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2022 Most Popular International Business Schools

581 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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Business Degree Central has created the Most Popular International Business Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 581 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the International Business program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular International Business Colleges.

Our analysis found Hult International Business School to be the most popular school for international business students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Hult International Business School is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge.

International Business majors at Hult International Business School take out an average of $62,672 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $730, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 581 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Florida International University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Miami, FIU is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, international business majors at FIU accumulate an average of around $30,849 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $349.

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The excellent programs at Arizona State University - Tempe helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best international business schools in the United States. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tempe.

On average, international business graduates from ASU - Tempe take out $42,258 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $481, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Out of the 581 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of South Carolina - Columbia landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Columbia, UofSC is a public college with a very large student population.

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#5

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Wayne State University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular International Business Schools list. Located in the city of Detroit, Wayne State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that international business majors at Wayne State take out is $24,425. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $253, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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George Washington University ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular International Business Schools list. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

International Business majors at GWU take out an average of $23,250 in student loans while working on their egree. 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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With a ranking of #7, Northeastern University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for international business students. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, international business majors at Northeastern accumulate an average of around $27,125 in student debt. 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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Arizona State University - Skysong landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular international business programs. ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Scottsdale.

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#9

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

San Diego State University ranked #9 on this year’s Most Popular International Business Schools list. Located in the city of San Diego, SDSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, international business graduates from SDSU carry an average student debt load of $14,069. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $146.

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Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular International Business Schools list. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#10

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for international business students. It came in at #10 on the list. Pepperdine is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Malibu.

While working on their degree, international business majors at Pepperdine accumulate an average of around $23,462 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $243, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

With a ranking of #12, University of Georgia did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for international business students. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, international business majors at UGA accumulate an average of around $18,750 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $195, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for international business students. It came in at #13 on the list. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

After completing their degree, international business graduates from Georgetown carry an average student debt load of $58,673. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $674.

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#14

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for international business students. It came in at #14 on the list. SAC is a very large public school located in the city of Santa Ana.

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The University of Tampa came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular International Business Schools ranking. UT is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Tampa.

While working on their degree, international business majors at UT accumulate an average of around $26,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Southern California came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular International Business Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#17

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

With a ranking of #17, Tulane University of Louisiana did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for international business students. Located in the city of New Orleans, Tulane is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

On average, international business graduates from Tulane take out $26,000 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#18

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

With a ranking of #18, Fordham University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for international business students. Fordham U is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Bronx.

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#19

Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University landed the #19 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular international business programs. Duke is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Durham.

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#20

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for international business students. It came in at #20 on the list. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, Temple is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, international business majors at Temple 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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#21

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant University came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular International Business Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Smithfield, Bryant is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

International Business majors at Bryant 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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University of South Florida - Main Campus came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular International Business Schools ranking. USF Tampa is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Tampa.

The average amount in student loans that international business majors at USF Tampa take out is $15,997. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $166.

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With a ranking of #23, California State University - Fullerton did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for international business students. Cal State Fullerton is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fullerton.

While working on their degree, international business majors at Cal State Fullerton accumulate an average of around $13,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $135, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for international business students. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the city of Cincinnati, UC is a public college with a very large student population.

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#25

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College landed the #25 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular international business programs. Located in the small city of Carlisle, Dickinson is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, international business graduates from Dickinson take out $19,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $197.

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#26

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#27

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
#28

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
#30

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA
#31

Lynn University

Boca Raton, FL
#33

Madonna University

Livonia, MI
#34

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
#34

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
#36

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
#37

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#38

Rollins College

Winter Park, FL
#45

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL
#45

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#48

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Most Popular International Business Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 581 different United States international business schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
49 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
52 Baruch College New York, NY
53 University of Houston - Downtown Houston, TX
54 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
55 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
55 Washington State University Pullman, WA
57 Elon University Elon, NC
57 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
57 Denison University Granville, OH
60 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
60 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
60 University of Puerto Rico - Humacao Humacao, PR
63 Arcadia University Glenside, PA
64 Saint Edward’s University Austin, TX
64 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
64 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
64 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
64 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
64 Villanova University Villanova, PA
64 Maine Maritime Academy Castine, ME
71 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
71 University of Denver Denver, CO
73 The University of Arizona Global Campus San Diego, CA
73 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
73 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
76 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
76 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN
78 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
78 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
80 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
80 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
82 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
83 Boise State University Boise, ID
83 Seattle University Seattle, WA
83 Tompkins Cortland Community College Dryden, NY
86 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
86 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
86 Kean University Union, NJ
86 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
86 Harding University Searcy, AR

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional popular schools for International Business students that almost earned our Most Popular International Business Schools award.

Rank College Location
91 North Seattle College Seattle, WA
91 Tufts University Medford, MA
93 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
93 Utah State University Logan, UT
95 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
95 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
95 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
98 High Point University High Point, NC
98 Houston Baptist University Houston, TX
98 Johnson & Wales University - Providence Providence, RI
98 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
98 Pace University - New York New York, NY
103 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
103 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
103 Northwood University Midland, MI
103 Howard University Washington, DC
107 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
107 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
107 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
107 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
107 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
112 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
112 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
112 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
115 Iona College New Rochelle, NY
115 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
115 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
115 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
115 Saint Peter’s University Jersey City, NJ
115 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
115 University of Oregon Eugene, OR

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.

  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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