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2021 Most Popular International Business Schools

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

Finding the Best International Business School for You

In 2018-2019, 10,181 people earned a degree or certificate in international business, making the major the #14 most popular in the United States.

Today's business students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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. Our analysis looked at 608 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular 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 2021 rankings named Hult International Business School the most popular school in the United States for international business students. Hult International Business School is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize 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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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Florida International University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular International Business Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public school 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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#3

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA

The excellent programs at Santa Ana College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best international business schools in the United States. SAC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Santa Ana.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of South Carolina - Columbia. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular International Business Schools list. Located in the city of Columbia, UofSC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Arizona State University - Tempe. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular International Business Schools list. ASU - Tempe is a very 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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#6

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular international business programs. Located in the city of Detroit, Wayne State is a public school 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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Tulane University of Louisiana landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular international business programs. Located in the city of New Orleans, Tulane is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly 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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George Washington University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular International Business Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly 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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#9

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular International Business Schools ranking. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

International Business majors at Georgetown take out an average of $58,672 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $674.

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#10

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular international business programs. Pepperdine is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the 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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#11

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular international business programs. Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a very 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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#12

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular international business programs. Located in the 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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The University of Tampa landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular international business programs. UT is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the 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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With a ranking of #14, Arizona State University - Skysong did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for international business students. ASU - Skysong is a very large public school located in the city of Scottsdale.

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#15

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular International Business Schools ranking. Located in the large 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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#16

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

San Diego State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for international business students. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the city of San Diego, SDSU is a public college 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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With a ranking of #17, Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for international business students. ASU - Downtown Phoenix is a large public school located in the city of Phoenix.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular international business programs. UWM is a very large public school located in the city of Milwaukee.

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#18

Madonna University

Livonia, MI

Madonna University landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular international business programs. Madonna is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Livonia.

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Arizona State University - West 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 Glendale, ASU - West is a public school with a small student population.

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#21

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular international business programs. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Temple is a public school 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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University of Southern California came in at #22 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 college with a very large student population.

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#23

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular international business programs. Located in the city of Carlisle, Dickinson is a private not-for-profit college 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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California State University - Fullerton ranked #24 on this year’s Most Popular International Business Schools list. 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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#25

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for international business students. It came in at #25 on the list. FAU is a very large public school located in the small city of Boca Raton.

After completing their degree, international business graduates from FAU carry an average student debt load of $17,500. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $182, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#26

Fordham University

Bronx, NY
#30

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA
#31

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
#33

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
#33

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#33

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
#36

Iona College

New Rochelle, NY
#39

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
#40

Rollins College

Winter Park, FL
#43

Baruch College

New York, NY
#45

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#45

Lynn University

Boca Raton, FL
#45

Duke University

Durham, NC

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Most Popular International Business Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 608 different United States international business schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
50 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
50 Villanova University Villanova, PA
54 College of Charleston Charleston, SC
54 Tompkins Cortland Community College Dryden, NY
56 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
56 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
58 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
58 Northwood University Midland, MI
58 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
58 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
62 University of Denver Denver, CO
62 Houston Community College Houston, TX
62 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
62 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
62 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
67 Elon University Elon, NC
67 Arcadia University Glenside, PA
69 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
69 University of Houston - Downtown Houston, TX
69 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
72 Houston Baptist University Houston, TX
72 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
74 Denison University Granville, OH
74 Queens College Queens, NY
74 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
77 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
77 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
79 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
79 Ashford University San Diego, CA
79 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
82 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
82 Saint Edward’s University Austin, TX
84 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
84 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
86 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
86 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
86 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
89 Portland State University Portland, OR
89 Seattle University Seattle, WA
89 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
89 Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN

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
93 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
93 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
95 Illinois State University Normal, IL
95 Richland College Dallas, TX
95 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
95 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
99 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
99 California Intercontinental University Irvine, CA
101 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
101 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
101 Pace University - New York New York, NY
101 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
105 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
105 Maine Maritime Academy Castine, ME
105 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
105 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
109 Boise State University Boise, ID
109 San Ignacio University Doral, FL
109 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
109 Tiffin University Tiffin, OH
109 Harding University Searcy, AR
109 Minot State University Minot, ND
109 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
109 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
109 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
118 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL
118 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
118 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
118 University of Puerto Rico - Humacao Humacao, PR
118 Iowa State University Ames, IA
118 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH

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 10,181

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

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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