Business Schools in New York

New York is arguably one of the best states in the country for attending college, and business school is no exception. With around 130 institutions across the state offering business programs at the bachelor’s level and above, New York offers around the top number of business school options of any state.1 New York is also home to three of the nation’s eight Ivy League universities and three of the top 20 private liberal arts colleges, based on Niche’s rankings.

Business courses are an especially popular option in New York, which is home to three of the 15 schools rated as the “Best Colleges for Business in the USA” by US News & World Report. One reason for this is likely the presence of some of the top global corporations and businesses in the Empire State.

Based on data collated by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), there are at least 40 accredited business schools in New York.1 All of the schools on our list are also regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and by the AACSB, ACBSP or the IACBE.

Below you will find information on different business degrees, including a variety of sortable criteria to help you find your ideal institution. The tables have data on tuition (before aid), financial aid provided, admission exam median scores, and acceptance and graduation rates.

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Best Business Schools in New York – Fast Facts

Fast facts on some of the best business schools in New York according to US News Rankings.

  • Columbia University – #9 in Best Business Schools, #5 in National Universities, #6 in Best Value Schools, #8 in Best Global Universities
  • New York University – #12 in Best Business Schools, #5 in Best Business Programs, #30 in Best National Universities, #55 in Best Value Schools
  • Cornell University – #16 in Best Business Schools, #7 in Best Business Programs, #14 in Best National Universities, #15 in Most Innovative Schools
  • University of Rochester – #43 in Best Business Schools, #24 in Best Value Schools, #34 in Best National Universities
  • CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College – #55 in Best Business Schools, #67 in Best Value Schools, #64 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs, #5 in Top Public Schools
  • Fordham University – #63 in Best Business Schools, #61 in Best National Universities, #64 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs

Undergraduate Business Schools in New York

The average in-state undergraduate cost of attendance before financial aid on our list is $25,302. Of non-community colleges, CUNY City College offers the most affordable tuition at $6,689, with financial assistance as high as $6,807. If you go to a community college, rates are slightly cheaper, with admission costs starting at $5,206 before aid.

The most difficult school to get into is Columbia University: its 7% acceptance rate is half that of the second toughest school, Cornell University. Not surprisingly, these two institutions have the highest tuition in New York, with Columbia University starting at $55,056 and Cornell at $50,953. Columbia does offer the highest financial aid among the schools on our list, at up to $47,950, which helps reduce overall costs considerably for those who qualify. Both Columbia and Cornell boast a graduation rate of 94% – tied for first on our list – so if you get in, at least there’s a good chance you will get your degree.

Browse the table below to see relevant statistics for undergraduate business schools in New York, including average ACT and SAT scores required and financial aid maximums. Click on any column header to sort the table based on that column. Included in the list are two-year community colleges, which are an excellent option for students looking to learn technical skills at an affordable rate while still leaving the door open for a four-year program at one of the universities listed.

SchoolCityTuitionAidMedian SATMedian ACTAccept. RateGrad. Rate
Adelphi UniversityGarden City$35,740$15,6511010-121022-2770%68%
Canisius CollegeBuffalo$35,424$23,535970-119022-2878%71%
Clarkson UniversityPotsdam$46,132$29,768
Columbia UniversityNew York$55,056$47,9501410-159032-357%94%
Cornell UniversityIthaca$50,953$34,0131330-153031-3414%94%
CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeNew York$6,810$6,4121150-133031%67%
CUNY Bronx Community CollegeBronx$5,206$5,855
CUNY Brooklyn CollegeBrooklyn$6,838$7,2381010-120037%51%
CUNY City CollegeNew York$6,689$6,80747%
CUNY Medgar Evers CollegeBrooklyn$6,756$7,08398%17%
CUNY Queensborough Community CollegeBayside$5,210$5,603
Fordham UniversityBronx$49,073$24,9541170-137027-3145%80%
Hofstra UniversityHempstead$42,160$20,9091070-126024-2962%64%
Ithaca CollegeIthaca$41,776$23,22970%75%
Le Moyne CollegeSyracuse$33,030$20,15967%
LIU BrooklynBrooklyn$36,256$16,50788%28%
LIU PostBrookville$36,256$17,425970-116021-2681%46%
Manhattan CollegeRiverdale$40,004$31,4431000-121023-2871%71%
Marist CollegePoughkeepsie$35,210$13,36941%83%
Mercy CollegeDobbs Ferry$18,392$9,54378%40%
Mildred Elley-New YorkNew York$12,165$5,717
New York Institute of TechnologyUtica$35,160$17,369950-118022-2773%44%
New York UniversityNew York$49,062$27,5471250-148029-3332%85%
Niagara UniversityNiagara University$30,950$20,597930-113021-2583%67%
Pace University-New YorkNew York$42,772$24,039940-116021-2784%59%
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy$50,797$27,4781280-148028-3244%83%
Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochester$38,568$18,6961140-133026-3155%68%
Saint John Fisher CollegeRochester$31,880$15,398970-115022-2665%73%
St Bonaventure UniversitySaint Bonaventure$32,331$20,032930-116320-2766%64%
St John’s University-New YorkQueens$39,460$22,960970-118022-2863%58%
SUNY at New PaltzNew Paltz$7,754$7,2711010-120023-2743%72%
SUNY at AlbanyAlbany$9,223$8,502990-117022-2654%66%
SUNY at BinghamtonVestal$9,271$7,6071230-140028-3141%83%
SUNY at FredoniaFredonia$8,089$6,342900-112022-2762%62%
SUNY College at BrockportBrockport$7,928$6,316920-112020-2555%68%
SUNY College at GeneseoGeneseo$8,176$6,0521090-130025-2967%81%
SUNY College at OswegoOswego$7,961$6,8121010-118022-2755%66%
SUNY College at PlattsburghPlattsburgh$7,866$7,420990-121021-2551%
SUNY College at PotsdamPotsdam$7,964$7,72772%52%
SUNY College of Technology at AlfredAlfred$8,075$8,624830-106019-2472%56%
SUNY College of Technology at CantonCanton$7,881$7,891800-103017-2283%39%
SUNY Empire State CollegeSaratoga Springs$6,985$4,93217%
SUNY OneontaOneonta$7,932$7,278980-116022-2653%72%
SUNY Polytechnic InstituteUtica$7,777$6,499990-133024-2964%44%
Syracuse UniversitySyracuse$27,441
SUNY University at BuffaloBuffalo$9,574$7,89874%
University of RochesterRochester$50,142$29,93085%
Yeshiva UniversityNew York$40,670$26,55882%

Graduate Business Schools in New York

If you are looking to augment your bachelor’s degree with graduate study, there are 38 accredited New York graduate business schools on our list to choose from.

Based on NCES data, the average cost for a graduate business degree (before aid) in New York is $53,351.1 SUNY at New Paltz has the most affordable tuition at $21,702 (before aid), followed by SUNY at Brockport at $23,544. The schools with the highest tuition on our list are Columbia and Syracuse University, at $168,307 and $126,170 respectively. The University of Rochester is not far behind at $108,551.

There are 12 schools where at least 87% of faculty members have doctorate degrees; Niagara University has the lowest reported percentage of doctorally-trained faculty at 14%.

Most of the schools on our list also have an online business offering, a program commonly referred to as an online MBA. This option allows students to keep working while studying at their own pace. These programs have essentially the same curriculum and courses as their offline counterparts. Of particular note is Hofstra University, whose online MBA program is hailed as the best in the nation by numerous publications, including US News & World Report and the Princeton Review.

The table below contains sortable data on graduate business schools and includes tuition and financial aid figures, as well as average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores for those admitted to each school.

SchoolCityTuitionAvg.
GMAT
Faculty
with Doct.
Degree
Student/
Faculty
Adelphi UniversityGarden City$60,04045073%2.99
Alfred UniversityAlfred$38,02033%2.59
Baruch CollegeNew York$34,51862991%0.52
Binghamton UniversityBinghamton$24,390603
Canisius CollegeBuffalo$40,66848091%3.55
Clarkson UniversityPotsdam$50,05053787%3.19
College of Mount Saint VincentBronx$51,000
Columbia UniversityNew York$168,307717
Cornell UniversityIthaca$63,894700
Fordham UniversityBronx$82,34460990%5.93
Hofstra UniversityHempstead$58,41555194%1.39
Iona CollegeNew Rochelle$63,15472%2.42
Ithaca CollegeIthaca$34,23679%0.57
Le Moyne CollegeSyracuse$34,13447381%1.56
Long Island UniversityBrookville$57,648470
Manhattan CollegeRiverdale$40,63097%1.57
Marist CollegePoughkeepsie$28,80054865%
Metropolitan College of New YorkNew York$56,000
Monroe CollegeBronx$29,376541
New York Institute of TechOld Westbury$39,600
New York UniversityNew York$69,086720
Niagara UniversityNiagara University$48,33014%5.64
Pace UniversityNew York$48,59052192%3.84
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy$75,95166997%6.05
Rochester Institute of TechRochester$85,91856581%4.28
St. Bonaventure UniversitySt. Bonaventure$26,38867%2.29
St. John Fisher CollegeRochester$31,80050072%1.78
St. John’s UniversityQueens$43,16054897%3.32
SUNY at AlbanyAlbany$32,03452788%3.39
SUNY at BrockportBrockport$23,54489%0.42
SUNY at New PaltzNew Paltz$21,70249890%2.19
SUNY at OswegoOswego$28,82053082%2.04
SUNY Polytechnic InstituteUtica$31,43473%2.92
Syracuse UniversitySyracuse$126,170
University at BuffaloBuffalo$35,63158374%5.83
University of RochesterRochester$108,55168077%9.18
Wagner CollegeStaten Island$60,000

Job Outlook for Business Graduates in New York

All data in the table below is sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a unit of the United States Department of Labor. BLS data provides crucial information, such as average wage by position and expected growth, as well as other factors to help potential graduates decide on an occupation.

Based on BLS data, the highest salaries in the New York business sector in 2016 were chief executives at $219,410, which is 89% above the table average.4 Financial managers and sales managers were next at $193,470 and $196,770 respectively.4

The fastest growing occupations in New York are market research analysts and marketing specialists, with a 22% projected growth rate, and financial managers, at 18%.4

Occupation TitleBLS.gov
Code
2016
Total
Employment
New York
Mean
Hourly
Wage
New York
Mean
Annual
Wage
New York
National
Growth
2016-26
Chief Executives11-101115,410$105$219,4108.0%
Operations Managers11-1021162,870$72$148,9109.1%
Advertising and Promotions Managers11-20115,130$80$166,9105.8%
Marketing Managers11-202116,500$91$188,64010.0%
Sales Managers11-202220,170$95$196,7707.4%
Public Relations Managers11-20316,040$76$158,26010.4%
Administrative Services Managers11-301118,480$62$128,03010.1%
Computer and IT Systems Managers11-302126,000$84$175,53011.9%
Financial Managers11-303140,250$93$193,47018.7%
Purchasing Managers11-30613,900$65$135,8005.6%
Compensation and Benefits Managers11-31111,490$72$149,5405.0%
Human Resources Managers11-312110,100$69$142,7208.9%
Training and Development Managers11-31313,040$67$139,74010.3%
Construction Managers11-902112,640$58$121,03011.4%
Architectural and Engineering Managers11-90417,430$75$156,5905.5%
Business Managers of Artists and Athletes13-10113,050$47$96,8104.9%
Compliance Officers13-104121,130$37$76,9308.2%
Cost Estimators13-10519,840$35$73,04010.6%
Human Resources Specialists13-107131,580$36$75,3807.1%
Labor Relations Specialists13-10758,120$39$81,440-7.8%
Logisticians13-10812,960$37$76,0406.9%
Management Analysts13-111140,000$52$107,62012.0%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners13-11219,160$31$64,37010.2%
Compensation Job Analysis Specialists13-11418,910$35$73,5908.5%
Training and Development Specialists13-115118,950$32$67,04011.5%
Market Analysts and Marketing Specialists13-116156,860$37$77,72022.8%
Business Operations Specialists13-119923,420$45$93,6208.8%
Accountants and Auditors13-2011108,800$45$93,28010.0%
Budget Analysts13-20313,430$36$75,7606.5%
Credit Analysts13-20417,630$57$119,4308.4%
Financial Analysts13-205149,050$62$129,64010.8%
Insurance Underwriters13-20537,860$45$93,910-5.2%
Financial Examiners13-20615,140$54$112,8409.8%
Credit Counselors13-20711,910$26$54,31013.9%
Loan Officers13-207211,250$49$101,63011.5%
Tax Examiners and Collectors13-20815,270$32$66,450-0.6%
Tax Preparers13-20822,380$28$57,72010.8%


References:
1. National Centre for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/
2. AACSB, Best Business Schools: http://bestbizschools.aacsb.edu/aacsb-accredited
2. ACBSP, Business Schools: https://www.acbsp.org/?page=accreditation
3. IACBE, Business Schools: http://iacbe.org/accreditation/
4. US Bureau of Labor Statistics – Employment and Wage Estimates New York: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ny.htm
5. New York State Education: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/accred/home.html
6. NY Colleges: http://www.nycolleges.org/
7. US News & World Report, 2019 Best Business Schools: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools