7. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University — Evanston, Illinois
Kellogg needs no introduction to hopeful MBAs. What applicants may be most surprised about, however, is the natural beauty of NU’s urban campus. As a perennial top business school, Kellogg offers a one-year and a two-year full time MBA program as well as a part-time and an executive MBA program.
6. Brandeis International School of Business — Waltham, Massachusetts
Nestled in the suburbs of Boston, Brandeis International School of Business is surrounded by ample fall foliage but a short train or bus ride from New England’s cultural capital. True to its name, Brandeis IBS offers superb study abroad opportunities, encourages students to master a foreign language, and teaches the essentials of business in the context of today’s global economy.
5. Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder, Colorado
The Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder is Colorado’s top ranked business school and also boasts arguably the state’s most beautiful college campus. Leeds offers a full time MBA and a part time evening MBA for working professionals as well as numerous master degree programs including degrees in finance, real estate, and supply chain management.
4. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Now recognized as one of the strongest MBA programs in the U.S., the Ross School of Business focuses as much on developing students’ soft skills such as leadership and teamwork as developing business acumen. Ross offers a full time MBA, an evening or weekend part time MBA, an executive MBA, and a global MBA during which students spend a three-month session in Asia.
3. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University – Ithaca, New York
One of two Ivy League business schools to make the list, Cornell’s small-town, bucolic setting is hard to compete with when it comes to autumnal beauty. Unlike other business schools, Johnson allows students to specialize in their intended concentration within the first year of the program by having them take their mandatory core classes in the very first semester.
2. Wake Forest University School of Business – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wake Forest University School of Business is young, receiving its accreditation from the AACSB in 1985. Despite its youth and its southern location, this business school offers both world-class education and scenic fall colors. The Wall Street Journal ranks the school number 2 in the region, and Forbes ranked the school number 12 for best returns on investment.
1. Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire
It’s hard to beat the fall colors of central New Hampshire and Vermont in mid October, and the Tuck School of Business, which lies a stone’s throw from the Vermont border, provides students top ranked business education in a small town New England setting. Unlike the other business schools on the list, Tuck only offers a full time two-year MBA.
The above are our top picks of the most beautiful business school campuses for fall foliage, but we know there are many others. What are your picks? Let us know in the comments.