Top MBA programs

We rank the best MBA programs according to the economic return of graduating students. Our business ranking category includes more specific business degrees such as finance, accounting, marketing, and human resource management, all of which are accessible from the "additional ranking" filter.  

Our MBA rankings cover 812 of the 994 universities available, accounting for 93% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $68,748.

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#1 in Business schools

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

Economic score: 0.09

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $180,970

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $110,273

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.23

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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#2 in Business schools

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.09

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $186,790

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $116,999

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $45,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.24

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Business schools

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.09

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $95,978

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $42,251

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $16,228

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.17

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Business schools

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Economic score: 0.12

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $191,597

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $116,623

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $60,997

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.32

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Business schools

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.14

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $125,427

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $60,352

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $33,994

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.27

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Business schools

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.14

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $102,513

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $29,458

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.20

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Business schools

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.14

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $130,651

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $60,105

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $34,520

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.26

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in Business schools

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Economic score: 0.15

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $167,455

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $94,421

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $58,493

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.35

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#9 in Business schools

CUNY Graduate School and University Center

New York, New York

Economic score: 0.16

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $88,072

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $5,369

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $14,650

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.17

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#10 in Business schools

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland

Economic score: 0.16

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $91,337

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $21,190

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $18,592

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.20

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#11 in Business schools

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Economic score: 0.16

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $105,768

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $36,642

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $25,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.24

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#12 in Business schools

Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

Economic score: 0.16

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $131,537

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $63,390

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.31

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#13 in Business schools

Columbia University

New York, New York

Economic score: 0.16

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $179,305

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $107,132

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $72,314

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.40

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#14 in Business schools

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.17

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $137,599

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $61,393

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $43,037

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.31

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#15 in Business schools

California State University Maritime Academy

Vallejo, California

Economic score: 0.17

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $106,946

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $31,185

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $26,186

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.24

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#16 in Business schools

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

Economic score: 0.17

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $154,242

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $85,095

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $60,122

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.39

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#17 in Business schools

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Economic score: 0.18

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $123,792

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $58,351

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.33

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#18 in Business schools

Emporia State University

Emporia, Kansas

Economic score: 0.18

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $75,736

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,647

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $14,973

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.20

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#19 in Business schools

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Economic score: 0.18

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $178,485

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $107,931

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $79,808

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.45

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#20 in Business schools

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah

Economic score: 0.18

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $87,044

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $22,478

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $20,787

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.24

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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How long does it take to pay down debt in business administration?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in business administration is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in business administration earn?

Salary

$70,093

The median master's degree in business administration graduate earns $70,093 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in business administration cost?

Net cost

$19,953

The average annual cost of a master's degree in business administration is $19,953. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.