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2021 Best International Business Master's Degree Schools

82 Colleges
$76,133 Avg Salary
$59,597 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best International Business Master's Degree School for You

International Business is the #100 most popular major in the country with 10,181 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best International Business Master's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 82 schools in the United States to see which master's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best International Business Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the international business master's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 15% Best International Business Master's Degree Schools

#1

Duke University

Durham, NC

Our analysis found Duke University to be the best school for international business students who want to pursue a master’s degree in the United States. Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#2

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Pennsylvania is a great place for international business students working on their master’s degree. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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#3

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of Chicago is a great place for international business students working on their master’s degree. UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Virginia - Main Campus. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best International Business Master’s Degree Schools list. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

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#5

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

The excellent master’s degree programs at Northwestern University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best international business schools in the United States. Northwestern U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Evanston.

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#6

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

With a ranking of #6, Georgetown University did quite well on this year’s best schools for international business students working on their master’s degree. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Master's Degree, international business majors at Georgetown accumulate an average of around $103,758 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $1,191.

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University of Southern California landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree international business programs. USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles.

International Business majors at USC take out an average of $69,603 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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Northeastern University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree international business programs. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

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#9

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI

Bryant University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for international business students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Bryant is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Smithfield.

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#10

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree international business programs. Located in the large suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public college with a very large student population.

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#11

Cleary University

Howell, MI

Cleary University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best International Business Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Howell, Cleary College is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Fashion Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for international business students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. FIT SUNY is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of New York.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best International Business Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
13 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
14 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
15 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
16 Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix Phoenix, AZ

International Business by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

International Business is one of 21 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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