3 business schools empowering tomorrow’s leaders

Utah State University
Source: Utah State University

For a future-proof career, study business. In a society where startups disrupt industries overnight and established companies are always rising to new challenges; strategic thinking, innovation, and adaptability reign supreme. A business degree provides a comprehensive understanding of these core skills, positioning students at the forefront of industries that demand leaders capable of navigating complexity and driving meaningful change.

Another perk to studying business is the inherent versatility it offers. Unlike more specialized fields, a business education equips us with a diverse set of skills that transcend industry boundaries. Consider the swift rise of artificial intelligence and automation. While these advancements reshape traditional job roles, they also spark demand for executives who can use AI-powered tech like chatbots and voice assistants to innovate new products and services.

Indeed, if done correctly, a business degree can be the best investment for your future. To narrow down your options, here are three business schools moulding students into dynamic leaders in their own unique ways.

The Huntsman School is the fifth-best accounting school in the US. It is also home to the nation’s best Entrepreneurship Innovation program. Source: Utah State University

Utah State University: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Located in Logan, Utah — often listed as one of the best college towns in the US — The Huntsman School of Business is more than just a place of learning; it’s a community that exudes camaraderie and excitement. Here, undergraduate programs revolve around unravelling strengths and passions to help students discover their true potential while building versatile skill sets. The best part is that no two paths are the same.

The Huntsman School recognizes that one size does not fit all. Alongside its majors in Accounting, Economics, Data Analytics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing, students can choose from 21 minors and a range of emphases. Taught by seasoned professionals with decades of industry experience, each course provides relevant, real-world principles that prepare students to confidently stride into postgraduate studies or straight into their professional future.

This personalized approach extends beyond the classroom, with over 100 clubs, programs, events, and opportunities that empower undergraduates to embrace their passions while gaining real-world experience. Throughout, they receive the guidance they require to excel. Whether it’s resume support or financial aid, The Huntsman School is dedicated to their success. In fact, the majority of scholarship funding is exclusively reserved for undergraduate students, underlining the school’s commitment to making a business degree accessible to all.

However, being an Aggie isn’t just about academics; it’s a lifestyle. At The Huntsman School, several student clubs and on-campus events celebrate local traditions and take students on thrilling outdoor adventures. Off campus, students explore orchards, marvel at the Great Salt Lake, join the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point or the Midway ice castles, and cap off long days with soaks in one of many mineral hot springs. So what are you waiting for? Click here to learn more about The Huntsman School.

At UVM’s Grossman School of Business, 90% of all business students participate in at least one internship. Source: University of Vermont

University of Vermont: The Grossman School of Business

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Grossman School of Business offers a world-class education to ambitious students. Here, students embark on a transformative journey that blends theory with practical applications, preparing them to navigate the ever-evolving world of business.

On campus, there are 945 undergraduates working towards developing strong quantitative, conceptual analysis and technology skills. The school’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is interdisciplinary in every sense of the word, enabling students to choose one of three strategic themes by the end of their sophomore year.

The Global Business theme focuses on enhancing skills, knowledge and abilities to consider the influence of culture, law, geography and the global economy on business decisions. The Sustainable Business theme explores the impact of companies on people and the planet.

Meanwhile, the Entrepreneurship theme focuses on creating new enterprises and regenerating existing family or non-family enterprises — skills acquired on this route include how to generate ideas, recognize and evaluate opportunity, and lead startups.

Hankamer School of Business combines rigorous classroom learning, hands-on experience in the real world, a solid foundation in ethical values and a global outlook. Source: Baylor University / Facebook

Baylor University: Hankamer School of Business

Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is an AACSB-accredited institution — part of only 5% of business schools worldwide to hold this prestige — with one mission: to cultivate principled leaders and serve the global marketplace through transformatvel learning and impactful scholarship in a culture of innovation guided by Christian values.

Whether you’re preparing to change the world or change careers, a degree here can help realize your goals. Take, for example, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Offered full-time, part-time, and online, an MBA at Baylor provides a strategic path to advance your career to the next level of leadership.

The full-time MBA program has a customized curriculum. Students can select from a wide variety of electives, pursue a specific concentration, or combine the business acumen of an MBA degree with the specialized knowledge and skills of a specialized master’s program.

Through the McBride Center for International Business, students are encouraged to seize global experiences within their degree programs through study abroad, international internships and business mission abroad programs. Faculty and staff have the opportunity to engage in global initiatives, pursue international research possibilities and incorporate their discoveries in classrooms.

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