MBA Programs in the Northeast US

by Cassandra Ifie, Demand Media
Many reputable colleges and universities in the Northeast offer graduate degree programs in business administration.

Many reputable colleges and universities in the Northeast offer graduate degree programs in business administration.

A Master of Business Administration degree provides students with career flexibility and lucrative salaries, according to "Bloomberg Businessweek." Many highly regarded business schools are located in the Northeast. Students seeking a master's degree in business in the Northeast have many options including ivy league universities, online institutions and private colleges. Experts suggest prospective M.B.A. graduates should consider an institution's geographic location and specialization areas as well as personal career goals, when choosing a graduate degree program.

Ivy League Institutions

In the 2014 edition of "U.S. News & World Report," Harvard University is ranked as the nation's top business school. The Master of Business Administration degree at Harvard is distinctive because of six tenets that influence students' overall academic experience at the university: global intelligence, learning in practice, entrepreneurship and innovation, residential learning community, alumni relationships and publications and resources. The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School is the oldest business school in the United States. Consistently ranked among the top business schools in the country by "U.S. News & World Report" and "Bloomberg Businessweek," the Wharton M.B.A. degree offers several specialization areas including accounting, finance and multinational management.

Public Universities

The Master of Business Administration degree program at Southern Connecticut State University is designed to train scholars for leadership positions in business, nonprofit and governmental agencies. Coursework involves subject matter related to statistical decision making, business and society and business ethics. The University of Rhode Island offers two degree programs, the Evening M.B.A. and One Year M.B.A. in Strategic Innovation. Both programs require 45 credit hours of coursework involving topics such as customer and project analysis and organizational behavior.

Private Institutions

Students pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management have the option of focusing their studies on three areas: finance, entrepreneurship and innovation and enterprise management. The 2014 edition of "U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution fourth among the nation's top business schools. New York University's Stern School of Business ranks in the top ten among the best business schools in the U.S. One of the oldest business schools in the world, New York University also offers a Master of Business Administration in General Management with numerous areas of concentration including global business, economics and accounting.

Online Institutions

Students can earn a Master of Business Administration degree online at Rowan University, a New Jersey based institution. The degree program requires 36 hours of graduate coursework and is offered in a part-time accelerated format. The online Master of Business Administration degree at Saint Joseph's College of Maine focuses on leadership. The 42 credit hour program covers a wide variety of topics from ethics to economics.

About the Author

Cassandra Ifie is a librarian living in Richmond, Va. She has also been a writer since 2008. Ifie received her Master of Library Science degree from Texas Woman's University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Rust College.

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