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How will your business administration education stack up?

If you want to study business administration at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. There are 2,944 traditional business administration schools in the US.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with business administration programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California

Student Demographics

In 2010 in the US, 313,418 students graduated with degrees in business administration. Of these students, 12,184 received certifications in business administration, 192,189 received an undergraduate degree in business administration, and 109,045 received a graduate-level degree in business administration.


Students can pursue education in business administration at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Business Administration
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration
  • Doctoral Degree in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Administration

The skills and/or knowledge that business administration students can expect to gain during the course of their business administration education are:

  • Mathematics
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Economics
  • Leadership
  • Marketing


In 2010, business administration schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $25,785 per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following business administration schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920

The business administration schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. North Carolina State University at Raleigh - located in Raleigh, North Carolina, students paid $5,475
  3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625

How will your business administration job compare?

A large number of business administration majors work as general managers after graduation. According to the government, in 2010 the US had 1,708,080 general managers. The following states have the largest number of general managers:

  1. California - 226,480 General Managers
  2. Texas - 155,180 General Managers
  3. New York - 97,640 General Managers

Projected Growth

The number of general managers is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Nevada - 11%
  2. Oregon - 8%
  3. Utah - 8%


In the US, a general manager earns on average $105,025 per year. However, the salary for a general manager can greatly vary based on factors such as shift differentials, your boss or your employer. A general manager in the US can earn anywhere from less than $19,420 per year to more than $166,130 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for a general manager:

  1. New Jersey - $162,420 per year
  2. Connecticut - $139,080 per year
  3. New York - $137,660 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for general managers are:

  1. West Virginia - $78,500 per year
  2. Idaho - $79,990 per year
  3. Montana - $80,850 per year

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business administration?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
General and Operations Managers 1,708,080 $113,100 2.7%
Administrative Services Managers 240,320 $84,390 0.4%