It doesn’t matter whether you’re selecting an MBA, enrolling in a more specialised masters, or you can’t decide whether to stay close to home or study abroad – trying to find the right postgraduate Business programme at the right university is hard!
With so many options to choose from, how should you decide? There are a variety of factors to consider when making your choice.
Are you looking to study business from a broad perspective in the form of an MBA? Or would you rather specialise in one particular facet of business, such as Business Analytics or Sport Management?
Does the university you’re considering offer exciting international internship or study opportunities? Will it give you the chance to work with companies that are household names and respected worldwide? Do you need a supportive careers team to help you find your first job after university?
Maybe you’re looking for your business school to be diverse and inclusive, so you can work and collaborate with students from around the world. Maybe state-of-the-art facilities and innovative campus spaces are much more your thing.
Taking these factors into account, we’ve compiled six unique and outstanding business schools in one list, hoping it might help you decide.
PETER T. PAUL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE – US
In 2013, the newly named Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics opened the doors to its state-of-the-art home on the University of New Hampshire (UNH) campus.
Located in a classic New England college town, near the Atlantic coast and one hour from the city of Boston, Paul College is ranked among the top 70 best business schools in the nation by Poets&Quants for undergraduates, and among the top 100 business schools by US News and World Report for its part-time and online MBA programs.
Paul College offers accelerated, full-time graduate programs for MBA and MS Accounting students. The college, accredited by AACSB, promises a vibrant learning community that is collaborative and rigorous.
The MBA program emphasizes experiential learning with study trips to Wall Street and an international business hub, as well as a team-based consulting project. The MBA also offers optional specializations in fields such as finance and business analytics.
By engaging students through powerful educational experiences, empowering them to make the most of opportunities offered by a world-class university and preparing them to excel in their careers, Paul College is a place where every graduate evolves into a highly trained, well-rounded, hard-working business professional and leader.
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (GWSB) – USA
Located in the heart of Washington, DC, where business and policy intersect and interact, the George Washington University School of Business offers a wide range of graduate and professional certificate programs, as well as specialized master’s degrees, to take your career to new heights.
Courses like the Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations and Professional MBA programs will greatly boost your employability and open doors to excellent career opportunities. Graduates of GWSB’s programs have gone on to work with some of the world’s greatest corporations— including Amazon, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and Ford Motor Company.
At the GWSB, profits are not the only valuable outcome; this school also values how the profits are made. That’s why the School of Business doesn’t just measure success in terms of profits and power, but also in terms of responsibility.
Find your success through business ownership and responsibility at GWSB.
TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE – USA
Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire. Here, the School of Business is committed to bettering the world, learning by doing, leading across cultures and building better organizations.
If you’re looking to gain real-world experience or travel during your studies, Tuck School of business if the perfect place.
With its distinctive approach to experiential learning, Tuck encourages students to deepen their understanding and develop into wise, globally-aware leaders.
Through the TuckGo program, you can choose from a portfolio of immersive global courses to give you the skills and knowledge needed to successfully navigate and lead diverse business environments.
Every student must choose at least one course and students have been all over the world through Tuck School of Business, from Uruguay to India, Australia to Norway.
KING’S BUSINESS SCHOOL, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON – UK
The diverse community of King’s College London is made up of students from more than 80 countries. With a broad range of postgraduate programs to choose from, King’s is a strong option for those looking to live and study in the UK’s vibrant capital.
The business school works closely with organisations across the globe, including governments, corporations, professional bodies and NGOs, not just to provide you with the best experiential learning opportunities and industry links but also to solve global problems.
The school offers international internship placements and study options for many of degree programs for those looking to gain international experience, as well as an active alumni community and alumni mentoring scheme to provide vital industry insights.
King’s is truly at the cutting-edge of business, having hosted the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) annual World Trade Summit at Bush House in partnership with Barclays and King’s College London Policy Institute, on Wednesday 1 November 2018.
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF BATH – UK
It’s an exciting time for the School of Management at the University of Bath – a school that has just invested a landmark £70m in a new school building due to open in 2020. The new building will provide a modern, adaptable learning and research environment and exciting spaces to inspire innovation, including a Student Entrepreneurship Lab.
Even before this exciting venture, Bath is one of the UK’s leading business schools, ranked 1st for Accounting and Finance (The Guardian University Guide, 2019), 1st for Marketing (The Complete University Guide, 2019) and 3rd for Business Studies (The Times and Sunday Times University Guide, 2018).
Browse through the school’s selection of MSc courses and MBAs. If you choose an MBA at Bath, you’ll work on a real consulting project for an organisation; spend a week abroad learning about international business and experiencing another culture; and develop sought-after skills for individuals and managers during an entrepreneurship module.
In June 2018 students at the School of Management visited San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California, the global hub of business tech.
BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM – UK
Birmingham Business School delivers a distinctive student experience, giving students the chance to engage with industry professionals and world-leading researchers, becoming an integral part of an international learning community.
The school conducts globally-recognised research that responds to key challenges facing responsible business practices, impacting the economy and society, regionally and globally.
The school has increased investment in its career services and corporate relations program to provide students with the richest educational experience.
Birmingham offers a variety of MBA study options, including MBA International Business and MBA Global Banking & Finance, as well as an MBA Online option.
Whilst studying your MBA at Birmingham, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with top international companies and listen to high profile leaders from a range of industries across the world through the Distinguished Leaders Series.
This year, Birmingham MBA students participated in a range of activities with employers including BP, GE, IBM, Accenture, Capgemini, Unilever, Deloitte and HSBC.
*Some of the institutions featured in this article are commercial partners of Study International
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