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No BBA

RiversiderRiversider 868 replies103 threads Member
Is there a reason most top schools doesn’t offer BBA, even ones who have business schools?
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 29739 replies176 threads Senior Member
    Because they don't feel like calling the degrees they offer BBA.

    Don't worry about the letters. What matters is the coursework that the student completes.
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  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum 1079 replies4 threads Senior Member
    I assume you are referring to a BA or BS in Business Administration offered as an undergraduate degree. Many top graduate/MBA schools offer only a business degree at the graduate level and none at the undergraduate level. However, for many of these schools, you can still take business/management related courses under the school's economics department. Examples are UCLA, Stanford, some of the Ivies, etc. There are top schools that offer both an undergraduate and a masters degree in business. Examples are UC Berkeley Haas, Cornel, University of Pennsylvania Wharton, etc. Many employers do recruit from all these schools undergraduate programs in business or economics programs.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29603 replies58 threads Senior Member
    There is that school of thought that business degrees are professional degrees that do not focus on the core tenets of academia. This is changing with demand.
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  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum 1079 replies4 threads Senior Member
    I don't think that will change with the top graduate business schools w/o undergraduate programs (previous mentioned like Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, etc.). There are too many alternatives such as business economics or undergraduate business programs with other top business schools like UC Berkeley Haas, Univ. Penn, Michigan or Cornel, etc.
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 14818 replies997 threads Senior Member
    Wharton offers the BS in economics as its undergrad degree. It is a business degree.
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  • RiversiderRiversider 868 replies103 threads Member
    edited September 19
    Most of the schools offering undergrad through their business schools are huge state schools or large privates. My kid doesn’t want a large school for undergrad or on making undergrad too pre-professional as he would get that at graduate level anyways.

    We know several McCombs graduates in our area and usually they all get hired but BBA doesn’t take them far, ones doing really well went to Harvard and Stanford type business schools to add an MBA.

    This enforces his thinking of doing undergrad at a smaller undergrad school and then having the liberty to go for an MBA from a top school or for a PhD program.
    edited September 19
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