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Bachelor's: Most online undergraduate students study business, according to a June 2013 report by Learning House. Within business, the most popular degrees include business administration and management, accounting and finance.
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Business (master's): Indiana University—Bloomington Kelley School of Business was ranked No. 1 on the list of online graduate business degree programs, moving up from third place last year. Arizona State University's Carey School of Business was second on the list, followed by the University of FloridaHough Graduate