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Study business in the USA

An in-depth guide to studying business in the USA as an international student

What types of business degree can you study in the USA?

What do business experts in USA say?

  • Dr Fabio Ambrosio

    Dr Fabio Ambrosio

    Central Washington University Assistant Professor of Accounting
    Dr Fabio Ambrosio says

    Understanding business is crucial. This is even more important when we consider business in its overall environment. Modern communication and transportation have broken traditional business barriers.

    Virtually every company today is a multinational by old standards. Business today must be understood in its global context. International students can bring their language skills, culture, and customs while adding new language skills and cultural values to their background. Being international is the best premise to understanding international business.

    The United States, and Washington State more than most other states, offer enormous opportunities for career advancement in business. In accounting, for example, many new niche areas (e.g. environmental sustainability and cryptocurrency) are pioneering the way for the accounting of tomorrow. Students will have the opportunity to be part of the next big change to how the world as we know it will function.

    A degree in any business field, especially in a quantitative field, will open up a world of opportunities. We live in a world that is structured around data, organized by data, and more and more run by data. Companies need business professionals who can harness the power of financial information.

    Students can pursue careers in government, private sector, and non-profit sectors. Their career opportunities are endless, ranging from investigating financial crimes to becoming the CFO of the next Fortune 500!

  • Dr Lauren Nehlsen

    Dr Lauren Nehlsen

    Elgin Community College Director of International Education and Programs
    Dr Lauren Nehlsen says

    The Business program at Elgin Community College provides students with an opportunity to study multiple facets of this global industry and network with faculty in the field. In this program, students will gain insight into business basics, principles of management, concepts of marketing, financial accounting, e-commerce, sales, and global business needs. The professors in the program are student-centered, community leaders, and business owners.

    The US offers a premier quality education that is consistently ranked number 1 in the world. The US is a diverse and multicultural country that warmly welcomes international students from around the world. There is so much to explore and experience in the US!

    Students in this program will study the principles and concepts of business management, develop an understanding of interpersonal skills and how to allocate resources necessary to effectively plan, organize, staff, and lead within an organization.

    Graduates of our associate degree in business and certification programs have found employment in a wide variety of fields and positions, such as, Advertising and Promotions Managers, Marketing Managers, Sales Managers, Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists, Postsecondary Business Teachers, Chief Executives, Chief Sustainability Officers, General and Operations Managers, Regulatory Affairs Managers, Compliance Managers, Investment Fund Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Security Managers, Loss Prevention Managers, and First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers.

Top business programs in the USA

What are the top Business Undergraduate programs in the USA?

Bachelor's in business in the USA

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    Accounting (concentration) Business - BSc University of Vermont, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    41,280 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 41,280 USD

    Start date
    August, June, January
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    Economics (Business) - BA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,551 USD

    Start date
    -
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    Animal Science: Business and Communication - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,000 USD

    Start date
    June, August
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    Agriculture Business - BSc University of Minnesota Crookston, USA
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    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,438 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,438 USD

    Start date
    August, June, January
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    Agriculture Business Management (Horticultural Business) - BSAG Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,929 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,929 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in business in the USA

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    Business - AASc Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,510 USD

    Start date
    September, August, June, February, January
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    Business - ASc National University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,912 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,912 USD

    Start date
    September, July, April, January
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    Business - AA Moraine Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,408 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,408 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Business - AB South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    June, September, April, January
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    Business Technology Management - AASc Seattle Central College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, June, January
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Certificate in business in the USA

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    Business - Cert Full Sail University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    7 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,500 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Business Information Processing - AA/Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Associate/Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, June, January
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    General Business - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August
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Pathway in business in the USA

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    Business Pathway - UGP Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 USD

    Start date
    January
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    International Year - Business and Management - UGP Lynn University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,340 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,340 USD

    Start date
    -
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What are the top Business Graduate programs in the USA?

Master's in business in the USA

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    Business - MBA Mount Aloysius College, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,890 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,890 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Business Administration (Information Management & Business Analitics) - MBA Clark University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    35,844 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,844 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Business Administration - Management - MBA Seattle Pacific University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,604 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,604 USD

    Start date
    March, September, January
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    Business Administration: Entrepreneurship and Global Business - MBA California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,400 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Economics: Quantitative Business Modeling - MSc California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,557 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,557 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Doctorate in business in the USA

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    Business Administration: Concentration in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics - DBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 USD

    Start date
    June, May, March, January, October, August
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Pathway in business in the USA

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    Business and Management, Pre-master's Program - PGP Lynn University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,380 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,380 USD

    Start date
    -
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    Commerce and Economic Development (Global Pathways) - PGP Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    4 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,200 USD

    Start date
    November, July, March
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Student reviews for business in the USA

  • Shunsuke Inoue
    United States
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    1 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Central Washington University Business
    Tell us about studying business in the USA
    I guess the quality of class is normal because most lectures are conducted online due to the pandemic, and courses are very straight based on syllabus.
  • Li-Wen Kao
    Taiwan, Province of China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Elgin Community College Business
    Tell us about studying business in the USA
    The lectures, the course structure and professors are pretty good especially instructors support students very much.
  • Grayson Cullen
    New Zealand
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Campbellsville University Business
    Tell us about studying business in the USA
    The lectures are good because the classes are nice and small so it’s easy to learn.