B-schools with entrepreneurial flair

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

University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Tuition: $42,000

Why we chose it: The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, founded in 1971, surrounds the core academics with other learning and networking options. "It has an impressive list of non-course activities, and puts a lot of resources into mentoring students," says RPI professor Phillip Phan. On its annual networking day, alumni return to campus to catch up with one another and meet aspiring student entrepreneurs. The Graduate Technology Alliance unites the Marshall School of Business, the Keck School of Medicine, and the Viterbi School of Engineering in order to foster new ideas through the Center for Technology Commercialization.

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