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2021 Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools

375 Colleges
$60,558 Avg Salary
$28,049 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods School for You

With 23,738 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, management sciences and quantitative methods is the #8 most popular major in the United States.

Today's business students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Business Degree Central has developed this Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking. This report analyzed 375 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for business students.

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2021 Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools in Management Science

#1

Duke University

Durham, NC

Our analysis found Duke University to be the best school for management sciences and quantitative methods students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Durham.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Virginia - Main Campus is a great place for management sciences and quantitative methods students. Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. Located in the city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Pennsylvania. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

While working on their degree, management science majors at UPenn accumulate an average of around $62,311 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 $726.

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#5

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Notre Dame. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Notre Dame.

Management Science majors at Notre Dame take out an average of $46,098 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $537.

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#6

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. It came in at #6 on the list. Bentley is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Waltham.

The average amount in student loans that management science majors at Bentley take out is $27,000. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Stevens Institute of Technology ranked #7 on this year’s Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#8

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

With a ranking of #8, Drake University did quite well on this year’s best schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. Located in the medium-sized city of Des Moines, Drake is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#9

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

With a ranking of #9, Virginia Tech did quite well on this year’s best schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking. Wisconsin is a very large public school located in the city of Madison.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking. Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#12

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best management sciences and quantitative methods programs. Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, management science majors at Boston College accumulate an average of around $15,500 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 $161.

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#13

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

With a ranking of #13, Carnegie Mellon University did quite well on this year’s best schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#14

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

With a ranking of #14, Lehigh University did quite well on this year’s best schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. Lehigh is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bethlehem.

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#15

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Emory University landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best management sciences and quantitative methods programs. Emory is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Atlanta.

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#16

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. Villanova is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Villanova.

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University of California - Los Angeles ranked #17 on this year’s Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. UCLA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the city of Worcester, WPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools ranking. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #20, Washington University in St Louis did quite well on this year’s best schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#21

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University ranked #21 on this year’s Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern U is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, management science majors at Northwestern U accumulate an average of around $39,477 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $460, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked #22 on this year’s Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. UIUC is a very large public school located in the city of Champaign.

On average, management science graduates from UIUC take out $16,572 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $172, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#23

New York University

New York, NY

New York University landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best management sciences and quantitative methods programs. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

On average, management science graduates from NYU take out $18,750 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $195.

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University of St Thomas Minnesota did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for management sciences and quantitative methods students. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the city of Saint Paul, UST MN is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

Management Science majors at UST MN take out an average of $22,500 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $234, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#25

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University ranked #25 on this year’s Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Santa Clara, SCU is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Rest of the Top Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools

#26

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
#28

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
#29

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
#30

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX
#31

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
#32

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
#33

Babson College

Wellesley, MA
#34

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
#35

Cleary University

Howell, MI
#36

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#43

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#44

Creighton University

Omaha, NE
#45

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#46

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#50

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods students that almost earned our Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Schools award.

Rank College Location
51 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
52 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
53 Averett University - Non - Traditional Programs Danville, VA
54 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
55 LeTourneau University Longview, TX
56 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
57 Providence College Providence, RI
58 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
59 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
60 Boston University Boston, MA
61 American University Washington, DC
62 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
63 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
64 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
65 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
66 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
67 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO

Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 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, management sciences and quantitative methods has other similar majors worth exploring.

Management Science Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Management Science 11,422
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 7,354
Business Statistics 2,830
Actuarial Science 2,132

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.

  • 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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