There is one way to get your MBA. And then there is the University of Michigan Ross School of Business way.
The graduate school is offering an executive MBA program on weekends in Beverly Hills, at the swank Beverly Wilshire hotel, according to a post by a Ross alumnus in the business education website Poets & Quants.
Ross is among a growing number of schools offering MBA programs in the warm and attractive setting of Los Angeles. But Ross may have outdone its competitor schools by offering classes at the Beverly Wilshire, with breakout study groups often held in high-end suites.
The alum, using the name Amelia G, wrote: "The Beverly Wilshire is, by far, the swankiest hotel any MBA program for executives is held at. The front entryway is gorgeous and features a rotation of incredible floral displays. The front desk people are super pleasant and they track your preferences. For example, if you like to get the Wall Street Journal in the morning, they will keep that on file and make sure it is delivered before breakfast.
"The Beverly Wilshire has flawless wakeup call service; you can request three calls at fifteen minute intervals and an actual human will greet you with a sunny good morning on time every time. There are alarm clocks in the rooms as well. When it is time for the Emmys or the Grammys or similar events, your room priority will slide to the back of the list, as many celebrities like to stay at the Beverly Wilshire. All other weeks, however, the Beverly Wilshire will often give Ross students upgrades to various really remarkably impressive suites."
Of course, studying finance is, well, studying finance, no matter where you are. But being less than a mile off Rodeo Drive has its clear advantages over trudging through the snow to classes back in Ann Arbor.
—By CNBC.com staff.