Located: Los Angeles
Tuition per year: In-state $11,019; out-of-state $20,703
Part-time or full-time: Both
Time needed to complete the program: Two years (full time); three years (part time)
Degree awarded: MBA
Sample course titles: "Business Plan Writing," "Negotiations," "Business Ethics"
For more information:http://www.anderson.ucla.edu ; (310) 825-6121
Why it's worthy: Every year, the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies oversees up to half a mil in seed capital, which is sometimes provided to Anderson students with potentially dynamite businesses in mind. The Entrepreneur Association is the club to be in, and the 350 students can choose from 25 programs to be involved with, such as the Mentor Program or the Venture Development Program. You'll have discussions with groups like the Venture Capital Roundtable and be inspired by speakers like the founders of Southwest Airlines and Starbucks.
Geoff Williams has written for numerous publications, including Entrepreneur, Consumer Reports, LIFE and Entertainment Weekly. He also is the author of Living Well with Bad Credit.