B-schools with entrepreneurial flair

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

University of Maryland
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Tuition: $11,907 (In-state: $7,227)

Why we chose it: If you are looking to immerse yourself in entrepreneurship, this school is among the best. It has fostered the discipline with weekly pitch meetings and a roster of entrepreneurs-in-residence who get to know the students in informal settings. "Having guest speakers in class serves a purpose, but at 11 p.m. over pizza and beer, students will ask questions about the possibility of juggling kids and a business," says Professor Dale Jasinski of Quinnipiac. "The University of Maryland knows that mentoring is most meaningful when it's private and low key."

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