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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RankSchool NameSchool TypeEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:1School Name:Babson CollegeSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$72,000Mid-Career Pay:$133,800% High Meaning:37%% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:2School Name:Bentley UniversitySchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$66,600Mid-Career Pay:$116,600% High Meaning:36%% STEM Degrees:7%
Rank:3School Name:Menlo CollegeSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$61,900Mid-Career Pay:$112,400% High Meaning:59%% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:4School Name:Golden Gate University-San FranciscoSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$59,200Mid-Career Pay:$109,800% High Meaning:49%% STEM Degrees:3%
Rank:5School Name:Bryant UniversitySchool Type:Business, Private School, For Sports FansEarly Career Pay:$60,500Mid-Career Pay:$108,600% High Meaning:37%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:6School Name:Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-MiamiSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$60,600Mid-Career Pay:$108,300% High Meaning:61%% STEM Degrees:10%
Rank:7School Name:CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeSchool Type:Business, Sober School, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$58,800Mid-Career Pay:$107,100% High Meaning:37%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:8School Name:University of RedlandsSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$55,400Mid-Career Pay:$102,400% High Meaning:57%% STEM Degrees:4%
Rank:9School Name:Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-OrlandoSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$57,600Mid-Career Pay:$102,200% High Meaning:66%% STEM Degrees:29%
Rank:10School Name:City University of SeattleSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$51,500Mid-Career Pay:$94,600% High Meaning:54%% STEM Degrees:4%
Rank:11School Name:National Graduate School of Quality ManagementSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$52,800Mid-Career Pay:$93,500% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:12School Name:Nichols CollegeSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$51,900Mid-Career Pay:$93,200% High Meaning:42%% STEM Degrees:1%
Rank:13School Name:Thomas More CollegeSchool Type:Business, Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$50,000Mid-Career Pay:$90,900% High Meaning:56%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:14School Name:Millsaps CollegeSchool Type:Business, Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$49,300Mid-Career Pay:$88,700% High Meaning:56%% STEM Degrees:24%
Rank:15School Name:Goldey-Beacom CollegeSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$49,800Mid-Career Pay:$86,900% High Meaning:42%% STEM Degrees:25%
Rank:16School Name:Northwood UniversitySchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$47,800Mid-Career Pay:$86,300% High Meaning:47%% STEM Degrees:1%
Rank:17School Name:Albertus Magnus CollegeSchool Type:Business, Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$49,700Mid-Career Pay:$85,900% High Meaning:62%% STEM Degrees:2%
Rank:18School Name:Walsh College of Accountancy and Business AdministrationSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$49,400Mid-Career Pay:$85,200% High Meaning:42%% STEM Degrees:5%
Rank:19School Name:Lynn UniversitySchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$46,100Mid-Career Pay:$85,000% High Meaning:45%% STEM Degrees:2%
Rank:20School Name:Indiana Institute of TechnologySchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$50,000Mid-Career Pay:$84,900% High Meaning:46%% STEM Degrees:11%
Rank:21School Name:Cleary UniversitySchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$47,400Mid-Career Pay:$84,700% High Meaning:50%% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:22School Name:Baker UniversitySchool Type:Business, Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$47,800Mid-Career Pay:$84,200% High Meaning:55%% STEM Degrees:2%
Rank:23School Name:Webster UniversitySchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$46,500Mid-Career Pay:$83,500% High Meaning:50%% STEM Degrees:2%
Rank:24School Name:Franklin UniversitySchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$46,800Mid-Career Pay:$82,700% High Meaning:49%% STEM Degrees:6%
Rank:24School Name:John Brown UniversitySchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$47,000Mid-Career Pay:$82,700% High Meaning:53%% STEM Degrees:9%

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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.