California is the most populous state and the third most extensive state in the United States; if it were an independent nation it’d have the eighth largest economy in the world. It’s no surprise then that some of the most prestigious business schools in the nation can be found in the Golden State. Below is a list of the top five schools in California for pursing a degree in Business at both the undergrad and graduate levels.
Founded in 1891, Stanford is a private research university located about 3 miles from San Francisco. Tied with Harvard university for Best graduate business school at U.S. News and World Report; Stanford trains students in critical analysis and creative problem solving for challenging environmental, sustainability and international business issues. In 2012 about 88 percent of graduates reported employment three months after graduation.
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Located in Los Angeles, the Anderson School of Management focuses on imparting its students with leadership and critical analysis skills to develop new groundbreaking business strategies in entrepreneurship in the busy technologically advanced, globally oriented business world of today. Originally founded in 1935; today the school offers undergraduate degrees, full and part-time MBAs and Doctoral degrees in Business.
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
Business programs at USC Marshall continue to rank in the top tier year after year, with their Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management and Marketing programs performing in the top 10 ranks for both graduate and undergrads. Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, USC has unique business management programs such as Arts and Entertainment Management, World Bachelor in Business; Doctoral programs and Executive certifications.
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business
The Haas Business School at UC Berkeley is the second oldest business school in the nation. In 2013 U.S. News and World Report ranked it the number on business school in the nation. In fact UC Berkeley ranks in the top ten business schools constantly in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek. The Haas School believes in leading through innovation; in addition to their undergraduate programs, they also offer Full-time, Evenings & Weekend, and Executive MBAs, a joint Executive MBA with Columbia University, a Master of Financial Engineering and a PhD program.
University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management
Davis offers a one-year intensive MBA program for students in the Sacramento and Bay Areas; a Daytime MBA, a unique Wine Executive Program and customized programs in Executive Education. The Princeton Review named UC Davis MBA the number 4 Opportunity for Women in the Business World; and it continues to place in the tier for business schools in the world’s most respected academic journals.