The sheer number of colleges and universities in the US that offer degree programs in business can be, in a word, daunting.
Allow us to make some suggestions. Our website is organized so that you can browse programs by location (state), subject (marketing, accounting, international business, etc.), or location and subject combined. One easy place to start is by looking at schools in your state, or in states nearby. You can then narrow down by subject. Look to the left-hand sidebar for an in-depth list of subjects, in addition to the accounting/marketing/MBA links you'll find on the state pages.
Good luck! If you have any suggestions for us about things we can do to better organize the thousands of schools (and close to 50,000 programs) in our database, definitely tell us! You can reach us at info (at) businessdegreeonline.com. We'd love to hear from you.
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- South Carolina
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- West Virginia
Things to look for, questions to ask
There's a lot to consider when you're going back to school. Some of the questions you need to ask are obvious. How much does the program cost? Can you transfer the credits to another school if you decide to leave the program before finishing it?
But you'll need to dig a bit deeper to get the real story. If the school says yes, their credits will transfer, you should make sure to get their assurances in writing. If they tell you "our credits will transfer to the college down the road," call the college down the road and find out if they tell you the same story.
Whether they're "for-profit" or "nonprofit," colleges and universities are in the business of getting people to sign up for their degree programs. You should treat it like buying a car or a house. Do lots of homework, and verify the things you're told. Once you take out a loan, it's too late. Student loan debt, unlike other kinds, cannot be discharged through bankruptcy. If you treat the process of researching schools as if it's part of your business education, you'll be better off in the long run.