Located: Evanston, Illinois
Tuition per year: $25,872 full time; $33,989 part time
Part-time or full-time: Both
Time needed to complete the program: two years full time, with summers off; 2.5 years part time, including summers
Degree awarded: MBA
Sample course titles: "Entrepreneurial Finance," "Internet Business Model," "Case Studies in Venture Capital"
For more information:http://www.kellogg.nwu.edu/index.htm ; (847) 491-3300
Why it's worthy: The Entrepreneur Lab offers beginning students opportunities to form teams and undertake consulting assignments with companies--mostly ones in a start-up incubator located near campus. Classes are reportedly first-rate. Graeme Alexander, 29, loved a class appropriately titled, "There Are No Rules." "I was surprised at how fluid deal-making is," says Alexander. "There is no formula. It's all about what two or more parties can agree on."