If your goal is to one day start a world-changing company, studying business and entrepreneurship as an undergraduate school should serve you well.

Of course, not all university programs are created equal. To help you suss out which college to set your sights on, here are the best schools for business in 2017 from U.S. News & World Report's annual Top Colleges Ranking.

This list includes private and public colleges across the country. And only a subset focuses in undergraduate business programs. This ranking is based on the judgments of deans and senior faculty members at peer institutions. To be eligible, the program has to be recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Here are the best undergraduate business programs. (Note, some colleges listed below are tied):

9. University of Southern California (private)

9. University of Notre Dame (private)

9. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (public)

9. Indiana University, Bloomington (public)

9. Cornell University (private)

6. University of Virginia (public)

6. University of Texas, Austin (public)

6. Carnegie Mellon University (private)

5. New York University (private)

4. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (public)

2. University of California, Berkeley (public)

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (private)

1. University of Pennsylvania (private)

Published on: Sep 14, 2016