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2022 Best International Business Schools

430 Colleges
$48,747 Avg Salary
$27,886 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best International Business School for You

International Business is the #14 most popular major in the country with 9,824 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

It's not easy to decide which business program to enroll in when you have so many options available. 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 help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Best International Business Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 430 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for business students.

View our full ranking methodology.

2022 Best International Business Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for international business majors pursuing a .

Top 25 Top Schools in International Business

#1

Duke University

Durham, NC

Our analysis found Duke University to be the best school for international business students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Duke is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Durham.

Full International Business at Duke University Report

#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Chicago is a great place for international business students. Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#3

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The excellent programs at University of Pennsylvania helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best international business schools in the United States. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

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The excellent programs at University of Virginia - Main Campus helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best international business schools in the United States. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#5

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Georgetown University is a great place for international business students. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

While working on their degree, international business majors at Georgetown accumulate an average of around $58,673 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $674.

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Northeastern University landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best international business programs. Located in the city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

International Business majors at Northeastern take out an average of $27,125 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $282.

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#7

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best international business programs. Located in the distant town of Lewisburg, Bucknell is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#8

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best international business programs. Lehigh is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bethlehem.

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#9

Elon University

Elon, NC

With a ranking of #9, Elon University did quite well on this year’s best schools for international business students. Located in the suburb of Elon, Elon is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Full International Business at Elon University Report

#10

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University ranked #10 on this year’s Best International Business Schools list. Villanova is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Villanova.

After completing their degree, international business graduates from Villanova carry an average student debtload of $27,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#11

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College landed the #11 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best international business programs. Located in the small city of Carlisle, Dickinson is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, international business majors at Dickinson accumulate an average of around $19,000 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $197.

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#12

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for international business students. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

On average, international business graduates from GWU take out $23,250 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $241, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Southern California came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best International Business Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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The University of Texas at Austin landed the #14 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best international business programs. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the large city of Austin.

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#15

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

Maine Maritime Academy ranked #15 on this year’s Best International Business Schools list. Located in the rural area of Castine, Maine Maritime is a public college with a small student population.

International Business majors at Maine Maritime take out an average of $27,000 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

With a ranking of #16, Bryant University did quite well on this year’s best schools for international business students. Located in the large suburb of Smithfield, Bryant is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, international business majors at Bryant accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full International Business at Bryant University Report

#17

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

With a ranking of #17, Drake University did quite well on this year’s best schools for international business students. Located in the midsize city of Des Moines, Drake is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#18

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

With a ranking of #18, Fairfield University did quite well on this year’s best schools for international business students. Fairfield U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Fairfield.

While working on their degree, international business majors at Fairfield U accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for international business students. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, international business graduates from UGA take out $18,750 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $195, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#20

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

Illinois Wesleyan University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best International Business Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Bloomington, Illinois Wesleyan is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#21

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University landed the #21 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best international business programs. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best International Business Schools ranking. UW - Madison is a very large public school located in the city of Madison.

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#23

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

With a ranking of #23, University of Delaware did quite well on this year’s best schools for international business students. UD is a very large public school located in the suburb of Newark.

On average, international business graduates from UD take out $24,924 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full International Business at University of Delaware Report

#24

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best International Business Schools ranking. Located in the city of Saint Louis, SLU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Full International Business at Saint Louis University Report

#25

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

University of Dayton came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best International Business Schools ranking. UDayton is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Dayton.

The average amount in student loans that international business majors at UDayton take out is $25,967. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $269.

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Rest of the Top Best International Business Schools

#26

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#29

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
#31

Stonehill College

Easton, MA
#32

Fordham University

Bronx, NY
#33

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#34

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
#35

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH
#38

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
#40

Creighton University

Omaha, NE
#42

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA
#44

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA
#45

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
#46

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX
#47

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
#48

Endicott College

Beverly, MA
#49

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH
#50

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the rest of the schools awarded a Best International Business Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 430 different United States international business schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
52 Washington & Jefferson College Washington, PA
53 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
54 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
55 Northwood University Midland, MI
56 Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
57 Roger Williams University Bristol, RI
58 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
59 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
60 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
61 Assumption University Worcester, MA
62 Cleary University Howell, MI
63 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
64 Butler University Indianapolis, IN

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for International Business students that almost earned our Best International Business Schools award.

Rank College Location
65 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
66 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
67 Iowa State University Ames, IA
68 Baylor University Waco, TX
69 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
70 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
71 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
72 Bradley University Peoria, IL
73 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
74 Western New England University Springfield, MA
75 Illinois State University Normal, IL
76 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
77 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
78 Linfield University - Online and Continuing Education McMinnville, OR
79 Taylor University Upland, IN
80 American University Washington, DC
81 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
82 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
83 Auburn University Auburn, AL
84 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
85 King’s College Wilkes-Barre, PA
86 Mercer University Macon, GA

International Business by Region

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

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

International Business Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
International Business/Trade/Commerce 9,824

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 404,734
Accounting 101,094
Finance & Financial Management 57,893
General Business/Commerce 55,749
Marketing 52,262

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Ninaras.

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