Masters in Management in USA


Though the MiM or Masters in Management has been predominantly an European phenomena, in the past 5-6 years a lot of schools worldwide have been including this rapidly growing degree in their portfolio.

 HULT, Thunderbird, and Duke were some of the first schools to offer Masters in Management in USA, but now over 50 schools are offering this degree under various names.

Masters in Management in USA at a glimpse

Class profile

* Duke Fuqua Master of Management Studies class consists of 43% International Students from 20+ countries. Companies recruiting from Duke Fuqua are General Motors Co, Google Inc, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Accenture, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Mckinsey & Company, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs

* Kellogg MS in Management Studies class consists of 42% International Students with 55% female students. In 2015, Kellogg has employment rate of 100% within 3 months of graduation with organization like Accenture, Deloitte, Dropbox, Google, IBM, Johnson & Johnson

* Michigan Ross Masters in Management class consists of 12% International students with 41% female students. Organisation like Accenture, Amazon, General Mills, Deloitte, KPMG, PepsiCo, Oracle had placed students from Michigan Ross.

Hence you can see that all schools offer great post-graduation opportunities in varied fields from Consulting to Marketing.

Working after studies

If you think that you want to stay and work in the United States after completing your undergraduate degree, make sure that you know your visa requirements and restrictions. The US immigration system can be confusing for those who intend to stay on after study, if you want to continue living in America after graduation, you have to find a job with an employer who is happy to sponsor your stay. Or else after the program ends, you will have 60 days to depart the U.S.

F1 Visa

Students who aim to enter the US for full-time, degree or academic program at a university has to apply for F1 visa. F1 is a nonimmigrant visa.

The first step to apply for F1 visa is to get SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitors Information System) generated I-20 form from the university or college that the student intends to attend. Next step is to take an appointment for an interview after paying the requisite fees, followed by filling DS-160 form online, and then finally start preparing for your interview.

H-1B Visa

H-1B is meant for those coming to the United States to perform services in a pre-arranged professional job. Your employer is required file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor concerning the terms and conditions of its contract of employment with you.

H-2B visa

H-2B Visa is meant for those who are coming to the United States to perform a job which is temporary or seasonal in nature and for which there is a shortage of U.S. workers.

L-1 Visa

An L-1 visa is required if you are the employee of an international company which is temporarily transferring you to a parent branch, affiliate, or subsidiary of the same company in the United States. 

Living in the US

The USA is well-known for the top universities such as Harvard, Massachusetts of Technology and has the biggest chunk of international students from foreign. Excluding your tuition fees, and insurance the other factor which adds up to your cost of living are accommodation, food, and necessities.

The place of stay also places a key role while you decide the living expenses in the USA. Generally, the cost of housing is economical at New York($1, 440 per month) compared to California and San Francisco($1,956 per month)

 The average annual cost of living in the USA for students is US$ 18800. This includes $ 12006 for rent, $4776 for food and $2000 for other daily expenses.

Tuition Fees

The Tuition fees normally range between $44,000 to $50,000. This is excluding the cost mentioned above for the cost of living. 


There are lots of factors to be considered before you apply for a scholarship in the USA.

Based on TOEFL score, Academic GPA and students nationality, specific scholarships are available but to get detailed information on it, you can approach college admissions officers and financial aid experts.

Sources of scholarship in the US are Government bodies, external organizations as well as individual US universities.

Name of the scholarship Source of Scholarship
Government- Funded
  • Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program
  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program 
  • Abbey Road Summer Scholarships
  • The Next Gen Scholarship Fund
  • Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship
  • David P. Shapiro Annual Leukaemia Scholarships
  • Michigan State University International Scholarships
Asian Students
  • Japan-United States Friendship Commission
  • East-West Center Scholarships and Fellowships
Developing Countries students
  • Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
  • Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
  • MasterCard Foundation Scholarships


One question that readers usually ask is 

Why are there next to no schools in popular the FT MiM rankings?

Even though acclaimed schools as MIT, Duke, Michigan, Northwestern, USC and Notre Dame have been offering the MiM for some time now, none of them make it to the FT rankings. Why?

The answer to the question is twofold:

  1. Most of these US programs are young and have been started a few years 
  2. FT doesn't include programs that are younger than Five years 

What this means is that are still some years until you see popular US schools dotting the rankings, but DUKE is all set to make an entry next year and should surely be in the top 15.

The Salary, mobility and job placement statistics of recent graduates of MiM programs in USA shows that the schools are doing good & will surely make a name for themselves in the MiM degree landscape as well.

Some school reviews of popular Masters in Management schools in the US



MSc in Management in USA

Top Universities for Masters in Management in USA

Sr. No. School Name Programme Name
1 Aquinas College Master of Management
2 Barry University Master of Management
3 Bellevue University Master of Management
4 Boston University, Questrom Master of Science in Management Studies
5 Colorado Technical University Master of Science in Management
6 Cox School of Business, at Southern Methodist University Master of Science in Management
7 Dallas’s Jindal School of Management Master of Science in Management Science
8 Daniels College of Business, University of Denver Master in Management
9 DePaul University Master of Science in Management
10 Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Master of Management Studies
11 Emmanuel College Master of Science in Management
12 Fordham University Master of Science in Management
13 George Mason University Masters in Management
14 Goodman School of Business, Brock University Master of Science in Management
15 Harvard Extension School Master of Science in Management
16 Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida Master in International Business
17 Hult International Business School Master in International Business
18 International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) Master in Management
19 Kellogg's school of business Master of Management Studies
20 Keuka college Master of Science in Management
21 Lasell College Master of Science in Management
22 Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics Masters in Management
23 Lubar School of Business, at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Master of Science in Management
24 Mays Business School, Texas A&M University Master of Science in Business
25 Mount Ida College Master of Science in Management
26 New Jersey Institute of Technology Masters in Management
27 Northeastern University, D'Amore-McKim Master of Science in International Business
28 Polytechnic Institute of New York University MS in Management of Technology
29 Portland State University Master of International Management
30 Questrom School of Business Master of Science in Management Studies
31 Ryerson University Master of Science in Management
32 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, School of Business M.A. in International Business
33 San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration Master of Science in Management
34 Sloan School of Management Master of Science in Management
35 St. Vincent College Master of Science in Management
36 The Catholic University of America Master of Science in Management
37 The Graziadio School of Business and Management MS in Management & Leadership
38 Thunderbird School of Global Management Master of Global Management
39 Tulane University, Freeman Master of Management
40 University of Buffalo Master of Science in Management
41 University of illinois Master of Science in Management
42 University of Maryland University College Master of International Management
43 University of Miami Master of Management Studies
44 University of Michigan, Ross Master of Management
45 University of Notre Dame, Mendoza Master of Science in Management
46 University of San Francisco Master in Global Entrepreneurial & Management
47 University of South Carolina, Moore Master in International Business
48 W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University Masters in Management
49 Wake Forest University Master of Science in Management
50 Walsh College Master of Science in Management

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