B-schools with entrepreneurial flair

These MBA programs blend real-world small-business know-how with top academics.

University of California at Los Angeles
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Tuition: $37,286 (In-state: $28,446)

Why we chose it: On this leafy Westwood campus, students learn how to stalk that most elusive prey: investors. "UCLA teaches you the attitudes and personalities of investors," says Charles Morrissey, a professor at Pepperdine University. The school's Venture Fellows program arranges lucrative summer internships with local VC firms. The alumni-run Dinner for 12 Strangers program introduces business school students to those who are studying in other UCLA divisions and to alumni. The noted faculty gets high grades for mentoring students and giving them brutally frank feedback on ideas for startups. The school is in close proximity to the show-biz and aerospace communities.

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