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

Business Administration & Management is the most popular major in the United States with 410,147 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which business program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Business Degree Central has created the Best Value Business Administration & Management Master's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 971 schools in the United States to see which master'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. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for business administration majors pursuing a master's degree.

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality for a Master's in Business Administration

#1

Nichols College

Dudley, MA

Our 2021 rankings named Nichols College the best value school in the United States for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Dudley, Nichols is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Nichols are $1,538 per year. On average, business administration graduates from Nichols take out $29,482 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $332, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

The excellent master’s degree programs at Otterbein University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best value business administration and management schools in the United States. Otterbein is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Westerville.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Otterbein are $945 per year.

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The excellent master’s degree programs at University of Management and Technology helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best value business administration and management schools in the United States. University of Management and Technology is a small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of Arlington.

University of Management and Technology graduate students pay an average of $7,110 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, University of Management and Technology is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools list.

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#4

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

The excellent master’s degree programs at Fitchburg State University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best value business administration and management schools in the United States. Located in the midsize suburb of Fitchburg, Fitchburg State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Fitchburg State are $5,742 per year. Business Administration majors at Fitchburg State take out an average of $12,381 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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#5

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

The excellent master’s degree programs at Columbia Southern University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best value business administration and management schools in the United States. Columbia Southern University is a very large private for-profit school located in the town of Orange Beach.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Columbia Southern University are $3,915 per year. On average, business administration graduates from Columbia Southern University take out $31,148 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $409, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Brigham Young University - Provo ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools list. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Provo.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at BYU are $7,290 per year. While working on their Master's Degree, business administration majors at BYU accumulate an average of around $35,020 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $478, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

In addition to its great value ranking, BYU is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools list.

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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 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 #7 on the list. UT Permian Basin is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Odessa.

UT Permian Basin graduate students pay an average of $6,664 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at UT Permian Basin take out while working on their Master's Degree is $15,340.

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#8

Ashland University

Ashland, OH

Ashland 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 #8 on the list. Ashland is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Ashland.

Ashland graduate students pay an average of $6,540 in tuition and fees each year. On average, business administration graduates from Ashland take out $28,411 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 $285.

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#9

Gordon College

Wenham, MA

Gordon College 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 #9 on the list. Located in the suburb of Wenham, Gordon College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Gordon College graduate students pay an average of $5,950 in tuition and fees each year.

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Arizona State University - Skysong landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree business administration and management programs. ASU - Skysong is a very large public school located in the large city of Scottsdale.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at ASU - Skysong are $6,592 per year. After completing their Master's Degree, business administration graduates from ASU - Skysong carry an average student debtload of $53,500. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $592.

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Trident University International came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Cypress, TUI is a private for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at TUI are $6,120 a year. On average, business administration graduates from TUI take out $26,589 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

Park University

Parkville, MO

Park University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Parkville, Park University is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Park University are $6,012 per year. Business Administration majors at Park University take out an average of $33,416 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 $378.

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#13

Doane University

Crete, NE

Doane 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 #13 on the list. Doane Crete is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Crete.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Doane Crete are $7,502 per year. While working on their Master's Degree, business administration majors at Doane Crete accumulate an average of around $31,791 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $382, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

Grand View University

Des Moines, IA

Grand View University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools list. Grand View University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Des Moines.

Grand View University graduate students pay an average of $6,631 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their Master's Degree, business administration graduates from Grand View University carry an average student debtload of $34,390.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide 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 #15 on the list. Embry-Riddle Worldwide is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Daytona Beach.

Embry-Riddle Worldwide graduate students pay an average of $8,268 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their Master's Degree, business administration graduates from Embry-Riddle Worldwide carry an average student debtload of $38,375. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $418, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

With a ranking of #16, Ferris State University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Located in the town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Ferris graduate students pay an average of $7,608 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at Ferris take out while working on their Master's Degree is $53,916. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $539, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#17

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

With a ranking of #17, Worcester State University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Located in the city of Worcester, Worcester State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Worcester State are $5,796 per year.

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#18

Grantham University

Lenexa, KS

With a ranking of #18, Grantham University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Grantham University is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the small city of Lenexa.

Grantham University graduate students pay an average of $4,800 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at Grantham University take out while working on their Master's Degree is $31,935. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $406.

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With a ranking of #19, Minnesota State University - Mankato did quite well on this year’s best value schools for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Minnesota State Mankato is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Mankato.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Minnesota State Mankato are $8,474 per year.

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#20

Cabrini University

Radnor, PA

With a ranking of #20, Cabrini University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Cabrini University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Radnor.

Cabrini University graduate students pay an average of $6,305 in tuition and fees each year. On average, business administration graduates from Cabrini University take out $23,332 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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#21

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

University of the Cumberlands landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value master’s degree business administration and management programs. Cumberlands is a large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Williamsburg.

Cumberlands graduate students pay an average of $5,970 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at Cumberlands take out while working on their Master's Degree is $17,220. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $144.

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#22

Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College 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 #22 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Providence, Providence 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 Providence are $9,660 a year. While working on their Master's Degree, business administration majors at Providence accumulate an average of around $22,335 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#23

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, MI

With a ranking of #23, Spring Arbor University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for business administration and management students working on their master’s degree. Spring Arbor is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Spring Arbor.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Spring Arbor are $8,176 a year.

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#24

Midway University

Midway, KY

Midway University came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Midway, Midway is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Midway are $6,390 per year. The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at Midway take out while working on their Master's Degree is $25,113. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $277.

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#25

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Western Governors University ranked #25 on this year’s Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at WGU are $7,790 per year. The average amount in student loans that business administration majors at WGU take out while working on their Master's Degree is $16,160. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $160.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master's Degree Schools

#28

Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN
#30

Holy Family University

Philadelphia, PA
#35

Endicott College

Beverly, MA
#36

Avila University

Kansas City, MO
#39

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, OH
#40

Marian University

Fond Du Lac, WI
#41

Bethel College - Mishawaka

Mishawaka, IN
#42

Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI
#43

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE
#44

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA
#44

Kettering University

Flint, MI
#46

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA
#47

Tusculum College

Greeneville, TN
#48

Warner University

Lake Wales, FL
#50

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, MN

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Value Business Administration & Management Master's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 971 different United States business administration and management schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO
53 Drake University Des Moines, IA
54 West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX
55 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
56 Loras College Dubuque, IA
57 Delaware Valley University Doylestown, PA
58 Minot State University Minot, ND
58 Winona State University Winona, MN
60 Oakland City University Oakland City, IN
60 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams, MA
62 Wayne State College Wayne, NE
63 Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
64 Baker University Baldwin City, KS
65 Chadron State College Chadron, NE
66 Illinois State University Normal, IL
67 Cleary University Howell, MI
67 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
69 MSU Texas Wichita Falls, TX
70 Drury University Springfield, MO
70 Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Standish, ME
72 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
73 Hood College Frederick, MD
73 Bethel University Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
73 Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC
76 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
77 Wingate University Wingate, NC
78 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
79 Trine University-Regional/Non-Traditional Campuses Fort Wayne, IN
80 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
81 West Liberty University West Liberty, WV
82 Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA
83 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
84 University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
85 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
85 Union University Jackson, TN
87 Villanova University Villanova, PA
88 Virginia Wesleyan University Virginia Beach, VA
88 McKendree University Lebanon, IL
90 Whitworth University Spokane, WA
91 Concordia University, Wisconsin Mequon, WI
92 Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Mercedita, PR
92 Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Troy, MI
94 Thomas More College Crestview Hills, KY
95 Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI
95 Universidad Metropolitana San Juan, PR
95 Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN
95 Salem State University Salem, MA
99 Taylor University Upland, IN
99 Assumption University Worcester, MA
101 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
101 University of Saint Mary Leavenworth, KS
103 Baldwin Wallace University Berea, OH
104 Capital University Columbus, OH
105 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
105 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
107 Santa Barbara Business College - Ventura Ventura, CA
108 University of Jamestown Jamestown, ND
109 Averett University - Graduate & Professional Studies Danville, VA
109 Carson - Newman University Jefferson City, TN
111 Universidad del Turabo Gurabo, PR
111 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
111 Briar Cliff University Sioux City, IA
114 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
114 Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
116 Rivier University Nashua, NH
117 Concordia University, Irvine Irvine, CA
117 Brandman University Irvine, CA
119 University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
119 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
121 Missouri Southern State University Joplin, MO
122 University of the Potomac - VA Campus Vienna, VA
122 William Jessup University Rocklin, CA
122 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
122 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
126 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
127 Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN
127 Bluffton University Bluffton, OH
129 Berry College Mount Berry, GA
129 Dakota State University Madison, SD
131 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
131 Saint Vincent College Latrobe, PA
133 The Master’s College and Seminary Santa Clarita, CA
134 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
135 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
136 Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling, WV
137 Heidelberg University Tiffin, OH
137 Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD
139 Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN
139 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI
139 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
142 Alverno College Milwaukee, WI
142 Anderson University South Carolina Anderson, SC
142 Emmanuel College Massachusetts Boston, MA
142 John Brown University Siloam Springs, AR

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
146 Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD
147 Malone University Canton, OH
148 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
149 Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles, CA
149 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
151 Newman University Wichita, KS
151 Anderson University Indiana Anderson, IN
151 Stephens College Columbia, MO
154 Immaculata University Immaculata, PA
154 Southwestern College Winfield, KS
156 Walsh University North Canton, OH
156 Bluefield College Bluefield, VA
158 Roger Williams University Bristol, RI
159 City University of Seattle Seattle, WA
159 Webster University Saint Louis, MO
161 Mount St Mary’s University Emmitsburg, MD
161 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
161 Ohio Dominican University Columbus, OH
164 University of Dubuque Dubuque, IA
164 Aurora University Aurora, IL
164 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
164 Concordia University, Texas Lakeway, TX
168 Mississippi College Clinton, MS
169 Marywood University Scranton, PA
169 Clarke University Dubuque, IA
171 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
172 Bellarmine University Louisville, KY
172 Westminster College Utah Salt Lake City, UT
172 Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, OK
175 Champlain College Burlington, VT
175 Lasell College Newton, MA
177 Mount St. Joseph University Cincinnati, OH
177 St. Bonaventure University Saint Bonaventure, NY
177 Meredith College Raleigh, NC
180 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
180 Concordia University, Chicago River Forest, IL
182 Gardner - Webb University Boiling Springs, NC
182 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
182 Creighton University Omaha, NE
182 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
186 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
187 Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
187 Butler University Indianapolis, IN
189 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
189 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
191 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
192 Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, NC
193 Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID
193 Corban University Salem, OR
193 Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach, FL
193 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI

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

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

Business Administration Concentrations

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 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).

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