The 16 Best Business Schools in America

By Maureen Mo Elinzano

16. University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA)

School: Anderson School of Management
Location: Los Angeles, California
2014-15 tuition: $51,159 per year (in-state); $56,159 per year (out-of-state)


Alumni: Susan Wojcicki (CEO, YouTube and Google), Bill Gross (Co-founder and Co-chief
Investment Officer, Pacific Investment Management Company LLC), Michael Hopkins
(CEO, Hulu)

15. Duke University

School: Fuqua School of Business
Location: Durham, North Carolina
2014-15 tuition: $58,000 per year (both in-state and out-of-state)


Alumni: Melinda Gates (Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation); Malvinder and Shivinder
Singh (healthcare); Tim Cook (CEO, Apple, Inc.)

14. Yale University

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

2014-15 tuition: $58,975 per year (both in-state and out-of-state)


Alumni: Indra Nooyi (CEO, PepsiCo), Laszlo Bock (Senior Vice President of People Operations,
Google); James Firestone (Executive Vice President and President of Corporate Operations, Xerox)

13. Brigham Young University (BYU)

School: Marriott School of Management
Location: Provo, Utah
2014-15 tuition: $11,620 per year (LDS member); $23,240 per year (Non-LDS member)


Alumni: Clayton Christensen (Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard
Business School (HBS), Gary Crittenden (CFO, Citigroup, Inc.), Thomas S. Monson (President of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

12. New York University (NYU)

School: Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Location: New York City, New York
2014-15 tuition: $60,744 per year (both in-state and out-of-state)
 

Alumni: Alan Greenspan (Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve), Robert Greifeld (CEO,
Nasdaq-OMX Stock Market, Inc.), Aziz Ansari (actor, comedian, and author)

11. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

School: Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
2014-15 tuition: $54, 450 per year (in-state); $59,450 per year (out-of-state

Alumni: Bharat Desai and family (Chairman and Co-founder, Syntel); Larry Page
(Co-founder, Google), Jim Buckmaster (CEO, Craigslist)

10. University of Virginia (UVA)

School: Darden School of Business
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
2014-15 tuition: $52,380 per year (in-state); $54,698 per year (out-of-state)


Alumni: John D. Shafer, Jr. (President, Dunkin Donuts); Mark Sanford (Former Governor of
South Carolina), John Strangfeld (Chairman and CEO, Prudential Financial)

9. Dartmouth College

School: Tuck School of Business
Location: Hanover, New Hampshire2014-15 tuition: $61,605 per year (in-state and out-of-state)


Alumni: Christopher A. Sinclair (Chairman and CEO, Mattel, Inc.); Sean M. Joyce [Deputy
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)], Eric A. Spiegel (President and CEO
Siemens USA)

8. Columbia University

School: Columbia Business School
Location: New York City, New York
2014-15 tuition: $63,148 per year (both in-state and out-of-state)


Alumni: James P. Gorman (Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley); Michael Gould (Chairman
and CEO, Bloomingdale’s); Jon Steinberg (President and COO, BuzzFeed)

7. University of California—Berkeley

School: Haas School of Business/>Location: Berkeley, California
2014-15 tuition: $51,520 per year (in-state); $54,066 per year (out-of-state)


Alumni: Cathie Lesjak (CFO, Hewlett-Packard); Shantanu Narayen (CEO, Adobe Systems); Linda A.
Lang (Chairman and CEO, Jack in the Box, Inc.)

6. Northwestern University

School: Kellogg School of Management
Location: Evanston, Illinois
2014-15 tuition: $61,596 per year (both in-state and out-of-state)


Alumni: Thomas J. Wilson (President and CEO, Allstate Insurance Company); John Hoeven
(Current Governor of North Dakota), Charlie Baker (Current Governor of Massachusetts)

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

School: Sloan School of Management
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
2014-15 tuition: $63,454 per year (both in-state and out-of-state)


Alumni: Douglas Leone (Partner, Sequoia Capital); Kofi Annan (Former Secretary-General of the
United Nations); Benjamin Netanyahu (Current Prime Minister of Israel)

4. University of Chicago

School: Booth School of Business
Location: Chicago, Illinois/>2014-15 tuition: $61,520 per year (both in-state and out-of-state)


Alumni: Brady Dougan (CEO, Credit Suisse); John S. Watson (Chairman and CEO, Chevron);
Satya Nadella (CEO, Microsoft)

3. University of Pennsylvania

School: Wharton School
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014-15 tuition: $62,424 per year (both in-state and out-of-state); $97,500 per year (executive)


Alumni: Donald Trump (Founder and CEO, Trump Organization; potential Republican candidate
in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election); Elon Musk (CEO and Founder, PayPal); Hoodie Allen (rapper)

2. Harvard University

School: Harvard Business School
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
2014-15 tuition: $58,875 per year (both in-state and out-of-state)


Alumni: Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook); Michael Bloomberg (CEO, Bloomberg; former Mayor of
New York City); Jeffrey Immelt (Chairman and CEO, General Electric)

1. Stanford University

School: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Location: Stanford, California
2014-15 tuition: $61,875 per year (both in-state and out-of-state)


Alumni: Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook); Michael Bloomberg (CEO, Bloomberg; former Mayor of
New York City); Jeffrey Immelt (Chairman and CEO, General Electric)

Behind every accountant, banker, finance professor and CEO or CFO is a business degree and behind every business degree is a great business school where they learned all that they needed to know about the world of business.

From the heavyweights like Stanford and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, to the tough contenders like the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, the US has many highly-reputable business schools that attract students from within the country and from all over the world.

With research from

Forbes and U.S. News and World Report, get your Microsoft Excel spreadsheets ready, and flip through our countdown slideshow above of the 16 best business schools in America.

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