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The Deliberate Entrepreneur

Babson College (F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business)

Located: Babson Park, Massachusetts (15 miles from Boston)

Tuition per year: $22,600 for two-year program; $30,960 for one-year program; $8,184 for evening program

Part-time or full-time: Both. There's a two-year program, a one-year program, and a program with all evening classes.

Degree awarded: MBA

Sample course titles: "Assessing Business Opportunities," "Growing Business in a Changing Environment"

For more information:http://www.babson.edu/mba/fw.htm ; (781) 239-4420

Why it's worthy: It's a veteran in entrepreneurship studies. Founder Roger Babson was an entrepreneur, and the school has offered entrepreneurial courses since the 1960s. The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship functions as classrooms and meeting places for students and their clients. "There's a heavy emphasis on guest speakers in the classroom, and the professors are excellent," says Greg Johnstone, 28, who co-founded a technological company before he applied to Babson.

"I learned franchising from the founders of Jiffy Lube and Dunkin' Donuts," says Christian Lesstrang, 28. "I took a class from a financier of Cellular One."

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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.

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This article was originally published in the May 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: The Deliberate Entrepreneur.

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