If you are an international student who wants to study Business and Management in United States, you are not alone. According to the Princeton Review, Business Management is the fourth most popular college major.
World-renowned universities like Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Chicago are located in the United States. As a leader in technology and research, the United States attracts students seeking the optimum academic experience. Additionally, its International Student Services office provides an array of services, such as housing, employment, healthcare and assistance with visas.
Every state has colleges and universities offering Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in business. They are accredited by three governing bodies that include the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Business affects every aspect of modern life. So its foundation provides a real-world application to theory. Problem solving skills, an analytical mind, great communication skills and a background in accounting, human resources and marketing are integral parts of a business degree. Additionally, being sensitive to cultural differences and the ability to work in a team are key components in any business venture. As such, these aspect are emphasized. Careers in business are plentiful, with positions in marketing, advertising, human resources, healthcare, IT, logistics and retail sales.
Each university and college in U.S. has its own admission standards and decide which applicants meet those standards. Therefore, you must apply separately to each university or college.
Even if you’re sure about a school you want to attend, you should still apply to other schools. You are competing with prospective international students from all over the world for a limited number of spaces, so it is possible that your “first choice” school may not accept you.
Students applying to universities and colleges in the USA must sit for certain examinations (SAT, ACT, GMAT, etc.) that measure aptitude and achievement. International students must also take a test that measures English language proficiency at test centers around the world. These tests are “standardized,” so that students take the same test at every test center. The fee for each application is USD35 to USD100 and it is non-refundable, even if you aren’t admitted to the school.
Cost of Studying Business and Management in United States
According to the College Board, during 2015 – 2016, the average cost of tuition and fees at a private college was USD32,405 and USD9,410 for a state school. Out-of-state residents paid USD23,893. Housing and meals ranged between USD10,138 – 11,516.