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2021 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools

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Business, Management & Marketing is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 2nd of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 843,779 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 742 schools in the United States to see which online bachelor's degree programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online business, management and marketing bachelor's degree programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

Our analysis found University of Phoenix - Arizona to be the most popular school for business, management and marketing students who want to pursue an online bachelor’s degree in the United States. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

Women make up 60% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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#2

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

The in-demand online bachelor’s degree programs at Western Governors University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best business, management and marketing schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

About 54% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 46% are male.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Southern New Hampshire University is a great place for business, management and marketing students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 3,366 students majoring in business, management and marketing at SNHU, 43% are male and 57% are female.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Florida International University is a great place for business, management and marketing students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 56% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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#5

Ashford University

San Diego, CA

Out of the 742 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Ashford University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the city of San Diego, Ashford University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

About 50% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 50% are male.

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California State University - Fullerton landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online bachelor’s degree business, management and marketing programs. Cal State Fullerton is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Fullerton.

Of the 2,537 students majoring in business, management and marketing at Cal State Fullerton, 56% are male and 44% are female.

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#7

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online bachelor’s degree business, management and marketing programs. Located in the city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

Of the 1,914 students majoring in business, management and marketing at Grand Canyon University, 49% are male and 51% are female.

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University of Maryland Global Campus ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public school with a very large student population.

About 54% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 46% are male.

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#9

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

About 52% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 48% are male.

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#10

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

San Diego State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for business, management and marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the large city of San Diego, SDSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 48% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 52% are male.

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American Public University System did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for business, management and marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the fringe town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

About 35% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 65% are male.

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With a ranking of #12, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for business, management and marketing students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Colorado Springs.

About 55% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 45% are male.

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Colorado State University - Global Campus ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Colorado State University - Global Campus is a fairly large public school located in the city of Greenwood Village.

Of the 1,310 students majoring in business, management and marketing at Colorado State University - Global Campus, 43% are male and 57% are female.

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#14

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

Columbia Southern University ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Columbia Southern University is a very large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Orange Beach.

Of the 1,297 students majoring in business, management and marketing at Columbia Southern University, 48% are male and 52% are female.

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Fort Hays State University ranked #15 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. FHSU is a large public school located in the town of Hays.

Of the 1,126 students majoring in business, management and marketing at FHSU, 44% are male and 56% are female.

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#16

Columbia College

Columbia, MO

With a ranking of #16, Columbia College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for business, management and marketing students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Columbia College Missouri is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Columbia.

About 56% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 44% are male.

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With a ranking of #17, DeVry University - Illinois did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for business, management and marketing students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Chicago, DeVry University - Illinois is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

About 60% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 40% are male.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Amherst.

Women make up 47% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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#19

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online bachelor’s degree business, management and marketing programs. Located in the large suburb of Bellevue, Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 45% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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University of Missouri - Columbia ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Mizzou is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

About 40% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 60% are male.

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#21

Park University

Parkville, MO

With a ranking of #21, Park University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for business, management and marketing students working on their online bachelor’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Parkville, Park University is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

About 43% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 57% are male.

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#22

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. FAU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Boca Raton.

Women make up 46% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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#23

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Greenville, ECU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 43% of the students majoring in business, management and marketing at the school are women while 57% are male.

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#24

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for business, management and marketing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

Of the 775 students majoring in business, management and marketing at Capella University, 34% are male and 66% are female.

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#25

Northwood University

Midland, MI

Northwood University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Northwood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Midland.

Women make up 50% of the business, management and marketing majors at the school.

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#26

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY
#27

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
#33

Franklin University

Columbus, OH
#34

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL
#37

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA
#38

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ
#39

Post University

Waterbury, CT
#44

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
#47

Baker College

Flint, MI
#48

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI
#50

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 742 different United States business, management and marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
52 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
53 University of La Verne La Verne, CA
54 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
55 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
56 Excelsior College Albany, NY
57 Upper Iowa University Fayette, IA
58 Strayer University - Virginia Arlington, VA
59 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
60 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Daytona Beach, FL
60 Troy University Troy, AL
62 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
63 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
64 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
65 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
66 Pennsylvania State University - World Campus University Park, PA
67 National University La Jolla, CA
68 Berkeley College - New York New York, NY
69 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
70 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
71 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
71 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
73 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
73 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
75 Strayer University - Global Region Washington, DC
76 Strayer University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
77 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
78 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
79 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
80 Kean University Union, NJ
81 Monroe College Bronx, NY
82 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
83 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
84 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
85 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
86 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
86 DeVry University - California Pomona, CA
88 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
88 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
90 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
91 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
92 Wayland Baptist University Plainview, TX
92 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
94 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA
95 University of Management and Technology Arlington, VA
96 Lakeland University Plymouth, WI
97 Faulkner University Montgomery, AL
98 Bethel University McKenzie, TN
98 Indiana Institute of Technology - College of Professional Studies Fort-Wayne, IN
100 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
101 Athens State University Athens, AL
102 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
103 Texas A&M University - Commerce Commerce, TX
103 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
105 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
105 Ball State University Muncie, IN
107 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
107 University of Charleston Charleston, WV
109 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
110 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
110 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
112 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
113 Brandman University Irvine, CA
113 South Texas College McAllen, TX
115 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
116 Concordia University, Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
117 Missouri Southern State University Joplin, MO
118 Strayer University - North Carolina Morrisville, NC
119 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
120 University of Hawaii - West Oahu Kapolei, HI
120 Regis University Denver, CO
122 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
122 Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Troy, MI
124 ECPI University Virginia Beach, VA
125 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
126 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
126 Strayer University - Maryland Suitland, MD
126 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
129 University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
129 Grantham University Lenexa, KS
129 Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
132 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
133 Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO
133 West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX
135 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO
135 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO
137 Southern Nazarene University Bethany, OK
138 Rutgers University - Camden Camden, NJ
139 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
140 University of Mississippi University, MS
141 Independence University Salt Lake City, UT
142 Concordia University, Wisconsin Mequon, WI
143 Indiana University - East Richmond, IN
144 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
145 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
145 Sullivan University Louisville, KY
147 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
147 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA

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

Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241
Human Resource Management 26,823
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 23,738
Business Support & Assistant Services 19,483
Hospitality Management 19,042
Management Information Systems 14,747
Entrepreneurial Studies 10,427
International Business 10,181
Business/Managerial Economics 6,345
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 5,873
Other Business, Management & Marketing 5,834
General Sales & Marketing 5,734
Real Estate 5,700
Construction Management 3,664
Insurance 2,218
Taxation 1,783
Business/Corporate Communications 968
Telecommunications Management 71

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Amit Savargaonkar.

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