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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!

Albright College

Albright CollegeAlbright College is a church-affiliated liberal arts college on a 118-acre campus located at the edge of a residential section of Reading, Pennsylvania—45 miles from Philadelphia. The University offers several different Business Administration specializations, including Economics, Entertainment Industry, Sport Management, and more. Students can also pursue combined majors, an interdisciplinary major, or accelerated adult programs and are able to start their business coursework right away. 

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University logoBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a public comprehensive university—one of three Commonwealth University schools—in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The University offers 57 undergraduate programs with more than 66 minors to 7,400+ students. Bloomsburg Business students can major in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Intelligence, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Technology & Analytics, International Business, Management, Marketing, Professional Sales & Marketing, Research & Analytics in Marketing, Sport Management, Supply Chain Management, or Technical Leadership.

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Bucknell University

BucknellBucknell University is a private residential liberal arts institution in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania—around three to four hours from New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Business students can choose from majors in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Global Management, Management & Organizations, Managing for Sustainability, and Markets, Innovation & Design through the Kenneth W. Freeman College of Management. Unique experiential learning opportunities include going inside the New York Stock Exchange and Silicon Valley's leading tech firms, starting a company with Bucknell seed money, and managing a portion of the University's endowment valued in the millions.

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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 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 degree 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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Gannon University

GannonGannon University is a four-year Catholic university with two campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ruskin, Florida. The Dahlkemper School of Business offers 12 Business programs, including unique options in Entrepreneurship and Risk Management & Insurance. Many students earn two undergraduate Business concentrations within a four-year period or an undergraduate degree and an MBA in a five-year period.  

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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 you to get your Bachelor of Science and MBA at the same time. 

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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 1,793 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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Gettysburg College

GettysburgGettysburg College is a four-year residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The College’s Business, Organizations & Management major offers students a strong background in microeconomics, accounting, organizational behavior, statistics, research methods, marketing, and ethics. Students may combine their Business major with another major or minor such as Economics, International Affairs, Mathematical Economics, Public Policy, 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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Le Moyne College

Le Moyne CollegeLe Moyne College is a Jesuit Catholic liberal arts college minutes from downtown Syracuse, New York. With 2,801 undergraduates on campus and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, the College offers over 30 majors, including Business Analytics, Finance, and more through the Madden School of Business. Le Moyne Business students benefit from a liberal arts core curriculum, collaborative and exchange programs with institutions around the world, numerous research project opportunities, and more.

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Loyola University Maryland

Loyola MarylandLoyola University Maryland is a comprehensive Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Baltimore, Maryland. Students can choose from a variety of majors in minors in the Departments of Accounting; Economics; Finance; Information Systems, Law & Operations;Management & International Business; and Marketing. The Sellinger School of Business and Management is accredited by AACSB International in both Business and Accounting, a distinction held by only 5% of business schools worldwide.  

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Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield University logoMansfield University of Pennsylvania is a public comprehensive university—one of three Commonwealth University schools—in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. The University offers its 1,700+ undergraduates a choice of 87 majors and minors, including a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Management, and Marketing. Mansfield Business students can also take advantage of many clubs, including the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), ENACTUS, and Phi Beta Lambda. 

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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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Molloy College

Molloy College logoMolloy College is a private Catholic liberal arts college in Rockville Centre, New York—only 25 miles east of New York City. With 4,900 students on campus and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from more than 50 programs, including Business Management, Finance, and Marketing. Students can also take advantage of the Business Honors Program or the Molloy Business Boot Camp, which allows prospective students to get to know the Business department for a week during summer to help decide if it’s the right fit for them. 

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Neumann University

NeumannNeumann University is a private, church-affiliated liberal arts college located in Aston, Pennsylvania. In keeping with the University’s Franciscan tradition, Neumann’s Business programs emphasize respect for the individual, academic excellence, social responsibility, and career preparation. Students can choose from undergraduate programs in Business and Sport Management; master’s degrees in Sport Business and Accounting; or a combined degree program in which students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Business or Sport & Entertainment Management and a Master of Science in Sport Business in just five years. 

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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 Pleasantville-Briarcliff, New York. With 12,835 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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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private technical institution on a 260-acre campus in Troy, New York—15 miles from Albany. Through the Lally School of Management, Rensselaer undergraduate business students can major in Business Analytics or Business & Management; minor in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance, or Management; or take advantage of accelerated programs to earn a master’s. Internships, co-ops, capstone projects, and collaboration with world-renowned researchers teach students to harness the power of data, technology to make impactful business decisions.

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Rowan University

Rowan UniversityRowan University is a public doctoral research university with campuses in Glassboro, Camden, and Stratford, New Jersey—nearby 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 and regional business community, and more.

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Saint Peter’s University

Saint Peter’s UniversitySaint Peter’s University is a private church-affiliated university in Jersey City, New Jersey—only three miles from New York City. With 3,197 students and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, including Business and Business Administration. Saint Peter’s Business students benefit from the Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning, a commitment to affordability, numerous internship opportunities, 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 Akron 

University of Akron logoThe University of Akron is a multipurpose public institution in Akron, Ohio—within walking distance of downtown. With 15,385 undergraduates and a 19:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors, and certificates, including Business Data Analytics, Economics, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Sport Business, and more. UA graduates enter the workforce well prepared thanks to extensive internship, mentoring and leadership opportunities along with our Professional Development Center.

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University of Pittsburgh

PittThe 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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University of Rochester

RochesterThe University of Rochester is a private coeducational research university in Rochester, New York. With 6,535 undergraduates and a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers over 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, including Business Analytics and Marketing. Rochester Business students benefit from the Center for Advising Services, the e5 Program, the Take Five Scholars Program, undergraduate research and innovation grant opportunities, and more. 

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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 College 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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Want to study Business in another part of the country? Check out the list we have featuring Great Colleges and Universities for Business in the West. Or maybe the Midwest is more your style—we have a list for that too!

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