Tuition per year: $26,290
Part-time or full-time: Full-time
Time needed to complete the program: Two years
Degree awarded: MBA
Sample course titles: "Private Equity Financing," "Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship," "High-Technology Entrepreneurship"
For more information:http://www.wharton.upenn.edu ; (215) 898-6183
Why it's worthy: The school has an entrepreneurial club, of course, and impressive speakers, like Peter Lynch and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, frequently drop by the campus to talk in formal and informal settings. But most impressive may be the networking that goes on at Wharton, suggests Elizabeth Woodcock, 28. "Wharton's alumni network is saturated with successful entrepreneurs who are willing to give of their time to speak to clubs and classes, and also to network," says Woodcock, who adds that one of Wharton's alumni has become her partner and financier in a health-care IT venture. "I have been overwhelmed by supportive faculty and fellow students."
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.