master's degree programs offered the best educational experiences 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 Virginia

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

Our 2021 rankings named University of Virginia - Main Campus the best school in Virginia for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

On average, business administration graduates from University of Virginia take out $99,691 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $1,098, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

The excellent master’s degree programs at Virginia Tech helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best business administration and management schools in Virginia. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg.

The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at Virginia Tech take out while working on their Master's Degree is $46,415. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $462, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

The excellent master’s degree programs at University of Richmond helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best business administration and management schools in Virginia. U of Richmond is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of University of Richmond.

After completing their Master's Degree, business administration graduates from U of Richmond carry an average student debtload of $42,574. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $389, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Management and Technology. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Virginia list. Located in the midsize city of Arlington, University of Management and Technology is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#5

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend James Madison University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Virginia list. Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their Master's Degree, business administration majors at JMU accumulate an average of around $33,604 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $365, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary ranked #6 on this year’s Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Virginia list. William & Mary is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Williamsburg.

On average, business administration graduates from William & Mary take out $48,485 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $504, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Virginia ranking. GMU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

After completing their Master's Degree, business administration graduates from GMU carry an average student debtload of $47,144. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $478, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

With a ranking of #8, University of Mary Washington did quite well on this year’s best schools for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. UMW is a small public school located in the midsize suburb of Fredericksburg.

While working on their Master's Degree, business administration majors at UMW accumulate an average of around $35,853 in student debt.

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Averett University - Non - Traditional Programs ranked #9 on this year’s Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Virginia list. Located in the distant town of Danville, Averett University - Non - Traditional Programs is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Business Administration majors at Averett University - Non - Traditional Programs take out an average of $34,518 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $478, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Longwood University

Farmville, VA

Longwood University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in Virginia ranking. Longwood is a small public school located in the remote town of Farmville.

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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
Alabama 7,303
Georgia 9,936
Louisiana 3,755
Kentucky 4,836
Tennessee 6,589
South Carolina 4,445
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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