5 California Colleges for Business Majors

Consider one of these five colleges if you want to stake your place in the business world.

By Sydney Nikols | February 17, 2017

The Haas School of Business is one of the best ranked business schools in the country.

There are many factors that go into building a successful business career, and one of the most important is choosing the right college. Whether you’re hoping to get your MBA or simply to study business as an undergrad, consider one of these five colleges in order to find success.

There are many factors that go into building a successful career in business. Where you go to grad school is one of the most important.

1. University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is one of the most highly respected business schools in the country. U.S. News and World Report ranks it second overall in undergrad programs and seventh overall in graduate programs, and Princeton Review named it number one for best business school professors, number two for best career prospects and number four for best classroom experience.

2. University of California, Los Angeles

The Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles, has the fourteenth best MBA program in the world according to U.S. News and World Report, and it ranked ninth on Princeton Review’s list of best business school opportunities for women. We can see why: The school’s Women’s Business Connection (WBC) program is dedicated to helping businesswomen reach their professional goals.

3. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo’s Orfalea College of Business is a great option for those looking to study business in California -- it was named the sixth best business school in the west by Princeton Review and the 64th best undergraduate business school in the country by Business Week.

The Orfalea College of Business is one of the six colleges at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

4. University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis’s Graduate School of Management was named the 40th best business school in the country by Princeton Review. UC Davis also rose the fastest of any college in the recent Forbes list of best business schools in the country -- it jumped 22 places in 2013, from number 72 to number 50.

5. California State University, Northridge

California State University, Northridge’s College of Business and Economics shines as one of the best business schools in the California State University system. The school ranked eighth on Princeton Review’s list of best business schools in the west, and it also scored a spot on U.S. News and World Report’s list of best undergraduate business programs.

Armed with this information, your approach towards pursuing a degree can be all business.

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