Top 10 Business Schools in New York

The economy of the US’ third-largest state comprises more than just Wall Street: it’s also got thriving film, export, and agricultural industries. And it’s also home to some of the best business schools not just in the US, but in the world. Based on rankings and other metrics, here are a list of the top ten business schools in the Empire State.

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New York City, New York 158 Followers 259 Discussions
Columbia CBS

Even though it's nearing its 100th anniversary, the business school is still as relevant as ever: it’s reliably in the top tier of MBA program rankings from most of the major publications. It’s listed as a top business school for no less than five career fields in FIND MBA’s specialization listings, including ConsultingFinance or Financial Services, and Luxury Brand Management.

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New York City, New York 177 Followers 249 Discussions
NYU - Stern

A short jaunt from Wall Street, many know that NYU’s business school is a fertile recruiting ground for top financial services and strategy-consulting firms. But Stern’s placements are actually a lot more diverse: in FIND MBA’s best business schools by speciality listings, it’s ranked as a top school for careers in FinanceAccounting, and Luxury Brand Management, among others.

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Ithaca, New York 89 Followers 136 Discussions
Cornell - Johnson

Although the university is based upstate New York, the business school’s soon-to-open “Cornell Tech” campus on Roosevelt Island will give it more of a foothold in New York City. Beyond the school’s top-tier rankings in many publications (including the top Green MBA programs ranking from Beyond Grey Pinstripes), it’s also listed by FIND MBA as a top school for careers in Real Estate and Tourism/Hospitality/Leisure, among others.

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Rochester, New York 29 Followers 42 Discussions
Rochester - Simon

Not far from the banks of Lake Ontario, the Simon School’s quantitative-heavy curriculum makes it a great choice for students who want careers in Accounting or Corporate Finance; specifically, jobs in corporate finance tend to be popular with graduates. The school's full-time MBA program is ranked in the Financial Times, Businessweek, and the Economist.

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Syracuse, New York 17 Followers 27 Discussions

Ranked by Businessweek, this upstate school places graduates in a diverse range of industries, from financial services to biotech. Time-crunched students with an undergraduate degree in business can choose to do the school’s accelerated MBA program, which can be completed in one year.

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Buffalo, New York 24 Followers 53 Discussions
SUNY - UB Buffalo

Since it’s a state university, Buffalo’s lower-than-average tuition fees (compared to other New York-based schools, at least) tend to make it a good choice for budget minded students. It’s ranked in Businessweek’s full-time MBA listings.

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New York City, New York 49 Followers 73 Discussions

Offering one of the more affordable ranked MBA programs in New York City, Fordham is a popular choice with students on a budget. The school’s full-time MBA program, its part-time MBA program, and its Executive MBA program are all ranked in Businessweek; its Executive MBA program is also ranked in the Financial Times.

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Hempstead, New York 15 Followers 36 Discussions

Hofstra’s Long Island location means that students can network in New York City without the high costs associated with the inner boroughs like Manhattan. Its part-time MBA program is ranked by Businessweek.

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New York City, New York 78 Followers 68 Discussions
CUNY - Baruch - Zicklin

Zicklin’s MBA program is downright affordable when compared to other MBA program’s in New York City. Its full-time MBA is ranked by US News and World Report.

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Binghamton, New York 22 Followers 18 Discussions
SUNY Binghamton

Although New York's financial services firms are popular destinations for grads, the area’s strong manufacturing industry is a close second. The school's full-time MBA program is ranked by US News and World Report.

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