Best Undergraduate Business Schools by Salary Potential

A bachelor’s degree in business is a great career move. Check out business schools with the highest salaries for graduates.

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Bachelor's Only
Salary data for alumni who earned a bachelor's degree and did not go on to earn any additional degrees.
All Alumni
Salary data for all alumni who earned a bachelor's degree, including but not limited to those who went on to earn additional degrees from any school.
Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$69,300$139,20035%0%

1Babson College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$69,300
Mid-Career Pay$139,200
% High Meaning35%
% STEM Degrees0%
2Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$64,600$116,10036%7%

2Bentley University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$64,600
Mid-Career Pay$116,100
% High Meaning36%
% STEM Degrees7%
3Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$59,100$113,70056%0%

3Menlo College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$59,100
Mid-Career Pay$113,700
% High Meaning56%
% STEM Degrees0%
4Business, Private School, For Sports FansBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$58,700$108,40037%8%

4Bryant University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$58,700
Mid-Career Pay$108,400
% High Meaning37%
% STEM Degrees8%
5Business, Sober School, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$57,100$107,60036%8%

5CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$57,100
Mid-Career Pay$107,600
% High Meaning36%
% STEM Degrees8%
6Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$58,900$107,30051%3%

6Golden Gate University-San Francisco
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$58,900
Mid-Career Pay$107,300
% High Meaning51%
% STEM Degrees3%
7Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$61,500$105,800N/A10%

7Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$61,500
Mid-Career Pay$105,800
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees10%
8Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$53,300$101,70057%4%

8University of Redlands
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$53,300
Mid-Career Pay$101,700
% High Meaning57%
% STEM Degrees4%
9Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$58,500$96,70067%29%

9Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$58,500
Mid-Career Pay$96,700
% High Meaning67%
% STEM Degrees29%
10Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$49,700$92,60053%4%

10City University of Seattle
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,700
Mid-Career Pay$92,600
% High Meaning53%
% STEM Degrees4%
11Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$50,200$91,10039%1%

11Nichols College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$50,200
Mid-Career Pay$91,100
% High Meaning39%
% STEM Degrees1%
12Business, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$49,100$91,00055%8%

12Thomas More College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,100
Mid-Career Pay$91,000
% High Meaning55%
% STEM Degrees8%
13Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$55,600$87,200N/A0%

13National Graduate School of Quality Management
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$55,600
Mid-Career Pay$87,200
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
14Business, Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$49,100$86,20055%24%

14Millsaps College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,100
Mid-Career Pay$86,200
% High Meaning55%
% STEM Degrees24%
15Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$43,900$85,60044%2%

15Lynn University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$43,900
Mid-Career Pay$85,600
% High Meaning44%
% STEM Degrees2%
16Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$47,000$83,40047%1%

16Northwood University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$47,000
Mid-Career Pay$83,400
% High Meaning47%
% STEM Degrees1%
17Business, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$47,400$82,50054%2%

17Baker University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$47,400
Mid-Career Pay$82,500
% High Meaning54%
% STEM Degrees2%
18Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$45,100$82,30049%2%

18Webster University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$45,100
Mid-Career Pay$82,300
% High Meaning49%
% STEM Degrees2%
19Business, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$44,600$82,100N/A9%

19Ottawa University-Kansas City
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$44,600
Mid-Career Pay$82,100
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees9%
20Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$49,500$81,20048%11%

20Indiana Institute of Technology
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,500
Mid-Career Pay$81,200
% High Meaning48%
% STEM Degrees11%
21Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,900$81,10049%0%

21Cleary University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,900
Mid-Career Pay$81,100
% High Meaning49%
% STEM Degrees0%
22Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$47,600$80,50046%0%

22Johnson & Wales University-Online
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$47,600
Mid-Career Pay$80,500
% High Meaning46%
% STEM Degrees0%
23Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,700$80,40048%6%

23Franklin University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,700
Mid-Career Pay$80,400
% High Meaning48%
% STEM Degrees6%
23Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$49,800$80,40042%5%

23Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,800
Mid-Career Pay$80,400
% High Meaning42%
% STEM Degrees5%
25Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$50,300$80,20045%25%

25Goldey-Beacom College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$50,300
Mid-Career Pay$80,200
% High Meaning45%
% STEM Degrees25%
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PayScale defines a Business School as a college that grants more than 50 percent of their undergraduate degrees in business, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources management, management information systems and marketing, based on data reported to the Department of Education. This definition focuses on schools with strong business programs, not just schools that offer business programs exclusively. Many other colleges offer undergraduate business majors, but this list focuses on schools where the majority of alumni graduate with a degree in a business-related field.

Business can be a lucrative field of study and majoring in business during your undergraduate education can lead to a high-paying career, but you must choose your college wisely. PayScale’s College Salary Report has the data to help you choose a college where alumni go on to earn high salaries and have successful careers.


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