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Great Colleges and Universities for Business in the Northeast

Start exploring amazing colleges and universities to launch your dreams with this list of schools with great Business programs in the Northeastern US.

Ah, the wonderful world of business! It’s a booming, evergreen, and often illustrious field to break into. There’s so much you can do with a Business degree, especially in today’s fast-paced environment. Start finding colleges and universities that can launch you into a successful entrepreneurial career with this list of schools in the Northeastern US that offer amazing Business programs. The best part is you can connect to these colleges and have them reach out to you just by clicking the green “Connect me” button below any school. Get started on your future now!

Alfred University

Alfred University logoAlfred University is a private comprehensive institution on a 600-acre campus in Alfred, New York—75 miles south of Rochester. About 1,600 undergraduates from 43 states and 16 countries attend the University full-time, pursuing more than 60 majors and 70+ minors in a wide range of areas, including Accounting, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Finance, Health Planning & Management, and Marketing. Alfred offers 50 student-led organizations with six leading chapters representing the College of Business, and students can participate and take on a leadership role from day one.

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Allegheny College

Allegheny CollegeAllegheny College is a private national liberal arts college in Meadville, Pennsylvania. With over 1,600 undergraduates on campus, the College is known for its undergraduate research and offers roughly 30 undergraduate majors—including programs in Business and Economics. The programs are designed to provide a foundation in liberal arts education while also preparing students for careers in fields such as international affairs, law, business, management, banking and finance, human resources, accounting, marketing, education, and public policy.

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Bryant University

Bryant University logoBryant University is a private liberal arts university consisting of the College of Business and College of Arts & Sciences in Smithfield, Rhode Island—12 miles from Providence. With 3,259 undergraduates and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers more than 195 major and minor combinations for students to create their own academic paths. Bryant Business students benefit from a culture of mentorship, the Amica Center for Career Education, collaborative and experiential learning opportunities, and more. 

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The Catholic University of America

CatholicUThe Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church, located just north of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Busch School of Business offers 15 specializations within the BS in Business Administration, plus the Bachelor of Science in Accounting. With guidance from the Center for Academic and Career Success, 80% of CatholicU students complete at least one internship—and 60% complete more than two—by the time they graduate. 

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Delaware State University

Delaware State University logoDelaware State University is a public historically Black land-grant research university in Dover, Delaware. DSU offers 5,600+ students more than 44 undergraduate majors and 21 master’s degrees, including programs in Accounting, Aviation, Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, and Sport management. The University’s College of Business provides a student-centered learning environment to develop successful future business leaders for an exciting and ever-changing field.

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Delaware Valley University 

Delaware Valley University logoDelaware Valley University is a private comprehensive university in Doylestown, Pennsylvania—30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The University offers 28 undergraduate degrees in the natural sciences, business, and humanities; more than seven master's degrees; and a doctoral degree, including a strong Business Administration program. DelVal’s Experience 360 (E360) program is much more than an internship program, helping students build careers from day one and throughout their undergraduate experience.

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Drew University

Drew UniversityDrew University is a private university consisting of the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies in Madison, New Jersey—only 30 miles from New York City. With over 2,000 students and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers more than 60 majors and minors, including Business and Business Management, as well as 12 combined degrees and 17 pre-professional programs. Drew Business students benefit from immersive and unique internship experiences, access to numerous corporate headquarters, and more.

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Geneva College

Geneva College logoGeneva College is a Presbyterian liberal arts college in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania—45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. With a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, the College offers more than 145 majors and academic programs, including Accounting, Aviation Business Administration, Business Administration with six concentration options, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. Students can also take advantage of Geneva’s Business Scholars program, which is a 3+1 degree program that allows them to get their Bachelor of Science and MBA at the same time. 

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The George Washington University

The George Washington University logoThe George Washington University is a private research institution in the federal section of Washington, DC. The University is home to more than 11,000 undergraduates studying in 75+ majors and 2,000+ courses, including programs in Accountancy, Business, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, and Marketing. International recognition, top research faculty, small class sizes, and a forward-thinking curriculum give students the strategic perspective needed to succeed in today's global marketplace.

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Georgian Court University

Georgian Court UniversityGeorgian Court University is a church-affiliated liberal arts university with undergraduate and graduate divisions on a campus designated as a National Landmark in Lakewood, New Jersey—60 miles from Philadelphia and New York City. With over 1,700 students and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs, including Business Administration and Marketing, as well as 10 Business-specific minors. GCU Business students benefit from a focus on digital development, combined accelerated degree programs, and more.

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Goldey-Beacom College

GBCGoldey-Beacom College is a small private four-year college located in the Pike Creek suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. With 41 undergrad and graduate degree options, students may pursue their bachelor’s in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business, Sports Management, and more. The College also offers a variety of associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in Business as well as an Entrepreneurship Club, the Society of Human Resource Management, the Institute of Management Accountants, and other student groups and organizations on campus.

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Ithaca College

Ithaca College logoIthaca College is a private liberal arts college in Ithaca, New York—50 miles south of Syracuse. The College offers business programs in Accounting and Business Administration with concentrations in Corporate Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. At Ithaca, Business students have access to cutting-edge resources and the opportunities to learn from industry experts to establish their own expertise and hands-on career skills coveted by businesses

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Johns Hopkins University

Johns HopkinsJohns Hopkins University is a private university with a 140-acre campus located in a residential area of northern Baltimore, Maryland. Students can pursue business from every angle by pairing any major with Business minors from the Center for Leadership Education. Minors include Accounting & Financial Management, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Entrepreneurship & Management, Financial Economics, Leadership Studies, Marketing & Communications, and Social Policy. 

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Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount Manhattan College logoMarymount Manhattan College is a private liberal arts college in midtown Manhattan, New York. Approximately 2,000 undergraduates from 48 states and 50 countries are enrolled in 70+ programs, including majors, minors, and concentrations in Accounting,  Advertising & Promotion, Arts Management, Business, Business Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Studies, Finance, International Business, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Media & Arts Management, Music Industry, and Social Entrepreneurship. 

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New York University

NYUNew York University is one of the largest private universities in the country, located in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City, New York—with additional degree-granting campuses in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi. Students can take business-focused courses in NYU’s many different schools and colleges, with programs in Real Estate; Hotel & Tourism Management; Sports Management; Business, Technology & Entrepreneurship; Business & Political Economy; and more. The Abu Dhabi campus offers a Business, Organizations & Society major, while students can study Business & Finance in China.

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Pace University

Pace UniversityPace University is a private comprehensive university with campuses in both New York City and Westchester County in Pleasantville-Briarcliff, New York. With more than 12,800 total students and a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers over 100 majors, minors, and combined degree programs, including Finance, International Management, and more through the Lubin School of Business. Pace Business students benefit from the Business Honor Program, numerous internship and co-op opportunities, more than 20 business-related professional student clubs, and more.

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Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University logoQuinnipiac University is a private coeducational university with three campuses in Mount Carmel, Hamden, and North Haven, Connecticut. With 7,000 undergraduates and a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers more than 100 undergraduate programs, including Applied Business and Business Analytics. Quinnipiac Business students benefit from the Integrative Advising Center, innovative combined degree opportunities, more than 140 student groups, cosponsored internships at more than 1,000 locations, and more. 

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Rowan University

Rowan UniversityRowan University is a public doctoral research university with campuses in Glassboro, Camden, and Stratford, New Jersey—near both Philadelphia and Atlantic City. With more than 19,000 students and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers over 100 programs, including Advertising and Entrepreneurship through the Rohrer College of Business. Rowan Business students benefit from professors who are also scholars, a strong alumni network, a regional business community, and more.

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Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University logoSacred Heart University is a private coeducational institution in Fairfield, Connecticut—the second-largest Catholic university in New England. With over 9,000 students and a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs—including Accounting & Information Systems and Business Economics. Sacred Heart Business students benefit from high-tech facilities like an engineering makerspace and an artificial intelligence lab, corporate visitors and speakers, over 90 student groups, and more.

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Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University logoSaint Joseph's University is a private comprehensive institution with two locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—the 125-acre Hawk Hill campus and the 24-acre University City campus. More than 4,500 undergraduates have 130+ undergraduate majors and minors to choose from, including top-ranking, AACSB-accredited programs in Business and Accounting. The Haub Innovation Lab is a hub where Business students can join other budding entrepreneurs as they tinker with technology, collaborate in workshops, compete in mock pitch meetings, and meet with mentors from the business community.

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St. John's University

St. John's University logoSt. John's University is a comprehensive Catholic liberal arts and research university in Queens, New York. St John’s offers 15,000+ undergraduates more than 100 programs of study—including Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, International Management, Management, Marketing, and Risk Management & Insurance. Undergraduate students can join faculty research projects in all fields and have access to a network of 187,000 alumni who help create opportunities and land students internships in places like the White House, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and more.

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Stevenson University

StevensonStevenson University is a private coeducational institution in Stevenson, Maryland. The Brown School of Business & Leadership houses bachelor’s programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics, Fashion Merchandising, and Marketing. Stevenson also offers BS-to-MS degree options in areas such as Business & Technology Management, Forensic Accounting, and Healthcare Management, in which seniors can complete their master’s degree with just one additional year of study. 

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Thiel College 

ThielThiel College is a private church-affiliated college with a 135-acre campus located in Greenville, Pennsylvania—80 miles north of Pittsburgh. The Arthur McGonigal Department of Business Administration and Accounting offers Business Administration and Accounting programs, plus two MBA options in Management and Leadership. Students can also take advantage of financial support for entrepreneurial activities as well as field experience, internships, mock interview sessions, résumé and cover letter writing seminars, and business etiquette dinners. 

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University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh logoThe University of Pittsburgh is a public comprehensive university with a 145-acre campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Business majors include Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. Pitt Business students can earn a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, develop elevator speeches and test product launches in events on campus, and gain real-world experience in an entrepreneurial internship. 

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Waynesburg University

WaynesburgWaynesburg University is a church-affiliated liberal arts university with a 30-acre campus in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania—60 miles from Pittsburgh. The Department of Business Administration offers programs in Accounting, Applied Business, Business Management, Entertainment & Arts Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Marketing, Public Accounting, and Sports Management. The University’s BSBA/MBA program allows eligible students to obtain both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration within a streamlined five-year period.  

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William Paterson University

William Paterson UniversityWilliam Paterson University is a public multipurpose university in Wayne, New Jersey—20 miles west of New York. The University offers undergraduate programs in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning, Global Business, Management, Marketing, and Professional Sales as well as accelerated MBA programs. Students also benefit from resources including the Financial Learning Center, an active trading room that brings the world financial markets to campus, and the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales with its Professional Sales Laboratory.

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