By: Kirti Dwivedi
10. Cornell University
Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management
Ithaca, New York
Tuition and fees: $43,413 (2012-13)
Cornell University, a private school, started the country’s first colleges for hotel administration, and industrial relations. The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management focuses on energy, food, developing economies, and international trade, as well as finance, marketing, accounting, and strategy.
9. University of Texas – Austin
McCombs School of Business
In-state tuition and fees: $9,792 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $33,060 (2012-13)
A public institution, University of Texas--Austin was founded in 1883. Highly ranked in all major business disciplines, McCombs is distinguished by its integrated curriculum, excellence in teaching, cutting-edge research, results-driven career services, and its dynamic location in Austin.
8. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
In-state tuition and fees: $7,694 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $28,446 (2012-13)
University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill is a public university and follows a semester-based academic calendar—its admissions are considered highly selective. Graduates are known for quantitative skills and principled leadership--results-driven leaders who build business for positive global change.
7. Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business
Tuition and fees: $45,124 (2012-13)
Carnegie Mellon University, a private institution in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the country’s only school founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The school specializes in academic areas including engineering, business, computer science, and fine arts.
6. University of Virginia
McIntire School of Commerce
In-state tuition and fees: $12,006 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $38,018 (2012-13)
Founded in 1819, University of Virginia is a public institution. University of Virginia follows a semester-based academic calendar. McIntire offers engaging classes led by a world-class faculty, the chance to tackle business problems for real CEOs, and an integrated curriculum that makes the complexities of business real and relevant.
5. New York University
Stern School of Business
New York, New York
Tuition and fees: $41,606 (2011-12)
New York University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,280, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. The Stern School of Business aims to build, educate and inspire a collaborative community of intellectually vibrant global leaders and thinkers.
5. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Ross School of Business
Ann Arbor, Michigan
In-state tuition and fees: $13,437 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $39,109 (2012-13)
A public institution, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor was founded in 1817. The curriculum at University of Michigan’s Ross School of business is defined by action-based learning, a distinctive strategy that connects the academic environment to the practical business world.
4. University of California – Berkeley
Haas School of Business
In-state tuition and fees: $11,767 (2011-12)
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $34,645 (2011-12)
The University of California—Berkeley, a public university, overlooks the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, California. The Haas School of Business’ mission is to develop innovative business leaders. These leaders redefine business, and are encouraged to put new ideas into action in all areas of an organization in a responsible manner.
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management
Tuition and fees: $42,050 (2012-13)
Though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, based in Cambridge, MA, may be best known for its math, science, and engineering education, but the MIT Sloan School of Management, is one of the world's leading business schools—conducting cutting-edge research and providing management education to top students from more than 60 countries.
1. University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School
Tuition and fees: $43,738 (2012-13)
The University of Pennsylvania, founded by Benjamin Franklin, is a private institution in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania was founded the U.S.’s first business school in 1881 and now has the largest alumni network in the country, at over 90,000 strong. Wharton is recognized globally for intellectual leadership across every major discipline of business education with one of the world’s most published business school faculties.