California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, Calif.

Program: MBA in Design Strategy
Business Partnerships: Continuum, IDEO, Jump Associates
Why it's on the list: The Design MBA program, as it's known, launched in 2008. The two-year program has so far enrolled 48 students, all required to take courses in finance, management and leadership as well as more practical design-related skills. Both studio and academic classes emphasize hands-on learning.